Why CSA?

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

Spanning 30 years of established leadership in ICT standardization in Canada, CSA Group has been working with vested stakeholders to ensure Canada maintains its strong voice nationally and around the world on topical issues, dealing with complex subjects such as security, safety and privacy.

Today, our ICT portfolio of over 1,000 standards covers the more traditional subject areas such as programming languages, software & systems engineering, and data management as well as the more current subjects of cybersecurity, privacy, and cloud computing.

To meet the needs of Canadians tomorrow, we are working with stakeholders to develop system-based solutions across a variety of important functional domains:

  • Standardizing artificial intelligence techniques opens the door to solutions in trustworthiness, internet of things and big data;
  • Tackling the world of distributed ledger technologies highlights the need for secure communication techniques that modern cryptography protocols offer; and
  • Developing standards and codes for intelligent buildings brings enhanced living and working in terms of comfort, efficiency and safety.

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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 intelligent building technologies
CSA ISO/IEC 17789:16 (R2021)
Information technology — Cloud computing — Reference architecture
Systems and software engineering - Software life cycle processes

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

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 evolution of ICT to help us adapt and thrive in an increasingly connected world.


Intelligent Building Systems and Workplace Privacy
Intelligent Buildings: Layout and Relevant Standards
Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure ...
Standardization in Emerging Technologies: A Case Study for ...
Maximizing the Gains From Sharing: An Analysis of National ...

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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.