Forward Regulatory Plan

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada's (the Agency) Forward Regulatory Plan for 2019-2021 is a publicly available list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated regulatory changes (regulatory initiatives) that the Agency intends to propose or finalize within a 2-year period. It may include regulatory initiatives that are planned to come forward over a longer time frame and that are indicated as long-term.
Some of the initiatives in this plan may be associated with the Agency's multi-year plan to review its existing regulations, Regulatory Stock Review Plan.
Forward Regulatory Plans are intended to help Canadians, including businesses, Indigenous peoples and trading partners, plan for:

  • opportunities to provide their feedback during regulatory development
  • future regulatory changes

The Forward Regulatory Plan briefly describes each regulatory initiative and includes information such as:

  • who may be affected by a regulatory initiative
  • regulatory cooperation efforts undertaken or planned
  • opportunities for public consultation
  • links to related information or analysis
  • the Agency's contact information

The Forward Regulatory Plan will be updated over time to reflect, for example:

  • progress in regulatory development
  • changes to the Agency's regulatory priorities or its operating environment

Consult the Agency's Acts and Regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by the Agency
  • further information on the Agency's implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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