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Canadian General Standards Board

The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is a federal government organization that offers client-centered, comprehensive standards development and conformity assessment services in support of the economic, regulatory, procurement, health, safety and environmental interests of our stakeholders—government, industry and consumers.

Services and information

Standards Development

Find out about the range of standards development services the CGSB offers as well as the international standardization work.

Management Systems Programs

Find how the CGSB can help you meeting the requirements related to quality and environmental management systems.

Certification and Qualification

Find out about the certification and qualification programs for many products and services based on established and industry recognized standards.

Certification Program for the Federal Government procurement and materiel management community

Find out about the Certification Program intended for Procurement and Materiel Management specialists.

About Canadian General Standards Board

Organization, mandate, mission, vision, values, businesses and stakeholders.


Frequent asked questions (FAQs), Publications and CGSB contact information.

Ninety years of expertise and success

With 90 years of experience, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) plays an important role for all Canadians. Indeed, CGSB standards cover many areas ranging from petroleum and the national flag to the transportation of dangerous goods, organic farming and non-destructive testing. These positively affect the quality of the products and services provided to Canadians. Recognized for its expertise, the CGSB has a roadmap marked by excellence and the continuous surpassing of its objectives.

A leader in the development of consensus standards and independent, impartial assessments of quality and environmental programs, the CGSB offers effective quality management and standardization services in both official languages. In providing its services, the organization relies on the expertise of various representatives from the public and private sectors and volunteers who sit on its committees. In this way, the CGSB is able to support international harmonization efforts in standards development and conformity assessment.

Transcript for the Canadian General Standards Board Video

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Every day, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) contributes to the quality of life by setting standards and providing certification services that improve the health and safety of all Canadians.

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Organic Agriculture, Consensus, Petroleum, Assessment, Conformity, Non-Destructive Testing, ISO 9001, Furniture, Transparency, Clothing, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, National Flag of Canada, First Responders, Openness, Textile Flammability, Glass, ISO 14001Geomatics, Organic Aquaculture, Marine Safety, Food Safety.

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We support the Government of Canada by providing access to standardization tools which help keep programs efficient and effective.

Our performance based product standards support Canada's economic growth and promote Canadian innovation.

From protective equipment for our first responders, to the food we buy for our families and even the standards for our Canadian flag, our work has a positive daily impact on our lives.

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Biofuels, Remanufactured Toner Cartridges, Environmental Sustainability, Environment, Green.

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We help meet greening government objectives, raise the bar for quality products and services, and keeps Canadians safe by providing environmental, quality, and health and safety certifications.

Our certification programs reflect the best of what the international community has to offer, and our standards development process engages stakeholders and supports the interests of Canadians.

Over the years, thousands of technical experts have contributed to our activities to help ensure that our knowledge is passed on to future generations.

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Canadian General Standards Board. Innovation. Expertise. Success.

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The Canadian General Standards Board. Built on innovation, expertise and success!

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