Weights and Measures Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1605)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Marking Devices “Not for Use in Trade”

 Before being sold or otherwise disposed of, or leased, for a use other than use in trade, a weighing machine or measuring machine that is of a class, type or design approved under section 3 of the Act shall be permanently marked “Not for Use in Trade” (“Ne pas utiliser dans le commerce”) in letters of not less than 12 mm in height.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 7;
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 18.

 Where a trader has in his possession any device that is of a class, type or design approved for use in trade but that is not in his possession for use in trade, the trader shall, for the purpose of section 36 of the Act, mark the device “Not for Use in Trade” (“Ne pas utiliser dans le commerce”) or shall mark the device in words that convey the same meaning and the marking shall be in letters of not less than 12 mm or ½ inch in height.

  • SOR/2005-297, s. 41(F).

Specifications Relating to Installation and Use

 In addition to the specifications set out in Part V, the Minister may from time to time establish specifications relating to the installation and use of any device or class, type or design of device for use in trade.

  • SOR/78-792, s. 2;
  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F).

Examination of Devices

[SOR/93-234, s. 2; SOR/2014-111, s. 19]
  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 26(1)(c) of the Act and subject to subsections (2) and (3), a device that is of a class, type or design approved under section 3 of the Act or that is described in section 8, other than a static measure or a device described in subsection 4(2), shall not be sold or otherwise disposed of, or leased, unless

    • (a) the device is manufactured in Canada and the manufacturer has had it examined by an inspector; or

    • (b) the device is imported into Canada and the dealer who imported the device has had it examined by an inspector.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to any device, the performance of which cannot be examined until the device is installed for use in trade, if the dealer

    • (a) marks the device in the manner set out in section 22;

    • (b) within five days after shipping the device, sends to the nearest Measurement Canada office a notice in writing containing

      • (i) the dealer’s name and address,

      • (ii) the name of the person to whom the device was shipped,

      • (iii) a description of the device, and

      • (iv) the address of the place where the device is to be installed; and

    • (c) advises the trader that the device must be examined by an inspector before it is used in trade.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a device that is to be sold or otherwise disposed of, or leased, for a use other than use in trade if the dealer

    • (a) marks the device in the manner set out in section 25; and

    • (b) within five days after selling or otherwise disposing of, or leasing, the device, sends to the nearest Measurement Canada office a notice in writing containing

      • (i) the dealer’s name and address,

      • (ii) the name and address of the person to whom the device was sold or otherwise disposed of, or leased, and

      • (iii) a description of the device, including the approval number, serial number and model number.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 9;
  • SOR/93-234, s. 2;
  • SOR/2005-297, ss. 5, 40, 41(F);
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 19.