General information

Through our partnerships with QPS, FM and MET we can help customers get access to the North American markets. We can test products against UL and CSA standards for the North American market. Once your products are certified and they display the cQPSus and cMETus marks, your products can be sold throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Technical information

Voltage 120V
Frequency 60Hz
A Plugtype
B Plugtype

Certification mark(s)

Certification Certification


DEKRA Local Support Yes
Capital Ottawa
Language English (official) 58.8%, French (official) 21.6%, other 19.6%
Currency Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Area 9,984,670 sq km
Population 34,030,589 (July 2011 est.)
Time UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)
GDP Value: $1.335 trillion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 15
Export volume Value: $406.8 billion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 10
Import volume Value: $406.4 billion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 12
Import commodities machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, crude oil, chemicals, electricity, durable consumer goods
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CB scheme member (NCB) LabTest Certification Inc., UL (CA), QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., CSA Group
Applicable standards UL and CSA
Certification mark(s) FM, QPS, MET

Regulatory / Certification Requirements

  Regulatory Certification Mark
Safety Mandatory Mandatory in some jurisdictions FM, QPS, MET
EMC Mandatory radiated emissions    
Energy Efficiency Mandatory Mandatory