Online Course

Navigating Canadian Environmental Law

How to find, understand, and apply environmental laws, policies, and regulations in Canada.

1. Read, Interpret and Find Laws

  • Terminology
  • How to Read an Act
  • How to Find Canadian Environmental Laws


2. The Big Picture: The Canadian Legal Context

  • The Big Picture
  • Minimizing Risk During Industrialization
  • Addressing Livability Through Zonin
  • Tackling Planetary Problem
  • Identifying Environmental Influencers


3. Driving Canadian Environmental Law

  • Landmark Events


4. Jurisdictions

  • Nuclear
  • Mining
  • Offshore Oil


5. Overview of Quebec Environmental Law


6. Indigenous Treaty Rights and Canadian Environmental Law


7. Key Laws

  • Federal Acts
  • Provincial Environmental Legislation
  • Private Law


8. Using Environmental Laws

  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Legal Registers
  • How to ISO 14001 EMS Works
  • Create Your Legal Register, Operational Controls, and Audit Checklist


9. Your Roles and Responsibilities

  • Your Role
  • Your Responsibilities: Exercise Due Diligence


Note: This course has been refreshed and the updated version has been live since April 1, 2021.

How long will I have access to the course?

Once you have purchased the course, you will have six months of access to complete the course.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You’ll learn practical skills through expert videos, real-life scenarios, workbooks, and more.

How will I be recognized once I’ve completed the course?

You’ll receive a formal Certificate of Completion once you’ve completed all of the required course topics. This course also counts towards professional development credits for EP Certification.

Do I need to buy separate course materials (e.g. textbooks, guides, etc.)?

All of your learning materials are included, so you don’t need to buy anything extra.

How long does this course take?

It will take up to five hours to complete the course. You choose the pace and order that you want to complete the course topics.

Note: This course has been refreshed and the updated version has been live since April 1, 2021.

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Course Length:
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