The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is accepting applications from individuals to serve on code development committees.

The CBHCC aims to achieve fairness and equity in its representation, and to eliminate barriers to designated groups from opportunities. You may choose to indicate in your submission if you are part of a designated group.

The CBHCC seeks individuals who are committed to supporting a harmonized code development system across Canada and who have expertise, interest, or experience in the areas addressed in the Codes, including but not limited to:

  • building regulation (such as building officials, inspectors, and fire services, etc.);
  • building design (such as designers, architects, engineers, technologists, etc.);
  • manufacturers and construction specialists (such as material interests, equipment suppliers, material experts, building contractors and developers, etc.);
  • building and facility operation and management;
  • consumer interests (such as individuals from consumers’ associations, public interest groups, persons with lived experiences, persons with disabilities, etc.);
  • building insurance and warranty practitioners;
  • research, testing, teaching, and training (individuals from universities, laboratories, agencies, consultants, and other organizations involved in research, testing, and certification, teachers, instructors, and professors from academic programs, etc.); and
  • standards development (individuals involved in the development of standards).

The CBHCC will strike the necessary development committees to work on the following strategic priorities for the 2030 code cycle:

  • Accessibility of buildings and dwellings: Advance the development of provisions to increase the accessibility of buildings and dwellings.
  • Alterations to existing buildings: Continue to deepen efforts to develop provisions for alterations to existing buildings.
  • Climate change mitigation: Continue work on the development of provisions to regulate energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions building on the concept of tiers of performance.
  • Climate change adaptation: Develop solutions for climate resilience as appropriate.
  • Housing supply: Work to support housing supply by considering innovative construction methodologies, enabling additional construction options for housing, and supporting densification efforts.
  • Performance-based solutions: Foster innovation and increased productivity in the construction sector by expanding performance-based provisions within the codes alongside existing prescriptive requirements.
  • Targeted topics and maintenance tasks: Advance miscellaneous topic areas, including improving the health of the indoor environment, provisions for care and treatment facilities, and expanded provisions for wood construction, and update code provisions to maintain accuracy, including updates to referenced standards, climatic data, seismic hazards, user’s guides, and structural commentaries.

National Model Code Committees are established based on the CBHCC’s approved code cycle work plan drawing from the applications received. Anyone interested in volunteering can apply until May 6. Submissions received after May 6 may still be considered for filling vacancies or membership on task groups.

Individuals interested in participating in important national codes development work as a code development committee member are invited to submit their expression of interest using the electronic form below.

The National Model Code Committees and their associated task groups and working groups conduct their business in English.

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Nomination form

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Voluntary self-identification

Self-identification is an opportunity to express your identity as a member of one or more designated groups. This information is confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of informing membership selection, and to enhance the CBHCC’s commitment to creating an inclusive space for all. Self-identification information will help the CBHCC to achieve fairness and equity in its representation, and to eliminate barriers to designated groups from opportunities.

Participation in self-identification is entirely voluntary, and you may choose not to disclose this information by selecting “I prefer not to answer”. Priority may be given to the following designated groups: Women, Racialized persons, Persons with Disabilities and Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis).

The self-identification information is collected, used, disclosed, retained and disposed of in accordance with the Privacy Act. Self-identification statistics will always be reported in aggregate form, to ensure protection of the identity of any individual.

Note: a person may be a member of more than one designated group.

Do you identify as a member of one or more of the following groups?
Women (required)

A woman refers to a person who internally identifies and/or publicly expresses as a woman.
Racialized Persons (required)

Persons, other than Indigenous peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.
Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) (required)

First Nations: In Canada, an Indigenous grouping composed of many different nations having their own origin, history and culture, and whose members have called North America home for thousands of years.
Métis: In Canada, an Indigenous People whose members are of mixed First Nations and European ancestry, are united by a common origin, history and culture.
Inuit (Inuk): In Canada, an Indigenous People that inhabits or that traditionally inhabited the northern regions and Arctic coasts of Canada known as Inuit Nunangat, and whose members are united by a common origin, history and culture.
Persons with disabilities (required)

A disability is any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment—or a functional limitation—whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature, or evident or not, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders a person's full and equal participation in society.

Strategic priorities

Which strategic priorities does your expertise, interest, or experience match? Select all that apply. (required)
Please select all relevant expertise, areas of interest, or experience. (required)
Please specify which category best represents your involvement or interest in the construction industry. Select all that apply. (required)


Summary of your expertise or experience relevant to the selected strategic priority(ies) and/or area(s) of interest that you would bring as a member. Please note that attachments should not replace the summary, and should only be used to support your application. (required)


Please send a separate email containing your résumé (required) and up to two recommendation/reference files (optional) to:

A confirmation message will be sent to your email address when your submission has been received. If you do not receive this message, please contact the NRC’s Codes Canada team.