ESCA Canada Documents & Policies
Ethic Complaints & Enforcement
EnviroCert International Inc. (ECI) keeps records of complaints against Certified Professionals and non-certified individuals for five (5) years. Details can be viewed for both unsubstantiated and valid complaints.
For more information or to file a complaint click here.
Consult these resources for information on Canadian guidelines, regulations, permits and agreements related to the environment.
Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines
Do you use chemicals that could pollute land and water nearby? Find out how much you can safely use.
Permits and licences
Find the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal permits and licences that you may need to start or manage your business.
Environmental Management Act B.C. (Only Applies to : BRITISH COLUMBIA)
Find out the regulations and guidelines for your business to protect human health and quality of water, land and air in British Columbia.
Waste management stewardship (Only Applies to : BRITISH COLUMBIA)
Know your obligations for the life cycle of your products and the new recycling regulation.
Compliance Assurance Program (Only Applies to : ALBERTA)
Find out which rules and obligations put in place to protect the environment apply to your business.
Environmental approvals (Only Applies to : ONTARIO)
Find out if you need an Environmental Compliance Approval for your Ontario business.
Drinking water (Only Applies to : ONTARIO)
Learn about the rules, reporting requirements, certification, licensing, registration and permits for water systems in Ontario, including wastewater.
New substance notification process
Notify Environment Canada of your intention to introduce new substances (chemicals, polymers and animate products of biotechnology) into the Canadian market.
Environmental acts and legislation (Only Applies to : QUEBEC)
Learn about sustainable development and environmental protection acts and regulations that may apply to your business.(in French only)
Environmental assessment (Newfoundland and Labrador) (Only Applies to : NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR)
Find out if you need an environmental assessment for your business and download a guide to help you through the process.
Water Resources Portal (Only Applies to : NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR)
Be aware of your responsibilities relating to regulations, permits, and guidelines for drinking water, wastewater, ground and surface water.
Chemical substances mandatory surveys
Do you import, export, or sell petroleum products or other chemicals? Find out about mandatory surveys and related resources.
Commercial hazardous waste (Only Applies to : YUKON)
Find out how your Yukon business must store and dispose of special waste such as batteries, bulbs, and chemicals.
Ministry of Environment
Developing a Mining Erosion And Sediment Control Plan - Technical Guidance 3 Environmental Management Act
Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
Standards and Best Practices for Instream Works -
ESC Guides & Handbooks
ESC Inspection and Monitoring Standard for Canada
Published by CSA Group in 2018
Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation for Application in Canada Handbook
Urban Hydrology for Small Streams, TR-55
ESC By-Laws & Guidelines
City ESC By-Laws & Guidelines
Inuvialuit Water Board
The Inuvialuit Water Board provides for the conservation, development and utilization of inland waters through its licensing processes to achieve the optimum benefit for all Canadians and, in particular, for the residents of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
Inuvialuit Land Administration
The goal of this website is to provide Inuvialuit beneficiaries, the public, and stakeholders with a gateway to the application process for the use of Inuvialuit lands and access to other pertinent information on ILA, Inuvialuit lands, and resources.
Mackenzie Valley Review Board
The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board's mission is to conduct fair and timely environmental impact assessments in the Mackenzie Valley that protect the environment, including the social, economic and cultural well-being of its residents.
Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB) is a regulatory authority that originates from Part 4 of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA).
Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board
(WLWB) is to regulate the use of land and water and the deposit of waste throughout the area. Providing for the conservation, development and utilization of land and water resources to provide the optimum benefit for all Canadians and, in particular, for residents of Wek’eezhii, is a major requirement for the Board.
SAHTU Land and Water Board
The Sahtu Land and Water Board is one of the four Land and Water Boards that were established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). These boards provide for an integrated and coordinated system of land and water management in the Mackenzie Valley.
Gwich'in Land and Water Board
The Gwich’in Land and Water Board is a regulatory authority established under the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement and given effect by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act to provide for an integrated and coordinated system of land management in the Mackenzie Valley of the Northwest Territories.
The object of the Board is to provide for conservation, development, and utilization of the land and water resources in the Gwich’in settlement area in a manner that will provide the optimum benefit for present and future residents of the settlement area and the Mackenzie Valley and for all Canadians.