Why CSA?

Put your confidence in a leader that has helped shape electrical standards in Canada for decades

For over 90 years, CSA Group has worked with regulators, consumers, manufacturers, and the electrical industry to develop standards that improve safety and reliability of the electrical system as well as electrical products for consumers and businesses. We also continue to support improved energy performance and sustainability, including renewable energy through new and updated codes and standards.

Today our portfolio of more than 700 standards, many referenced in regulation, includes standards for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and the Canadian Electrical Code Parts I, II and III. These are critical resources that guide electrical safety and performance for the systems and products we use daily across the country.

CSA Group also supports the timely adoption of these standards by routinely working with federal, provincial and territorial Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). We also work with industry associations such as the Canadian Electricity Association, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Canada, and Electro Federation Canada to ensure our codes and standards continue to address the needs of industry.

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Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (26th Edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations

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Purchase individual standards or subscribe to a customized collection of standards. Access your content 24/7 through our CSA OnDemandTM platform.

CSA OnDemandTM provides flexible, cost-effective, and immediate access to the standards you need to meet your organizational goals, academic needs, or compliance requirements.

Standards for improved energy efficiency of buildings
Standards for resilient and reliable electrical and communication infrastructure
Standards for distributed renewable energy generation

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 contribute, you’ll be directly contributing to a better, safer, more sustainable world.


Our research helps drive better electrical standards, greater energy efficiency, and the safe use of electricity

Research into non-traditional and emerging standards is part of CSA Group’s mission and history of innovation. Our research teams publish industry-leading reports that offer insights on the safe and energy-efficient use of electricity for many applications to help us adapt and thrive.


Standards to Enable Automated Demand Response in Canada
Computing Appliances – Real-World Active Mode Benchmarking
Intelligent Buildings: Layout and Relevant Standards
Commercial Building Energy Data Reporting Best Practices and Requirements

Shop Standards

Search the thousands of standards in our portfolio

CSA Store showcases our entire suite of over 3,000 codes and standards, and provides access to other international standards, industry-leading learning products and personnel certification programs. Not everyone works in the same way. That’s why CSA Group offers different options for purchasing and accessing standards information to best suit your needs.