For the 2014-2015 crop year, the Canadian Grain Commission is launching an online producer car application at www.grainscanada.gc.ca.
Beginning July 7, producers who administer their own producer cars, producer car administrators and agents may register for an account in the online system. On July 14, the online system will begin accepting applications for producer cars.
Producers who administer their own cars, producer car administrators and agents must first register for a user account in the new system before they can submit applications.
All outstanding producer car applications from the 2013-14 crop year will be carried into the new crop year at no charge to producers and with no need to reapply for those cars.
The Canadian Grain Commission encourages producers who administer their own producer cars producer car administrators and agents to register early to avoid unnecessary delays when the application period for producer cars for the 2014-15 crop year begins on July 14.
If you (a producer, administrator or agent) applied for a car for the 2013-14 crop year that has not yet been spotted, your application will be processed for the 2014-15 crop year at no additional charge. These cars will be prioritized in the order the original applications were received. Factors affecting prioritization include factors such as requested type and grade of grain, and port availability.
"This new system will allow the Canadian Grain Commission to process applications more efficiently. It's also more convenient for producers and industry because you can apply for a producer car from anywhere you have an internet connection." Elwin Hermanson Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission
Spotting updates for cars loaded on CN lines can be found on CN's web site. Spotting updates for cars loaded on CP lines can be obtained from CP (producers administering their own cars or producer car administrators may contact CP to become an "associated party", giving them access to information on CP's web site).
Producer car administrators or agents must use the online system to apply for producer cars for the 2014-15 crop year.
Producers who are self-administering their producer cars may still apply by fax if they do not have internet access.
Applying for and using producer cars to ship grain in Canada http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/services-services/cars-wagons/pcm-mwp-eng.htm
CN's Grain Car Order Status for Producers