Infrastructure Canada's Funding Programs

Investing in Canada Plan Programs

Ongoing programs included in the Investing in Canada Plan

Fully allocated or closed funding programs

Border Infrastructure Fund

The Border Infrastructure Fund was implemented to improve the flow of people and goods at border crossings. The fund up to 50 percent federal funding to support eligible projects for investments in physical infrastructure, transportation system infrastructure and improved analytical capacity at the largest surface border crossings between Canada and the United States, as well and several other crossing points in Canada. Transport Canada is the federal delivery partner for this program.

The Border Infrastructure Fund started in 2003-2004 and is scheduled to end in 2019-2020.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Border Infrastructure Fund: 12

Building Canada Fund – Communities Component

The Building Canada Fund – Communities Component supports infrastructure needs of smaller communities with populations of less than 100,000. The fund supports the construction, renewal, and enhancement of basic infrastructure such as potable water, wastewater treatment, local roads, and other infrastructure needs of small communities. Projects costs are shared with provincial, territorial and municipal governments, with each order of government generally contributing one-third of the eligible costs. The fund promotes a cleaner environment, a competitive economy and liveable small communities.

The Building Canada Fund – Communities Component started in 2007.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component: 954

Building Canada Fund – Communities Component Top-Up

In 2009, the Government of Canada expanded the Communities Component fund with a top-up of $500 million as a short-term boost to the Canadian economy during a period of global recession. The funding was limited to infrastructure projects in communities with populations of less than 100,000. All Building Canada Fund-Communities Component funding had to be committed in order to access Top-Up funding.

The Building Canada Fund – Communities Component Top-Up was established in 2009 and was scheduled to end in 2011-12.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component Top-Up: 534

Building Canada Fund – Large Urban Centres Component

The Large Urban Centres Component (LUCC) program invests in will finance infrastructure projects in Quebec's communities of 100,000 inhabitants or more. This Component was designed to help Quebec's nine big cities (Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Gatineau, Longueuil, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Lévis, Trois-Rivières) to meet their urgent infrastructure needs.

The Building Canada Fund – LUCC started in 2009 and is scheduled to end in  2019-2020.

  • All funding under this program was disbursed.
  • Total projects funded through the LUCC: 27

Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component

The Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component targets larger infrastructure projects of national or regional significance. It increases overall investment in public infrastructure and contributes to broad federal objectives: economic growth, a cleaner environment and strong and prosperous communities. At least two-thirds of the funding is targeted to national priorities: water, wastewater, public transit, the core national highway system, and the green energy.

The Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component started in 2008-2009 and is scheduled to end in 2019-2020.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component: 194

Building Canada Fund – National Infrastructure Knowledge Component

The National Infrastructure Knowledge Component (NIKC) supports collaborative feasibility and planning studies on public infrastructure projects that contribute to Canada's long-term economic growth and prosperity.

The NIKC started in 2007.

  • No additional project proposals are being accepted under this program.
  • Total projects funded through the New Building Canada Fund – National Infrastructure Knowledge Component (NIKC): 4

Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund

The Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund supports projects that sustain economic growth and enhance the quality of like of Canadians.

Investments are made in cooperation with the provinces, territories, municipalities, and the renewal and/or enhancement of public infrastructure. The Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund leverages additional contributions from other partners by providing up to 50 percent funding for eligible projects.

The Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund started in 2002-2003 and is schedule to end in 2019-2020.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund: 91

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund provides funding to projects that will contribute to the rehabilitation of both water treatment and distribution infrastructure and existing wastewater and storm water treatment systems; collection and conveyance infrastructure; and initiatives that improve asset management, system optimization, and planning for future upgrades to water and wastewater systems.

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund started in 2016-2017 and is schedule to end in 2018-2019.

G8 Legacy Fund

The G8 Legacy Fund provided up to $50 million in funding for infrastructure that supported the hosting of the G8 Summit in June 2010 in Huntsville, Ontario. The Fund helped the region to prepare for the event, provided a legacy, and enhanced the tourism image of the region.

The G8 Legacy Fund started in 2009-2010 and ended in 2010-2011.

  • All funding under this program was disbursed.
  • Total projects funded through the G8 Legacy Fund: 32

Gas Tax Fund

The Gas Tax Fund provides municipalities with a permanent, predictable and indexed source of long-term funding, enabling construction and rehabilitation of core public infrastructure. It offers local communities the flexibility to make strategic investments across 18 different project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and recreational facilities. The fund promotes investments in increased productivity and economic growth, a clean environment, and strong cities and communities.

The Gas Tax Fund started in 2005-2006 and is ongoing.

  • Total projects funded through the Gas Tax Fund: Approximately 25,000

Green Infrastructure Fund

The Green Infrastructure Fund supports environmental infrastructure projects that promote reduced greenhouse gas emissions, cleaner air, cleaner water and cleaner land. There are five eligible categories of investment: wastewater infrastructure, green energy generation infrastructure, green energy transmission infrastructure, solid waste infrastructure, and carbon transmission and storage infrastructure. By providing up to 50 percent federal funding on a cost-shared basis, the fun leverages additional investments from other partners.

The Green Infrastructure Fund started in 2009-2010 and is schedule to end in 2021-2022.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Green Infrastructure Fund: 18

Infrastructure Stimulus Fund

The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund supported projects as a short-term boost to the Canadian economy during a period of global recession. By providing up to 50 per cent in federal funding for projects, the fund was able to leverage funding from other partners such as provinces, territories, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations, resulting in a greater boost for the Canadian economy. The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund improved, renewed and rehabilitated existing infrastructure and new infrastructure projects in the following categories; water, wastewater, transit, roads, culture, parks and trails, and community services.

The Infrastructure Stimulus Fund started in 2009-2010 and ended in 2011-2012.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund: 4029

Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Program

The objective of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Program is to construct a 137 kilometre all-season road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories. This includes upgrading a 19 kilometre access road to highway standards, as well as new embankment construction and related structures with final surface topping and additional work to return to land to its original state. This project is expected to contribute and generate economic and social opportunities and benefits for Aboriginal people, Northerners and their communities.

The Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Program started in 2013-2014 and is schedule to end in 2017-2018.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.
  • Total projects funded through the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Program: 1

Municipal-Rural Infrastructure Fund

The Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund provided funding for smaller-scale municipal infrastructure projects such as water and wastewater treatment, and cultural and recreation projects, mainly for smaller and First Nations communities.

The Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund started in 2004-2005 and ended in 2013-2014.

  • All funding under this program was disbursed.
  • Total projects funded through the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund: 1925

National Recreational Trails Program

The National Trails Coalition received funding to improve recreational trails across Canada. The federal government's contribution was matched by the Coalition and its partners and helped build and renew multi-purpose trails for walking, running, cross-country skiing, biking, all-terrain-vehicle and snowmobiles.

The National Recreational Trails Program was first established in 2009-2010 as a one year program but was renewed in 2014 for two additional years, ending in 2015-16.

  • All funding under this program was disbursed.

New Building Canada Fund – National Infrastructure Component

The New Building Canada Fund – National Infrastructure Component (NIC) supports projects of a national significance that have broad public benefits and that contribute to Canada's long-term economic growth and prosperity and reduce potential economic disruptions or foregone economic activity.

The NIC started in 2014-2015 and is schedule to end in 2023-2024.

  • No additional project proposals are being accepted under this program.
  • Total projects funded through the New Building Canada Fund – National Infrastructure Component (NIC): 7

New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects

The New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) provides funding to support infrastructure projects of national and regional significance that contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities. The PTIC-NRP is an allocation-based program that recognizes and supports the important role that provinces, territories, and municipalities play in helping to build Canada's public infrastructure. Projects will allow people and goods to move more freely, increase the potential for innovation and economic development, and help to improve the environment and support stronger, safer communities.

The PTIC-NRP started in 2014-2015 and is schedule to end in 2023-2024.

New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – Small Communities Fund

The New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – Small Communities Fund (PTIC-SCF) represent 10 percent of the overall Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component funding envelope. This Sub-Program provides contribution funding for infrastructure projects in small communities with populations of 100,000 or less. The PTIC- SCF supports projects of national, regional and local significance that contribute to economic growth, a clean environment and stronger communities. Projects will allow people and goods to move more freely, increase the potential for innovation and economic development, and help to improve the environment and support stronger, safer communities.

The PTIC- SCF started in 2014-2015 and is schedule to end in 2023-2024.

Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund

The Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund provides base funding to each province and territory for core infrastructure priorities. To receive funding, provinces and territories must submit a capital plan containing a list of initiatives for federal cost-sharing. The plan includes a brief description of each initiative, the eligible category of investment and the total eligible cost. While payments are made to provinces and territories, ultimate recipients can also include local and regional governments or private sector bodies. The fund supports economic growth and productivity, and promotes a cleaner environment and prosperous communities.

The Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Base Fund started in 2007-2008 and is schedule to end in 2016-2017.

  • All funding available under this program has been committed.

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund

The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) provides short-term funding to help accelerate municipal investments to support the rehabilitation of transit systems, new capital projects, and planning and studies for future transit expansion to foster long-term transit plans. Eligible recipients include: provinces and territories; municipal or regional governments, established by provincial or territorial statute; or a transit agency or authority, established by a provincial, territorial, or local government. These investments will help to improve commutes, cut air pollution, strengthen communities and grow Canada's economy.

The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund started in 2016-2017 and is scheduled to end in 2018-2019.

Public Transit Fund

The Public Transit Fund delivered investments in public transit infrastructure in large cities and small communities. This funding contributed to a cleaner environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing traffic congestion. Funding was allocated to provinces and territories on a per capita basis.

The Public Transit Fund ended in 2005-2006.

  • All funding under this program was disbursed.

Research, Knowledge, and Outreach Program

The Research, Knowledge and Outreach Program provided funding for infrastructure-related research between 2005 and 2010. This fund strengthened and mobilized Canada's community of research centres, academic, private sector and stakeholders to contribute more effectively to public policy debate on infrastructure issues. The projects were presented according to three main sections — policy, sectoral and community — and covered a wide range of themes, including competitiveness, productivity, growth, environment, transport, energy and municipal governance. The sharing of information allows researchers, end-users and all relevant stakeholders: to expand the body of research on infrastructure; harvest the latest innovations, technologies and best practices; and help address major knowledge gaps on the state and performance of Canada's core infrastructure.

The Research Fund ended in 2009-2010.

  • All funding under this program was disbursed.
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