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.

Services and information

Submit inspection results

The Online Reporting Application (ORA) is used to submit device inspection data and results to Measurement Canada. A certificate is issued by ORA to the device owner once inspection results have been reported and submitted.

View laws and requirements

Understand your legal obligations related to measurement accuracy.

File a complaint

Information on how to file a complaint if you think you have received an inaccurate measurement when buying gasoline, food sold by weight, firewood, a pint of draft beer, propane for your BBQ, electricity, natural gas, etc.

Apply for type approval

Apply for a device type approval, view shipping requirements and consult the notice of approval database.

Find an authorized service provider

Locate an authorized service provider to inspect your scales, electricity and natural gas meters, gas pumps or other measuring devices.

Request calibration of standards

Request to have your standards or measuring apparatus calibrated by Measurement Canada.

Register to sell electricity or natural gas

Apply to become registered to sell electricity or natural gas.

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