To have your products listed on the List of Authorized Explosives you must submit an application for authorization.
Make sure to include:
- Application signed and dated
- Product technical drawings / chemical compositions
- Packaging and labelling instructions (in both official languages)
- Test results from other countries (if applicable)
Following a review of the application, a testing protocol may be initiated if further assurances are required or if the product is new in the field. Testing is used to determine the safety of the product and conformity with the manufacturer's specifications. These tests establish criteria for storage, transportation and general use of the product.
If an explosive has been declared authorized by the Chief Inspector of Explosives, a written notice (also called “certificate of authorization”) will be attached to a cover letter. The written notice includes the trade names and/or part numbers of the new explosives, their complete classification, packaging instructions, list of references, terms and conditions, intended use, etc.
Once declared authorized, the explosives will be added to the list of authorized explosives (with the exception of military or law enforcement explosives and explosives authorized for a specified period).
New Electronic Licence Management System!
The Explosives Safety and Security Branch of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to announce a new online electronic Licence Management System (eLMS) for managing your explosives licensing needs.
To Access Manual Forms, Guidelines, standards
- F03-01: Application for Authorization of Explosives (PDF, 774.78 kb)
- G03-01: Type E High Explosives (PDF, 413 kb)
- G03-02: Guidelines for Authorization of Cartridges (PDF, 112 kb)
- G03-03: Guidelines for Authorization of Consumer and Display Fireworks (PDF, 293 kb)
- G03-04: Guidelines for Authorization of Pyrotechnic Special Effects (PDF, 140 kb)
- G03-07: General Standard for the Authorization and Classification of Explosives (PDF, 253 kb)
|Authorization for an indefinite period||$12 for each explosive substance and each explosive article, subject to a minimum fee per application of $128 and a maximum fee of $2,555 per year, plus|
|(a) for explosives manufactured in Canada, $4 per year for each explosive substance and each group of explosive articles having the same design and construction (regardless of differences in size or colour effects), subject to a minimum fee per manufacturer of $128 and a maximum fee per manufacturer of $1,278 per year; and|
|(b) for explosives manufactured outside Canada, $15 per year for each explosive substance and each group of explosive articles having the same design and construction (regardless of differences in size or colour effects), subject to a minimum fee per manufacturer of $128 per year and a maximum fee per manufacturer of $2,555 per year|
|Authorization for a specified period for the purpose of an activity other than a tour, event or international competition in which fireworks are used||$153|
|Authorization for a specified period for the purpose of a tour, event or international competition in which fireworks are used||$511 for each fireworks display, subject to a maximum fee of $2,555 for displays that are part of the same tour, event or international competition|
For further information, or to obtain electronic copies of noted form, please contact the Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD).