What Labs Do

Canadians are generally unaware of testing laboratories, yet on a daily basis, we rely on these facilities to help protect us from illness, disease, product failures, structural collapses, environmental degradation and many other threats.

CCIL member companies and their labs play a vital role in ensuring the quality and safety of the water we drink, the food we eat, the manufactured products we buy, the roads and highways we drive on, the buildings we work and live in, and the environment we all share.

CCIL members also ensure value for money. By verifying the quality of construction materials, they make sure our hospitals, schools, roads, bridges, water treatment plants and other facilities are built with products that will last the expected life of the infrastructure.