Applicable Acts and Regulations

Overview of Applicable Acts and Regulations

Oil and gas activities on First Nation reserve lands across Canada are governed by a number of federal and provincial acts and regulations. Companies wishing to explore and develop reserve lands are encouraged to become familiar with the applicable Federal Acts and Regulations.

As a special operating agency, Indian Oil and Gas Canada administers legislation as well as develops and enforces regulations related to Indian Oil and Gas activities. Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada has a broader mandate and is responsible for the following:

All of the government’s Acts and Regulations can be found on the Justice Canada website.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting With Canadians websites.

Contacts and Questions

If you would like to obtain more information or request an information session, please visit the IOGC Contact Us page.

Additional Information


The lists provided under the Federal Legislation and Provincial Legislation links are not meant to be exhaustive lists of the legislative and regulatory framework governing oil and gas activity on First Nation reserve lands.

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