National Trade Corridors Fund

The $2-billion National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) helps fund infrastructure projects in Canada. Infrastructure projects could include work to airports, ports, rail yards, transportation facilities and access roads.

We fund projects that:

  • improve the flow of goods and people in Canada
  • increase the flow of trade in and out of Canada
  • help the transportation system to:
    • withstand the effects of climate change
    • better adapt to new technologies and innovation

Funding will be spread out over 11 years, ending March 31, 2028.

There are currently two calls for proposals:

Continuous call

This call is now open

We are accepting proposals for projects that support trade diversity.

To help expand Canada’s export markets, this new call for proposals targets bottlenecks in our trade corridors.

In this call, we will evaluate projects on specific trade related criteria. We will be targeting projects that:

  • Improve the fluidity and/or performance of the transportation system to contribute to an increase in the value and/or volume of goods exported from Canada to overseas markets
  • Increase existing or generate new overseas trade flows as a result of the investment

In addition to the above criteria, the assessment will also consider the extent to which a project will add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada that contribute to generating or increasing overseas trade.

Northern call

The northern call is now open

We are accepting proposals for projects in the Territorial North.

We have dedicated up to $400 million for transportation infrastructure in the Territorial North (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut).

Projects funded under this call will address transportation needs in the Territorial North, to:

  • improve safety
  • foster economic and social development
  • build on existing investments

Contact us

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


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