Professional Regulations

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Navigator Law LLP is a professional regulatory law firm in Calgary equipped to deal with the professional regulations needs of our clients. We are able to develop, in collaboration with our clients a plan that reduces legal risk and that achieves the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

What is Regulatory Law?

Regulatory law, also known as administrative law, addresses the rules and regulations established by federal, provincial, and municipal governments as they relate to the success of your business.

The Importance of Regulatory Law

There are hundreds of professional regulatory bodies in Canada that often interpret the law and make decisions that can have a significant effect on your business success. Examples include the Alberta Dental Association and College, College of Alberta Psychologists, Chartered Professional Accountants, and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

Regulatory authorities are also taking an increasing role in regulating how business is conducted in Canada and around the world. As a result, regulatory frameworks are constantly evolving and it can be difficult for your business to continue to adapt to the ongoing changes that affect the livelihood of your business. However, non-compliance with the evolving regulatory frameworks and laws can be costly for your business. Regulatory law exists to help your business manage the ongoing changes made by regulators to reduce your legal risk and compliance issues.

The Role of Professional Regulatory Lawyers

At Navigator, we can assist clients with many different professional regulation issues, including:

How Can a Regulatory Lawyer Help?

A regulatory lawyer can help represent their clients’ interests in court and before a wide range of boards and tribunals.

Types of Regulatory Matters

The following is a list of the complex regulatory matters that would benefit from the support of a regulatory lawyer:

Our Skills Ready for You

At Navigator Law, we care about helping our clients safeguard their assets through sophisticated strategies. We can work with you to help you understand your organization’s responsibilities. That way, you can reduce the risk of non-compliance and reduce the impact of regulatory regimes on your operations. This will enable you to confidently focus on pursuing your business objectives.

Our professional regulatory lawyers have a breadth of experience and industry knowledge that they can lean on to provide the best support possible when complex situations arise. This allows us to help you achieve the best possible outcome and minimize legal risk in a timely manner, so you can get back to doing what you do best.

Contact Us

Are you dealing with a complex regulatory matter? Do you want the support of a regulatory lawyer to ensure the regulatory compliance of your day-to-day operations? We are here for you! Contact our office to make an appointment.


Although the government regulates a great deal of commercial activity in order to serve the public interest, some professions do not require direct government regulation. In this case, an occupational group enters into a self-regulation agreement with the government. The government still has some control over the practice of these professions but to a much lesser extent than the professions that require direct regulation.

Professional regulatory organizations develop legislative standards for self-regulating health and professional organizations to ensure they serve the public interest. Examples include the Alberta Dental Association and College, College of Alberta Psychologists, Chartered Professional Accountants, and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

Yes. The authority of the provinces to regulate professions has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts on many occasions. This means that professional regulations are determined by the regulatory authorities in each province. Canadian organizations in the same industry may face different professional regulations whether they are located in Calgary, Alberta versus other locations such as Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario.