The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has three core mandates:

  • to ensure that the national transportation system runs efficiently;
  • to ensure the accessibility of the transportation system for persons with disabilities; and,
  • to provide consumer protection for air passengers.

To advance these mandates, the Agency uses rule-making, dispute resolution and the provision of information as its key tools.

The Agency is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal and regulator that has, with respect to all matters necessary for the exercise of its jurisdiction, all the powers of a superior court. The CTA is made up of five full-time Members; up to three temporary Members may also be named.

The Agency’s activities primarily align with these two themes:

  • Enabling Economic Growth and Improving the Travel Experience for Canadians; and,
  • Modernizing the Transport Portfolio


Chair & Chief Executive Officer: Scott Streiner

Vice-Chair and Member: Elizabeth C. Barker

Size: 240 employees