About Us

The Canadian Soil Information Service (CanSIS) manages and provides access to soil and land resource information on behalf of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments.

What do we do?

  • Maintain the national repository of soil information (the NSDB)
  • Publish soils data, maps, and associated reports
  • Publish Canadian soil science standards and procedures
  • Produce maps showing:
    • the distribution of soils and their properties
    • the suitability and/or capability of soils for various uses
  • Provide soils expertise and advice

Who are our clients?

  • Policy makers and researchers in:
    • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    • Provincial and territorial ministries of agriculture and natural resources
    • Other federal and provincial agencies
  • Land use planners
  • Natural resource managers in:
    • agriculture
    • forestry
    • ecology
    • parks and recreation
    • water conservation
    • environmental protection
  • Farmers and agricultural producers
  • Agronomists
  • Engineers