Permits are documents that grant a group or individual legal permission to carry out an activity for a specified period of time. Environment Canada issues permits and licences for a variety of commercial, industrial and recreational activities.
Permits administered by the Department pertain to the protection or conservation of the natural environment. Examples include permits governing the disposal of substances at sea, the import and export of hazardous wastes, and the hunting of migratory birds.
You can find information on permits administered by Environment Canada here.
- Antarctic Environmental Protection Act Permits
This section provides information on the Antarctic Environmental Protection Act Permits application process.
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act: Permits
This section contains information on the various types of permits issued under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
- Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora: Permits
This section contains information on permits related to the trade and movement of animal and plant species in Canada.
- MBR Permits
This section provides information on permits for activities affecting migratory birds that are issued under the Migratory Birds Regulations (MBR).
- MGBH Permits
This section provides you with information on federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits (MGBH) issued under the Migratory Birds Regulations.
- Permits for Protected Areas
This section contains information on how to apply for permits for activities that take place within National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.
- SARA Permits and Agreements
This section provides information on the subject of permits and agreements under the Species an Risk Act (SARA).
- SARA E-permitting system
This section provides information on how you can apply on-line for a wildlife-related permit issued by Environment Canada under the Species at Risk Act.
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