What are Standards

Helping create a better, safer, and more sustainable world

Getting Started

CSA Group’s Annual Report covers highlights from our 2023/2024 fiscal year, as well as the investments we are making to strengthen our standards organization for a safer, more sustainable future. Download the report to learn more.

Standards positively impact our lives every day

Standards offer enormous benefits including:

  • Helping to ensure the quality and safety of virtually every service, product, and system we encounter at home, at work and at play
  • Giving consumers peace of mind
  • Drive business innovation
  • Identifying less obvious safety risks, such as compatibility and interoperability
  • Reduce our impact on the environment
  • Enhance trade

Standards are hard at work across multiple industries

CSA Group standards cover a wide range of areas including:

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Electrical
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Fuels & Transportation
  • Health Care & Well-being
  • Management Systems
  • Mechanical & Industrial Equipment
  • Nuclear
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Public Safety

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Get Involved

Help set a higher standard

You can participate in standards development in many ways. Contribute to research, become a member of a standards development committee, provide feedback on a standard in draft form during public review, join CSA Communities, and support standards development. Whatever way you choose to get involved, you’ll be directly contributing to a better, safer, more sustainable world.

Public Review

Review and provide feedback for standards currently in development.

Become a Member

Explore the open calls for participation and become a committee member.


Our research helps us better understand our changing world so we can continue to adapt and thrive

We support and conduct research in new and emerging areas that have the potential to impact the world around us. Findings and recommendations from this research inform the development of future standards solutions, provide interim guidance to industries on the development and adoption of new technologies, and help to demonstrate our on-going commitment to building a better, safer, more sustainable world.


Digital Transformation in the Canadian Built Asset Industry
Climate Change Provisions for CSA S6:25 Canadian Highway ...
Future Innovation for Stormwater Management

Areas of Focus

We develop standards in a broad range of interconnected sectors

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Through research and standards development, CSA Group can help strengthen Canada’s position as a global leader in sustainable agriculture and food production.

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From CSA Group’s first standard on railway bridges in 1920 to our current portfolio of over 250, CSA Group has been a leader in the development of construction and infrastructure standards

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For over 90 years, CSA Group has helped to develop and maintain a comprehensive portfolio of more than 700 electrical standards.

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We’re dedicated to developing consensus-based standards in a broad range of environmental and natural resources related areas.

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We offer a wide-ranging portfolio of North American fuel standards, including guidance on alternative energy vehicles for the U.S. and Canada.

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We work with key stakeholders to develop standards for improved safety, consistency, and quality of healthcare and well-being.

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With over 1,000 standards on ICT, CSA Group is focused on enabling fast and reliable communications systems, promoting technical compatibility and efficient operations.

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CSA Group develops and maintains business excellence standards and guidelines that can help your organization implement quality, environment, workplace health and safety and risk management systems.

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We develop and maintain codes and standards that ensure the safe design and operation of mechanical and industrial equipment used by the public.

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We develop and maintain key standards and guidelines that promote the safe and reliable operation of nuclear energy in Canada.

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CSA Group is a recognized leader in advancing worker safety and well-being in a variety of areas from personal protective equipment, to occupational health and safety management, to psychological health and safety in the workplace.

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We offer a wide-ranging portfolio of Petroleum & Natural Gas standards, including standards that address safety and environment in the design and operation of the pipeline, upstream and offshore industry.

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CSA Group standards help to protect the public and improve community safety by supporting public safety personnel, improving the tranportation of dangerous goods, and enhancing community resilience to disasters and emergency events.

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CSA Group standards help strengthen the design, construction, and operation of safe, secure, and efficient transit and passenger systems in Canada


We work with organizations like yours to develop standards, train employees, and help individuals demonstrate their competency

Develop Standards

Develop Standards

Put your confidence in 100 years of standards development expertise. Rely on CSA Group to create and maintain standards that promote quality, safety and sustainability.

Training & Education

Training & Education

Reduce risk, maintain compliance, and gain a competitive edge with optimized training programs and learning experiences.

Personnel Certification

Personnel Certification

Demonstrate that your skills meet the requirements for your profession. Once you’ve met these requirements, you’ll be listed as a certified professional on our website.