Codes development process


Get access to, and learn about the development and publication of the building, energy and safety codes that guide the design and construction of homes and other buildings in Canada


Participate in the process

Request a change to a code

Process and guidance for submitting a change request

Public reviews

Opportunity for the public to take a detailed look at proposed changes and to comment on each one

Attend a Codes Canada meeting

Meeting schedule and visitor information

Volunteer for committee membership

Participate in national codes development on a standing committee or as a CCBFC member

History of Canada's building codes

How the national codes are developed

Summary of the background, scope, standards organizations, committees, public reviews, new technology evaluation and more surrounding codes development

Canada's national model codes development system

Detailed information about the development process for model codes

About Codes Canada

Summary of the purpose of Codes Canada and the role of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes

Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes

About the Commission, its standing committees and published documents