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Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

What is the Canadian Electric Code?

Electrical products sold or imported in Canada must be certified as compliant with technical requirements established in the Canadian Electric Code. Manufacturers and importers may work with any testing laboratory accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to obtain certification that their products comply.

Electrical products that comply with applicable safety standards may display the certification mark of the SCC accredited laboratory that performed the evaluation. Any testing laboratory accredited by the SCC may conduct electrical safety testing for products within the scope of its accreditation and authorize the use of its mark in connection with the sale or importation of electrical products.

Why is the Canadian Electric Code important?

Compliance with the requirements of the Canadian Electric Code is mandatory for electrical and electronic products sold or imported throughout Canada. Ensuring your products comply with Canada’s national electrical code means you can:

  • Avoid fines, penalties or bans for selling products without certification
  • Demonstrate your commitment to consumer and product safety
  • Access the enormous Canadian market

TÜV SÜD is your single source for SCC compliance

TÜV SÜD has been accredited by the SCC as a Canadian Certification Body (CB) and is authorized to test electrical products to the requirements of the Canadian Electric Code. We are a trusted partner to companies ranging from global manufacturers to regional and local research & development firms.

Our team of country specialists works with you throughout the entire product development cycle to add value and help you to deliver safe and reliable products that comply with regulation from bodies like the SCC. What’s more, TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements.

Expert services from TÜV SÜD make SCC compliance easy

Our state-of-the-art testing facilities are equipped to conduct all types of electrical and electronic products to ensure you are compliant with the Canadian Electric Code. We are accredited to test and certify a wide range of products, including:

  • Information technology and office equipment
  • Measurement, control and laboratory equipment
  • Electrical equipment for medical use
  • Household appliances and similar equipment
  • Luminaires and lighting fixtures
  • Portable tools
  • Audio, visual and entertainment electronics

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