Environmental regulations

Consult these resources for information on Canadian guidelines, regulations, permits and agreements related to the environment.



  • Compliance Assurance Program
    Only Applies to : Alberta
    Find out which rules and obligations put in place to protect the environment apply to your business.

British Columbia

  • Waste management stewardship
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    Know your obligations for the life cycle of your products and the new recycling regulation.
  • Environmental Management Act B.C.
    Only Applies to : British Columbia
    Find out the regulations and guidelines for your business to protect human health and quality of water, land and air in British Columbia.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Environmental assessment (Newfoundland and Labrador)
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Find out if you need an environmental assessment for your business and download a guide to help you through the process.
  • Water Resources Portal
    Only Applies to : Newfoundland and Labrador
    Be aware of your responsibilities relating to regulations, permits, and guidelines for drinking water, wastewater, ground and surface water.


  • Environmental approvals
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Find out if you need an Environmental Compliance Approval for your Ontario business.
  • Drinking water
    Only Applies to : Ontario
    Learn about the rules, reporting requirements, certification, licensing, registration and permits for water systems in Ontario, including wastewater.


  • Environmental acts and legislation
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Learn about sustainable development and environmental protection acts and regulations that may apply to your business.(in French only)


  • Environmental protection and sustainability
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    If your business affects natural resources, learn about your obligations regarding usage and reporting of natural resources for economic benefit.


  • Commercial hazardous waste
    Only Applies to : Yukon
    Find out how your Yukon business must store and dispose of special waste such as batteries, bulbs, and chemicals.
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