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

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-05-01. Previous Versions

Marking Static Measures Approved for Use in Trade

 Before being sold, leased or otherwise disposed of, a static measure that is of a class, type or design approved for use in trade and that is manufactured on or after January 1, 1976 shall be marked with the following information:

  • (a) the name or registered trade mark of the manufacturer or importer of the measure;

  • (b) the approval number for that class, type or design of measure;

  • (c) the capacity of the measure expressed in terms of the appropriate unit of measurement;

  • (d) the words “Legal for Trade” (“Légal pour le commerce”); and

  • (e) any other information required to be marked on the device by the notice of approval.

  • SOR/2005-297, s. 41(F).

Marking Weights Approved for Use in Trade

  •  (1) Before being sold, leased or otherwise disposed of, a weight that is of a class, type or design approved for use in trade shall be marked with the following information:

    • (a) the number of units of mass or weight that the weight contains;

    • (b) in the case of a counterpoise weight used as part of a weighing machine, the number of units of mass or weight to which the weight is equivalent when used as a counterpoise with the weighing machine of which it forms a part;

    • (c) in the case of a weight of 1 gram or multiple or submultiple thereof, the word “gram” or its symbol “g”, together with the appropriate prefix or symbol as set out in Part V of Schedule I to the Act;

    • (d) in the case of a weight of 1 troy ounce, or multiple or submultiple thereof, the word “troy” or its abbreviation; and

    • (e) in the case of a weight of any avoirdupois unit or multiple or submultiple thereof that is manufactured or imported after January 1, 1976, the name of the unit or the symbol or abbreviation for the unit.

  • (2) Paragraphs (1)(c), (d) and (e) do not apply to a weight that is so small that it is impracticable to show the information required by those paragraphs.

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to

    • (a) sheet metal or wire weights of 1 milligram or multiples or submultiples thereof, or

    • (b) sheet metal or wire weights of 1 grain or multiples or submultiples thereof

    if the weights are manufactured in the customary distinctive shapes to denote the multiple or submultiple of the milligram or grain that the weight represents.

  • SOR/2005-297, s. 41(F).

Marking Approved Weighing Machines, Measuring Machines and Related Equipment and Accessories

 Before being sold, leased or otherwise disposed of, a weighing machine (other than a weighing device to which the Specifications Relating to Non-Automatic Weighing Devices (1998) apply) or a measuring machine, that is of a class, type or design approved pursuant to section 3 of the Act, and any equipment or accessory attached to or used in conjunction with the machine that has or could have an effect on the accuracy of the machine and that was approved pursuant to section 3 of the Act shall be marked with the following information:

  • (a) the name of the manufacturer or importer of the machine, equipment or accessory;

  • (b) the model number and serial number of the machine, equipment or accessory;

  • (c) the approval number of the machine, equipment or accessory;

  • (d) in the case of a volumetric liquid meter,

    • (i) the minimum and maximum flow rates, and

    • (ii) if the meter is equipped with an automatic temperature compensator, the words “Volume corrected to 15°C” or “Volume corrigé à 15°C”, immediately adjacent to the registration of net quantity;

  • (e) in the case of a weighing machine, the maximum load that may be weighed on the machine;

  • (f) in the case of any equipment or accessory, the range for which it was approved pursuant to section 3 of the Act; and

  • (g) any other information that is required by the notice of approval issued pursuant to section 3 of the Act.

  • SOR/90-118, s. 6;
  • SOR/98-115, s. 3;
  • SOR/2005-130, s. 3.