Environmental permitting in Ontario

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Permitting and Approval Issuing Agencies in Ontario

The following is a list of agencies that a project should consider contacting before any on-site work begins to determine what permits are necessary.

Ministry of Transportation (MTO) - Deals with anything to do with provincial highways and roadways

Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)


Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM)


Local Conservation Authorities


Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOE)


Local Municipality - Will vary by project.

Ministry of Labour


Commonly Required Permits and Approvals in Ontario

Environmental Assessment (EA)

Time Cost Study Requirements Additional Resources

Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA)

Permit to Take Water (PTTW)

Endangered Species Act Permit

Closure Plan Approval

Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act (LRIA) Approvals


Government of Ontario. (2008, June 30). Endangered Species Act. Retrieved from Ontario Laws: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/07e06#BK21

Government of Ontario. (2015, October 2). How to Get An Endangered Species Act Permit or Authorization. Retrieved from Government of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-endangered-species-act-permit-or-authorization

Government of Ontario. (2016, September 9). Environmental Assessment: Designating Regulations and Voluntary Agreements. Retrieved from Government of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/environmental-assessment-designating-regulations-and-voluntary-agreements

Government of Ontario. (2016, June 24). Perparing and Reviewing Terms of Reference for Environmental Assessments in Ontario. Retrieved from Governmnet of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/preparing-and-reviewing-terms-reference-environmental-assessments-ontario#section-5

Government of Ontario. (2017, January 5). Environmental Approvals. Retrieved from Government of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/environmental-approvals

Government of Ontario. (2017, January 18). Permits to Take Water. Retrieved from Government of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/permits-take-water

Ministry of Natural Resources. (2011). Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Technical Guidelines. Ottawa: Government of Ontario .

Ministry of Northern Development and MInes. (2015, June 15). Financial Assurance. Retrieved from Exploration and Developing Minerals in Ontario: http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/mining-sequence/development/mine-development/financial-assurance

Ministry of the Environment. (2012). Guide to Applying for an Environmental Compliance Approval. Ottawa: Government of Ontario.

Ministry of the Environment. (2014). Consultation in Ontario's Environmental Assessment Process. Toronto: Queen's Printer.

SENES Consultants Limited. (2008). A Practitioners Guide to Planning for and Permitting a Mineral Development Project in Ontario. Ottawa: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

Spitz, K., & Trudinger, J. (2009). Mine Closure. In Mining and the Environment: from Ore to Metal (pp. 810-819). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

The Canary Reasearch Institute for Mining, Environment and Health. (n.d.). Ontario Mining Fact Sheet. Ottawa: The Canary Reasearch Institute for Mining, Environment and Health.