Controlled Goods Program

1. What is the Controlled Goods Program (CGP)?

The Controlled Goods Program (CGP), under the authority of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), is the Government of Canada’s domestic industrial security program that regulates the examination, possession, and transfer of controlled goods within Canada. 

2. What are Controlled Goods?

Controlled goods are primarily goods, including components and technical data that have military or national security significance, which are controlled domestically by the Government of Canada and defined in the Defence Production Act.

In summary, controlled goods are:

  • goods, including components and technology (for example, blueprints and technical specifications in paper or electronic format), with strategic significance or national security implications, regardless of where they are manufactured
  • defense articles originating from the United States that are controlled by the United States Munitions List—part 121 of the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations, as amended from time to time
  • goods, regardless of where they are manufactured, that are manufactured from technical data originating from the United States and are controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, as amended from time to time

3. Controlled Goods List

Unless excluded or exempt from registration, individuals and organizations must be registered in the Controlled Goods Program. The program, managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada, allows registrants to legally examine, possess, or transfer controlled goods listed in the Schedule (section 35) of the Defence Production Act.

The Guide to the Schedule to the Defence Production Act provides a simplified listing of the items that are identified as controlled goods in the Defence Production Act. This guide helps identify whether or not an item is included on the Controlled Goods List. The Schedule takes precedence over the Schedule Guide.

The Controlled Goods List is partially based on Global Affairs Canada’s Export Control List, which identifies specific goods that are controlled for export from Canada.

4. Controlled Goods at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is registered with the Controlled Goods Program. Any person affiliated with the University of Alberta must be security assessed in accordance with the program before being permitted to access, possess or examine a controlled good.  For more information regarding controlled goods at the University of Alberta, contact: 

Jim Newman
University of Alberta
Protective Services