In 1961, Haskel Nathaniel founded STANDARD Products Inc., a toy import company. In the mid-1970’s, he sold a wide variety of products from his home, the bulk of which he kept in a public warehouse. His assorted stock included batteries, cutlery, safety gloves and playing cards. Among the products he carried, there was a single electrical product: insulating tape. STANDARD’s beginnings in the electrical industry started back in 1982 with a focus on electrical tape. The company’s offering quickly evolved to include lamps, followed by components such as ballasts, safety coated lamps and sockets all of which were aimed at proposing a complete line of lighting products.

In 2000, STANDARD began the transition towards becoming a full-fledged manufacturer by assuming control of the design, performance, and quality of its products. Today, it is not just about components: it’s about providing complete lighting solutions that allows STANDARD’s clients to improve the quality of their lighting systems, enhance the overall ambiance, while reducing energy, maintenance and operating costs.

At STANDARD, we strive to work with you, our customers, we embrace each unique need and recommend lighting solutions that respond to your particular needs. Our goal is to support our customers and to promote efficiency with our line selection of economic and energy-saving lighting solutions.


Platinum Member:

One of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 7 years in a row.

STANDARD history as a company
PLatinium Member

STANDARD is a Platinum member and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for more than 7 years in a row.

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EFC Corporate Social Responsability

STANDARD is the proud winner of EFC’s 2016 Marketing Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility category.

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Top 300 from Les Affaires

STANDARD is on the commendation list of the top 300 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SEM) in Québec of Les Affaires.

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Habitat for Humanity

STANDARD invested time, donated lighting products and money to the Habitat for Humanity’s cause. A story that helped many Canadian families to emerge from poverty.

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Donation Day

Every year, STANDARD is holding a Donation Day where a percentage of our sales is remitted to various national and regional charity organisations.

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EFC Scholarship

Each year, in collaboration with EFC, STANDARD awards scholarship to a Canadian student who demonstrates academic excellence in promoting the Electrical industry.

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Christmas Initiative

STANDARD wants to make this Christmas a special occasion and help kids in need! So, every year, we are participating in the Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan’s Purse Canada.

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Remembrance Day

Every year, STANDARD supports the Royal Canadian legion by donating $1 on behalf of each STANDARD employee to allow them to wear a poppy on Remembrance Day.

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At STANDARD, we can make a difference! We are working together, as a team, to improve our processes and recycling activities as part of our sustainability efforts.

Our Commitment

STANDARD has strong values and provides the best service in the market. As a leader in business, STANDARD is proud to give back to its community.

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Executive Team

STANDARD prides itself on the quality of its product, but nothing would be possible without great people . Let us introduce you to our executive team.

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President’s Message

STANDARD prides itself on the quality of its product, but that of its people, its service, its innovation mindset, its technical know-how, as well as its marketing capabilities and more.

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Become a Member of the STANDARD Team

Interested in the opportunities STANDARD has to offer? Check out our Careers to learn more.