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Regulatory announcements

Amendments to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations typically follow this public consultation process.

  1. Initial notice: Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of an amendment to the Regulations is posted in the Forward Regulatory Plan for the Energy Efficiency Regulations.
  2. Pre-consultation: technical bulletins and webinars are posted on the Natural Resources Canada website.
  3. Pre-publication: proposed regulations are pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a public comment period.
  4. Publication: final version, including revisions and effective dates, is published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Current regulatory proposals

Notice of intent to align Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016, for energy efficiency and testing standards of refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and clothes dryers with those of the United States Department of Energy – Updated notice published on August 19, 2023 in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Pre-consultations and technical bulletins for next amendments.

Published regulations

Amendment 17 - published December 21, 2022 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 16  - published June 12, 2019 in the Canada Gazette, Part II. 

Amendment 15  - published June 12, 2019 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 14  - published October 31, 2018 in the Canada Gazette, Part II. 

Amendment 13  - published December 28, 2016 in the Canada Gazette, Part II. 

Amendment 12B  - published January 15, 2014 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 12  - published November 9, 2011 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 11 - published on October 12, 2011 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 10  - published December 24, 2008 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 9  - published November 15, 2006 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 8  - published September 22, 2004 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 7  - published October 8, 2003 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 6  - published April 23, 2003 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 5  - published May 9, 2001 in Canada Gazette, Part II.

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