Electrical and Elevators

Electrical Systems

Codes and Standards

"7. (1) Subject to this Act, all electrical work and equipment must conform to the standards set in the prescribed edition of the Code."

Electrical Code

The electrical code and standards are part of the Regulations to the Electrical Protection Act. For your convenience, the codes have been extracted—but the codes in the Regulations are official.

Electrical Safety Codes

Subject to the amendments set out in Schedule B, the edition of the Code authorized by subsection 7(1) of the Act, and adopted under subsection 22(2) of the Act, is

Canadian Standards Association Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code Part I, Twenty Third Edition, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations.

The following standards are adopted:

(a) Canadian Standards Association Standards:

C22.3 No. 1-06, Overhead Systems,

C22.3 No. 3-98, (R2007), Electrical Coordination,

C22.3 No. 4-1974, (R2004), Control of Electrochemical Corrosion of Underground Metallic Structures,

C22.3 No. 7-06, Underground Systems,

CAN/CSA-C61400-1-08, Wind Turbines – Part 1: Design Requirements;

CAN/CSA-C61400-2-08, Part, Wind Turbines – Part 2: Design Requirements for Small Wind Turbines;

CAN/CSA-C61215-08, Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Module – Design Qualification and Type Approval;

(b) National Research Council of Canada – National Building Code of Canada, section 9.34, Electrical Facilities.



There are currently no alterations to the Code in the Northwest Territories.

Standards Organizations

To help you know if an electrical product is approved, the following is a list of certification organizations that the Standards Council of Canada has accredited as acceptable to certify electrical equipment and products for use in Canada. When purchasing electrical equipment, specify that the product must be approved and look for the certification mark.