Ports Asset Transfer Program

The Ports Asset Transfer Program (PATP) was created to facilitate the transfer of Transport Canada-administered port facilities.

New ownership can help ports thrive and create jobs. New owners may also be able to expand or improve port facilities for continued marine operations or for alternate uses that meet local needs.

Acquiring a port facility

The following parties are eligible to acquire a port facility:

  • other federal departments and federal agent-Crown corporations
  • provincial governments
  • municipalities
  • Indigenous groups
  • Canada Port Authorities
  • the general public

Funding incentives may be available to individuals or groups. If you or your organization are eligible, Transport Canada will negotiate the amount of funding with you directly.

To find out about a particular port or ask about ports available in a specific area, contact a regional port manager.

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Regional port managers:

Atlantic Region

Quebec Region

Pacific Region