Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System: Regulations


The Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations apply across Canada to proponents of projects located in Canada that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or increase GHG removals from the atmosphere, that generate real, additional, quantifiable, verifiable, unique and permanent reductions, and that are implemented using a federal offset protocol.

Legislation and Regulations

The Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations (GHG Offset Regulations) established under Part 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA), were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II (PDF) on June 8, 2022. The GHG Offset Regulations apply across Canada.

To receive a copy of the webinar presentation regarding the GHG Offset Regulations held in July 2022, please send us an email at:

The Overview – Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act outlines key requirements under the GHG Offset Regulations.

Verification Bodies

A list of accredited Verification Bodies can be found from the websites below:

Key Offset System Design Considerations

The federal government previously published the following discussion paper to inform the design of Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System. The comment period is now closed.

Carbon Pollution Pricing: Options for a Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System (June 2019)

Pan-Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offsets Framework

The design of Canada’s GHG Offset Credit System aligns with the Pan-Canadian GHG Offsets Framework (PDF) agreed by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment in November 2018.

Contact information

For inquiries on the Credit and Tracking System:

For general inquiries on Canada’s GHG Offset Credit System:

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