Our organization

The Canadian Grain Commission regulates grain handling in Canada and establishes and maintains science-based standards of quality for Canadian grain. Our research, programs and services help support Canada’s reputation as a consistent and reliable source of high-quality grain.

The Canadian Grain Commission works to

  • deliver grain quality and quantity assurance programs for exports of Canadian grain
  • carry out scientific research to understand all aspects of grain quality and grain safety
  • establish and maintain Canada’s science-based grain grading system
  • ensure farmers receive fair compensation for their grain


The Canadian Grain Commission is led by a team of 3 commissioners:

The commissioners set the organization’s direction, establish policy, and administer and enforce the Canada Grain Act. A commissioner also chairs the Eastern Standards Committee and the Western Standards Committee. The commissioners report to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The Chief Operating Officer heads the Canadian Grain Commission’s operations and reports to the Chief Commissioner.

The following divisions or functions report to the Chief Operating Officer:

The following divisions or functions report directly to the Chief Commissioner:

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