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The Standards Council of Canada

55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5 Canada

+1 613 238 3222


Since 1970, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has been a leader and Canada’s voice on standards and accreditation on the national and international stage. We drive collaboration and build relationships, promote Canadian priorities, and connect our stakeholders to global networks and resources. Everything we do is aimed at improving Canadians’ quality of life and economic prosperity.

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The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is well respected in Canada and around the world and consistently delivers high-quality and rigorous accreditation services.

As a member of and signatory to the International Accreditation Forum(link is external) (IAF), the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation(link is external) (ILAC), the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation(link is external) (APAC), and the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation(link is external) (IAAC), SCC can assess according to the ISO standards and is subject to regular evaluation itself.  Accreditation by SCC establishes confidence in the services delivered by certification bodies.

The benefits of accreditation are many. Accreditation can help:

  • Improve your product’s or system’s quality and safety
  • Demonstrate your market accountability
  • Bring you global recognition
  • Reduce costs and increase efficiency
  • Reduce your risk
  • Offer you a competitive advantage

SCC is a full member of IAF and ILAC.

The Public Sector Assurance website(link is external) has been launched by ILAC, IAF, ISO, IEC and IIOC to demonstrate the value of accredited conformity assessment. This site includes case studies which illustrate how regulators can use accredited conformity assessment results to fulfill their policy objectives. 

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As Canada’s voice on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), SCC promotes national priorities by ensuring we have an influential voice at the table shaping the international standards of tomorrow. We provide Canadians with a gateway to international standards development and conformity assessment. We coach and support Canadian businesses and innovators in the international standards development process to ensure Canada leads the way in international markets.

As Canada’s leading accreditation organization, we ensure conformity assessment bodies meet the highest national and international standards against nationally and internationally recognized standards.

SCC is a respected national leader in accreditation. We have built our reputation on making it our job to ensure conformity assessment bodies and standards development organizations demonstrate technical competence, reliability and integrity against nationally and internationally recognized standards.

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