I am looking to project all my data into EPSG::2959 (NAD83 CSRS UTM 18N) as I am working out of Ontario, Canada. Every time I start a project I set the project CRS to EPSG:2959, and then begin to add data. I typically use OSM from "QuickMapServices" (QGIS plugin) as a basemap for all projects, and change the CRS of OSM to EPSG:2959.
At this point I begin adding data, which typically changes the project CRS to EPSG::3857 or EPSG::4326. I typically change the CRS of both the project (again) and layers at this point. I often 'Save As' the data to the correct projection.
My issue now comes when I use the measure tool after everything is in EPSG::2959 (NAD83 CSRS UTM 18N). The distance measured is always incorrect.
How can I fix this to accurately measure distances in EPSG::2959?
I will take any advice or change any steps in order to fix this issue.
This may have been asked before but it's causing me an incredible amount of trouble and I can't seem to find a solution.