Transport Canada

Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs. It ensures that air, marine, road and rail transportation are safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible. 

Transport Canada reports to Parliament and Canadians through the minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities. It works with its portfolio partners, other government departments and jurisdictions, and industry to ensure that all parts of Canada's transportation system work well. Transport Canada employs 4,700 people at its headquarters and in five regional offices across the country.

Locations:
Ottawa, Ontario | http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/aboutus-menu.htm
Industries:
Government Services
Headcount:
4700

Latest

09:44 ET Minister Garneau announces updated measures for cruise ships and passenger vessels in Canadian waters up to October 31, 2020

OTTAWA, May 29, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts it is having on the marine and tourism sectors. Keeping Canadians and ...


May 15, 2020, 14:00 ET As North American Safe Boating Awareness Week launches, Minister Garneau reminds boaters to respect COVID-19 safety measures

OTTAWA, May 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The May long weekend marks the unofficial start of the boating season in Canada. This year, keeping Canadians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is the Government's top...


May 14, 2020, 11:39 ET The Government of Canada announces new measures for pleasure craft in northern communities

OTTAWA, May 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Keeping Canadians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is the Government of Canada's top priority. Transport Canada is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, other ...


May 07, 2020, 14:37 ET Government of Canada announces second year of enhanced measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales

VANCOUVER, May 7, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to taking action to support the survival and recovery of the Southern Resident killer whale, an endangered species that has...


Apr 17, 2020, 15:57 ET New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system

OTTAWA, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ - COVID-19 is a global public health challenge that has changed the daily lives of people around the world, and ensuring the safety and security of Canadians remains the...


Apr 05, 2020, 14:09 ET The Government of Canada announces new measures for ferries and commercial passenger vessels capable of carrying more than 12 passengers

OTTAWA, April 5, 2020 /CNW/ - Ensuring the safety and security of Canadians is the Government of Canada's top priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, Transport Canada is working with...


Apr 03, 2020, 12:29 ET Minister of Transport issues Orders to reduce derailments and improve rail safety

OTTAWA, April 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Utmost care is necessary to ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail and to protect both rail workers and those living nearby Canada's rail corridors,...


Mar 28, 2020, 12:38 ET Government of Canada announces new domestic transportation measures

OTTAWA, March 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and is constantly determining what new measures may be required to contain the spread of...


Mar 13, 2020, 13:54 ET Government of Canada announces intention to defer the start of cruise ship season in Canada as COVID-19 response measure

OTTAWA, March 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Ensuring the safety and security of Canadians is the Government of Canada's top priority. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a comprehensive $1 billion...


Mar 11, 2020, 11:00 ET Minister of Transport advocates for Safer Skies at ICAO Council to improve aviation safety near or over conflict zones

MONTRÉAL, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council meeting, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, presented a working paper...


Mar 08, 2020, 09:37 ET Statement - Minister Garneau celebrates International Women's Day

OTTAWA, March, 8, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued this statement today to mark International Women's Day: "International Women's Day is an opportunity to...


Mar 06, 2020, 14:04 ET Government of Canada proposes measures to further improve runway safety at Canada's busiest airports

OTTAWA, March 6, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada has one of the safest aviation systems in the world and the Federal Government will continue its work to improve airport safety. The Minister of Transport, the...


Mar 05, 2020, 10:14 ET Minister of Transport outlines Safer Skies Strategy to improve aviation safety over conflict zones

OTTAWA, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - When people are travelling from one part of the world to another, they should not have to worry about preventable danger. Where there are conflict zones, civilians...


Mar 03, 2020, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister Garneau to travel to Washington, D.C.

OTTAWA, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, will be in Washington, D.C., and deliver remarks at the United States Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit....


Feb 27, 2020, 11:49 ET Government of Canada unveils 2020 North Atlantic right whale protection measures

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2020 /CNW/ - The endangered North Atlantic right whale is an iconic marine mammal, but with roughly 400 left in the world, the Government of Canada is doing its part to ensure its...


Feb 23, 2020, 10:22 ET Statement - Minister of Transport celebrates National Aviation Day

OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued today this statement regarding National Aviation Day: "Aviation is an integral part of Canadian life. From ...


Feb 18, 2020, 08:15 ET The Government of Canada supports a global ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada takes the protection of the Arctic very seriously, and continues to work with Member States at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to...


Feb 17, 2020, 17:03 ET Statement by Minister of Transport on unsafe behaviour around railways

OTTAWA, Feb. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today: "As Minister of Transport, I have a duty to ensure that our rail system and ...


Feb 16, 2020, 20:04 ET Minister of Transport updates Ministerial Order to reduce the risks of derailment of trains transporting dangerous goods

OTTAWA, Feb. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - To protect Canadians who live along our rail corridors, it is critical that the movement of dangerous goods by rail is done in a safe way. Today, the Minister of...


Feb 14, 2020, 15:53 ET Government of Canada launches school bus seatbelt pilots in the District of Sudbury, Ontario and British Columbia

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - The safety of Canada's road users is a priority for federal, provincial, and territorial governments, and that starts with the safe transportation of our school...


Feb 13, 2020, 21:52 ET Media Advisory - Annual Meeting of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial transportation and highway safety ministers

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - On February 14, 2020, the Council of Ministers responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety will meet to discuss transportation issues of shared interest. The...


Feb 13, 2020, 21:36 ET Media Advisory - Minister Garneau to hold media availability

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau will hold a media availability tomorrow morning. Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Maple ...


Feb 13, 2020, 21:25 ET Statement by Minister of Transport on protests disrupting rail service

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today: "As the Prime Minister said, "The freedom of expression is an important...


Feb 12, 2020, 13:27 ET Statement by Minister of Transport on protests disrupting rail service

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today: "The federal government is closely monitoring the protests that are...


Feb 10, 2020, 15:07 ET Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure at the Alberta Industrial Heartland to move goods to market

STURGEON COUNTY, AB, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - The quality of Canada's transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country's trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian companies in...