Measurement Canada

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 (updated)

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.

Strategic vision

2023 Annual Report for Canadian Stakeholders 

An overview of Measurement Canada's legislative framework, organizational structure, strategic vision, key priorities, as well as key achievements in 2022-2023 and planned initiatives. 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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Electric vehicle charging station requirements

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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.


Service standards and fees

Quick facts about service fees, service fee tables, service standards and pledges, and service fees remission policy

Selling electricity or gas

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


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