Reconciliation Agreements

Once negotiated by technical working groups, Reconciliation Agreements are then ‘endorsed’ by the RCT. Endorsement is an important administrative step in the reconciliation process whereby RCT representatives of the participating Parties to the Reconciliation Agreement ‘endorse’ that the content of the Agreement meets the requirements of the CFTA. By endorsing an Agreement, RCT representatives also indicate their consent to having the Reconciliation Agreement sent to their Parties for signature, if their Party has a measure to reconcile and have not taken an exception.

While an important step, the endorsement of a Reconciliation Agreement by an RCT representative does not bind the representative’s government to the Agreement. An Agreement must be signed (ratified) by government for it to come into effect in that jurisdiction.

Reconciliation Agreement Implementation Status Report - April 30, 2024

Entry-level Training for Commercial Drivers (Class 1) Reconciliation Agreement (2021)

Negotiated by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) at the direction of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety (COMT), this Reconciliation Agreement outlines provincial and territorial commitments to implement a National Safety Code (NSC) standard, “NSC-16 – Commercial Truck Driver EntryLevel Training (Class 1)”. NSC-16 sets out minimum standards for commercial truck driver entrylevel
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Pan Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Reconciliation Agreement (2020)

The Pan Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Reconciliation Agreement is an umbrella regulatory reconciliation agreement which covers reconciliation of seven different types of Fall Protection equipment. It also provides scope for future reconciliation work focusing on personal protective equipment (PPE); occupational exposure limits; and safety training. The Agreement allows for future reconciled items to be added through individual schedules without
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Aquaculture Site Marking Reconciliation Agreement (2019)

In Canada, aquaculture sites are marked using buoys on the water surface. The placement of these buoys are regulated federally by Transport Canada and in some cases, also regulated by Provinces and Territories. The federal site marking requirements ensure the safety of waterway users. Federal approval is required to operate an aquaculture site in navigable waters and the site marking
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Construction Codes Reconciliation Agreement (2019)

Construction Codes are technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings and for the use, alteration, maintenance, changes of use and demolition of existing buildings. They include standards for building, fire safety, plumbing and energy efficiency. They are made effective within provinces and territories and are based on National Codes. National Codes, which include the National Building Code
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Energy Efficiency Requirements for Household Appliances Reconciliation Agreement (2019)

In an effort to reduce and eliminate, to the extent possible, barriers to the interprovincial trade of household appliances, the federal, provincial, and territorial governments have committed to working together to align the energy efficiency regulations for household appliances, and agree to maintain alignment moving forward. Using the CFTA Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT), implicated jurisdictions have agreed to
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Extra-Provincial/Territorial Corporate Registration and Reporting Reconciliation Agreement (2019)

Governments have committed to reconcile the differences in corporate registration and reporting requirements between jurisdictions in order to alleviate the burden placed on businesses seeking to expand their operations across the country. The Extra-Provincial/Territorial Corporate Registration and Reporting Reconciliation Agreement outlines their commitment to develop and implement the Multi-jurisdictional Registry Access Service (the “MRAS”), a scalable and adaptable digital solution
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Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Reconciliation Agreement (2019)

The Governments of Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, and Canada have negotiated a Reconciliation Agreement (“Agreement”) to eliminate red tape and reconcile regulatory measures that act as a barrier to the trade of upholstered and stuffed articles within Canada. The Agreement was negotiated by technical experts and endorsed by the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement
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CRN for Pressure Equipment Reconciliation Agreement (2018)

A Canadian Registration Number (CRN) is a registration number issued by a Canadian province or territory, or their delegated safety authority, indicating that the design and specifications of pressure equipment has been reviewed and registered for use in that province or territory. The design and specifications for pressure equipment must comply with provincial and territorial regulations. Manufacturers must obtain a
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Inspection Requirements for Produce Reconciliation Agreement (2018)

Whereas the Governments of Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut resolve to: PROMOTE an open, efficient, and stable domestic market for long-term job creation, economic growth, and stability; REDUCE AND ELIMINATE, to the extent possible, barriers to the free movement of persons,
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Occupational Health and Safety Reconciliation Agreement (2018)

One of the first regulatory reconciliation agreements negotiated by technical experts and endorsed by the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT) is an agreement on national common standards for specific areas of personal protective equipment and first aid kit contents. It was negotiated from August to December 2018 with all federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions participating. When fully implemented, the
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Organic Labelling for Aquaculture Products Reconciliation Agreement (2018)

Whereas the Governments of Canada, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick. Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut resolve to: PROMOTE an open, efficient, and stable domestic market for long-term job creation, economic growth, and stability; REDUCE AND ELIMINATE, to the extent possible, barriers to the free movement of persons,
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Weight Allowances for Wide Base Single Tires Reconciliation Agreement (2018)

One of the first items for regulatory reconciliation across jurisdictions is a provision to align weight limits within jurisdictions for Wide Base Single (WBS) Tires and more traditional Dual Tires. Aligning allowable weights is intended to make the use of the WBS tires more practical for the transportation sector. WBS tires are single wide tires that can be used in
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