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We are a federal institution, leading the Transport Canada portfolio and working with our partners.

Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs. We promote safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation.

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Services and information

Drone safety

Flying your drone safely and legally, report a drone incident, where and where not to fly.

Licensing for pilots and personnel

Applying for licences, permits and ratings, flight school training, aviation document booklet, language proficiency.

Vessel licensing and registration

Pleasure craft licence, commercial vessel registration, coasting trade licence.

Child car seat safety

Choosing and installing a child car seat or booster seat, recall notices, safety and testing information.

Defects and recalls of vehicles, tires and child car seats

Safety recalls database, child car seat or vehicle recall status, safety advisories, safety defect reporting, investigation results.

Dangerous goods regulations

Full text of regulations on transportation of dangerous goods in Canada.

Apply for a transportation security clearance

Apply to access restricted airport areas and ports.

Getting started with safe boating

Buying a pleasure craft, pleasure craft courtesy check, requirements for foreign boaters, human powered craft, life jackets, safety tips, checklists, trip plans, courses and resources for recreational boaters.

Operating a federal railway

Railway Operating Certificates, noise and vibration requirements, work/rest and medical rules, accounting, rates.

Grade crossing safety

Grade crossing regulations and standards, train whistling, blocked crossings, safe lines of sight

What we are doing

Corporate information

Features

Job opportunities

Browse current job openings at Transport Canada.

Transport Canada serving Canadians

Highlights of our services, programs and initiatives.

Use hand-held lasers legally and safely

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is not a bright idea. It’s a federal offence.

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