Under Canada's constitution, provinces and territories regulate the design and construction of new houses and buildings, and the maintenance and operation of fire safety systems in existing buildings. While the national model building, fire and plumbing codes are prepared centrally under the direction of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, adoption and enforcement of the codes is the responsibility of the provincial and territorial authorities. For more information on the adoption and enforcement of national model codes, visit the Canadian Codes Centre website.
To search for code-related federal and provincial legislation, visit the Canadian Legal Information Institute website.
For Canadian code-related questions, we invite you to contact the relevant provincial code authorities, which can be found on the UL website under Code Authorities in Canada.