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Sky Transport Solutions will get you your Canadian Carrier Code quickly, so you can haul freight to and from Canadian Provinces and Territories.

In Canada registration of carriers is handled by each province, separately. Let us handle the complex paperwork for you.

Send us your Telephone Number and we will contact you and explain all our services and answer any questions you may have regarding Canadian Permits.

What is a Canadian Carrier Code?

CANADIAN CARRIER CODE Carrier code is a four character unique identifier that is assigned by CBSA to identify a carrier. Every carrier needs a Carrier code who wish to transact business with Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA).

If you are carrying goods to Canada from United States you do need a carrier code. Apart from Carrier code Carriers also need PAPS and PARS stickers. PARS: it stands for Pre Arrival Review system for CBSA, CBSA issue PARS stickers help to speed up scanning goods coming to Canada. Carrier needs a PARS Stickers to drop load in Canada from United States.

What is SCAC code?


To transact business with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), carriers require a carrier code, regardless of how often they cross the Canadian border with commercial goods.

A carrier code is a four-character unique identifier that is assigned by the CBSA to identify a carrier. Only one carrier code is issued to each legal entity (corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship) per mode of transport (highway, marine, air or rail).

For the purpose of assessing carrier code eligibility, a carrier is a person involved in international commercial transportation who operates a conveyance used to transport specified goods to or from Canada. To operate a conveyance means to have legal custody and control of the conveyance as:

  • a) an owner,
  • b) a lessee under a lease or agreement of hire,
  • c) a charterer under an agreement of hire,
  • d) as a purchaser under a conditional sale or hire purchase agreement that reserves to the vendor the title to the conveyance until the purchase price is paid or certain conditions are performed, or
  • e) a mortgagor.

Specified goods means:

  • a) commercial goods,
  • b) empty cargo containers to be imported into Canada and that are not for sale, and
  • c) any other goods to be transported to Canada for a fee.

Note: Specified goods does not include Hand Carried Goods (HCG) — goods being transported into Canada by a person other than a commercial carrier. Consult the HCG Process page for more information.


The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC®) is a unique two-to-four-letter code used to identify transportation trucking companies. National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)  developed the SCAC identification codes in the mid 1960’s to facilitate computerization in the transportation industry. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc., (NMFTA) assigns SCACs for all trucking companies.

The United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has mandated the use of the SCAC for their Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), Automated Manifest (AMS) and Pre-Arrival Processing (PAPS) Systems.

Entering Canada US Truck Checklist

Below we have broken down each Canadian province and what is required for each province.


  • Scac Code
  • Carrier Code
  • Paps Labels
  • Pars Labels
  •  BC Financial Responsibility


  • Scac Code
  • Carrier Code
  • Paps Labels
  • Pars Labels


  • Scac Code
  • Carrier Code
  • Paps Labels
  • Pars Labels
  • CVOR – Commercial Vehicle Operators Registry


  • Scac Code
  • Carrier Code
  • Paps Labels
  • Pars Labels


  • Scac Code
  • Carrier Code
  • Paps Labels
  • Pars Labels
  • NEQ – Business Registry (filed as individual or Corporation)
  • NIR – Carrier Permit *Based on fleet size (1-2 trucks) or (3+ trucks)


  • Scac Code
  • Carrier Code
  • Paps Labels
  • Pars Labels

All drivers must have a Valid Drivers License, Passport, and a Social Security Card
If your company is a Corporation then copies of your articles of incorporation must be supplied.

  • Completed Application (application available from us)
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Copy of SCAC Code Documents-if you do not have a SCAC code Blue Ridge can obtain that document for you.
  • Copy of Insurance
  • Copy of truck registration
  • Copy of your IFTA Certificate
  • Information of trailers including Year, Make, Model, Plate Number, and State Plated in.
    If you do not have some of this documentation, then please contact us.

Additional Canadian Provinces Trucking Permits Notes:


Driver must carry a copy of the MC authority, IRP cab card with Alberta on it, IFTA permit/ sticker, and Insurance cab card, tractor cannot exceed 244” {center of steer to center of tandems} if over total length of combination cannot exceed 65.5’ {bumper to end of load} If not on IRP at present, can have letter of temporary authority.

British Columbia

Your truck will be issued issued a form E, BC needs to be on the IRP, and a $30.00 fee will have to be paid by the insurance company. The authority expires only when the carrier changes insurance companies. If tractor exceeds 245” {center of steer to center of tandems} then combination cannot exceed 65.5’. There is a $30.00 per month fee for as long as the carrier has authority in BC. This fee is also required if a temporary is issued as well. Insurance should have all required information for permanent authority. A temporary permit can be issued at port of entry. A fee of $41.00 is good for 30 days or Duration of the trip, which ever comes first, paid with T-check, visa, master card, or cash, driver can obtain or can be called in. If we have leased trucks that are not on our IRP, they will have to acquire their own permit or permit in their name as it appears on the IRP. This will take 4-6 weeks.


Tractor wheelbase cannot exceed 244”, if over, tractor and trailer combination cannot exceed 65’6” Spread on trailer cannot exceed 6’ if over, cannot exceed 20,000 per axle, registration on tractor needed, IFTA fuel # needed {Fed ID #} Net weight of the load & get permit after loaded. Can obtain permit Mon. – Fri. 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Temporary permits can be issued over the phone with a credit card only. Permits are not faxed or mailed; a number is issued over the phone, and then will need to be relayed to the driver. Permits are good for the duration of the trip, or when driver leaves Manitoba. Obtain a weight / distance permit, $25.00 fee, keep track of miles traveled for tax return. Permanent Authority: IRP through base state need a copy of MC certificate of authority, If Inc. will need copy of articles of corporation. Will need a form E sent by Insurance agent, could fax to 204-945-8416 Application for authority will have to be mailed with a check or fill in form for credit card payment, no credit card over the phone, will not fax a copy of authority. A $200.00 one-time fee for authority expires every Feb. with a fee of $50.00 per year. 2 – 4 weeks to process.

New Brunswick

NB must be on the IRP, or letter of authority showing NB registered with the base state. NB does not issue temps; need to go through a permit agent. Your truck will be issued a 5-day permit for $115.00 plus $24.00 filling fee. A 5-day permit for $120.00 plus $26.00 filling fee will be issued.


Can obtain single trip permit for $100.00, 7 day permit for $100.00 covers all fleet, or permanent for $175.00 Covers all fleet for 1 year. All permits need to be acquired 1 day in advance, Trip permits can be done over the phone, Permanent can take up to 2-3 weeks, Will mail an application, (this is a 32 page application). Will also send a credit card voucher form for payment. Vehicle combination Length cannot exceed 75’ no restriction length for tractor. Motion is in the parliament to have authority deregulated, could be as early as next year.


Can obtain a permit 24/7 Will bill Company at end of Month. No payment over the phone accepted.
Need information on where truck entered port of entry, highways traveled, loading where, delivering where. Need license plate #, registration information, type of cargo, total weight, number of axles, IFTA sticker displayed. 75’6” max length, Based on the information we gave them on length, axels and weight a 50 mile trip out of Saskatchewan is around $17.00 and a 100 mile trip out of Saskatchewan is around $29.00, Permit good for duration of trip. Will issue a 10 digit # over the phone, relay information to driver. Permanent Authority: No fee if on the IRP.


Register with the Inspector General of Quebec for a fee of $212.00, carrier will be issued a Quebec Enterprise Number. The Inspector will then register the carrier with the Quebec Transportation Commission for a fee of $108.00, Then Quebec will issue a NIR #, this permit is good for 1 year, QEN is good for duration of business existence. Vehicle cannot exceed 65’6” No longer issuing temp permits. Must send by mail or FedEx; send 3 copies 1 being an original. This process can take 4 – 6 weeks