Apply for NTCF funding

This program is currently closed to applications. To be considered in the Comprehensive Project Proposal phase, you must have already demonstrated to Transport Canada that your project meets program eligibility requirements during the Expression of Interest (EOI) phase. The EOI phase finished on September 5, 2017. Comprehensive proposals were due on November 6, 2017.

The National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) provides funding for 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

Eligibility for funding

Eligible recipients for this program include:

  • provinces, territories, municipalities and local, regional, provincial and territorial entities
  • Indigenous governments, tribal councils and other forms of regional government, national or regional Indigenous organizations or development corporations
  • public sector organizations
  • federal crown corporations or agencies
  • for-profit and not-for-profit private sector organizations
  • Canada port authorities
  • National Airport Systems airport authorities
  • universities and colleges

Eligible activities

Funding is available under the NTCF for the following types of projects to:

  • Prepare (for example, plan, demolish, prepare site), construct, rehabilitate and improve infrastructure assets related to transportation, such as:
    • studies (feasibility, environmental, planning and integration), including computer and simulation modelling, to guide the development of infrastructure projects and technology applications
    • highway, bridge, interchange and road projects along corridors that involve more than one mode of transportation, including those that provide access to border crossing facilities
    • infrastructure that involves more than one mode of transportation (for example, airports, ports, rail yards, facilities, access roads) and makes the best use of the overall transportation system to support international trade
    • grade separations that provide more efficient and safer road and rail interaction
    • improvements to the transportation infrastructure in Canada's territorial North and at airports with annual passenger flows below 600,000
  • Acquire and install technologies and equipment that advance and support the efficient movement of goods and people and help integrate transportation modes in Canada's trade corridors (for example, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and radio frequency or optical identification readers)

For the first call for proposals, preference may be given to projects that align with regional priorities and that have approvals in place, secured funding and a possible 2018 start date.

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