Who we are and what we do

Who we are and what we do

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) works to keep energy moving safely across the country. We review energy development projects and share energy information, all while enforcing some of the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world.

What you need to know

Our people

Meet the dedicated and qualified people of the CER and learn why we’re proud of the work we do that benefits all Canadians.

Our responsibilities

Learn about everything that we regulate and how we consider economic, environmental, and social factors when making decisions.

Our work

Discover how we keep watch over the companies operating oil and gas pipelines and electrical power lines that cross a national, provincial, or territorial border.

Organization and structure

See how the CER is structured into business units that reflect our major areas of responsibility.

Cost recovery

Find out where the money to run the CER comes from. The Government of Canada currently recovers approximately 99 per cent of the appropriation from the companies we regulate.


See how the CER’s governance structure ensures that our operational responsibilities remain separate from our adjudicative functions.

Service standards

Learn how the CER must set a time limit for certain types of applications and make its recommendation or decision within this timeframe.

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