Applicable Acts and Regulations

Oil and gas activities on designated First Nation lands across Canada are governed by a number of federal and provincial acts and regulations.

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Federal Acts and Regulations

Key federal acts and regulations include:

Other federal act and regulatory requirements are available on the Justice laws website and an overview is provided in this list.

Provincial Laws

Section 27 of the Indian Oil and Gas Regulations, SOR/2019-196 requires companies to comply with all relevant provincial laws, unless otherwise agreed to by the Minister and specified in a contract granted under the Regulations.

Relevant provincial laws are specified as:

Depending on the project location, key provincial legislation includes:


The information provided on this page is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the federal and provincial legislative and regulatory framework governing oil and gas activity on designated First Nation lands. It is the responsibility of the contract holder to be informed of and meet all applicable statutes, regulations, policies, directives and other guidance. For additional information, see applicable provincial statutes and regulations, Government of Canada Justice laws website, or contact us.

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