- G (General) appropriate for all ages with little or no violence and little to no sexual content.
- 8+ appropriate for children 8 and up with little violence, language, and little to no sexual situations.
- 13+ appropriate for children 13 and up with moderate violence, language, and some sexual situations.
- 16+ appropriate for children 16 and up with strong violence, strong language, and strong sexual content.
- 18+ only to be viewed by adults 18 and up with extreme violence and graphic sexual content.
An E (no rating will appear on screen) is given to exempt programming, in the same classes used for English Canadian programming above.
- Rules that the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council applies are slightly difference for Quebec television; for example, in the case MusiquePlus re CTRL, the CBSC stated there were cases where the word 'f**k' was acceptable before the watershed on television in Quebec. This is not the case in any other Canadian region.