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Certification for the Canadian Market

Electrical and electronic products sold in Canada are required by law to be approved. In accordance with the Canadian electrical safety regulations a product is considered to be "approved" if:

  • It is certified by an SCC accredited certification body to the applicable Canadian requirements, and displays the certification mark of this body, with the letter "C" shown in the 8 o'clock position adjacent to the mark, or
  • It is labeled under a field evaluation/special inspection program by an SCC accredited Inspection Body.

In addition to safety regulations, a wide variety of electrical/electronic products are also required under federal regulations to be certified for Energy Efficiency by a certification body accredited by the SCC specifically for energy efficiency.

QPS is fully accredited in Canada for both safety and energy efficiency. Our accreditation scope covers all electrical and electronic products, including equipment used in explosive atmospheres.

To have your product certified by QPS, you can pick the testing option and certification option that best suits your needs and capability. We will then test and evaluate the product to the relevant CSA safety standards(s) and, where required, to the applicable energy efficiency regulations.

Complying products certified only for electrical safety will be eligible to bear the cQPS mark shown below.

cQPS Mark
Complying products certified for electrical safety and energy efficiency will be eligible to bear the cQPS mark shown below.

If the QPS certified product is intended only for the Canadian market, each factory where the product is manufactured will be inspected twice per year.

Hazardous Locations Testing and Certification
A faster way to get approval for the U.S (including MSHA), Canada, Europe (ATEX) and the international IECEx Scheme.

CE Marking
Our technical experts will identify the applicable Directives, test your product, prepare the technical file, and assist you to self declare…
Industrial & Power Equipment Certification
Get the fast delivery and service flexibility you need to get your industrial equipment to market on time.
Field Evaluation
The "Just-in-Time" way to get your electrical products and/or fuel burning equipment and appliances approved.
Certification for the Global Market
Knowing the rules in the global market can be a daunting task. Let QPS simplify international approval of your product.
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