Plant Breeder's Rights

As of February 27, 2015, all new PBR-protected varieties are protected under the legislation that conforms to the UPOV 1991 convention, bringing Canada in line with the rest of the world, and opening opportunities for increased investment to make new varieties available to Canadian farmers. It brings opportunity, but also brings new obligations for the value chain. This updated legislation ensures continued investment in new and improved seed varieties for Canadian farmers. 

For more information, and to access the latest Plant Breeder’s Rights legislation and updates, please visit: Plant Breeders’ Rights Facts (