Interim Measures Agreement (IMA) (Canada)


An agreement which sets out temporary arrangements intended to afford a measure of protection to Aboriginal interests while a final agreement is in the process of being negotiated in Canadian treaty negotiations.

Extended Definition

It protects the rights and benefits negotiated in the agreement-in-principle, and may recognise certain principles by which negotiations are to be guided. An interim measures agreement does not create binding legal relations but serves as a bridge to the negotiation of a final agreement.