A one-stop-shop for businesses seeking expertise in engineering, standards and code testing, quality testing and failure analysis services.

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One of the largest testing and research labs in North America, Powertech is home to a broad range of scientists, engineers, and technical specialists from around the world. 

Our cross-departmental teams investigate, diagnose and solve complex problems within a variety of markets with highly technical specialization, and to exceptional standards.


We provide specialized testing and investigation services to support electrical utilities’ capital assets: generation, transmission and distribution, OEMs, automotive manufacturers, government and research organizations.

  • Large multi-disciplinary laboratory.
  • 15 primary labs over 11 acre site.
  • 30 years of specialized engineer experience.
  • Over 160 employees.
  • 30% of our staff hold post-graduate degrees.
  • 55% of our staff hold technical and/or engineering degrees.
  • Global customer base 300+ customers including many fortune 500s.


As an independent, third-party testing facility, we adhere to the highest laboratory (ISO 17025), quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management standards. Many of our scientists and engineers chair or participate in various standards committees within their fields of expertise. Additionally we have the capabilities to derive and develop non-standard testing methods and setups required to test product prototypes and perform forensic analysis.

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Our Quality Policy is to continually improve all products and services to satisfy customer needs and to do so efficiently while meeting or exceeding the requirements of good laboratory practice, sound engineering principles, and applicable standards.

As employees, we are collectively responsible for implementing our policies and procedures.

ISO 9001:2008

Powertech’s quality management system is registered to ISO 9001. The registration covers all aspects of Powertech's products and services. View our certificate of registration.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Powertech is an accredited laboratory in the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Program for the Accreditation of Laboratories (PALCAN). A number of tests are accredited under this program. View our certificate of accreditation.

ISO 17025 Certificate→

CALA Proficiency Testing Program

Powertech is a member of the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and participates in its Proficiency Testing Program. A number of environmental tests are registered under this program. For details, please submit your questions through our inquiry form located at the top of this page.

OQM Certified

Powertech is a certified organization in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC’s Organization Quality Management Program (OQM).

OQM Certificate→

Powertech is a certified participant in the UL Third Party Test Data Program (TPTDP).
UL TPTDP Certificate→