Canadian Automated Export Declaration software

New applicants must complete, sign and forward the Application for the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program to Statistics Canada by fax or mail prior to downloading the CAED software.

Current users do not need to complete the CAED application form when upgrading to a newer version of the CAED software. However, if upgrading the CAED software from version 10.00 or earlier, users should ensure Microsoft .Net framework 3.5 and Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 are installed on their computer. Once this has been confirmed, simply download the file at the bottom of this page "caed2020_v20.00.exe" and follow the directions.

Always backup your CAED database before upgrading to the newest version of the CAED software.

The 2020 version of CAED is available for download.

The CAED program will be replaced by a new export reporting system, the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS), by July 2020. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Statistics Canada have mutually agreed to retire CAED due to its aging technology. CERS is being designed by the CBSA to meet current export program requirements while providing flexibility to allow for future enhancements. The CBSA will engage industry stakeholders to seek feedback on the system design and roll-out strategy.

CERS will be a web-based solution that will enable exporters to report their export goods. It includes the same data requirements as CAED and will be designed to accept summary reporting of eligible goods. The CBSA will be implementing the new system by July 2020. There will be more information on both the CBSA and Statistics Canada websites available to exporters about the transition of export reporting from CAED to the new reporting system prior to its implementation.

Notice: Export declaration submission
Once you have started submitting export declarations using the CERS Portal, please stop submitting export declarations using CAED. Using both systems at the same time increases the risk of encountering complications during the transition period.

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10/ 8 / 7 / VISTA / XP Service Pack 3 (or later)
  • Microsoft .Net framework 3.5
  • Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010
    • AccessDatabaseEngine.exe, NOT AccessDatabaseEngine_X64.exe
    • Special instructions for users with Office 2010 64-bit installed

      Users with Office 2010 64-bit installed will not be able to install Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010, which is 32-bit software. These users will have to install Microsoft Office Access 2007 Data Connectivity Components. Users that are upgrading from a previous version of CAED should already have this 2007 software installed. New users will have to download and install the software from the Microsoft site.

  • VGA monitor or better with minimum screen resolution of 1024×768.

It is strongly recommended that all users review the Installation Guide prior to downloading the software.

The file "caed2020_v20.00.exe" is an executable file. First, save the file into a temporary directory (i.e. c:\temp). Then, double click on the file name from your Windows Explorer and the installation process will begin.

For detailed information on how to use the software, consult the User Guide.

If already using CAED run the backup/restore function before upgrading, as a precaution.

caed2020_v20.00.exe (EXE, 24.82 MB)

CAED Help Desk

For information related to the Canadian Automated Export Declaration software, please contact the CAED Help Desk, Statistics Canada.

Telephone: 1-800-257-2434 or 613-951-6291


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