Building Canada plan

The Building Canada plan is focused on building a stronger, safer and better Canada through modern world-class public infrastructure. Launched in 2007, this seven-year plan is delivering results that matter to Canadians by supporting projects that contribute to cleaner air and water, safer roads, shorter commutes, and better communities.

The plan is providing $33 billion in stable, flexible and predictable funding to provinces, territories and municipalities, allowing them to plan for the longer-term and address their ongoing infrastructure needs.

Program Amount
Municipal GST Rebate $5.8B
Gas Tax Fund $11.8B
Building Canada Fund $8.8B
Public-Private Partnerships Fund $1.25B
Gateways and Border Crossings Fund $2.1B
Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative $1B
Provincial-Territorial Base Funding $2.275B
Total $33B

Following the launch of the Building Canada plan, Infrastructure Framework Agreements were signed with each provincial and territorial government. Under these agreements, all orders of government committed to work together to fund projects supporting the nation's priorities: a growing economy, a cleaner environment and prosperous communities.

Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada made changes to several Building Canada plan programs: approval processes were simplified to help more projects get underway quickly, funds were topped up for infrastructure projects in small communities and payments were accelerated for "ready-to-go" infrastructure projects.

To learn more, read the Building Canada plan.