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Electrical Safety

Below you will find information on how to get your products on the markets.


Country Specific Requirements

Scope for mandatory certification Electrical and electronic appliances within the scope of the Canadian Electrical Code. 
Local representative required No
Critical components certificates required Prefered
Standard lead time 8 to 10 weeks after testing is performed
Annual fees applicable Yes, charged directly to the customer
Factory inspection required Yes
Validity of certification mark Ongoing based on annual verification
Remarks  
Other regulatory requirements Manuals should be written in English and French

Process chart

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Submit documentation to DEKRA arrow Submit samples, if required by local authority arrow Additional testing, if required by local authority arrow Factory Inspection arrow Issue certificate by local authority
Step 1 Submit documentation to DEKRA

Document list

certificate and test report CB or KEMA-KEUR certificate and test report with Canada deviation, if available
Application form English or French
DEKRA can provide this application
Power cord set (connector, plug, cable) certificates Yes
Technical Documents Yes, schematics, technical drawings, etc
Component information Yes
Photo documentation Yes, must be of good quality
Users manual in English Yes
Rating label with acceptance mark Yes
Factory Inspection Report in CIG 023 format Yes, perform by DEKRA
Other necessary documents

The full name and address of all facilities where the product will be assembled, and a contact person for each facility.

A list of all components or materials used in the product, including the manufacturers' names, model or catalogue designations, electrical ratings (if applicable), and file numbers (if applicable) .

Any alternate materials or components that might be used in manufacturing

The model or catalogue numbers to be covered by the certification, and the similarities and differences between models

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Step 2 Submit samples, if required by local authority

Samples

Please label all product samples with your project reference number to ensure prompt service.

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Step 3 Additional testing, if required by local authority

Additional Testing

If tests are done in our headquarters at DEKRA in Arnhem no retest is necessary.

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Step 4 Factory Inspection

Samples

If tests are done in our headquarters at DEKRA in Arnhem no samples are necessary.

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Step 5 Issue certificate by local authority

Issuance of certificate

Once the approval process is finalized the NCB will issue the certificate.

 

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More detailed information on Country Specific Requirements

Scope for mandatory certification

Electrical and electronic appliances within the scope of the Canadian Electrical Code. 

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