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Due to restrictions related to COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of employees, operations of the NRC's Print and Distribution Services will be limited. As a result, there may be delays in the delivery of products in a print format at this time. We will do our best to accommodate requests and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Account access issues: We have been made aware of the fact that some of our NRC Virtual Store account owners are currently encountering difficulties when trying to access their accounts and may also be unable to reset their passwords. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing. If you are among the group of account owners experiencing these difficulties, please call the NRC Call Centre at 1-877-672-2672.

If you require immediate access, the Codes are available for free in electronic format through the National Research Council's Virtual Store:

  1. In the left navigation bar, select "Construction Publications"
  2. Select "Codes Canada publications"
  3. Select "2015 Code Documents"
  4. Click on the national model code you wish to access from the list of products, choose the format and place your order

As a reminder, users have access to limited printing of some Codes Canada publications.
If you require assistance, please email Codes Technical Support.

Note: if you do not already have an account, you will have to create one to access the codes.

The National Research Council (NRC) virtual store is your one-stop-shop for a number of free and priced NRC products and services. You can either order online in a fast, convenient and secure way, or through our customer assistance. Federal Government departments or agencies must contact the customer assistance.

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