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

Regulations are current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2012-05-01. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/94-650, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/85-736, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-413, s. 2]

 Where, in order to make an inspection, an inspector requires any equipment, material or commodity that is not customarily supplied by a Measurement Canada office and that has not been supplied by the dealer or trader for whom the inspection is to be made, the cost of purchasing or renting the necessary equipment, material or commodity and transporting it to and from the place where the inspection is to be made shall, in addition to the fee and charge otherwise payable for the inspection, be a charge that shall be paid in relation to the inspection.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 40.

Payment of Fees and Charges

  •  (1) Subject to section 21 of the Act, the fee and charge prescribed by these Regulations for the inspection, altering or adjusting of a device shall be paid by the owner of the device or by the person in possession of the device.

  • (2) Where a commodity is inspected pursuant to the Act, the fee and charge prescribed by these Regulations for inspecting the commodity shall be paid by the person who requests the inspection.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F).


Establishment of Specifications

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Part establishes the specifications relating to

    • (a) the design, composition, construction and performance to which a class, type or design of device described in this Part shall conform before it may be approved for use in trade pursuant to section 3 of the Act; and

    • (b) the installation and use of any class, type or design of device described in this Part.

  • (2) Weighing devices to which the Specifications Relating to Non Automatic Weighing Devices (1998) apply are exempt from this Part.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/94-691, s. 4(F);
  • SOR/98-115, s. 6;
  • SOR/2005-130, s. 6.

Division IDevices in General

Design, Composition and Construction

 Every device for use in trade shall be of such design, composition and construction as will reasonably ensure its ability to provide satisfactory accuracy throughout its normal life and eliminate means of perpetrating fraud when in use.


[SOR/2005-297, s, 42(F)]
  •  (1) Every device for use in trade set out in Column I of an item of the table to this subsection shall be of such stability that under all temperatures and other conditions that may normally be encountered in use, and without adjustments other than those specifically provided for use of the device, the device is capable of measuring accurately within applicable in-service limits of error throughout the applicable period set out in Column II of that item.


    ItemColumn IColumn II
    1.Tank having a capacity greater than 450 L or 100 gallons 5 years
    2.Slow-flow meter having a flow rate of 115 L or less per hour or 25 gallons or less per hour 5 years
    3.Any device not described in item 1 or 2 2 years
  • (2) Where a device is tested for performance and a specific value for the known test quantity is not set out in the applicable table to this Part or in specifications established pursuant to subsection 13(1), the acceptance limits of error and in-service limits of error shall be determined by linear interpolation between the lower and higher limits of error nearest to the known test quantity.

  • SOR/80-290, s. 2;
  • SOR/89-570, s. 6(F);
  • SOR/90-118, s. 17;
  • SOR/2005-297, s. 14.