Site: Measurement Canada - Stoney Creek office
Service: Weights and Measures Device Examinations
|Record #: BTN3370||Last Full Update: 26 Feb 2016|
|Toll Free Phone||Weights and Measures: 1-877-761-5438
Electricity and Gas Measurement Complaints: 1-877-325-3996
|TTY Phone||Government of Canada central TTY number: 1-800-465-7735|
|Social Media|| Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/industrycanada
|Located In Community||Stoney Creek|
|Address & Map||
251 Arvin Ave
Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L9
|Intersection||Green Rd and Barton St|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Agency and Service Names|
|Former Name||Canada. Industry Canada|
|Description (Agency)||The department of the Government of Canada with a mandate of fostering a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy.|
|Legal Status||(40) Federal Government|
|Primary Executive||Preciosa Baganha, District Manager, Weights and Measures; Phone: (Business) 519-680-2843; Fax: 519-680-7759|
|Alternate Executive||Andrew Condos, Provincial Manager, Electricity and Gas|
|Description and Service Details|
|Description (Service)||Measurement Canada monitors the accuracy of measuring devices, such as gas pumps, meters and scales, through a variety of inspections and compliance improvement strategies. The agency also investigates complaints of suspected inaccurate measurement and institutes corrective action where necessary.
Inspections are part of a thorough process of measuring device evaluation, approval, and monitoring to ensure consumer and business confidence in the fairness and accuracy of measurement-based financial transactions.
Before being placed into service, measuring devices such as gas pumps or scales must be inspected and certified to be measuring accurately. Electricity or natural gas meters are subject to individual initial inspection or a sampling program designed by Measurement Canada.
Inspections are required at set intervals for measuring devices used in retail and wholesale petroleum * dairy * retail food * fishing * logging * grain and field crops * mining.
Electricity and gas meters are also subject to mandatory inspection frequencies, most of which are re-inspected on the basis of sampling.
The majority of these inspections are performed by authorized service providers.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Brant County ; Haldimand County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Niagara Region ; South-Western District also covers Bruce, Chatham-Kent, Dufferin, Essex, Grey, Middlesex, Waterloo, Wellington|
|Application||Contact for information.|
|Languages||English ; French - available at toll-free numbers|
|Fees||Service - varies by service|
|Categories and Classification|
|Service Categories||Consumer Disclosure Laws ; Government Consumer Protection Agencies ; Weights and Measures|