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FAQ - Premises ID

FAQ – Premises ID

To acquire a premises ID is to register a parcel of land defined by a legal land description, or in its absence, by geo-referenced coordinates, on which or any part of which animals, plants or food are grown, kept, assembled, or disposed of. The Premises number is required to complete movement events in the CLTS database.

Each Canadian Province and Territory has specific guidelines for creating a premises identification number, Click here to see the information regarding premises registration in your province.

Once you have registered your legal land information with your province you can add the assigned premises number to your CLTS database account. Click here for instructions.

Your Premises ID (PID) number is then used when reporting the receipt or departure of animals from this premises and is required to complete movement events in the CLTS. For detailed instructions on how to add or edit your PID in your CLTS account Click here

You should use your provincially recognized premises number. All provinces and territories except for Nunavut and Northwest Territories now have provincially assigned premises numbers. Prior to the provincial systems, the CLTS database created PID numbers to enable movement recording but those numbers are no longer valid unless they were ‘grandfathered’.

In some cases, the provinces were able to ‘grandfather’ existing CLTS database generated premises identification numbers. Producers would have been notified by their province of the appropriate PID to use. ‘Grandfathered’ numbers from Alberta will start with an ‘AB’. Alberta Agriculture created premises numbers start with an ‘AA’ or an ‘AT’. All other provinces premises numbers whether ‘grandfathered’ or not begin with the abbreviated letters of your province, e.g. Manitoba is MB.

Once you have registered your legal land information with your province you can add the assigned premises number to your CLTS database account. You can add the new number to your account or contact CCIA to replace the existing PID. Click here for instructions. If you need further clarification, contact CCIA at 1-877-909-2333 or email info@canadaid.ca.

Premises Identification numbers (PID’s) can be used when submitting information to the CLTS database to attach an area of land to an animal event; such as showing the location of birth, movement or retirement. PID’s are also used when transporting animals using manifests, export certificates and permits.

A premises is required to record movement in the CLTS database. Each Canadian Province and Territory has specific guidelines for creating a premises identification number, Click here to see the information regarding premises registration in your province.

Once you have registered your legal land information with your province you can add the assigned premises number to your CLTS database account. Click here for instructions.