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 align their respective regulations by reconciling differences. This will provide consumers and industry with certainty and clarity, over the long term, regarding the energy efficiency rules for household appliances including:
- clothes washers and dryers
- microwave ovens
- ovens and ranges
Regulatory differences between the Government of Canada, Ontario, Manitoba, and Quebec have been reconciled, where they exist. British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick have committed to making changes in their respective energy efficiency regulations in order to achieve regulatory alignment across the country.
Once completed, all jurisdictions in Canada will be following the same energy efficiency standards for household appliances.