Who can apply to register a pesticide?
Any company, agency, importer or person wishing to market a pesticide in Canada can submit detailed scientific information to be evaluated by Health Canada. If the product is granted registration, the individual or group responsible for the submission becomes the product’s registrant. It can cost a manufacturer many millions of dollars and a decade or more of research to discover, develop and register a new pesticide. The magnitude of the investment in the development and application process means that registrants tend to only submit products that are viable candidates for registration.