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Sector

Device

Period

Segment Definition

Dairy Sector

Weighing machines

2 years

Non-retail trade transactions of raw milk, fluid milk, powdered milk, cream, butter, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other milk-based products (secteur des produits laitiers)

Downstream Petroleum Sector

Weighing machines

2 years

Trade transactions of petroleum-based products between petroleum refineries, gas processing facilities, wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers, such as gasolines, diesel fuels, home heating fuels, lubricating oils, aviation fuels, greases, waxes, bunker, bitumen, butane, ethane, pentane, propane, and alternative fuels for use in motor vehicles to deliver direct propulsion. Transactions of crude oil, natural gas, and sulfur are excluded from this sector (secteur pétrolier aval)

Fishing and Fish Products Sector

Weighing machines

1 year

Non-retail trade transactions of fin fish, shell fish and marine vegetation and animals, including seals but no other furry animals, harvested or gathered from ocean or inland waters or aquaculture farms, and of the products and by-products resulting from the processing of these harvested and gathered products (secteur de la pêche et des produits de la pêche)

Forestry Sector

Weighing machines

1 year

Trade transactions of forest products such as trees, logs, wood, and wood products and by-products; excluding recycled paper in its untreated form, methyl alcohol, and wood resins (secteur forestier)

Grain and Field 
Crop Sector

Weighing machines 
used in the grain and field crop sector and used in grain elevators not licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission

2 years

Non-retail trade transactions of cereal grains, oil seeds, grain corn, wheat, forage, hay, dry field peas, beans, seeds for these field crops, feeds, and grain storage services offered in country or terminal elevators. Transactions under the fruit and vegetables sector are excluded from this sector (secteur des grains et des grandes cultures)

 

Grain and Field 
Crop Sector

Weighing machine used in a grain elevator licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission

 1 year

Mining Sector

Weighing machines

2 years

Non-retail trade transactions of metal and non-metal ores, refined ores and their transformed products traded on the basis of measurement, as well as refined precious metals and precious stones. Products produced from subsequent refining of precious metal and precious stones, scrap metal, and transactions under the quarry and sand pits sector are excluded from the mining sector (secteur des mines)

Retail Food Sector

Weighing machines

5 years

Trade transactions in all retail food businesses, including grocery stores, supermarkets, delicatessens and ethnic food stores, natural food stores, butcher shops, farmers = markets, fish and seafood retailers, fruit and vegetables retailers, coffee retailers, and specialty candy and nuts retailers. Excluded from this sector are related food service market segments such as the branded restaurants and the institutional food services which includes catering and distribution (secteur des aliments au détail)

Retail Petroleum Sector

Weighing machines

2 years

Retail trade transactions of petroleum products, including transactions of gasoline and diesel fuels at service stations and card/key lock facilities; of gasoline and diesel fuels for water craft at marinas; of aviation fuel for light aircraft at local airports; and of residential heating fuel oil delivered by truck. The sector also includes retail transactions of alternative fuels use in motor vehicles to deliver direct propulsion, and of propane (secteur pétrolier au détail)

 

The following pages provide an overview of the change in legislation and how your business can ensure compliance.

When does the amended Weights and Measures Act come into force?

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About Measurement Canada’s Recent Amendments to the Weights & Measures Regulations

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How do the changes affect my business?

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Sectors and devices affected by Weights and Measures Regulation changes

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Measurement Canada's Role

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First Mandatory Inspection Due Date

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What can I do to ensure I'm compliant with the change in regulations?

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What is the procedure to get the certificate of compliance?

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Regular Calibration vs Ministry Compliance Certification

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How will Avery Weigh-Tronix help me ensure compliance with changes in Weights and Measures regulations?

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