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Canada

Regulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in Canada. These local compliance requirements and product regulations are put in place to provide assurance that the products and services are safe, of good quality and fit for consumers’ needs.

Most products entering the Canadian market must meet specific requirements depending on the scope of the product. Testing and certification must also be conducted by a testing and certification body accredited by Standards Council of Canada where applicable.

Ensure that your products successfully meet Canadian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Canada. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access Canadian markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

 

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  • Plug Types

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    Plug A

    Type B

    Plug B

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    Standards Council of Canada (SCC) 

    Regulations

    • Certification must be obtained from an SCC accredited CB.
    • Safety testing is mandatory and factory inspections are required, where applicable.
    • Compliance with CSA, UL and/or IEC standards.

    Guidelines

    • Although certification is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for marketing purposes and offers state-level authorities a sound basis for product evaluation.
    • Certified products are marked by the manufacturer with the mark of the SCC accredited CB

    Applicable product categories

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Canada requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. As a SCC accredited CB, TÜV SÜD can provide electrical safety certification, with the TÜV SÜD NRTL mark, for a range of products including:

    • Electrical drives
    • Laboratory equipment
    • Industrial control systems
    • Laser
    • IT equipment
    • Power supplies
  • EMC

    Regulatory agency

    Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

    Regulations

    Manufacturers’ declaration is required for certain products according to ICES standards.

    Guidelines

    A local representative is required.

    DoC procedure:

    • Test the equipment to verify compliance at an accredited test laboratory.
    • Keep a compliance folder on file.
    • Affix the equipment with the ISED Company Number and ISED Registration Number as stated in the requirements.
    • Register the equipment with the Bureau through E-filing and add the equipment to ISED’s Terminal Equipment List.

    Certification procedure:

    • Manufacturers must use an ISED recognised CB.
    • Certified equipment should be labelled in accordance with ISED labelling requirements.

    Applicable product categories

    • A full list of applicable telecom equipment may be found here.
    • A full list of applicable radio equipment may be found here.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us. 

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Canada requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD is a Foreign CB, appointed under the EU-Canada MRA, to issue ISED Type Acceptance Certificates for all Radio equipment in the Category 1 equipment list.

       
    • Energy Efficiency and Environmental

      Regulatory agency

      National Resources Canada (NRCan)

      Regulations

      Energy efficiency:

      • The Energy Efficiency Regulations are required for many products.
      • Mandatory EnerGuide Program labelling is required for certain products.
      • A lighting product label should be considered for certain product.

      WEEE:

      • Manufacturer’s declaration to WEEE programs per province.

      Guidelines 

      Canada’s EnerGuide labelling requirements are coordinated with the US Energy Guide labelling program.

      Applicable product categories

      Product categories that require mandatory EnerGuide* labelling include: 

      • Clothes dryers
      • Clothes washers
      • Dishwashers
      • Electric ranges
      • Freezers
      • Integrated over/under washer-dryers
      • Refrigerators and combination refrigerator-freezers
      • Room air conditioners 

      Product categories that required a lighting product label include:

      • Compact fluorescent lamps
      • General service incandescent reflector lamps: PAR, R, ER, BR and BPAR lamps
      • General service lamps (common light bulbs) and modified spectrum incandescent lamps

      A full list of Energy Efficiency Regulation product categories may be found here. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

       

      OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

      TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Canadian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

       

      *The EnerGuide label is voluntary for:

      • Central air conditioners
      • Furnaces (oil, gas or propane-fired)
      • Heat pumps - air source
      • Gas fireplaces
      • Water heaters
       
    • Telecom and Wireless

      REGULATORY AGENCY

      Innovation, Science, and Development Canada (ISED)

      REGULATIONS

      • Conformity assessment is subject to the DoC process.
      • The testing and certification of Radio Apparatus by a recognised CB is required.

      GUIDELINES

      A local representative is required.

      DoC procedure:

      • Test the equipment to verify compliance at an accredited test laboratory.
      • Keep a compliance folder on file.
      • Affix the equipment with the ISED Company Number and ISED Registration Number as stated in the requirements.
      • Register the equipment with the Bureau through E-filing and add the equipment to ISED’s Terminal Equipment List.

      Certification procedure:

      • Manufacturers must use an ISED recognised CB.
      • Certified equipment should be labelled in accordance with ISED labelling requirements.

      APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

      • A full list of applicable telecom equipment may be found here.
      • A full list of applicable radio equipment may be found here.

      To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us. 

      OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

      TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Canada requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD is a Foreign CB, appointed under the EU-Canada MRA, to issue ISED Type Acceptance Certificates for all Radio equipment in the Category 1 equipment list.


    Why choose TÜV SÜD?

    TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the Canada's standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are widely accepted and recognised by authorities internationally. TÜV SÜD also supports manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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