Transport Canada – Rail Climate Change Adaptation Program


Transport Canada’s Rail Climate Change Adaptation Program was created to help Canada’s rail sector research, develop, and implement innovative technologies, tools, and approaches to address these risks.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $300,000 per project:

  • Class I rail carriers can be reimbursed for up to 50% of eligible expenses
  • Shortline (Class II or Class III rail carriers) can be reimbursed for up to 80% of eligible expenses


Applicants must be:

  • federally or provincially regulated railway companies; and
  • incorporated in Canada.

Organizations that mainly operate tourist or commuter trains, like light rail transit, are not eligible.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must provide legal documents that prove their organization is a legal entity (for example: letters of patent, certificate of incorporation or other such legal documents).

Other Things to Note:

The previous intake deadline was on September 28, 2022.

Program Contact:


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