Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

We are a federal body accountable to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. We serve Canadians by delivering high-quality impact assessments that look at both positive and negative environmental, economic, social, and health impacts of potential projects. We contribute to informed decision making on major projects in support of sustainable development in Canada.

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Assessments under the Impact Assessment Act

Impact assessments process

Learn about the purpose and steps of impact assessments.

Regional and strategic assessments

Find out about regional and strategic assessments.

Projects on Federal Lands and Outside Canada

Find information related to projects on federal lands and abroad.

Canadian Impact Assessment Registry

Potential and current projects, assessments of federal lands and outside Canada and regional and strategic assessments.

How to get involved


Learn how the public can participate in impact assessments.

Indigenous Peoples

Learn about consultation with Indigenous Peoples in impact assessment.

Funding programs

Information about the Agency's four funding programs that support research and participation in the impact assessment process.

Policy and guidance

For assessments

Guidance documents about the legislated obligations under the Impact Assessment Act.

Practitioner's guide to impact assessment

Learn about the federal impact assessments under the Impact Assessment Act.

Training on impact assessment

Find training opportunities on impact assessment.

Acts and regulations

Current and former Acts and regulations

Learn about the Impact Assessment Act and its regulations.


Find agreements that are in place with other jurisdictions.

Compliance promotion and enforcement

Information about the compliance promotion and enforcement program, policies and activities.

About the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada


The Honourable Steven Guilbeault

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Environment and Climate Change


President, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Terence Hubbard
President, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

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