Product Certification for Canada

Apave Certification is in contact with competent organizations to test, register and certify products for the Canadian market.

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Apave Certification can help you market products for export to Canada through our following solutions and services:

  • Classify products to determine applicable federal legislation,
  • Identify applicable national (ANSI) and international (IEC) standards;
  • Perform FUS audits,
  • Perform certification for the Canadian market via CB certification,
  • Follow-up and annual control of the certification maintenance,
  • Carry out certification on a unit or limited production, LPC,
  • Perform complete OSHA & FCC compliance testing;
  • Perform and verify product compliance testing (including on-site).


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Products that are placed on the market and/or put into service in Canada must comply with federal legislation and in some cases specific local regulations.

Industrial equipment and products used in a work or professional environment are covered by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA/CCOHS). Consumer products are covered by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA).

Voluntary product standards are set by parties such as the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The CSA mark is not mandatory in Canada. CSA is often confused with the equivalent of the marking known in the European Union as the CE marking.

However, the CSA mark is not a legal requirement but a voluntary certification. Products must comply with applicable federal legislation, such as OSHA, before they are placed on the market and/or put into service.
In the case of product safety testing, a product is tested and evaluated by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) in accordance with the applicable standard(s).

Offer / Labeling:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              After an NRTL evaluates a product (periodically audits and verifies the product's production process), it authorizes the manufacturer to affix the logo of the particular laboratory to the product.

Limited Production Certification (LPC):
In some cases, the production process is only audited for a limited time or for a limited production run. In this case, a limited production certification (LPC) will be initiated.

After completion of an LPC certification process, the manufacturer is allowed to place the particular NRTL logo on the product for a limited time and/or mass production.

ICES certification:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Electrical and electronic products that are sensitive to electronic (unwanted) emissions or electromagnetic interference must meet the requirements of the Canadian Department of Communications.

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