The Canadian Home Video Rating System (CHVRS) is a voluntary rating classification system applied to home video products such as VHS and DVDs. It is administered by the Motion Picture Classification Corporation of Canada, a subsidiary of the Motion Picture Association – Canada (MPA–C). Ratings are "averaged" from those assigned by participating provincial film boards: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), Ontario and Saskatchewan (whose ratings are determined by British Columbia) and applied by the distributor to home video packaging.
Parental guidance advised. There are no age restrictions for purchasing PG-classified material, but its theme or content may not be suitable for young children.
Material may only be purchased or rented by persons aged 14 and over, where it is required by law. Persons under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Material with a 14A rating may contain violence, coarse language and/or sexually suggestive scenes.
Material may only be purchased or rented by persons aged 18 and over. Persons under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Material with an 18A rating will likely contain explicit violence, frequent coarse language, sexual activity and/or horror.
Material is restricted to persons aged 18 and over. Content is not suitable for minors. No one under 18 is permitted to buy or rent this material. Material contains frequent sexual activity, brutality/graphic violence, intense horror, and/or other disturbing content.
Exempt. Contains material not subject to classification, such as documentaries, nature, travel, music, arts and culture, sports and leisure, educational and instructional information.