Regulatory announcements

Amendments to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations (the Regulations) typically follow this public consultation process.

  1. Notice of Intent is published in the Canada Gazette (the official newspaper of the Government of Canada) indicating Natural Resources Canada’s intent to proceed with the development of an amendment to the Regulations.
  2. Pre-consultation: technical bulletins and webinars are posted on the Natural Resources Canada website.
  3. Pre-publication: proposed regulation is published in the Canada Gazette, Part I with a 75-day public comment period.
  4. Publication: final version, including revisions and effective dates, is published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Current regulatory proposals

Amendment 15

  • Notice of Intent published March 4, 2017 in Canada Gazette, Part I.

Amendment 14

  • Notice of Intent published April 30, 2016 in the Canada Gazette Part I.
  • Pre-consultation with technical bulletins/webinars posted on NRCan’s website.

Published regulations

Amendment 13  - published December 28, 2016 in the Canada Gazette, Part II. 

Amendment 12B  - published January 15, 2014 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 12  - published November 9, 2011 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 11 - published on October 12, 2011 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 10  - published December 24, 2008 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 9  - published November 15, 2006 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 8  - published September 22, 2004 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 7  - published October 8, 2003 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Amendment 6  - published April 23, 2003 in the Canada Gazette Part II.

Amendment 5  - published May 21, 2001 in Canada Gazette, Part II.

Forward Regulatory Plan

NRCan publishes a Forward Regulatory Plan that outlines amendments under consideration.
See the 2017-2019 plan.

More information

On the regulatory process:

On the legal documents: