Public Health Inspections and restaurant inspections are conducted regularly by Canada’s Federal, Provincial or Municipal agencies. Inspections are conducted on restaurants, swimming pools, child care facilities, rental housing, public facilities, beaches and drinking water systems.
Many health inspection agencies in Canada disclose their restaurant inspection reports, ratings or convictions, repair or closure orders, drinking water and beach water quality reports, beach closures, beach postings, or other inspection information for anyone to read. You may be able to view these for restaurants, beaches, daycares, swimming pools, rental housing, drinking water systems or other public facilities in your area.
Health Inspectors generally enter these facilites during normal business hours. In Canada, most juridictions have laws that make it illegal for an owner or operator to stop them from entering their establishment. Public Health Inspectors carry proper photo identification for these purposes.
Swimming pools, whirlpools, recreation centres, water parks, beaches, drinking water systems, drinking water wells, campgrounds, work camps, lodges, wilderness camps, backcountry lodges, waste disposal facilites and private sewage disposal systems may also be inspected. Personal services businesses such as barber shops, hair cutting salons, hair waxing and removal shops, beauty shops, ear and body peircing shops and tattooing shops may also have health inspections conducted on them. Health inspectors may review development plans and provide comments to subdivision and development authorites on land use planning, new housing subdivisions, drinking water systems, resorts, subdivision of land, cemetaries, industrial and commercial developments. The enforcement of regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products to minors and inspection of specified smoke free places may also be carried out.