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.
Measurement Canada's strategic vision for 2021-2026
Measurement Canada's strategic vision for 2021-2026 outlines our plans to expand and redefine our role in the Canadian marketplace. The direction and activities outlined in the strategic vision are an overarching summary of what we have been working on over the last several years.
Impact of COVID-19 on service delivery
Measurement Canadas is continuing to take steps to protect the safety of our people and communities by evaluating and modifying our service delivery to respect public health measures. Continue reading...
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.
Measurement Canada applications will be unavailable due to system maintenance:
- Buying firewood
- Selling firewood
- Measuring bulk firewood
- Measuring prepackaged firewood
- Buying propane for your barbecue
- Cash for gold
- Calculate gravity tolerance for scales
- Generate a random sample
- Find a notice of approval
- Find registered electricity and gas contractors
- Scales used for the sale of cannabis products
Services and information
Online Reporting Application (ORA) login page and resources for using ORA
Legal obligations related to measurement accuracy in trade
Report suspected inaccurate measurement taken as part of a trade transaction
Responsibilities of measuring device owners who sell measured goods, reporting requirements
Type approval application form, application requirements and notice of approval database
Buying measured goods such as firewood, gasoline, propane and electricity
Calibration request form, shipping requirements, testing parameters and costs for getting standards calibrated
Find a professional to inspect your scales, meters, gas pumps, etc.
Quick facts about service fees, service fee tables, service standards and pledges, and service fees remission policy
Register to sell electricity or gas (excluding gasoline) and find registered electricity and gas contractors
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