In business for over 60 years, the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) is the central body for standardization and certification. The BNQ supports the business, industrial, social and regulatory communities with its normative innovations. It acts as Québec’s spokesperson on the Standards Council of Canada.

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  • Femme à l'ordinateurTo make it easier to search among its multitude of standards, the BNQ has grouped them in a dozen sectors representing Québec’s industrial fabric. No matter whether they are civil engineering, agri-food or health and safety standards, all the standards written by the BNQ can be found under one of the twelve tabs.

    All you have to do is choose your sector!

    Équipe de travailHealth at work

    Standards dedicated to employee wellness make it easier to retain and attract human resources.  fleches

    AsphaltageCivil engineering

    The various standards and regulations ensure the safety of workers and users.  fleches

    flechesBusiness management
    flechesCustomer service
    flechesProtect and safety
    flechesSustainable development
  • Homme pensifTo support your innovation by establishing a reliable common knowledge base. To structure your market or your economic sector while creating a climate of trust. To increase your productivity. To benefit from a standards development process recognized internationally according to ISO rules.

    Collègues de travailHealthy Enterprise

    This standard seeks to maintains and improve health and wellness in the workplace.   fleches

    Résidence isoléeWastewater treatment

    This standard sets the performance requirements for wastewater treatment systems of isolated dwellings.   fleches

    flechesBNQ 21000
    flechesDust Control Agents
    flechesNeck Protectors
    flechesReady-Mix Concrete
    flechesRemarkable Employer
  • FemmeYou want to prove to your customers, suppliers, employees and investors that you use the industry’s best practices, that you are determined to be more productive and that you stand out from the competition.

    Obtain BNQ certification, a sign of confidence for over 60 years.


    Meet your customers' quality and food safety requirements through certification.  fleches

    EntrepreneurNovoclimat contractors and professionals

    Obtain recognition for your competencies in construction or ventilation.  fleches

    flechesCertification Program for Forestry Enterprise Management Practices
    flechesFuneral Service Providers
    flechesISO 50001
    flechesISO 9001
    flechesResponsible Event Management
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    Newsletters (French only)

    Introduced in June 2017, the BNQ newsletter covers a variety of subjects and reaches out to a wide audience, from informed consumers to businesses and public agencies seeking to adopt the best practices in their field. Since December 2019, the newsletter has been presented according to our different business sectors; Agri-Food, Environment, Forestry, Protection and Safety, and Health at Work. The sectors of activity are covered randomly based on the news, hot topics and past and future events. The newsletter also lists the latest organizations to have obtained a certificate from the BNQ because we take great pride in our clients’ success!

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    flechesNovember 2023

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Events and News

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Launching of the public review for the draft standard related to geotechnical site investigations of buildings and structures foundations in permafrost zones

A technical committee, composed of engineering and geotechnical experts, scientists, regulatory authorities and members of communities of Canada’s northern territories, has updated the requirements applicable to the planning, conducting and reporting of results from geo... lire la suite

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PUBLIC REVIEW: BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical Site Investigations for Foundations of Building or Structure in Permafrost Zones

Public review is an important step in developing a normative document because it gives everyone an opportunity to comment on how the document can be improved. This way, future document users and those interested in the subject can make their voices heard. Downloadable ... lire la suite