Codes and standards are an integral part of product development and market opportunities in Canada. EFC works closely with members and regulatory bodies such as CSA Group, Underwriters Laboratories, the Standards Council of Canada, to support the advancement of codes and standards in Canada.
For updates on Codes and Standards by Business Section, follow this link.
Follow the links below to get the pulse on the latest codes and standards updates related to our market:
- Energy Efficiency – Amendment 14
Canada’s Energy Efficiency Act and Energy Efficiency Regulations
- Standards and International Competitiveness
Canada has worked hard to open international market access via free trade agreements in North America, Asia and Europe. The elimination of tariffs between these regions enables companies to re-examine their structures and has resulted in a global supply network.
- EFC Business Sections: Harmonization Summary available soon
North American harmonization has been identified by EFC members as key to advancing market opportunities, while also streamlining processes and reducing manufacturing costs. View a summary of the harmonization projects that EFC and its section members have undertaken.
- Proposed Amendment to Products Containing Mercury Regulations
Environment & Climate Change Canada released a consultation document on the Proposed Amendment to Products Containing Mercury Regulations. Written comments were submitted by EFC as they relate to mercury-filled lamps.
- Ontario Regulation 404/12: Liquid-filled Distribution Transformers
Ontario’s proposed compliance date is January 1, 2019.
- Quebec Energy Efficiency Regulation 434
Regulation for general service lamps was published in the Gazette on May 16, 2018. Implementation date for all product types is January 1, 2019.
- Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Subject No. 4323-4
Relates to the deletion of “grey” as colour for identified conductor was submitted to section 4 of the CE Code Part 1 in April 2018 to accommodate a grey signal conductor within the AC90-PCS design.
- Ontario Provincial Code Committee (OPCC) proposal 2018-OA-025 New Rule 16-310 and 16-330(8)
This proposal amends ampacity rating of Power over Ethernet (POE) source equipment
Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1: Adoption by Province (updated: May 2019)
|Province/territory||Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)||Adopted Code edition||Effective Date*|
|Alberta||Alberta Municipal Affairs||2018 CE Code||February 1st, 2019|
|British Columbia||BC Safety Authority||2015 CE Code||February 29, 2016|
|Manitoba||Manitoba Hydro||2018 CE Code||October 1, 2018|
|City of Winnipeg||2018 CE Code||October 1, 2018|
|New Brunswick||Prov. of NB. Dep of Public Safety||2015 CE Code||July 1, 2015|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Province of Newfoundland and Labrador||2018 CE Code||July 2018|
|City of St. John’s||2018 CE Code||TBD|
|Northwest Territories||Northwest Territories Public Works and Services||2018 CE Code||June 2018|
|Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education||2018 CE Code||May 1, 2018|
|Nunavut||Nunavut Community and Government Services||2015 CE Code||October 1, 2015|
|Ontario||Electrical Safety Authority||2018 CE Code||May 16, 2019|
|Prince Edward island||Prince Edward Island Inspection Services||2018 CE Code||January 1, 2019|
|Québec||Régie du Bâtiment du Québec||2015 CE Code||October 1, 2018|
|Saskatchewan||SaskPower||2018 CE Code||January 1, 2019|
|Yukon||Yukon Department of Community Services||2015 CE Code||April 1, 2015|