Provincial Legislation

3 children in different stages of child passenger restraints in a vehicle

 

 

Booster Seat Legislation by Province/Territory:

 

Alberta - No booster seat law

 

British Columbia - Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4'9" tall (145 cm) OR a minimum of 9 years old

 

Manitoba – Children must ride in a car seat or booster seat until they are 9 years old OR 36 kg OR 145 cm tall (effective late 2012). **find out what date this is effective**

 

New Brunswick - Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4'9" tall (145 cm) OR a minimum of 79 lbs (36 kg) OR a minimum of 9 years old

 

Newfoundland & Labrador - Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4'9" tall (145 cm) OR more than 80 lbs (36 kg) OR a minimum of 9 years old

 

Northwest Territories - No booster seat law

 

Nova Scotia - Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4'9" tall (145 cm) OR a minimum of 9 years old

 

Nunavut - No booster seat law

 

Ontario - Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4'9" tall (145 cm) OR a minimum of 80 lbs (36 kg) OR a minimum of 8 years old

 

Prince Edward Island - Children must ride in a booster seat if they are 40 lbs (18 kg) or more. Maximum weight based on booster seat manufacturer's recommendations. Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4'9" tall (145 cm) OR a minimum of 10 years old

 

Quebec - Children must ride in a car seat or booster seat until they have a minimum seated height (measured from the seat to the top of the head) of 25" (63 cm). The booster seat must fit the child's height and weight. 

 

Saskatchewan - No booster seat law

 

Yukon - Legislation currently under development

 

 

For provincial legislation on all stages of child passenger restraints, click HERE.