2018 Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I Adoption

Each province or territory determines for itself which edition of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I is referenced in its regulation, sometimes with amendments, depending on the situation.

This table indicates the 2018 CE Code, Part I adoption across Canada. It is recommended to contact the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to confirm which edition is in force.

Table 1: Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 Adoption (December 31, 2019)

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Province/territoryAuthority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)Adopted Code editionEffective Date*
AlbertaAlberta Municipal Affairs2018 CE CodeFebruary 1st, 2019
British ColumbiaBC Safety Authority2018 CE CodeJanuary 1, 2020
ManitobaManitoba Hydro2018 CE CodeOctober 1, 2018
City of Winnipeg2018 CE CodeOctober 1, 2018
New BrunswickProv. of NB. Dep of Public Safety2018 CE CodeNovember 4, 2019
Newfoundland and LabradorProvince of Newfoundland and Labrador2018 CE CodeJuly 2018
City of St. John’s2018 CE Code
Northwest TerritoriesNorthwest Territories Public Works and Services2018 CE CodeJune 2018
Nova ScotiaNova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education2018 CE CodeMay 1, 2018
NunavutNunavut Community and Government Services2015 CE CodeOctober 1, 2015
OntarioElectrical Safety Authority2018 CE CodeMay 5, 2018
Prince Edward islandPrince Edward Island Inspection Services2018 CE CodeJanuary 1, 2019
QuébecRégie du Bâtiment du Québec2015 CE CodeOctober 1, 2018 transitional period until April 1, 2019
SaskatchewanSaskPower2018 CE CodeApril 1, 2019
YukonYukon Department of Community Services2018 CE CodeApril 1, 2019

*It is recommended to contact the Authority Having Jurisdiction to confirm which edition is in force.

This table will be updated as provinces adopt new code standards.