Regulatory Affairs
April 16 2020

The Canadian Propane Association is monitoring COVID-19 and keeping members informed as it relates to the propane industry as well as compiling information sources for business continuity planning and risk mitigation. The CPA has created three documents to support you during your operations. We invite you to consult them regularly - they will be updated on an on-going basis.

Please check our COVID-19 Information & Resources web page regularly for new information.

Several provinces have extended validation periods for drivers licences, registrations, certificates and permits in response to COVID-19. The CPA is working on the permitting, licensing and training re-certifications for those provinces not listed or where extensions have yet to be granted. Please check the CPA COVID-19 web page for updated information. 


On behalf of their members, the Canadian Propane Association and Association québécoise du propane Inc. have joined forces with other industry associations to donate to food banks across the country and help those in need. We are encouraging members to join the call to support local communities and families facing critical food shortages. To locate a food bank near you visit the Food Banks of Canada website.

The Minister of Transport announced measures to reduce train derailments through three different Ministerial Orders directed to railway companies. The three new Ministerial Orders will come into effect immediately and will remain in place until permanent rule changes are approved.

Transport Canada has indicated that it plans to delay the date for it’s regulatory work on railway data requirements. Due to COVID-19, the draft regulatory proposal will be rescheduled and while a date is difficult to provide at this time, they have targeted a fall meeting to consult with industry on the new proposal.

Technical Safety BC has issued a new directive – D-BP 2019-01: Boiler, Pressure Vessel & Refrigeration Contractor Licensing Requirements. This guidance will provide online CRN design registration, FAQ, contractor license requirements, online training and more.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

Information is changing quickly so please check the Trainers section on COVID Information and Resources web page for the most up-to-date information.

Free Access to CSA Standards

The CSA Group has launched an online platform that allows registered users free access to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations. Users can now log into Communities of Interest and register to find the TDG View Access site here.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - January 21 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - September 18 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 19 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - September 5 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 12 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - March 3 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - March 10 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - October 24 Meeting

Meeting summaries can be found in your Document Library in your online member profile. Click here to log in to your member profile. 

Date: April 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
To join the conference call, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
To join the conference call, please contact Allan Murphy.

RegO Company
ValvTect Petroleum Products
Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

During these challenging times, the Canadian Propane Association’s top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our propane community. We have cancelled our spring events – Leadership Summit and in-person Regional Committee meetings. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information on event status.

Date: May 5-7, 2020

Location: Edmonton, AB

More information here.

Date: May 27-28, 2020

Location: St. John's, NL

More information here.

Date: June 9-11, 2020

Location: London, ON

More information here.

Date: June 17-18, 2020

Location: Hecla Island, MB.

More information here.

Date: September 10-12, 2020

Location: Red Deer, AB

More information here.

Date: September 15, 2020

Location: Langley, BC

More information here.

NEW Date: October 26-18, 2020
Location: Calgary, AB
Register here!

NEW Date: November 30 - December 2, 2020

Location: Calgary, AB

More information here.

Affinity Partners