Transport Canada Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current Transport Canada funding programs, including contributions, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Transport Canada funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Transport Canada Mandate

Transport Canada is responsible for developing and overseeing the Government of Canada’s transportation policies and programs so that Canadians can have access to a transportation system that is:

  • Safe and secure,
  • Green and innovative, and
  • Efficient.

Transport Canada works towards these objectives by:

  • Proposing and updating policies, laws and regulations;
  • Conducting inspections, enforcement activities and surveillance of the transportation industry’s equipment, operations and facilities; and
  • Providing funding to organizations for projects that strengthen the transportation network, including safety improvement projects, technological innovations and green transportation initiatives.

While Transport Canada is not directly responsible for all aspects or modes of transportation, they play a key leadership role in ensuring that all parts of the transportation system across Canada work together effectively. It does so by collaborating with various groups including Indigenous people, industry, provincial and territorial governments and international partners.

Transport Canada Priorities

The Department’s priorities include:

  • Improving the performance and reliability of Canada’s transportation system to get products to market and grow Canada’s economy;
  • Providing greater choice, better service, lower costs and improved rights for consumers;
  • Building world-leading marine corridors that are competitive, safe and environmentally sustainable, and improving Northern transportation infrastructure, while respecting commitments to Indigenous communities;
  • Building a safer and more secure transportation system that Canadians trust;
  • Reducing environmental impacts and embracing new technologies to improve Canadians’ lives; and
  • Transforming the design and delivery of programs and services to Canadians in order to adapt to a changing world.

You can learn about Transport Canada’s priorities by reading its 2022-2023 Departmental Plan.

Types of Funding Transport Canada Offers

Transport Canada offers contributions, and more.

Transport Canada Funding Programs

Below are links to the Department’s specific programs:

Transport Canada Contact

Transport Canada National Headquarters:

330 Sparks St
Ottawa ON K1A 0N5

Toll-free: 1-866-995-9737
Telephone: 613-990-2309
TTY: 1-888-675-6863
Facsimile: 613-954-4731

Click here for a complete list of Transport Canada contact details.

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