Provincial or territorial ministries

 

Canada's Constitution gives the ten provinces and three territories jurisdiction over construction. Some cities also have this authority through a special relationship with their provincial authority. To enact building and fire regulations, the provinces, territories, and municipalities pass legislation that references the relevant Codes Canada publications or provincial code.

The provincial and territorial authorities having jurisdiction are responsible for:

  • adopting and enforcing laws and regulations
  • providing interpretation of such laws and regulations
  • providing training and education in such laws and regulations
  • establishing roles and responsibilities of trades people and professionals.

Provincial/territorial ministry contacts:

ALBERTA

Alberta Municipal Affairs - Safety Services

Purchase codes
Electronic format: NRC Virtual Store

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Building Codes & Standards - Province of British Columbia

Fire Safety - Province of British Columbia

Purchase codes
British Columbia Codes

MANITOBA

Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner

NEW BRUNSWICK

Public Safety - New Brunswick

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Fire and Emergency Services - Newfoundland and Labrador

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Office of the Fire Marshal - Northwest Territories

NOVA SCOTIA

Office of the Fire Marshal - Nova Scotia

NUNAVUT

Safety Services - Nunavut

ONTARIO

Building and Development Branch

Office of the Fire Marshal - Ontario

Purchase codes
Orderline.com

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Inspection Services

QUEBEC

Régie du bâtiment du Québec

SASKATCHEWAN

Building Standards and Licensing

Fire Safety

To purchase the Saskatchewan Plumbing and Drainage Regulations 1996 including the Canadian Plumbing Code 1990: Queen's printer

YUKON

Building Safety and Standards