EMS Electronic Data Transfer (EDT)

EDT provides a mechanism for private laboratories to transfer the required data to EMS electronically.

Data Load File Formats (MS Word)

Electronic Data Transfer Guidelines and Responsibilities provides detailed information and instructions on how to submit data to EMS. Simplified instructions and file formats are also available for the following data transfer protocols and file formats:

Support Tables (Excel)

EDT file formats include a number of data entry fields that are validated against EMS support tables. The following commonly used tables (in MS Excel) include the valid EMS codes and their associated names/descriptions. Updates to the tables may be posted periodically.
Last updated May 2017.

Error Interpretation

Error Report Messages for the Electronic Delivery System

The data-sharing agreement helps Environment Canada (Pacific and Yukon Region) and the Ministry of Environment report out on the state of the environment. The agreement supports the effective exchange of air and water quality data. It is hoped that the agreement will be a model for other agencies.