Transport Canada

  1. Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that, as of October 30, the Government of Canada will require employers in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to establish vaccination policies for their employees. Also effective October 30, travellers departing from Canadian airports, and travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel.
  2. As Canada prepares for the return of direct flights from India to Canada, Transport Canada is announcing an extension of the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that restricts all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from India until September 26, 2021, at 23:59 EDT.
  3. Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world, and is prioritizing the health and safety of Canadians by continuing to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening its borders.
  4. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs, boost economic growth, and ensure climate resilience in Canada’s North.
  5. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the global pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that our air transportation system provides Canadians with efficient and affordable air travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers, and communities.
  6. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that our air transportation system provides Canadians with choice, connectivity, and affordable air travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, airport workers, and communities.
  7. The Government of Canada continues to invest in infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth in Canada’s North.
  8. Road safety programs protect Canadians by finding ways to improve safety for all road users, while also reducing the risk of collisions. That’s why Transport Canada is funding new projects nationwide that address ongoing road safety challenges.
  9. For local communities in Eastern Canada, ferry services are an essential component of daily living. From visiting friends and family to getting goods to market, the Government of Canada understands that these services are essential to economic and social activities in the region.
  10. The Government of Canada is taking action to further improve the safety and security of Canada’s rail system, especially in light of the impacts of climate change and severe weather on railway operations.
  11. As Canada works towards recovery and travel re-start, investments in our airport infrastructure continue to be crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, workers and communities. Government of Canada investments will also help to rebuild the public’s confidence in domestic and international travel, and ensure that Canada’s aviation industry is well positioned to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.
  12. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Member of Parliament Michael McLeod, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important announcement about infrastructure funding. MP McLeod will be joined by the Honourable Diane Archie, Deputy Premier, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.
  13. This notice is to inform all mariners about temporary vessel traffic restrictions during an expected increase in the number of people using the St. Clair River in an event known as the Port Huron Float Down on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
  14. Marine shipping plays a critical role getting our exports to global markets and providing Canadians with the goods we use every day. As Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver provides a strategic gateway for Canada’s supply chain and economy.
  15. The Confederation Bridge—the largest bridge in Canada—is an iconic and key asset for Prince Edward Island and its residents, providing a vital link between Islanders and the mainland to access essential goods and services. Throughout Canada, several measures were implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 between provinces and internationally. Due to the reduced movements of Canadians, the Confederation Bridge experienced a considerable decrease in traffic over the past 18 months.
  16. The Government of Canada recognizes the need to take climate action now. Canadians’ quality of life—and Canada’s future growth—are deeply tied to the environment. We know that we need to invest in a cleaner, more sustainable future to protect the things Canadians rely on: an affordable cost of living, well-paying jobs, and resilient communities.
  17. Minister Alghabra announces a major investment of over $33 million to enhance the movement of goods at the Saguenay Port.
  18. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners, including provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous communities and the air industry, to address the unique needs of these communities.
  19. BORDEN-CARLETON, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND — Members of Parliament for Malpeque, the Honourable Wayne Easter, for Charlottetown, Sean Casey, and for Egmont, Robert J. Morrissey, will make an announcement on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, about providing financial support to Strait Crossing Bridge Limited, the Confederation Bridge operator.
  20. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will host a news conference in Markham to make an announcement on the Incentives for the Zero-Emission Vehicles program, which is helping Canada meet its climate goals. The minister will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.
  21. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement inviting public comments on a proposed Vessel Remediation Fund regulatory charge that reflects Transport Canada’s efforts to enhance protection of the marine environment, and to improve marine safety and responsible shipping
  22. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that our air transportation system provides Canadians with choice, connectivity and affordable air travel.
  23. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, and His Worship Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery in Hamilton.
  24. A better, faster, and more reliable transportation network will help reduce congested travel times for people and improve the efficiency of moving goods through the country’s trade corridors, which is critical to the success of Canadian companies in a global marketplace.
  25. MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and MP Iqra Khalid, MP Peter Fonseca, and MP Adam van Koeverden, will make an announcement on passenger and freight rail services in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
  26. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Enhancing the northern transportation system supports and promotes economic growth and social development, offers job opportunities, provides greater connectivity for Northerners, increases its resilience to a changing climate, and ensures it can adapt to innovative technologies.
  27. The Government of Canada is prioritizing the health and safety of all people in Canada by continuing to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border. Canada’s phased approach to easing border measures is informed by the continued monitoring of available data and scientific evidence, including the vaccination rate of Canadians and our improving epidemiological situation.
  28. LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC - Today, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, travelled to Lac-Mégantic and met with local stakeholders to reiterate his commitment to the Lac-Mégantic Bypass project.
  29. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian airports to ensure their recovery and growth following the COVID-19 global pandemic and to create good middle class jobs.
  30. Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, and Arctic Gateway Group Directors Onekanew Christian Sinclair and Mayor Michael Spence will announce investments in transportation in northern Manitoba. The announcement will be followed by a media availability.
  31. Today, Chief Jennifer Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport and the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, signed the Burrard Inlet Environmental Science and Stewardship Agreement.
  32. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, and President and CEO of the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Stéphane Poirier, will make an important funding announcement in support of economic recovery of the Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport.
  33. The Government of Canada is committed to working towards enhancing and modernizing intercity passenger rail services in a way that will best meet the transportation needs of travellers, as outlined in the vision for Transportation 2030.
  34. From travelling to medical appointments, getting goods to market, distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medical supplies, or delivering vaccines, Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local airports to support vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services, more so during this Covid-19 pandemic, including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
  35. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth.
  36. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an announcement on passenger rail services in Southwestern Ontario.
  37. Iqaluit, NUNAVUT – The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities of Canada, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, will make an announcement about funding for the North. The Honourable David Akeeagok, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, Government of Nunavut, PJ Akeeagok, President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, will also make remarks.
  38. The Government of Canada is committed to making railway operations as safe as possible for railway employees and for people living close to railway lines, which is why Transport Canada continues working with the railway industry to make necessary updates to rules, regulations and standards that improve the safety of Canada’s railway system.
  39. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced new funding to help the Vancouver International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
  40. The Government of Canada supports infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and boost economic growth. Enhancing the northern transportation system supports and promotes economic growth and social development, offers job opportunities, provides greater connectivity for Northerners, increases its resilience to a changing climate, and ensures it can adapt to innovative technologies.
  41. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery at the Vancouver International Airport. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the President and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport, Tamara Vrooman.
  42. The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s trade corridors, which helps to grow our economy, ensure its recovery, as well as create good middle class jobs.
  43. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will highlight the progress of the Calgary Airport Trail expansion project. He will be joined by the Mayor of Calgary, His Worship Naheed Nenshi, The Calgary Airport Authority’s Vice President of People, Risk and General Counsel, Carmelle Hunka, and the City of Calgary’s Director of Transportation Infrastructure, Kerensa Fromherz
  44. WHITEHORSE, YUKON – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra will make an announcement about the National Trade Corridors Fund. The Member of Parliament for Yukon, the Honourable Larry Bagnell and the Minister of Highways and Public Works, the Honourable Nils Clarke, will also deliver remarks.
  45. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that Canada’s air transportation system provides Canadians with choice, connectivity and affordable air travel. Canada’s world-leading network of airports has been put under substantial financial strain as a result of the dramatic decline in passenger travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, airport workers and surrounding communities.
  46. The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will make an important funding announcement in support of airport recovery in Edmonton. Minister Alghabra will be joined by the Mayor of Leduc County, Tanni Doblanko, the Mayor of the City of Leduc, Bob Young, and the President and CEO of the Edmonton International Airport, Tom Ruth.
  47. Transport Canada has issued fines to an individual who has violated various provisions of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, by illegally operating a privately owned pleasure craft as an uncertified commercial tour boat. These actions contributed to a fatal boating incident on Lake Simcoe, Ontario, in September 2020.
  48. Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada’s strategy to ensure that Canada’s air transportation system provides Canadians with choice, connectivity and affordable air travel. Canada’s world-leading network of airports has been put under substantial financial strain as a result of the dramatic decline in passenger travel. Investments in airport infrastructure are crucial to maintain safety, security, and connectivity for travellers, airport workers and surrounding communities.
  49. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for Northern and remote communities which depend on supply chains for the delivery of essential goods and services. As the pandemic evolves, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners, including provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous communities and the air industry, to address the unique needs of these communities.
  50. When the global pandemic hit, tourism came to a screeching halt as public safety measures kept most Canadians home and borders closed to international tourists. Now that vaccination efforts are paying off and declining case rates are allowing the easing of restrictions, tourism businesses and organizations can look to the future.