A new Canadian Energy Regulator

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On August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act, the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, and the Navigation Protection Act came into force. The Canadian Energy Regulator Act creates the new Canada Energy Regulator and repeals the National Energy Board Act. This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. For more information, please visit the Canada Energy Regulator website.

A new Canadian Energy Regulator

Modernizing the National Energy Board

For nearly 60 years, the National Energy Board (NEB) has been responsible for regulating approximately 73,000 kilometres of international and interprovincial pipelines 1,400 kilometres of international power lines and imports and exports of energy in Canada.

As Canadians made clear during 14 months of extensive public consultations, our federal energy regulations must continue to evolve and adapt to changing times. Canadians had diverse recommendations on reforms, but all agreed these efforts are central to integrating Canada’s energy, economic and climate goals, as well as renewing Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. A modern regulator is also critical to ensuring Canadians continue to have access to a safe, affordable and reliable supply of energy.


Have your say

Canadian Energy Regulator

Submit your comments on the discussion paper for the Power Line Damage Prevention Regulations under the proposed Canadian Energy Regulator Act - Status: Closed.

Submit your comments

Submit your comments on the discussion paper for Time Management Regulations under the proposed Canadian Energy Regulator Act - Status: Closed.

A world-class energy regulator

The Government of Canada is proposing to create the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER), a new, modern and world-class federal energy regulator with the required independence and the proper accountability to oversee a strong, safe and sustainable Canadian energy sector in the 21st century.

About the Canadian Energy Regulator

Located in Calgary, the CER would replace the NEB. It would help restore investor confidence, build public trust and advance Indigenous reconciliation — all while ensuring good projects go ahead and our energy resources get to markets responsibly.

The new CER would mean:

Explore the elements of the new Modern Energy Regulator

Apply now – New Canadian Energy Regulator leadership positions

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following appointment opportunities:

**An appointment to these positions will only be made should the legislation to create the Canadian Energy Regulator be approved by Parliament and receive Royal Assent.

Next Steps

The Government of Canada's proposed legislation, if adopted, will put in place better rules to:

Visit Canada.ca/envrionmentalreviews for more information.


If you have questions, please email NRCan.NEBModernization-ModernisationONE.RNCan@Canada.ca

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