Canada – Recommended

v. 2.1 – 10/16/17

Serialization Model TBD
Governing Body Public Health Agency of Canada
Compliance Date
  • December 1, 2012: GTIN in GS1 Data Carrier
  • December 1, 2017: Lot and Expiry Date added to GS1 Data Carrier
Randomization Requirements TBD
Aggregation Requirements TBD
Reporting Requirements Register GTIN and DIN with ECCnet Registry (GS1 – GDSN Standard Database)
UoU Data Carrier GS1 DataBar or Linear OR GS1 Data Matrix Recommended encoded with GTIN
UoU HRI
  • DIN and GTIN
  • Lot & Expiry (if space is available)
Saleable Unit Data Carrier
  • GS1 Databar or Linear OR GS1 Data Matrix encoding GTIN (2012)
  • Lot and Expiry Date (2017)
Saleable Unit HRI Drug Name, Manufacturer Name, Potency, Recommended Dose, Lot Number, Expiry Date, and DIN
Intermediate Package Data Carrier
  • GS1-128 Linear and GS1 Data Matrix encoding GTIN (2012)
  • Lot and Expiry Date (2017)
  • HRI – Not Specified
Additional Notes

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