Registration information

In order to apply to the Canadian Automated Export Declaration Program, the following form must be printed, completed, signed by an authorized company representative and forwarded to Statistics Canada by facsimile or mail.

CAED Application for new applicants for the Canadian Automated Export Declaration software program (CAED)

Service Provider Application for authorization I.D for service providers' use when registering new clients to the CAED program.

The toll free facsimile number at Statistics Canada is 1-888-269-5305.

The mailing address is:

International Trade Unit
Operation and Integration Division
Statistics Canada
Jean Talon Building, 2nd Floor
170 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON

Upon receipt of all CAED applications, the BN will be verified that it is active for exporting. Once BN verification is completed, the applicant will then be contacted by the CAED helpline. At this point the applicant will either be allowed to continue the registration process (if the BN is valid) or will be required to contact CRA to activate their Business Number for exports. If in good order, a phone appointment will be set up with the applicant to review the functionality of the CAED software and to ensure Internet connectivity.

Once the registration process has been completed, a unique license number and authorization ID will be issued to the applicant. These ID's will enable the user to open and use the software as a registered CAED user.

The CAED help desk will verify the successful receipt of the transmitted file the next business day. Once a test transmission has been properly received, the applicant will be notified by the CAED helpdesk that they can begin to report their exports electronically using the CAED software.

For more information on the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) software contact CAED.

The 2017 version of CAED will expire on January 31, 2018 after which time only the 2018 version will be valid. The 2018 version will be the last update to CAED and will be valid until it is retired in January 2020.

The CAED program will be replaced by a new export reporting system, the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS), by January 2020. The 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.