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Measurement Canada

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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...

50-30 Challenge

The 50-30 Challenge calls on companies and not-for-profits across Canada to voluntarily take action to achieve gender parity (50%) and significant representation (at least 30%) of under-represented groups on their boards and in their senior management. By committing to the Challenge, you can demonstrate your commitment to diversity and inclusion, and help to reduce some of the systemic barriers that exist in Canada.


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Infographics on topics such as buying and selling firewood, gold and other precious metals

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Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging station requirements

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

Report suspected inaccurate measurement taken as part of a trade transaction

Selling measured goods

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

Type approval

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

Buying measured goods

Buying measured goods such as firewood, gasoline, propane 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.

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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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