Global Market Access: Canada

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
​Voltage 120V (Single Phase); 208V / 240V / 600V (Three Phase)
​Frequency 60Hz
​Manual Language English/French
​Plug Type A/B

Canada Conformity Requirements

CATEGORIES

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 provides state-level authorities a sound basis for product evaluation.
  • Certified products has 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.

Testing Partners Solutions

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

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

Telecom & Wireless

REGULATORY AGENCY

Innovation, Science, and Economic 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 recognized CB.
  • Certified equipment should be labelled in accordance with ISED labeling requirements.

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of applicable telecom equipment may be found at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00046.html
A full list of applicable radio equipment may be found at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00061.html
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Canada requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners 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.

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 recognized CB.
  • Certified equipment should be labelled in accordance with ISED labeling requirements.

Applicable Product Categories

A full list of applicable telecom equipment may be found at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00046.html
A full list of applicable radio equipment may be found at www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/eng/h_tt00061.html
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Canada requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners 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.

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 EnergyGuide labelling program.

      Applicable Product Categories

      Product categories that require mandatory EnerGuide labelling include:

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

      Product categories that require a lighting product label include:

      • CFLs
      • 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 at www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/regulations-codes-standards/6859#a1
      To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

      Testing Partners Solutions

      Testing Partners 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
      • Gas fireplaces
      • Water heaters
      • Furnaces (oil-, gas- or propane-fired)
      • Heat pumps – air source

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