"A standard is a code when it has been adopted by one or more governmental bodies and is enforceable by law, or when it has been incorporated into business contract" - ASME
Unlike standards, codes are required to be followed by law. Codes also help to increase safety of people, structures and infrastructure.
You can use the Standards & Code Guide below get more information on codes
Since codes are collections of laws, you need to determine whether they are federal, provincial, or municipal in topic.
Many laws are available online on government websites. However, CSA (Canadian Standards Association) publish other Canadian construction codes and standards, such as the Canadian Electrical Code must be followed by law. The Canadian Electrical Code can be found in TechStreet.
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