The Canada Energy Regulator’s clear path forward

Focused on the future

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is focused on the future.

We have a clear path forward of what Canadians can expect from us in the years ahead, and to which we will hold ourselves accountable.

Our Mission:  Regulating infrastructure to ensure safe and efficient delivery of energy to Canada and the world, protecting the environment, recognizing and respecting the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada, and providing timely and relevant energy information and analysis.

Our Vision:  An energy regulator with an exemplary workforce that has the confidence of Canadians; is dedicated to ensuring safety and environmental sustainability; builds strong relationships with First Nations, the Métis, and the Inuit; and enhances Canada’s global competitiveness.

Our Strategic Priorities are a shared lens to focus our work and the future direction of our organization. Our priorities are interconnected and enhance all aspects of our work.

We are focused on:

Trust and Confidence

Fostering trust and confidence of Canadians in the CER through robust communications, transparency, collaboration and inclusive engagement; building respectful relationships with the Indigenous peoples of Canada; and fostering an engaged and empowered workforce.


Transforming the way we work with the Indigenous peoples of Canada, with a commitment to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, by enhancing their involvement in how we discharge our mandate recognizing their unique cultures, knowledge and histories; building renewed relationships based on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership; improving the cultural competency of the CER and its staff; and driving meaningful change in the CER’s requirements and expectations of regulated industry.


Enhancing Canada’s global competitiveness by improving transparency, predictability and efficiency throughout the regulatory lifecycle, while driving innovation that contributes to the transition to a low carbon economy.

Data and Digital Innovation

Creating a data and digital innovation culture and systems that enable the effective delivery of the CER’s mandate; allow for improved public access, use and analysis of accurate data and energy information for meaningful participation and informed decision-making; and enhance opportunities for digital engagement.

How we work to advance each of these priorities will be done in collaboration with all those we work closely with.

There is a lot of work to be done in the years ahead.

This clear path forward will guide our efforts in fully realizing the potential of the CER - our legislation, governance, and commitments in overseeing safe and efficient energy transmission in Canada.

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