Building Code Training for Canadians

Southeast College

A comprehensive home study of the National Building Code of Canada 2010, for one and two unit dwellings. Successful completion of this course is recognized by the Province of Saskatchewan as equivalent to the Building Official License Class 1 examination.

For more information, see course description at Southeast College

To register, please call the Weyburn Campus at 306-848-2500

BSL Training

Saskatchewan Government Relations, Building Standards and Licensing

Legislative Framework

A two-day workshop, offered annually, that reviews The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (the UBAS Act), The Uniform Building and Accessibility Regulations (the UBAS Regulations) and The Building and Accessibility Standards Administration Regulations (the BASA Regulations).

UBAS Act, Part V Workshop

An annual one-day workshop to develop a better understanding of the requirements of The UBAS Act as it relates to the enforcement of the NBC.
For more information, contact BSL at 306-787-4113 or

Codes Canada

National Research Council Canada

NRC is developing a variety of products to inform code users about significant technical changes in the 2015 model codes. The information products include on-site seminars, handbooks, online presentations and workshops as described at

Free online presentations on the 2010 editions of Codes Canada publications, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011, and energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings incorporated into Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada 2010 provide detailed overviews of the major technical changes. These presentations are available at

WorkSafe Saskatchewan Training

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Workplace Inspection Training Course

This online course is for anyone whose duties involve workplace inspections, including managers, supervisors, safety personnel, occupational health committees and occupational health and safety representatives.

WHMIS 1988 for Saskatchewan Workers

This online course is for anyone who works with or could be exposed to hazardous materials at work. This course covers:

  • WHMIS introduction and regulations
  • WHMIS roles and responsibilities
  • WHMIS classes and symbols
  • Safe use and handling of controlled products
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

WHMIS 2015 for Saskatchewan Workers

This online course provides a basic introduction to the expected changes to WHMIS after the adoption GHS, creating WHMIS 2015. Participants will learn about the impacts of these changes for chemical suppliers and employers. Suppliers and employers will gain an appreciation for how they can start to prepare for WHMIS after GHS so that they can ensure as smooth a transition as possible.

For more information, see or registration form at

In addition to the WorkSafe Saskatchewan courses listed above, numerous other classroom and online courses are available at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety at

Guide to Building Codes Training in Canada

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

This guide provides a comprehensive list of building code training available in Canada. The guide is available at

Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association Courses

CASA offers live, online fire sprinkler technical seminars, in-person educational seminars, and fire sprinkler symposiums. For more information, see or contact CASA at

Building Energy Modelling

Natural Resources Canada

CAN-QUEST can be used to demonstrate performance path compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB 2011) and to support the design of high-performance commercial and institutional buildings. CAN-QUEST is recognized as the Canadian building energy simulation tool for modelling whole-building energy performance and compliance with the NECB 2011.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has developed two training courses that provinces and territories can modify for their local conditions and use to train professionals in their jurisdictions about working with CAN-QUEST:

  • a one-day introduction to the NECB 2011 and CAN-QUEST for the building owners and managers, building inspectors, city planners, architects, and engineers who will manage NECB 2011-compliant projects
  • a two-day, hands-on computer course that focuses on the software and the modelling process for the architects, engineers and technicians who will prepare building energy models to show compliance with the NECB 2011

CAN-QUEST training is coordinated across Canada by individual authorities having jurisdiction through their code offices and utilities, as well as through other stakeholder organizations with expertise in the building sector. For information about training scheduled in your area or about CAN-QUEST, contact NRCan at or 1-877-360-5500 (toll-free) or the sole licenced provider contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training at 1-800-461-7618 or or