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November 2016: Legislative Review for Canada

In their November/December 2016 issue, Sprinkler Age magazine featured its Annual Legislative Review for Canada. This summary of legislation and codes offers an overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry in individual Canadian provinces. The information was obtained from a survey mailed to the fire marshals in all 10 provinces. Listed below are the responses and findings for Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. A dash (-) indicates no response.

PROVINCE

PROVINCE

CODE

ADOPTION

ADDITIONAL

NFPA

STANDARDS

NFPA 13

EDITION

ADOPTED

LOCAL

JURISDICTION

CAN USE

LATEST NFPA 13

EDITION

MINIMUM

BASE OR A

MIN/MAX FOR

ENDORSEMENT

Alberta

2014 Alberta Bg. Code

(amended 2010 NBCC)

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2013

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

British Columbia

2012 BC Bg. Code

(amended 2010 NBCC)

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2013

Yes

Min/Max

Manitoba

2010 NBCC with 2011 Manitoba Amended

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2007

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

New Brunswick

2010 NBCC

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2010

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

Newfoundland

2010 NBCC & NFPA 101

13D, 13R, 14, 20

Latest

Yes

Minimum

Nova Scotia

2010 NBCC

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2013

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

Ontario

2012 Ontario Building Code (amended 2010 NBCC)

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2013

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

Prince Edward Island

2010 NBCC & NFPA 1 & 101 (NBCC Province not Authority)

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2013

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

Quebec

2015 Quebec Construction Code (amended 2010 NBCC)

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2007

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

Saskatchewan

2010 NBCC with 2013Saskatchewan amended

13D, 13R, 14, 20

2007

Yes, W/AHJ approval

Minimum

CANADA INSPECTION, TESTING & MAINTENANCE AND SEISMIC PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS

 

Required for those who perform inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems

Seismic protection required on fire sprinkler systems

PROVINCE

 

NICET

LEVEL II

NICET

LEVEL III

NO REQ.

YES/NO

Alberta

N

N

No Req.

Only in active seismic areas

British Columbia

N

N

-

Yes

Manitoba

N

N

Prov. Req.

Only in active seismic areas

New Brunswick

N

N

No Req.

Only in active seismic areas

Newfoundland

N

N

No Req.

Only in active seismic areas

Nova Scotia

N

N

No Req.

Only in active seismic areas

Ontario

N

N

No Req.

Only in active seismic areas

Prince Edward Island

N

N

No Req.

Only in active seismic areas

Quebec

N

N

Prov. Req.

Only in active seismic areas

Saskatchewan

N

N

No Req.

Only in active seismic areas

Risk Logic, Inc. can be of assistance regarding fire protection Codes and Regulations. We can ensure that the above codes, as well as NFPA and FM Global standards, are being followed to avoid a major property loss.