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Regulations of Nunavut


Please be advised that the synopsis has been supplied for information purposes only and should not be considered as the interpretation of the rules and regulations. Users are advised to send an enquiry to or directly consult with the safety authority of each province/territory before making any decisions that may have critical consequences. Acetake Group assumes no liability for the use or misuse of the information herein.


Office of the Chief Boiler and Gas Inspector (OCBGI)

Office of the Chief Boiler and Gas Inspector (OCBGI) is the authority for safety programs related to pressure equipment and gas in the province.


1. Pressure Vessels and Pressure Piping

Pressure equipment exemptions and requirements of Nunavut are controlled under Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulations R-006-93 ( see Pressure Vessels and Pressure Piping Regulations under Links).


Office of the Chief Boiler and Gas Inspector (OCBGI), issues permits, inspections and registration for boiler, pressure vessel following the requirements of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act.


In Nunavut, registered Stationary Engineers are required for the operation of boilers over 30 KW and installed in commercial and multi-unit residential buildings (single family and duplex homes are excluded). The OCBGI registers and conducts qualification examination of Stationary Engineers. It also conducts boiler safety examinations for Class Engineers 1st through 5th of the National system.


Registration renewal is required every three years.


Registration and Examination of Pressure Welders is done by the OCBGI and the registration is renewed annually.


To CRN register a boiler or pressure vessel, the manufacturer must submit the required documents to the chief mechanical inspector to ACIC for registration. In addition, a permit is required for all boiler and pressure vessel with a capacity over 30 KW or over .06 cubic meters.


Boilers and pressure vessels require one annual external inspection and Internal inspection is at the discretion of the chief boiler inspector.


Inspections made by a duly incorporated insurance company may be accepted in lieu of inspections made by the department.


CRN Registration:

Before it is manufactured, fabricated, inspected, installed or operated in Nunavut, a Canadian Registration Number (CRN) with ACI Central Inc. (ACIC) is required for the boiler or pressure vessels. ACIC is a non-profit organization overseeing the CRN registration, safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. ACIC is incorporated under the laws of Prince Edward Island and its membership is voluntary.


2. Fuels/Gas

Office of the Chief Boiler and Gas Inspector (OCBGI) is responsible to issue permits and register Gas Fitters for gas installations per Gas Protection Act and their regulations (see Gas Protection Act under Links).


Qualified Gas Fitters should renew the registration every three years. Permits for Gas Installations and registration of Qualified Gas Fitters are required for all gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) installations.


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