Intent to Operate
Camps in unorganized territories, also known as “bush camps”, include:
- any camp in territory without municipal organization
- buildings are used to accommodate five or more employees
- “Buildings” means any building, vehicle or other structure intended to be used for accommodation for employees or for the storage, preparation or serving of food.
- employees are hired for labour work (i.e. mining work, lumbering work, etc.)
Anyone planning to open or move a bush camp must complete the Notice of Intent to Operate or Relocate a Camp in Unorganized Territories form and submit it to the Northwestern Health Unit. The NWHU can provide a new camp with a package of information to assist them in meeting the Regulations and notification requirements, or you can download the documents here. Contact the Northwestern Health Unit and speak to a public health inspector if you have questions regarding the application process.
Additional permits and licenses may be required from other provincial and municipal departments and agencies.
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