National Trade Corridors Fund

The National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) provides funding to help infrastructure owners and users invest in strategic projects that:

  • support the flow of goods and passengers by reducing bottlenecks, and address capacity issues
  • help the transportation system withstand the effects of climate change and make sure it is able to support new technologies and innovation
  • address the unique transportation needs in Canada's territorial North to improve safety and foster economic and social development
  • build on investments made by a variety of public and private sector partners
  • increase the flow of Canadian trade around the world through our ports, airports, roads, railways, intermodal facilities, bridges and border crossings

We have allocated a total of $2 billion over 11 years to the NTCF. This includes up to $400 million in dedicated funding for Northern territorial transportation infrastructure.


The first call for proposals was launched on July 4, 2017. Transport Canada invited the following groups to submit proposals:

  • Provincial, territorial and municipal governments
  • Indigenous groups
  • not-for-profit and for-profit private-sector organizations
  • federal Crown Corporations
  • Canadian Port Authorities
  • National Airport System Airport Authorities

Projects funded to date

How to Apply

The next call for proposals will be launched later in 2018 and will target the Territorial North.

Contact us

For information or if you have any questions about the Fund:

Telephone: 1-866-995-9737; 613-990-2309


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