Sector-Specific Tools & Guides

This page lists the sectors named in the Integrated Pest Management Act (IPMA) and Regulation as requiring authorization.

Find resources, guidance documents and bulletins under each sector. Guides include information specific to the sector on:

  • Pesticide Management Plans (PMP)
  • Pesticide Use Notices
  • Processes and requirements for licences and permits
  • Standards for pesticide storage, transportation and use
  • Notifications
  • Recordkeeping


For forest pest and vegetation management.

Noxious Weed & Vegetation Management

For professionals that use pesticides to manage weeds or invasive plants in industrial areas or on public land (e.g. processing facilities, mines, well sites, equipment yards, highways, transmission lines, pipelines, landfills, dikes, dams, reservoirs or airports).


For vegetation management and wood preservation along railways.


For pest managers working in the landscape sector.


For the use of bacterial or other pesticide treatments to manage mosquitoes on public or private land.


For pest managers working in the structural sector.


For those using pesticides designed to work as gases. To ensure that fumigations are performed safely, according to pesticide labels and current standards, there are now conditions on fumigation certificates and user licences.

Agricultural Producers

Individuals working with agricultural products can find information specific to their industry including WorkSafe BC requirements for handling pesticides.