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CE Marking: Obtain Canadian compliance
To access the Canadian market, your products must comply. This means adhering to measures for evaluating and certifying products in alignment with Federal Regulations and National Codes, such as:
- Industrial equipment and products used as work tools in a work or professional environment: are regulated by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
- Electrical and electronic products susceptible to (unwanted) electronic emissions or electromagnetic interference: are regulated by the Dept of Communications within Canada and must be in compliance with ICES requirements.
- Medical Devices: class I are regulated by the Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL) and class II, III and IV are regulated by Medical Device License (MDL)
- Consumer products: are regulated by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
- Toy safety: regime is in effect under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). There are several regulations under the CCPSA that address specific hazards with children’s toys, the main regulation is the Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17)
What does CSA approval mean?
CSA stands for the Canadian Standards Association, and their approval is similar to the CE mark in the European Union. CSA International certifies products, including electrical and mechanical ones, as well as other risky products.
A CSA logo shows the product has been tested to Canadian standards and meets those requirements. Although CSA approval isn’t legally mandatory, government regulations or industry associations often require it. Manufacturers often prefer using CSA, a National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). CSA serves a dual role: developing standards and functioning as an NRTL.
Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) rely on NRTL reports to determine compliance with Canadian market requirements. As the CSA standards are the accepted safety requirements, all NRTLs will also use these standards to assess products. AHJs treat all NRTLs equally, as they are accredited organizations. Certification Experts executes the proces and partners with National Recognized Testing Laboratories accredited for Canadian market conformity procedures.
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How to achieve Canadian compliance?
The CSA marking certification process can be difficult to understand and the CSA certification cost depends on the particular service. Our team of experts at Certification Experts offer guidance and advice on compliance solutions Canada to ease this process and offer the following services:
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Canadian Compliance (CSA)Canadian (CSA) compliance services are important in industries where safety, reliability, and consumer trust are paramount, such as electrical and electronic products, appliances, industrial equipment, and more. These services help businesses demonstrate their commitment to safety and quality while enabling them to navigate complex regulatory landscapes. Certification Experts offers complete guidance and expert services in order to ensure your equipment is compliant with Canadian legislation to be able to enter the Canadian market.
Technical Compliance Review (TCR)Certification Experts offers a pre-project: a Technical Compliance Review (TCR), prior to the compliance procedure. The TCR is based on technical documentation and an initial inspection of the equipment. The findings of the TCR will be provided in a findings letter by the NRTL (National Recognized Testing Laboratory). In collaboration with all applicable parties involved, the required modifications will be stipulated to ensure a successful compliance procedure.
Field Evaluation or CertificationField Certification (FC) – also called Unit Verification, is an internationally recognized form of certification under the ISO conformity assessment system and is accepted by the accreditation of professionals. An FC will be conducted for each individual product or batch on location, including a one-time test. Certification Experts can guide this process.
Limited Product Certification (LPC)Limited Product Certification (LPC) is essentially a “batch certification,” designed to accommodate situations where a limited quantity of the product is manufactured, or a batch of the product is intended for distribution. After verifying that all units in the batch are identical to the test sample and in compliance, they are labeled on location by a NRTL representative, using a serialized certification. Certification Experts can guide this process.
CCOHSSafety requirements apply to machines, devices and equipment for the professional market. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) monitors compliance with this. Certification Experts can ensure your products meet these requirements in order to guarantee compliance with CCOHS.
ISEDCertification Experts can guide with complying with ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development). These regulations involves several key steps to ensure that electronic and wireless devices meet the necessary requirements.
ICESBeing ICES compliant is important as it prevents interference with other devices, meets regulations like CRTC mandates, builds consumer trust, avoids penalties and recalls, enables global market access, and enhances industry reputation. Certification Experts can guide to comply with ICES (Interference-Causing Equipment Standard) regulations in Canada ensure that electronic or electrical equipment doesn’t cause interference with radio communications and other devices.
Canadian Medical Devices Regulation (CMDR SOR/98-282)Manufacturers intending to obtain a Medical Device License for medical devices classified as II, III, or IV are required to demonstrate adherence to the Canadian Medical Devices Regulation (CMDR SOR/98-282). Manufacturers of Class I devices that are not sold directly to the consumer must acquire a Medical Device Establishment License (MDEL). The MDEL requires companies to have documented procedures in place that meet the CMDR related to distribution records, complaint handling, recalls, incident reporting, and (as applicable) for handling, storage, delivery, installation, servicing and corrective action. Health Canada periodically inspects MDEL holders to ensure these procedures and records are maintained.
CCPSA and Toys RegulationsCanada’s mandatory toy safety regime is in effect under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). There are several regulations under the CCPSA that address specific hazards with children’s toys, the main regulation is the Toys Regulations (SOR/2011-17). Certifications can provide aid with verifying the compliance of this.
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