Measurement Canada

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Web application services interruption

All online application services will be unavailable on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 7 am to 3 pm (ET). During this planned system maintenance exercise, websites will remain active for information purposes.

Resources for Canadian businesses

Managing your business during COVID-19

Measurement Canada is an agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. It is responsible for ensuring accuracy in the selling of measured goods, developing and enforcing the laws related to measurement accuracy, approving and inspecting measuring devices and investigating complaints of suspected inaccurate measurement.


As you know, the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt by individuals and communities around the world. Given the rapidly changing environment, we must all do our part.

Measurement Canada (MC), an agency of the Government of Canada's Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is taking the next steps to protect the safety of our people and communities by reducing services across our offices effective March 16, 2020. We will continue to work to deliver our legislative mandate, programs and services, while also taking measures to reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19 and the impacts on our clients and stakeholders. Continue reading...


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Infographics on a variety of topics such as buying propane for your barbecue and selling firewood.

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Spot the sticker

Spot the Sticker window decal program will allow businesses to highlight their commitment to fair and accurate measure.

Services and information

Submitting inspection results

Online Reporting Application (ORA) login page and resources for using ORA.

Laws and requirements

Legal obligations related to measurement accuracy in trade.

File a measurement-related complaint

Reporting suspected inaccurate measurement taken as part of a trade transaction.

Selling measured goods

Responsibilities of measuring device owners who sell measured goods, guidance and reporting requirements.

Type approval

Type approval application form, application requirements and notice of approval database.

Buying measured goods

Learn about buying measured goods such as firewood, gasoline, propane, produce from farmers' markets and electricity

Calibration of standards

Calibration request form, shipping requirements, testing parameters and costs for getting standards calibrated.

Find an authorized service provider

Find a professional to inspect your scales, meters, gas pumps, etc.

Stay informed

Subscribe to our mailing lists.

Selling electricity or gas

Register to sell electricity or gas (excluding gasoline) and find registered electricity and gas contractors.

What we are doing

Corporate information

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