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Transport Canada is responsible for transportation policies and programs. We promote safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation.
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Our current Transport Canada website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Government of Canada introduces new measures to protect the marine environment and coastal communities in Canada's Arctic2017-08-27 - News releases
For residents of Canada's Northern territories, marine transportation is an essential lifeline.
Statement by Ministers Garneau and LeBlanc on actions taken to address the deaths of whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence2017-08-11 - Statements
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard issued a statement on the recent deaths of several North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
- Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)
- New Building Canada plan
- New Bridge for the St Lawrence
- Vehicle recalls
- Child car seat safety
- Report marine emergencies and concerns
- Navigation by region
- Importing a vehicle into Canada
- Decisions of the Canadian Transportation Agency
- Transportation safety investigations
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Services and information
Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) include model aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft systems, which are also known as drones. More and more people are operating such aircraft for work or pleasure. Anyone who flies an unmanned air vehicle must comply with legislated safety requirements.
The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) are the result of the consolidation of the Air Regulations and Air Navigation Orders. These revised and updated regulations and standards cover every aspect of civil aviation in Canada, including airline operations, flight crew licensing and aircraft maintenance.
Parents and other caregivers need to stay up-to-date with the latest information on child car seats and booster seats, in order to keep their children as safe as possible while on the road.
Prior to importing into Canada a vehicle purchased abroad or returning to Canada with a vehicle modified outside the country, the owner must ensure that the vehicle qualifies for importation re-entry into Canada.
The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require all operators of pleasure boats fitted with any type of motor and used for recreational purposes to carry proof of competency.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
- Canada Shipping Act, 2001
- Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations
- Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations
- Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM)
- Aviation Safety Letter
- Flight Test Guide - Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane
- Rail Safety Improvement Program
- Review of Canada's Marine Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime
- Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)
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Learn how to fly your drone safely and legally
We regulate drone use to keep everyone safe. Before flying your drone, make sure you understand the rules and follow them.
Protecting our coasts
Learn more about how we are protecting our coasts
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