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

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a device or class, type or design of device approved pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Act or under a previous enactment, or a device examined and certified by an inspector on or before December 31, 1989, is altered to measure in terms of any units of measurement set out and defined in Schedule I of the Act, the device or class, type or design of device is exempt from paragraph 8(a) of the Act if the device or class, type or design of device as altered conforms to

    • (a) applicable specifications relating to design, composition, construction and performance set out in Part V and any additional specifications established pursuant to section 13; or

    • (b) applicable specifications relating to design, composition, construction and performance in force at the time the device was initially examined and certified by an inspector or when the device or class, type or design of device was approved.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any device or class, type or design of device approved on a temporary basis pursuant to subsection 3(2) of the Act.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 46.

 A static measure examined and certified by an inspector on or before December 31, 1989 is exempt from paragraph 8(a) of the Act.

  • SOR/90-118 s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 46.

 A device or class, type or design of device is exempt from paragraph 8(a) of the Act if every part of the device that can have an effect on the accuracy of the device or class, type or design of device is approved pursuant to section 3 of the Act.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 5.

Exemptions from Subsection 19(2) of the Act

 The following devices are exempt from subsection 19(2) of the Act:

  • (a) static measures; and

  • (b) weights that do not have lead plugs that have been marked in accordance with paragraph 30(3)(d).

  • SOR/2014-111, s. 9.

Exemption from Paragraph 26(1)(b) of the Act

 Since January 1, 1976, static measures that are not for use in trade are exempt from paragraph 26(1)(b) of the Act.

Notice of Importation

  •  (1) The classes, types or designs of devices described in subsection 4(1) are exempt from subsection 26(2) of the Act.

  • (2) The notice to the Minister referred to in subsection 26(2) of the Act shall be in writing, shall be directed to the nearest Measurement Canada office within 10 days after the device is imported and shall contain the following information:

    • (a) the name and Canadian address of the importer;

    • (b) the date of entry of the device into Canada;

    • (c) the port of entry of the device;

    • (d) a description of the device sufficient to enable an inspector to identify it;

    • (e) if more than one device is imported, the number of devices imported;

    • (f) the address at which the device may be examined;

    • (g) whether the device is of a class, type or design approved for use in trade, and if so, the approval number referred to in paragraph 17(c) for that class, type or design of device; and

    • (h) whether the device has been marked in accordance with these Regulations.

  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/2005-297, ss. 40, 41(F), 43;
  • SOR/2014-111, s. 46.