Standards Council of Canada


Regulators and standardization

Standards development and conformity assessment activities are flexible tools that are useful for many regulatory environments and objectives. Standards are developed to meet a stakeholder need or objective, such as performance requirements for a new technology or access to new markets. Standards are often developed and used as part of requirements for third party conformity assessment. These activities undergo a cyclical review to ensure that they continue to meet stakeholder needs, uphold public health and safety, and facilitate trade.

How Standards Council supports regulators

SCC supports Canadian governments to leverage standardization and conformity assessment strategies to meet policy and regulatory objectives. Standardization has an established value for government. Learn more about how Standards Council can help.

The role of regulators in a standardized system

Regulators rely on Canada’s standardization network to meet their mandates and policy objectives for public and environmental safety as well as economic development and competitiveness. Learn more about the role that regulators play in the standardization system.

Tools and services for regulators

SCC facilitates regulators and governments in navigating the standardization system. Learn more about SCC’s selection of online resources.

Supporting public safety through standardization

Public safety is a crucial component of Canada’s standardization network. SCC contributes at both the policy and technical levels through the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) working committees. Learn more about how SCC works alongside provincial and territorial regulatory authorities.

Quick Reference Guide

The SCC has produced a convenient, downloadable reference guide for Regulators. The guide quickly lays out the value of standards and conformity assessment as policy tools for regulators. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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