Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

National Building Code and National Fire Code Information

Saskatchewan adopts the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) as the minimum standard for the construction and renovation of buildings throughout the province. The National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) is adopted as the minimum standard for the fire safe operation of buildings and facilities.

The National Building Code of Canada

Saskatchewan follows the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) by regulation under provisions of The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (the UBAS Act) with few amendments. The NBC sets the minimum standard for building and accessibility. The NBC establishes these four core objectives:

  • safety;
  • health;
  • accessibility for persons with disabilities; and
  • fire and structural protection of buildings.

The NBC 2015 that was adopted for use throughout Saskatchewan comes into effect on January 1, 2018. 

The National Fire Code of Canada

Saskatchewan follows the National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) by regulation under provisions of The Fire Safety Act as the standard for the fire safe operation of buildings and facilities. The NFC establishes these three core objectives:

  • safety;
  • health; and
  • fire protection of buildings and facilities.

The NFC 2015 that was adopted for use throughout Saskatchewan comes into effect on January 1, 2018.  

The National Energy Code for Buildings

The National Energy Code for Buildings 2015 (NECB 2015) and section 9.36 of the National Building Code 2015, Energy Efficiency are adopted and come into force on January 1, 2019.

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