Since 2017 we have adopted the Canadian Standards Association CAN/CSA A770-16 Home Inspection Standard.
This Standard specifies minimum requirements for a home inspection and provides information for performing an inspection on dwellings. These inspections are typically carried out on single family homes of any building configuration, often, although not necessarily, as part of a real estate transaction.
The Standard provides important and practical requirements on what items are to be inspected as part of a home inspection, and it was developed through the collaboration of home inspectors, regulators, consumer agencies, and various technical specialists.
The standard was developed, in part, with the financial support of Service Alberta, British Columbia Office of Housing and Construction Standards, Manitoba Securities Commission, Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, and Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan.