Compensation for Lands Acquired or Damaged for Pipelines

Pipeline Arbitration Secretariat

This information is for landowners and pipeline companies about Negotiation and Arbitration Services available from Natural Resources Canada under the authority of the National Energy Board (NEB) Act.

For federally-regulated pipelines, when a landowner and a pipeline company cannot agree on compensation for lands that the company has acquired or damaged, either party may apply to the Minister of Natural Resources to receive the services of a negotiator, or to have the dispute settled by arbitration.

This site includes information about negotiation and arbitration services. Resources and information  related to negotiation and arbitration services are available under Publications and Resources. For answers to specific questions about the process, time lines and final decisions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Would you like to be a Member of a Pipeline Arbitration Committee or a Negotiator? If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us.