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Training on Impact Assessment

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) develops and delivers training opportunities adapted to various audiences to meet the needs of diverse learners. All training opportunities are offered free of charge.

Overview of the Impact Assessment Act

If you are interested in an overview of the Impact Assessment Act and the impact assessment process, take the self-paced e-Learning course.
Overview of the Impact Assessment Act

You could also register to a 2-hour live webinar session over Zoom on:

There is a maximum of 300 participants per session. If you are unable to attend, please modify your registration as soon as possible to allow the next person on the waiting list to be notified. If the session is full and you wish to be added to a wait list, please contact us at

Training for Federal Authorities

We are offering a 3-hour advanced training webinar for Federal Authorities involved in impact assessments. This webinar provides an overview of the Impact Assessment Act, it outlines the important timelines and provides greater detail on the role of Federal Authorities. If you are interested in learning more about the impact assessment process, please register to one of our sessions below using your department email:

Training for Projects on Federal Lands and Outside Canada (Federal Authorities only)

This training session provides an overview of Section 81-91 of the Impact Assessment Act, this training is geared towards new federal authority employees who are responsible for implementing these sections. Please submit ahead of the training session any specific questions that you may have to the Training Team mailbox (

Training for people directly involved in impact assessments

To ensure meaningful and timely participation in impact assessments of proposed projects, the Agency is developing instructor-led training tailored to different audiences directly involved in impact assessments, including:

If you are a member of one of the above audiences and may be involved in an upcoming impact assessment, please contact us at

Questions or comments?

For additional information and resources on impact assessment, consult the Agency’s Policy and Guidance section.

For more information about any of our courses or learning events, send an e-mail to