Amendments to Pesticide Legislation

See consultation background and resulting amendments to the IPM Act and/or IPM Regulation, as well as any guidance materials developed to implement the changes.

In 2016, the province amended the Integrated Pest Management Regulation. The changes follow extensive consultation on the sale and cosmetic use of pesticides, as described below. Changes came into effect on July 1, 2016.

The objective of the amendments was to ensure that:

  • Pesticides will be used by people with knowledge and training
  • Pesticides will be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process, and
  • Public interaction with pesticide vendors at the point of sale will increase

Guidance & Factsheets for Changes in Cosmetic Use

The ministry has developed a series of fact sheets and guidance documents that describe the changes:

Consultation Background

The links below provide information about the consultation the ministry conducted prior to amending the Integrated Pest Management Regulation. The ministry is not soliciting further comment at this time. Thank you to all those who contributed input throughout the consultation steps. The comments provided were very valuable.