Arctic and Northern call for proposals: Who can apply

These are the types of organizations that can apply for funding as part of the call for proposals:

  • provinces and territories, including provincially and territorially-owned entities
  • municipalities, including local and regional governments, and municipally-owned entities
  • Indigenous governments, tribal councils and other forms of regional government, nationally or regionally representative Indigenous organizations, and/or Indigenous development corporations
  • public sector organizations
  • federal organizations including Crown Corporations (FAA Schedule III only)
  • for-profit* and not-for-profit private sector organizations, including those organizations headquartered outside of Canada
  • Canada Port Authorities (subject to Canada Marine Act)
  • National Airports System Airport Authorities
  • colleges and universities

* We will consider funding a project that a for-profit private sector organization submits, but only when the contribution will clearly create additional benefits, rather than to just the recipient. An example of a for-profit private organization is a privately-owned company.

Eligible projects

To qualify for funding, projects would have to do one of the activities from the summary below.

  • Prepare (for example, plan, demolish, prepare site), construct, rehabilitate and/or improve infrastructure assets related to transportation, such as:
    • Highway, bridge, interchange and road projects, railway and rail yard projects, airports, and ports, marinas and associated facilities
    • Feasibility studies, administration, planning and design work, engagement with Inuit and Indigenous communities or groups potentially affected by the funded activities, and any climate change/environmental reviews or assessments
  • Studies, research and development related to the efficiency and resiliency of the transportation system, transportation-related technologies, and transportation-related trade or efficiency barriers
  • Acquire and install technologies and equipment that advance and support the efficient movement of goods and people and help integrate transportation modes in Canada’s transportation corridors (for example, intelligent transportation systems and radio frequency or optical identification readers)