The law on the environment quality: La Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement compels any company that wishes to carry out industrial activities to first obtain an authorization certificate (permit) and to demonstrate the adherence to the laws laws and regulations in effect.

For larger projects, the Law prescribes the obligation to proceed to an environmental impact assessment and to publicly disclose the results. Afterwards, the project could go under a public consultation before an environmental authorization is provided. Due to the complexity and the knowledge of the process to be followed, a delay of 15 to 18 months is to be taken into account to receive authorization for this type of project.

Authorization certificate requests have to be issued to the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques where the project or activity will be carried out.

For more information on the authorization certificate request, do not hesitate to contact us or communicate with the Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques.

General information: 1-800-561-1616