BNQ, partner to businesses


In business for over 50 years, the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) is the central body for standardization, certification and distribution of information on standards. 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.

  • Ready-Mix Concrete

    Aware of the value added associated with a certified product and the resulting credibility, many clients require concrete from a plant holding valid certificate of compliance issued by the BNQ.

  • Funeral service providers

    A certified funeral service provider represents a secure value for the customers, who will not hesitate to have confidence in it. The decision to have your enterprise certified by the BNQ is therefore the best decision to stand out with your clientele.

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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 travailHuman resources

    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
    flechesHealth 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
    flechesChristmas Trees
    flechesCompostable plastics
    flechesDust Control Agents
    flechesMiel 100 % Québec
    flechesNeck Protectors
    flechesReady-Mix Concrete
    flechesRemarkable Employer
    flechesSpas - Customer service
  • 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 50 years.

    Usine de biscuitsFSSC 22000

    Obtain recognized safety certificates to meet customer requirements.  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 9001
    flechesRecycled-Content Products
    flechesResponsible Event Management
    flechesWork-Family Balance

Events and News

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: For the FSC® Controlled Wood audit Norbord inc., Division La Sarre

The Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) will carry out a voluntary-based public consultation, from April 27 to June 8, 2017 inclusively, with parties interested in the organization Norbord inc., Division La Sarre, 210, 9e Avenue Est, C. P. 280S, La Sarre (Québec) J9Z 2X5, as part of their certification according to the standard: Requirements for Sourcing FSC® Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1).

For more information on public consultation, click here.

NEW STANDARD: Geotechnical Site Investigation for Building Foundations in Permafrost Zones (CAN/BNQ 2501-500)

February 20, 2017 - New national standard will help ensure infrastructure resiliency in Canada’s North.

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) today announced the publication of a new National Standard of Canada (NSC) that will help ensure that infrastructure built in Canada’s North is adequately prepared for the uncertainties of a changing climate.

CAN/BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical Site Investigations for Building Foundations in Permafrost Zones, is the fifth standard developed through the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI). Click here to press release.

Commencement of work for the revision of the standard Healthy Enterprise

February 8, 2017 – The Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) and Groupe entreprises en santé (Groupe) are pleased to announce that work will soon begin on the review of the standard Healthy Enterprise (BNQ 9700-800). That review will lead to the creation of a National Standard of Canada that will benefit every organization across the country.

The BNQ would like to thank Groupe entreprises en santé for its efforts to secure the funding required to carry out this important project, as well as the invaluable financial partners who have agreed to participate in this undertaking: Desjardins Assurances, Lundbeck, Great-West and the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.
For additional information, click here.