Natural Resources Canada administers the Explosives Act and the Explosives Regulations, 2013 to keep Canadians safe and secure. This includes regulating activities related to blasting explosives, rocket motors and special purpose explosives such as flares and reactive targets.
Consultation on explosives regulations, 2013
The Explosives Regulations, 2013 of Canada are being updated. Learn more about the consultation process and how to participate.
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Requirements to authorize explosives and all other requirements for each explosives type and activity
How and when to report an accident or incident involving explosives
Requirements to buy, sell and store explosives. Find out which permits, licences or certificates you need
Requirements to manufacture explosives. Find out which licences or certificates you need
Requirements to import, export and transport explosives. Find out which permits and licences you need
How Canada is ensuring the safety of explosives through research, testing and certification
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