Authorization to Sell or Use Pesticides
Pesticide exams, certificates, and authorizations are affected by the pandemic. IPM Response to COVID-19
An authorization may be required to sell pesticides, apply pesticides to public or private land, to apply pesticides as a service, or for specified industrial uses or water. Under the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation there are four types of authorizations:
- Certificates are issued to individual pesticide applicators
- Licences, confirmations and permits are issued to businesses that have certified pesticide applicators
Before using any pesticides, find out which authorization is required for your specific situation. Please refer to the sector review paper to help determine which authorization you need.
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Before you submit an application, first confirm whether you need a licence:
- Get the right authorization
- Apply for a pesticide licence (PDF)
- Apply for a pesticide licence (Fillable PDF)
- Find out how to get certified
Pesticide Use Confirmation
In general, confirmations are necessary for large-scale industrial operations. If confirmation is required, a Pest Management Plan must be prepared and subjected to public and First Nation consultation. Only then can it be registered with the Ministry.
Please refer to the sector review paper to help determine which authorization you need.
If your PMP is complete, you can submit a Pesticide Use Notice to obtain a confirmation for pesticide uses prescribed by the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation.
Notice of Intent to Treat
Confirmation holders must submit a Notice of Intent to Treat to the Administrator at least 21 days before the first use of pesticides in a calendar year. This form is meant to assist in assuring all necessary information is provided.
Certain pesticide uses require a permit instead of a confirmation or a licence.