Buying gold and other precious metals

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Want to purchase gold or other precious metals by weight?

If a scale is used to weigh gold or other precious metals at the point of purchase, it must:

  • be approved and inspected by Measurement Canada
  • be specifically designed for weighing precious metals
  • meet the accuracy requirements of the Weights and Measures Act

Scales that do not meet all of these requirements must be marked "not legal for trade", which means they can't legally be used for buying or selling gold or other precious metals.

Have concerns?

Try to resolve the matter by speaking with the seller. If you still think there is a problem, you can file a complaint with Measurement Canada.

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