Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC)

Excellence in managing First Nation oil and gas resources.

IOGC manages and regulates oil and gas resources on designated First Nation lands across Canada. We are a special operating agency within Indigenous Services Canada. Our dual mandate is to fulfill the Crown's fiduciary and statutory obligations related to the management of oil and gas resources on First Nation lands and to further First Nation initiatives to manage and control their oil and gas resources such as governance.

Notice to all lease holders

Companies submitting environmental reports through Alberta Energy Regulator's OneStop application as part of the Alberta Site Rehabilitation Program invoicing requirements are also required to submit these reports to IOGC and the applicable First Nation. Final reclamation applications must also be submitted to IOGC for review and approval and to the applicable First Nation. Under the Indian Oil and Gas Act 2019, IOGC is responsible for oversight and approval of all oil and gas remediation and reclamation work on designated First Nation lands. While information is in the public domain, the Alberta Energy Regulator does not routinely notify IOGC or First Nations when submissions are shared through their One Stop tool. This applies to similar programs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

If you have questions, please contact the Environment Unit at IOGC, or the IOGC Environmental Analyst responsible for the First Nation Reserve you are interested in.

Services and information

About IOGC

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Applicable acts and regulations

Key acts and regulations related to First Nation lands designated for oil and gas.

Information for clients and stakeholders

Information on our business units, electronic services, application processes, forms, information letters, guidelines, policies and IOGC contacts.


Stories about our people and their work.

Liability Reduction Program Support

Find out more about how we are supporting First Nations and industry in reducing oil and gas liabilities.

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