Compliance and Enforcement

It is our job to make sure companies we oversee do what it takes to protect people and the environment. Companies have to answer to us for how well they do this.

We do targeted audits and more than 150 inspections every year. This is on top of 100+ technical meetings and training exercises. These can happen in the field, in corporate offices or any place where companies are doing work, at any stage of a project.

Our goal is to use tools, like audits and inspections, to find potential issues before they become problems. If we find any, we do what it takes to get companies back on track. We also do what is required to keep anyone from repeating the same mistakes in the future.

We value fairness and want everyone to know what to expect. You can read about how we enforce the laws and regulations in our Enforcement Policy. We also post compliance and enforcement actions we take on our website.

Find out more about how we are working on compliance and enforcement:

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: The Canada Energy Regulator is bound by the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies. However, some material on these pages originates with organizations not subject to the Official Languages Act and is made available on this site in the language in which it was written.

“The CER has an obligation to protect information and documents as required by the law and existing security policies. Relevant laws and policies include the National Energy Board Act (sections 16.1 and 16.2), Security Organization and Administration Standard, Privacy Act, and Access to Information Act”.

Date modified: