Gateways and Border Crossings Fund

Name of transfer payment program

Gateways and Border Crossings Fund

Start date

February 7, 2008

End date

March 31, 2018

Fiscal year for terms and conditions


Strategic Outcome

An efficient transportation system

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program 1.2: Gateways and Corridors

Sub-program 1.2.2: Gateways and Border Crossings Fund


The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund is a merit-based program that funds transportation infrastructure and other related initiatives to develop and exploit Canada's strategic gateways, trade corridors and border crossings, and to better integrate the national transportation system.

Expected results

The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund is expected to achieve the following results:

  • identify bottlenecks, capacity constraints and other impediments to the flow of goods and people;
  • complete projects to improve highway, rail, air and marine capacity, intermodal links and connectors, and provide technology to improve efficiency;
  • enhance the integration of the transportation system; and
  • enhance economic competitiveness and productivity.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation


Decision following the results of last evaluation

The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund is meeting its objectives.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

No further evaluation is planned.

General targeted recipient groups

The Gateways and Border Crossings Fund targets:

  • provinces and territories
  • municipalities and local organizations
  • non-profit organizations
  • industry-related entities
  • regional/provincial/national/international associations and committees
  • federal Crown corporations that own international bridges 

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Engagement initiatives include targeted calls for project proposals; consultations and meetings with partners and stakeholders; and kiosks at gateway/trade-related conferences.  Agreement Management Committees are responsible for the management and administration of contribution agreements between Transport Canada and Gateways and Border Crossings Fund recipients.

  Forecast Spending
2014–15 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
Planned Spending ($)
Planned Spending ($)
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 351,699,605 484,147,493 86,665,818 281,603,100
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total transfer payments 351,699,605 484,147,493 86,665,818 281,603,100