Apply for type approval of dimension measuring devices

Type approval is granted for a particular class, type or design of measuring device once it has been confirmed that it complies with all applicable legal requirements.

Applicants

You must apply if you're a manufacturer or importer of a dimension measuring device to be used in measurement-based trade.

Before you apply

Before you apply, make sure your device meets all applicable approval specifications. Applications submitted for devices that do not meet the approval specifications will be rejected according to the non-compliance policy.

Types of applications

Find out which type of application applies to your device:

  • application for a new Notice of Approval: To confirm that a device meets the applicable requirements and can be used for trade measurement in Canada
  • application for a revision to an existing approval: To confirm that metrological changes to a device or its components meet the applicable requirements and to update the device's Notice of Approval to reflect the changes
  • application for a modification acceptance letter (MAL): To confirm that minor changes (typically non-metrological) to a device or its components meet the applicable requirements and to update the device's Notice of Approval to reflect the changes

How to apply

Submit the following with your application:

  • technical documentation describing the design, composition and construction of the device
  • user manuals describing the installation and use of the device
  • test results showing the device complies with the applicable requirements

Download, complete and submit the type approval application form.

Issues have been reported with the use of Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If you are using these browsers, the form can still be downloaded by saving it to your computer.

  • In Chrome, the save button is located in the bottom right corner.
  • In Mozilla Firefox, the save button is located in upper right corner.

Shipping your device

Do not ship your device to Measurement Canada until requested to do so.

Once your application is processed, you will be asked to submit a sample device for testing. Review the shipping requirements before submitting your device.

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