Standards Council of Canada



  • Type of standardizing body:
    Central government
  • WTO member status:
    WTO Members
  • Year of acceptance of WTO TBT Code:


The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) does not develop standards but accredits Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) to perform this service. The scope of the SCC accreditation is for the process of standards development and intended to deliver standards that will advance the Canadian economy, support sustainable development, benefit the health, safety and welfare of workers and the public, assist and protect consumers, facilitate domestic and international trade and further international cooperation in relation to standardization. The SCC-Accredited SDOs develop and maintain National Standard of Canada (NSC), which include adoptions of international/regional standards, to meet the needs of Canadian stakeholders. The following twelve SCC-Accredited SDOs are in good standing: Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); ASTM International; Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ); Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB); Canadian Standards Association (operating as CSA Group); CIO Strategy Council; Health Standards Organization (HSO); Human Research Standards Organization Inc. (HRSO); International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO); NSF International; ULC Standards; and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.


600-55 Metcalfe Street CA-Ottawa ON K1P 6L5

Tel: + 1 613 238 32 22
Fax: + 1 613 569 78 08

Work Programme


Work programs and information on the accredited SDOs, on whose behalf SCC notifies its acceptance of the Code of Good Practice for the Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards is available on the SCC website at:
Those unable to access the information electronically, and those having specific questions about the SDOs may request information from the contact address below.


Frequency of update / Period covered

Continuously updated



WTO Entry Point

Standards Council of Canada
600-55 Metcalfe Street
CA-Ottawa ON K1P 6L5

Tel: + 1 613 238 32 22
Fax: + 1 613 569 78 08