Electrical Codes & Standards

Currently in Force

The following codes in the Electrical discipline are currently in force:

  • CSA C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code (23rd Edition) - Declared in force on January 1, 2016
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 5th Edition, 2015 - Declared in force on January 1, 2016
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 5th Edition, 2016 - Declared in force on May 1, 2017

Codes and Standards Available for Purchase

The following codes and standards are available for purchase:

  • CSA C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code (23rd Edition) - (Available for purchase from Canadian Standards Association)
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 5th Edition, 2015 (to purchase)
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 5th Edition, 2016 (to purchase)

Historical Code Timeline

CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code

  • CSA C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code (23rd Edition): Declared in force on January 1, 2016.
  • CSA C22.1-12 Canadian Electrical Code (22nd Edition): In force from October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015.
  • CSA C22.1-09 Canadian Electrical Code (21st Edition): In force from September 1, 2009, to September 30, 2013.
  • CSA C22.1-06 Canadian Electrical Code (20th Edition): In force from September 1, 2006, to August 31, 2009.
  • CSA C22.1-02 Canadian Electrical Code (19th Edition): In force from September 1, 2002, to August 31, 2006.
  • CSA C22.1-1998 Canadian Electrical Code (18th Edition): In force from November 1, 1999, to August 31, 2002.

Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities

  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 5th Edition, 2015: Declared in force on January 1, 2016.
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 4th Edition, 2012: In force from October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015.
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 3rd Edition, 2006: In force from September 1, 2006, to September 30, 2013.
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 2nd Edition, 2002: In force from September 1, 2002, to August 31, 2006.
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 1st Edition, 1999: In force from November 1, 1999, to August 31, 2002.

Alberta Electrical Utility Code

  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 5th Edition, 2016: Declared in force on May 1, 2017.
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 4th Edition, 2013: In force from October 1, 2013, to April 30, 2017.
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 3rd Edition, 2007: In force from March 1, 2008, to September 30, 2013.
  • Alberta Electrical and Communication Utility Code, 2nd Edition, 2002: In force from September 1, 2002, to February 29, 2008.
  • Alberta Electrical and Communication Utility Code, 1st Edition, 1999: In force from November 1, 1999, to August 31, 2002.
  • Date modified: 2018-02-01