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Join ECTA of Canada

Participation in ECTA of Canada is available to all Canadian Vendors or Manufacturers of Electronic Cigarettes, E-liquid and/or accessories, subject to our Code of Conduct, application approval process and payment of the required fees. All ECTA approved businesses are required to pay fees (including the founding members) – which are used to cover operating expenses incurred on behalf of each business.

Your business deserves the opportunity to grow, to thrive, and to expand

All products and aspects of business in the electronic cigarette industry are governed by standards and/or laws, enforced by either Federal or Provincial regulators. Electronic cigarette products, however, are often misclassified by regulators, creating inter-agency confusion that interferes with the natural growth of the industry.

ECTA is a self-regulating body which has carefully researched standards and will demonstrate compliance on every product (represented by ECTA businesses), while also working with government regulators to ensure that proper classifications are made and maintained. We will also advocate on behalf of the many small businesses that make up this industry to provide a strong and vibrant future. Participating as an ECTA Member –

Provides your business with:

  • A proven Industry Standard of Excellence
  • One-on-one assistance in reaching full compliance
  • Quality control procedures and auditing
  • Compliance product testing and maintenance of relevant documentation
  • An advocate working on your behalf with regulators to overcome issues facing the industry in Canada
  • Future participation in Canada-wide events and cooperative small business services

Provides your customers with:

  • Confidence that your products meet specific safety standards
  • Knowledge of your participation in working for a better future for Canadian Vapers

Information Packets and Applications

ECTA has two different memberships types that are available to Canadian based Electronic Cigarette, E-Liquid and related product businesses.

  • Client Member – These members are directly responsible for maintaining compliance standards and are subject to the highest level of auditing. To qualify for Client Membership, your Canadian based business must be the importer and/or manufacturer of Electronic Cigarettes, E-Liquid and/or related products. ECTA Founding Directors/Board Members are also Client Members.
  • Distributor Member – These members are businesses that receive all of their Electronic Cigarette, E-Liquid and related products directly from an ECTA Client Member. A majority of the auditing and all compliance would be covered under the Client Member. Because there is less involved for ECTA to maintain/manage Distributor Membership, these memberships have a lower fee.

NOTE: Distributor membership requires a Client Member Sponsor in good standing that agrees to the terms of responsibility for the Distributor compliance.

Of course, if you have any questions about joining ECTA, please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or Contact Us.

 If you wish to join ECTA, complete and return the following forms for your required membership level:


Client Membership Forms

If you will be joining ECTA as a Client Member, complete and return these forms.

IMPORTANT: All completed Client Member documents must be sent in electronic format (PDF/TIFF/etc.) to members@ectaofcanada.com.

Client Member Agreement ( pdf )
 Complete and Return 

This is the ECTA Client Membership agreement which outlines ECTA’s Goals, Membership Benefits, General Requirements and Responsibilities as a Client Member. This document must be signed and returned.

Client Member Application ( pdf )
 Complete and Return 

NOTE: Completing and saving the form from within a web browser does NOT save the field data. Download, complete and save the document using Adobe Reader.

This is the Client Member Application form that ECTA will use to approve your client membership and setup initial audit requirements. The information on that form must be complete and accurate. All of this information will be kept confidential and used for official ECTA of Canada purposes only. This document must be completed and returned. We recommend using Adobe Reader to complete and save the form with the completed entries.

Client Member Non-Disclosure Agreement ( pdf )
 Complete and Return 

As a Client Member, you will be exposed to ECTA Proprietary and Confidential information for which a standard Non-Disclosure form is required. This document must be signed and returned.

ECTA Code of Conduct ( pdf )

As an ECTA Client or Distributor Member, you will be expected to fully comply with the established Code of Conduct by which ALL members must abide.

ECTA ISE Guide Excerpt ( pdf )

This document contains the Industry Standard of Excellence (ISE) Guide Table of Contents, Executive Summary and the contents of Chapter 1.


Distributor Membership Forms

If you qualify for and will be joining ECTA as a Distributor Member, complete and send these forms to your confirmed Client Member Sponsor.

IMPORTANT: All completed Distributor Member applications and associated documents should be sent in electronic format (PDF/TIFF/etc.) to the Client Member under which you will operate.

Distributor Member Agreement ( pdf )
 Complete and Return 

This is the ECTA Distributor Membership agreement which outlines ECTA’s Goals, Membership Benefits, General Requirements and Responsibilities as a Distributor Member. This document must be signed and returned.

Distributor Member Application ( pdf )
 Complete and Return 

This is the Distributor Member Application form that ECTA will use to approve your distributor membership and setup initial audit requirements. The information on that form must be complete and accurate. All of this information will be kept confidential and used for official ECTA of Canada purposes only. This document must be completed, signed and returned.

ECTA Code of Conduct ( pdf )

As an ECTA Client or Distributor Member, you will be expected to fully comply with the established Code of Conduct by which ALL members must abide.

ECTA ISE Guide Excerpt ( pdf )

This document contains the Industry Standard of Excellence (ISE) Guide Table of Contents, Executive Summary and the contents of Chapter 1.