List of Product Lab Testing Companies in Canada: Our Top 9 Picks

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Looking for a product lab testing company in Canada? In this guide, we list some of Canada’s leading testing firms, offering compliance testing services for apparel, electronics, medical devices, and many other products. In addition, we also list their main product areas and services.

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Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is an organization dedicated to safety, social good, and sustainability.

The company mainly offers testing, certification, marking, and value-add services for 9 categories of products to worldwide customers, including electrical appliances, energy storage, information and communications technology, lighting, medical devices, personal protective equipment, tools, and outdoor equipment.

CSA has also developed more than 3,000 standards for electronics, medical devices, and other consumer products. These standards are approved by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Covered Product Categories

  • Household appliances
  • Commercial appliances
  • Consumer electronics
  • Wiring devices
  • LED lamps
  • Communications networks
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Medical devices

Services

  • ANSI standards testing
  • CSA standards testing
  • CSA standards development

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1919
  • Locations: Toronto

HQ Address: 178 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M9W 1R3, Canada

QPS Evaluation Services

QPS Evaluation Services is an accredited independent third-party testing company founded in 1995, headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

QPS Evaluation Services provides testing, certification, and field evaluation services for household appliances, electronic products, lightings, medical devices, and other industrial equipment, according to the Canadian, US, European and international standards and codes, such as IECEE CB scheme certificates, and IECEx scheme certificates.

QPS Evaluation Services also has offices in various locations in the US and Europe including California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina in the US, Italy, France, and Switzerland.

In addition, the company also provides field evaluation and inspection services for products that are marketed to the Canadian and US markets for customers located anywhere in the world.

Covered Product Categories

  • Medical devices
  • Information communication technology
  • Motors and generators
  • Industrial equipment
  • Household appliances
  • Lighting and electric products

Services

  • OSHA testing
  • ISO/IEC testing
  • A2LA certification
  • IAS certification
  • EPA certification
  • MSHA certification

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1995
  • Locations: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and others

HQ Address: 178 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M9W 1R3, Canada

Element

Headquartered in London, Element is a trans-national lab testing and accreditation agency with more than 50 branches all across North America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. The company is experienced in the industries of consumer goods, medical devices, green energy, and other fields.

Currently, Element has set up 11 branches within Canada in the following cities:

  • Calgary
  • Cambridge
  • Edmonton
  • Fort St.John
  • Grande Prairie
  • Lloydminster
  • Montreal
  • Toronto (3 labs)
  • Vancouver

Each lab focuses on providing testing services for one industry or certain categories of products. For example, the lab in Toronto specialised in furniture fire testing and building materials testing. Testing items include:

  • Failure analysis
  • Immersion
  • Specification compliance
  • Thermal performance
  • Mattress flammability and open flame compliance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Mechanical properties

The testing programs are carried out in accordance with Canadian National Building Codes, international building codes, or requirements set by the international recognised standards such as ANSI, ASTM and EN standards.

  Covered Product Categories

  • Medical devices
  • Furniture
  • Building materials
  • Electronics
  • Information technology products

Services

  • Coating testing
  • Chemical analysis
  • Corrosion services
  • Impact testing
  • Metal testing
  • Thermal performance testing

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1827
  • Locations: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and others

HQ Address: 2395 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON, L4K 1B3, Canada

QAI Laboratories

QAI Laboratories was founded in 1994 in Burnaby, Canada. The company provides independent third-party testing, inspection, and certification services mainly for the electronic, electric, and building industries.

More specifically, QAI Laboratories offers products’ testing, test plan formulation, quality documentation preparation, professional engineer evaluation reports, and code agency submittal services.

QAI Laboratories services are accredited by some respected international accreditation bodies including the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and the International Accreditation Services (IAS)

Currently, QAI Laboratories operates in several countries and cities in the world, including Canada, the US, China, and Korea.

Covered Product Categories

  • Electronic products
  • Building materials

Services

  • ICC-ES and Code Approvals
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing
  • China Wireless SRRC Certification
  • China Compulsory Certification (CCC)

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1994
  • Locations: Toronto, Burnaby

HQ Address: 3980 North Fraser Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5J 5K5, Canada

UL Canada

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is a global safety certification company providing lab testing services for a wide range of products and industries. UL was founded in 1894 in Illinois, United States, and currently has 7 branch offices all across Canada.

UL Canada provides lab testing services, UL Mark certification, technical training, field certifications, evaluation reports, industry consultation, and other services to customers for a wide range of industries and products.

UL has established standards for electronic products and building materials since 2008 and continues to develop new standards. You can check UL standards for Canada via the UL Standards Bulletins.

Covered Product Categories

  • Electronic products
  • Building materials
  • Consumer products

Services

  • UL Mark certification
  • Electromagnetic compatibility testing
  • ISO/IEC testing

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1894
  • Locations: Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Montreal, Truro, and Vancouver

HQ Address: 7 Underwriters Road, Toronto, Ontario M1R 3A9, Canada

TÜV SÜD Canada

TÜV SÜD is an internationally accredited certification and testing company for a wide range of products and management systems. TÜV SÜD was established in the year of 1866 in Germany and has expanded worldwide to more than 50 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia.

TÜV SÜD Canada provides certification, auditing, inspection, training, consulting, and testing services in various sectors and industries such as healthcare, mechanical engineering, information technology, and other heavy industries.

Covered Product Categories

  • Automobiles
  • Medical devices

Services

  • Product testing
  • ISO/TS Certification
  • ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation
  • SCC Accreditation
  • JAS-ANZ Accreditation
  • OHSAS 18001 Management System Certification

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1866
  • Locations: Ontario, Quebec

HQ Address: 1229 Ringwell Drive, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8T8, Canada

Intertek Canada

Intertek Canada’s history traces back to 1888 when the first chemical lab was established in Montreal. Today, Intertek Canada provides testing, inspection, certification, auditing and technical training to a wide range of products and industries, including information communications technology, lighting, electronic wireless products, medical devices, packaging, sports goods, clothing and textiles, footwear, furniture, toys and children’s products, home decors, cosmetics, and food contact materials

Currently, the company has more than 600 staff and industry experts spread in 25 laboratories and offices across Canada, providing regulatory and compliance consulting services, such as electrical safety testing services, FCM testing services for products in North America, REACH testing and consulting for EU, and more.

Covered Product Categories

  • Apparel
  • Food contact materials
  • Toys
  • Furniture
  • Household appliances
  • Lighting

Services

  • EMC/EMI testing
  • REACH testing
  • Canada chemical testing
  • Field Labelling of Electrical Equipment (SPE-1000)

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1866
  • Locations:

HQ Address: 7326 10th Street NE, Suite 330, Calgary, AB T2E 8W1, Canada

SGS Canada

SGS is one of the world’s leading third-party verification and testing companies since 1878. SGS originated from Switzerland and has expanded its operations to 28 countries in 5 continents in the past hundred years, having more than 94,000 employees and 2,600 offices and laboratories.

SGS Canada initiated in 1948, first providing services for the agricultural industry. After the development of the past several decades, SGS Canada’s business has stretched to various departments and sectors, providing technical lab testing service and accreditation for engineering, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

Some innovations from SGS Canada include DNA fingerprinting, metals speciation, and quality water testing.

Covered Product Categories

  • Cosmetics
  • Jewelry
  • Food contact materials
  • Children’s products
  • Kitchenware
  • Textiles
  • Electronics

Services

  • Electrical and electronic products testing
  • Consumer products testing
  • Food certification marks
  • IECEE testing

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1878
  • Locations:

HQ Address: Ground Floor – West Wing, 5825 Explorer Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 5P6, Canada

Eurofins Scientific

Eurofins is a French company that was established in 1987. The company mainly provides lab testing and accreditation for clients across multiple industries, mainly focused in the fields of consumer products, food, and environmental, involving products like cosmetic products, food contact materials, and medical supplies.

Currently, Eurofins employs more than 45,000 employees in 47 countries, working in 800 laboratories, including 4 in Canada.

Covered Product Categories

  • Cosmetics
  • Food contact materials
  • Medical supplies
  • Medicines

Services

  • Consumer product testing
  • Cosmetics testing
  • Electronic and electrical products testing
  • Food safety testing
  • Pharmaceutical testing
  • Medical cannabis testing
  • Bioanalytical testing
  • Clinical trials testing
  • Environment testing

Company Information

  • Year of Registration: 1987
  • Locations: Ottawa, Montreal, Kingston

HQ Address: 1111 Flint Rd., Unit 36, Downsview, M3J 3C7, Ontario, Canada

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  • 2 Responses to “List of Product Lab Testing Companies in Canada: Our Top 9 Picks

    1. muhammad amjad at 11:50 pm

      Respected Sir (Compliancegate)

      I am veterinarian and our team is doing research on different chemicals used to prepare medicines.

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      Description About Triptolide: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Triptolide

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      Please help me to get one laser device check and see if is quality for CSA

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