Factors to be Considered

The factors to be considered in an impact assessment are defined in the Impact Assessment Act (IAA) and tailored to a specific project using the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines. The scope of each factor to be considered under subsection 22(1), Impact Assessment Act is determined by the Agency.

The Agency is responsible for scoping the factors for all assessments.

Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines specify the scope of information to be considered for each factor, including studies that the Agency, in collaboration with federal authorities, determines are necessary for the conduct of the impact assessment.

A simplified version of the subsection 22(1) factors is as follows:

Select each item below for more information.

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
(f) (g) (h) (i) (j)
(k) (l) (m) (n) (o)
(p) (q) (r) (s) (t)

On the web: Fact Sheet: Section 22 – Factors to be considered descriptions