Research licensing is an important part of getting your research underway and an equally important part of acknowledging the people and territories your research may impact. Many jurisdictions license scientific and archaeological research separately, but not always. Each province and territory has their own application processes according to their individual guidelines. Also, some Indigenous traditional territories will have separate research licensing processes, so make sure you are aware of these requirements before starting your field component or even applying to the awards. Most awards will require you to demonstrate that you have applied and/or have approval for your project from the university, the appropriate ethics boards, and the appropriate research licensing body. Your university will have more details about their specific processes.
Social sciences, Health and Humanities projects undergo similar processes, generally administered by university ethics boards and regional authorities, including associated First Nations and/or Inuit.
Please contact your university for more information regarding research involving humans.