National Trade Corridors Fund

The $4.2 billion National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) helps fund infrastructure projects in Canada. Infrastructure projects could include work to airports, ports, railways, transportation facilities, and access roads.

The NTCF funds projects that:

  • improve the flow of goods and people in Canada
  • increase the flow of trade in and out of Canada
  • help the transportation system to:
    • withstand the effects of climate change
    • better adapt to new technologies and innovation
  • address the transportation needs of Arctic and northern communities

Funding is spread out over 11 years, ending March 31, 2028.

New NTCF call for proposals: Increasing the fluidity of Canada’s supply chains

This NTCF call for proposals was launched on December 9, 2021. TC is currently accepting applications. Please consult the Increasing the fluidity of Canada’s supply chains webpage for information on the application process.

Information Webinars

Transport Canada invites you to participate in public online webinars, offered in both official languages. The webinars will describe the objectives, requirements, and application processes for the call for proposals, including the mandatory Expression of Interest phase, and the Comprehensive Project Proposal phase.

Webinar sessions were held in December 2021 and January 2022. The schedule for upcoming webinars is as follows:

  • Wednesday February 2, 2022 at 10:00 am (EST) – French session
  • Thursday February 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm (EST) – English session

Participants must register for the webinars in advance to secure their place and receive the log-in information. Please send an email to the NTCF team to confirm what session you wish to attend at:

New NTCF Targeted call for proposals: Relieving Supply Chain Congestion at Canadian Ports

A new NTCF call for proposals will be open for project submissions between January 31, 2022 and February 25, 2022. The purpose for this new call is to assist Canadian ports with measures to relieve immediate supply chain congestion and facilitate the movement of goods.

As this is a targeted call, eligible recipients would include the Canadian Port Authorities (CPA) (subject to the Canada Marine Act) and/or organizations supporting supply chain projects and CPA partner organizations (partner projects submissions must be supported by a CPA).

The project submission should detail the scope of the project, timelines, state of readiness, and analysis of the costs, benefits, and broader merits of the project. Only projects that immediately address a bottleneck or congestion issue at Canadian port will be considered for funding under this call.

Interested applicants must contact the NTCF team at for further information.

Continuous call

The Continuous call is now closed

As of December 9, 2021, Transport Canada is no longer accepting applications under this call. All project proposals received prior to December 9, 2021 will be evaluated under the specific criteria of the Continuous Call and results will be communicated to the applicants.

If you have any questions, please contact

To help expand Canada’s export markets, this call for proposals targets bottlenecks in our trade corridors.

In this call, we will evaluate projects on specific trade related criteria. We will be targeting projects that:

  • improve the fluidity and/or performance of the transportation system to contribute to an increase in the value and/or volume of goods exported from Canada to overseas markets; and/or
  • increase existing or generate new overseas trade flows as a result of the investment.

In addition to the above criteria, the assessment will also consider the extent to which a project will add capacity or address bottlenecks near major ports, airports, or along road and rail corridors in Canada that contribute to generating or increasing overseas trade.

Arctic and Northern call

The Arctic and Northern call for proposals is now closed

The Arctic and Northern call for proposals closed on March 15, 2021. Please visit our website regularly for the latest news and announcements.

Contact us

For information or if you have any questions about the NTCF program: