Bulk Canola Oil

Richardson Oilseed produces around 1.5 billion pounds of canola oil annually. The canola oil is merchandised across North America and overseas. We offer a range of canola oil products described below. Richardson canola oil is shipped in bulk tanker trucks, railcars and in vessel quantities.

Please contact us at oilseedsalesteam@richardson.ca for more information on truck, rail and vessel shipments.

Richardson Oilseed also handles shipments in smaller packaging units of canola oil that would include flexi-tanks, totes, drums, bottles and various other packaging. Learn more about our packaged products division here.

Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) Canola Oil

Refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) canola oil is a ready-to-use form of oil you would find on your grocery store shelf. RBD canola oil is low in saturated fats and is high in monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats.

Refined, Bleached and Deodorized – High Oleic Low Linolenic (HOLL) Canola Oil

High oleic low linolenic (HOLL) canola oil is a specialty variety that has a different fatty acid profile than conventional canola oil. By name, the oleic is much higher and the linolenic is much lower.

HOLL canola oil is a naturally stable oil, which provides a longer shelf life. It is low in saturated and trans fats. HOLL canola oil is ideal for deep frying, and customers have used this product in combination with other vegetable oils to substitute for hydrogenated oil.

At Richardson Oilseed, we are in a good position to market HOLL canola oil because of our strong network of grain elevators across Western Canada. We are face-to-face with producers marketing HOLL canola seed for planting and we contract with them to buy the crop back after harvest. We work with the farmers to identify and preserve the seed on their farms, at our elevators and at our processing plants. At the plant level, we also identity preserve the HOLL canola oil. Richardson also identity preserves the HOLL seed at our Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centres and at our processing plants. The HOLL canola oil is kept separate from conventional RBD canola oil.

Crude Super Degummed (CSD) Canola Oil

Crude super degummed (CSD) canola oil is an oil that requires further processing before being used by the food industry. Domestic and international buyers of CSD canola oil typically have a facility where they would further process the canola oil before moving it to consumption. Further information, specifications and commercial trade rules for CSD canola oil are available through the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association.


Richardson Oilseed also provides canola meal, which is a complementary product to canola oil in the crushing process. Canola meal is a value-added, quality protein feed ingredient product for livestock. With an amino acid content that approaches that of milk protein, canola meal has proven to be both a healthy and cost effective way to increase protein levels in feed.