Authorization Types

Different pest control activities have different authorization requirements. The specific authorization required depends on the type of activity and area of use. Please refer to the regulation summary and sector review papers for more details:

Pesticide Uses

Licence

Confirmation

Permit

Pest control service providers contracted by a land owner or manager

   Yes

 

 

To manage vegetation or preserve wood on land used for a:

  • Railway right of way, yard or associated communication facility
  • Highway or rights of way and associated facilities
  • Public utility or pipeline

Yes

≤ 20 ha

Yes

> 20 ha

 

Using bacterial pesticides to manage mosquitoes on a body of water

Yes

≤ 1 ha

Yes

> 1 ha

 

Use of any pesticide (other than bacterial) to manage mosquitoes on public land

 

Yes

 

Use on public land to manage pests of structures, goods, gardens or landscaping

Yes

 

 

Use on public land that is forested or used for timber production

Yes

≤ 20 ha

Yes

> 20 ha

 

Use on public land to manage vegetation of industrial sites (e.g. mines, incinerators, landfills, sewage treatment plants, dams, dikes, reservoirs and airports). This excludes landscaped areas maintained for ornamental purposes

Yes

≤ 20 ha

Yes

> 20 ha

 

Pesticide use on public land to manage noxious weeds or invasive plants

Yes

≤ 50 ha

Yes

> 50 ha

 

Pesticide use on public land to manage plant roots in sewers and drain pipes

Yes

 

 

Pesticide use on private land to manage vegetation on land used for or related to timber production

Yes

 

 

Managing indoor and outdoor pests of multi-residence properties (with four or more units) on private land

Yes

 

 

Use of a permit-restricted pesticide

 

 

Yes

Aerial application of a pesticide other than glyphosate

 

 

Yes

Application on public land or on a body of water that is not human-made and self-contained (other than those uses requiring a licence or confirmation)

 

 

Yes

Use that would normally require a licence or confirmation, but for which an exception has been requested

 

 

Yes