CSA OnDemand


This offer is available in partnership with Consortia Canada.

CSA OnDemand™ provides 24/7 online access to your complete standards collection from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group, in English and French, for all current and historical standards.


Complete CSA Collection
  • This is the complete collection of CSA's over 3,000 standards and standard related documents such as handbooks, guidelines and commentaries.
  • Contains 3138 standards.
  • Includes all current and historical standards in English and French.
  • Standards updated immediately as they are published.
Complete CSA Collection (No IT)
  • In this package you will find, with the exception of IT and Telecommunication standards, a collection of all CSA's standards and standards-related documents such as handbooks, guidelines and commentaries.
  • Contains 1861 standards.
  • Includes all current and historical standards in English and French with the exception of IT an Telecommunication standards.
  • Standards updated immediately as they are published.
Usage and Functionality Restrictions
  • Printing is not allowed
  • Users must make an individual user account to be able to annotate and copy materials, and save to browser for offline viewing
  • Colleges do not have download access to all major CSA codes:
    • C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code 
    • C22.1HB, Canadian electrical code handbook
    • B149 HB, Natural Gas and Propane Code Handbook
    • B149.1, Natural gas and propane installation code
    • B149.2, Propane storage and handling code
    • B149.3, Code for the field approval of fuel-related components on appliances and equipment
    • B149.5, Installation code for propane fuel systems and containers on motor vehicles
    • B139 SERIES, Installation code for oil-burning equipment.
  • Users may download content to their devices, with the exception of the codes listed above, via saving to browser
    1. Access document
    2. Download document to web browser 
    3. Utilise the webviewer access link to view document online
    4. Authenticate through proxy
  • PDFs can be downloaded off campus, but will only open on campus. Use the save to browser function to read a CSA document off-campus.

Generate document-level permalinks using the "Sharing" function on the main interface. There is no sharing button in the document viewer.

Known Issue: Document-level permalinks do not work unless the user has already authenticated through your remote authentication method to the CSA platform. Clicking on a permalink without already being authenticated will take a user to your log-in page, and then to the CSA landing page rather than the specific document. 

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication
Content Types: 

Title Lists

Please navigate to the 'Items Included' tab on the page to see the title list and download in .csv format.


MARC Records

MARC Records: 

Usage Stats


Usage stats are provided as requested or on a periodic schedule, as the needs of the institution require. If you require assistance accessing your usage stats, or if you have any questions about them, please contact the staff contact. 

Field names and definitions


PDF Download (registered user)


PDF Download (non-registered user)


Print Copy


Web View (registered user)


Web View (non-registered user)


Web View (shared link)


Offline PDF