Measurement accuracy

Get measurement right! Learn about the requirements for selling measured goods, access technical documents, and find out about device approval, standards calibration, inspections and registration to sell electricity or gas.

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Selling measured goods

It's your business to get measurement right. Learn about your legal obligations for ensuring accuracy in the measured goods that you sell.

Measuring device type approval

A type approval is granted for a particular class, type or design of measuring device once it has been confirmed that the class, type or design complies with all applicable legal requirements.

Measurement standards calibration

Learn about Measurement Canada's calibration and certification of electricity, gas flow, gas pressure, fluid volume, mass (weight and length) and thermometry measurement standards. The laboratories calibrate local and reference standards used by Measurement Canada inspectors and Authorized Service Providers.

Calibration laboratory assessment services

Find a nationally accredited testing body to verify the measurement of your product.

Calibration services

Access calibration services for manufacturers and users of precision instruments.

Certified reference materials

Purchase certified reference materials (CRMs) for environmental, biotoxin, food, nutritional supplement and stable isotopic analysis.


Find out how Measurement Canada uses inspections to monitor the accuracy of measurement devices and to investigate complaints.

Register to sell electricity or gas

You must hold a certificate of registration to sell electricity or gas. Find out how to register as a contractor.

Authorized measurement service providers

Information on accreditation, registration and delegation of authorities to authorized service providers. Also access the online reporting application for submission of device examination data and results.

File a complaint

If you suspect you have received an inaccurate measurement as part of a financial transaction, you may file a complaint with Measurement Canada.

Committees and working groups

Get information on committees and working groups relating to electricity and gas.

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