Programs

Transport Canada programs support our commitment to a safe and secure transportation system that's environmentally responsible and innovative.

List of programs

Type

Topic

Title

Description

Non-funding

Aviation

Canada’s State Safety Program - International Civil Aviation Organization

A program for organizing a country’s aviation system to encourage safety.

Funding

Aviation

Airports Capital Assistance Program

Funds regional airports' projects to improve safety, protect airport assets and reduce operating costs.

Funding

Aviation

Airports Operations and Maintenance Subsidy Program

Helps fund remote airports, ensuring year-round, safe transportation links to isolated communities.

Funding

Aviation

Grant to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Program (COSCAP)

Annual grant given to the ICAO to help other nations improve air safety and airworthiness within their borders.

Funding

Aviation

Labrador Coastal Airstrips Restoration Program

Funding for restoring Labrador Coast airstrips to national certification standards.

Funding

Aviation

Payments to Other Governments or International Agencies for the Operation and Maintenance of Airports, Air Navigation and Airways Facilities

An annual payment that helps fund activities to keep international air traffic safe, such as patrolling the North Atlantic.

Non-funding

Aviation

Air Cargo Security Program

A system for keeping cargo secure during its journey, preventing tampering and reducing airport delays. Air carriers, agents, consignors and cargo administrators may join the program.

Non-funding

Aviation

Passenger Protect Program

Screening of commercial passenger flights to, from and within Canada to prevent security threats. A joint program with Public Safety Canada.

Funding

Marine

Abandoned Boats Program

Funds projects that remove abandoned and wrecked small boats or that promote boat recycling and environmental awareness.

Funding

Marine

Boating Safety Contribution Program

Funds projects that promote safer boating or that study ways to change boating behaviours.

Funding

Marine

Community Participation Funding Program

Funds Indigenous groups and members of local communities who wish to participate in planning changes to marine transportation in Canada.

Funding

Marine

Contribution Program for the Centre of Excellence for the Marine Transportation of Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Funds the centre's research and promotion of best practices for transporting oil and LNG by water.

Funding

Marine

Ferry Services Contribution Program

Helps fund inter-provincial ferry services in Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec.

Funding

Marine

Grant to the Province of British Columbia in Respect of the Provision of Ferry and Coastal Freight and Passenger Services

An ongoing grant to help British Columbia run coastal ferry services that provide transportation links to various regions and isolated areas.

Funding

Marine

Indigenous and Local Communities Engagement and Partnership Program

Supports long-term, ongoing involvement of local and regional groups in activities under the Oceans Protection Plan.

Funding

Marine

Marine Training Program

Funding to provide marine training to Indigenous people and adapt training to include Traditional Knowledge and culturally appropriate materials.

Funding

Marine

Northumberland Strait Crossing Subsidy Payment Under the Northumberland Strait Crossing Act (Statutory)

Payments to help maintain the bridge between Prince Edward Island and the mainland.

Funding

Marine

Ports Asset Transfer Program

Coordinates the transfer of port facilities from Transport Canada to new owners.

Non-funding

Marine

National Aerial Surveillance Program

Air patrol program that helps prevent marine oil spills and provides surveillance of the north.

Non-funding

Marine

Navigation Protection Program

Program that assesses whether there are risks to navigation in waterways, and whether boats may be removed as wrecks or abandoned boats.

Non-funding

Marine

Small Vessel Compliance Program

Voluntary program for owners of small commercial vessels to help them comply with safety and environmental standards.

Funding

Rail

Clean Rail Academic Grant Program

Funding for academic research in rail emissions.

Funding

Rail

Payments to the Canadian National (CN) Railway Company Following the Termination of the Collection of Tolls on the Victoria Bridge, Montreal and for Rehabilitation Work on the Roadway Portion of the Bridge

Payments to maintain public access to the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Quebec.

Funding

Rail

Rail Safety Improvement Program

Funding for rail safety improvements to prevent injuries and fatalities.

Funding

Road

Outaouais Road Agreement

Funding to improve highways in the Quebec portion of the National Capital Region.

Funding

Road

Program to Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System

Funds projects that help advance new technology for transportation such as self-driving or data-sharing vehicles.

Funding

Road

Road Safety Transfer Payment Program

Helps fund the development of a national regulatory framework for motor carrier safety.

Funding

Road

Transportation Association of Canada

Helps fund the association's work to improve transportation efficiency, roads, and highway infrastructure, and harmonize best practices across Canada.

Funding

Protecting the environment

Transportation Assets Risk Assessment Program

Funding for projects that assess risks and vulnerabilities for federal transportation assets, such as airports, due to climate change.

Funding

Protecting the environment

Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative Program

Funding for research and development, testing of technologies and training to help adapt northern transportation systems to the changing climate.

Funding

Protecting the environment

Participant Funding Program for Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes

Fund to enable Indigenous groups to attend meetings, gather information on proposals, and inform decision makers.

Funding

Protecting the environment

Shore Power Technology for Ports

Funding for marine shore power technology, local electrical grids, and Canadian ports.

Non-funding

Protecting the environment

ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program

Testing of new vehicle technology safety, environmental impact and driving performance (passenger cars, heavy-duty trucks).

Funding

Protecting the environment

Clean Transportation System – Research and Development Program

This program funds projects to help reduce air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation, marine and rail sectors.

Funding

Supporting multiple modes of transportation

Allowances to Former Employees of Newfoundland Railways, Steamships and Telecommunications Services Transferred to Canadian National Railways

Supplemental pension payments for Newfoundland employees whose pension benefits weren't fully covered by Canadian National Railways.

Funding

Supporting multiple modes of transportation

Canadian Transportation Research Forum's Scholarship Program

Scholarships for transportation research.

Funding

Supporting multiple modes of transportation

National Trade Corridors Fund

Funding for infrastructure projects that increase the flow of people and goods, or help adapt transportation systems to climate change and new technology.

Funding

Supporting multiple modes of transportation

Remote Passenger Rail Program

Helps fund rail services, both capital and operating costs, for passengers in remote communities.

Non-funding

Supporting multiple modes of transportation

Transportation Security Clearance Program

Screening program for transportation workers with certain responsibilities to ensure they aren't security threats.

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