Funding Delivered under the Investing in Canada Plan
Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing over $180 billion over 12 years in infrastructure projects across Canada. These investments are being made by 21 federal departments and agencies.
Through Budget 2016, the first phase of the Plan made $14.4 billion in new funding available for the repair and modernization of key infrastructure. This funding has gone towards vital public transit systems, clean water and wastewater systems, and social infrastructure such as affordable housing. Building on the first phase of the Plan, $81.2 billion in additional funding was made available in Budget 2017 to support five priority areas over the next decade: public transit, green, social, trade and transportation, and rural and northern communities' infrastructure and provides predictable funding and focusses on large-scale transformational projects. For further details on each of the funding programs, see the Implementation Progress and Funding Update Table below.
In addition, over $92 billion is available through Government of Canada's existing programs. For example, the federal Gas Tax Fund supports approximately 4,000 infrastructure projects in 3,600 communities across the country each year; the New Building Canada Fund will provide $11.8B in funding for new and ongoing projects; and other government departments and agencies will continue to make investments in core infrastructure across the country.
|Delivery Department/Agency||Program introduced||Program Name||Total program
|Number of projects approved||Federal share of
|Number of projects started||Reimbursements Claimed|
|Canada Infrastructure Bank||BUDGET 2017||Canada Infrastructure Bank||15000000000||4||3600000000||1|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||EXISTING FUNDING||Existing Housing Programs||17262000000||5897453567||5897453567|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Aboriginal Capacity and Skills Development||10000000||464||10000277||464||10000277|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Increasing Affordable Housing for Seniors||200700000||1679||200100001||1679||200100001|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Investment in Affordable Housing||504400000||5231||501600000||5231||501600000|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Northern Housing||97700000||98||96700000||98||96700000|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Renovation and Retrofit of Social Housing||574000000||2577||575762664||2577||575762664|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Renovation and Retrofit on Reserve||127700000||3137||119961660||3137||119961661|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Shelters for First Nations Victims of Family Violence||10400000||5||10400000||5||10400000|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2016||Supporting Shelters for Victims of Family Violence||89900000||3228||89900000||3228||89900000|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2017||FPT Housing Partnership Framework||7740000000||4752||310707500||4752||282770600|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2017||National Housing Co-Investment Fund||5134000000||185||1090297492||84||1075406127|
|Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation||BUDGET 2017||Other National Housing Strategy Initiatives Footnotei||1097000000||869||9576264||2||43488299|
|Canadian Heritage||EXISTING FUNDING||Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Footnotex||360000000||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Canadian Heritage||BUDGET 2016||Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (Budget 2016) Footnotex||168200000||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Canadian Heritage||BUDGET 2017||Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (Budget 2017) Footnotex||300000000||857||466436108||853||430624234|
|Canadian Heritage||BUDGET 2017||Community Educational Infrastructure||80000000||12||14301001||12||5469905|
|Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs||BUDGET 2016||Inuit Housing||80000000||192||80000000||192||80000000|
|Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs||BUDGET 2017||Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program - Implementation of Adaptation Actions in the North Footnoteii||56000000||170||26150752||170||26150752|
|Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs||BUDGET 2017||First Nation Adapt Program Flood Plain Mapping Footnoteii||27000000||125||25511164||125||25511164|
|Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs||BUDGET 2017||Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program||73000000||111||14516868||111||14516868|
|Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs||BUDGET 2017||Yukon University Footnotexix||26000000||1||26000000|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||EXISTING FUNDING||Homelessness Partnering Strategy Footnotexvii||357000000||367521469||367521469|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2016||Early Learning and Child Care (Budget 2016) Footnoteiii||400000000||N/A||N/A||N/A||399669691|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2016||Enabling Accessibility Fund (Budget 2016)||4000000||168||4000000||168||4000000|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2016||First Nations and Inuit Child Care Intiative||62800000||549||60429697||549||60429697|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2016||Homelessness Partnering Strategy||111770000||325||106986536||325||105352436|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2017||Early Learning and Child Care (Budget 2017) Footnoteiii||7000000000||26||8502398||26||603347541|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2017||Enabling Accessibility Fund||77000000||504||15874631||504||14178550|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2017||Homelessness Partnering Strategy (Budget 2017) Footnoteiv||54000000||140||50999271||140||47947086|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2017||Reaching Home - Canada's Homelessness Strategy (Budget 2017) Footnoteiv||2076000000||1048||380838745||396||88703780|
|Employment and Social Development Canada||BUDGET 2017||Women in Construction Fund||10000000||4||7660241||4||1673346|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada||BUDGET 2016||Green Municipal Fund Footnoteix||62500000|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada||BUDGET 2017||Canadian Centre for Climate Services Footnotev||107900000||3812062||3812062|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada||BUDGET 2017||Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Off-Road Regulations Footnotexv||16000000||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Health Canada||BUDGET 2017||Home Care Infrastructure Footnotevii||1000000000||N/A||450000000||N/A||450000000|
|Indigenous Services Canada||EXISTING FUNDING||Multiple Programs Footnotexiii||16157000000||200||2488413030||200||325185525|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2016||First Nations Waste Management Initiative||408900000||642||94937587||642||94937587|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2016||Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve||51200000||160||44083089||160||45149290|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2016||Water & WasteWater||1833000000||619||3087250552||619||1609419270|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2016||First Nations Infrastructure Fund - Cultural and Recreational Centers||76900000||210||83225668||210||75059907|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2016||Health Facilities Program||270000000||47||246326361||47||228248143|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2016||On-Reserve Housing Funds Footnoteviii||416600000||10451||876276393||10451||439521904|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2017||Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program||15000000|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2017||Improving Indigenous Communities||4000000000||583||1024278076||583||560855626|
|Indigenous Services Canada||BUDGET 2017||Northern Grid Footnotexix||760000000||1||760000000|
|Infrastructure Canada||EXISTING FUNDING||Multiple Programs Footnotexii||29683000000||943||14178849356||882||4418195036|
|Infrastructure Canada||EXISTING FUNDING||Gas Tax Fund (project count is an estimate*) Footnotexxiii||27830000000||16000||8514933428||16000||8514933428|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2016||Clean Water and Wastewater Fund||2000000000||2372||1877704821||2372||1457113769|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2016||Codes, Guides and Specifications for Climate-Resilient Public Infrastructure||40000000||1||42500000||1||33500000|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2016||Municipal Asset Management Program Footnotexviii||50000000||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2016||Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program||75000000||324||57145009||324||13473193|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2016||New Building Canada Fund - National and Regional Projects||212300000||1||212300000||1||73482516|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2016||Public Transit Infrastructure Fund||3400000000||1162||3090020725||1162||2006796771|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2017||Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund||2000000000||59||1756595680||50||27033162|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2017||Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program||33555000000||878||9538796382||698||140867821|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2017||Research and Knowledge Initiative||25000000||1||3000000||1||709338|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2017||Smart Cities Challenge||300000000||25||89200000||25||13727909|
|Infrastructure Canada||BUDGET 2017||Municipal Asset Management Program Footnotexviii Footnotexix||60000000||553||28962549||553||10649784|
|Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada||BUDGET 2016||Connect to Innovate||500000000||186||458414159||175||136396156|
|Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada||BUDGET 2016||Post-Secondary Strategic Investment Fund||2000000000||297||1966932743||297||1917714436|
|Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada||BUDGET 2017||Innovation Superclusters Initiative||150000000|
|N/A||BUDGET 2017||Less funds in the fiscal framework and other revenues Footnotevi||-6415000000|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2017||Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise and National-Scale Knowledge Synthesis and Disseminations||18000000||29||15538002||29||4442884|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2017||Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities||220000000||75||94116121||75||46355825|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2016||Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment and Technology Demonstration||62500000||44||45124408||43||43343886|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2017||Electric Vehicles and Alternative Fuels Infrastructure - Phase 2 (Budget 2017) Footnotexix||250000000||95||83486382||95||50203533|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2017||Emerging Renewable Power||200000000||12||134451855||12||60941162|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2017||Energy Efficient Buildings||182000000||65||27636693||65||10336739|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2017||Home Energy Retrofits Footnotexix||474000000||474000000||474000000|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2016||Green Municipal Fund Footnoteix||62500000||191||142006333||125000000|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2016||Regional Electricity Cooperation and Strategic Infrastructure||2500000||2||940000||2||915808|
|Natural Resources Canada||BUDGET 2017||Smart Grid||100000000||28||92845360||28||45844965|
|Public Safety Canada||BUDGET 2017||Funding for First Nation and Inuit Policing Facilities Footnotexxii||N/A|
|Parks Canada Agency||BUDGET 2016||National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places||20000000||132||17264994||132||17000097|
|Public Health Agency of Canada||BUDGET 2016||Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities||15400000||81||15400000||77||13483802|
|Regional Development Agencies||EXISTING FUNDING||Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Footnotexx||147000000|
|Regional Development Agencies||BUDGET 2016||Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Footnotexx||150000000||2484||279512526||2477||244489747|
|Regional Development Agencies||BUDGET 2017||Canada Coal Transition Initiative Footnotexix Footnotexxi||150000000||28||18389410||27||3867525|
|Transport Canada||EXISTING FUNDING||Multiple Programs Footnotexi||341000000||9||240217274||240217274|
|Transport Canada||BUDGET 2017||Climate Risk Assessments Footnotexiv||16000000|
|Transport Canada||BUDGET 2017||Connecting Communities by Rail and Water||1924000000||69||1440692622||54|
|Transport Canada||BUDGET 2017||Modernizing Transportation||77000000||15||20271139||15|
|Transport Canada||BUDGET 2017||National Trade Corridors Fund Footnotexix||2400000000||81||1702458040||51||33990586|
|Transport Canada||BUDGET 2017||Oceans Protection Plan Footnotexvi||1327000000||50||1327000000||50|
|Transport Canada||BUDGET 2017||Trade and Transportation Information System||50000000||5||50000000||5|
- Footnote 1
Data in this table represents the most up-to-date information available at the time of publication. Infrastructure Canada continues to work with all departments to collect data on all new Investing in Canada plan programs. As more data becomes available, the table will be updated.
- Footnote 2
The 'number of projects' fields include traditional "bricks and mortar" type projects, services, housing units, lot servicing, capacity development, asset management, innovation projects, number of First Nations who benefitted from the investment, and educational and information training sessions. The number of projects approved is not directly related to the number of points on the geo-map, some points on the map represent more than one project as counted in the above table. In addition, given the nature of some programs, not all funded projects can be mapped.
- Footnote 3
The number of projects started is an estimate based on the information received in the project proposals received from proponents.
- Footnote 4
Not all programs work on a reimbursement basis. These figures also include funds that are directly transferred to other orders of government and organizations. For example, provinces, territories, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the National Research Council etc.
- Footnote 5
The Lake Manitoba/Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels ($247,500,000) project funding has been moved from Budget 2016 to Budget 2017 as it is now being funded under the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.
- Footnote 6
Departments or agencies may report on their programs using a different basis than is used in the above reporting table. Program reporting is established at the time of program design and may not align with the presentation of combined, pan-government results. For more detailed information on individual projects or programs, contact the responsible department or agency.
- Footnote 7
In some cases programs have multiple sources of funds, including funding outside the IICP. In these cases, it is not always possible to disaggregate program data by funding source. This may result in over-reporting compared to IICP-only allocations.
- Footnote i.
This item is made up of the following initiatives: The Federal Community Housing Initiative ($500M), Housing Research and Innovation ($241M), Federal Lands Initiative ($200M), and Technical Resource Centre ($64.2M).
- Footnote ii.
The Climate Change Preparedness in the North Program - Implementation of Adaptation Actions in the North, and the First Nation Adapt Program - Flood Plain Mapping include additional funding from Budget 2016 not included in the Investing in Canada plan. The funding available for these programs totals $77.3M and $51.7M, respectively. The values reported in this table include projects funded from both budget allocations.
- Footnote iii.
The Early Learning and Child Care program is delivered through transfers to provinces and territories.
- Footnote iv.
The total investment in the Homelessness Partnering Strategy and Reaching Home - Canada's Homelessness Strategy is $2.13B; with $1.058B funded through the Investing in Canada Plan.
- Footnote v.
This program does not fund projects, it provides services directly to Canadians. Figures represent the total program spending.
- Footnote vi.
Budget 2017 includes a line to indicate "less funds in the fiscal framework and other revenues" of -$6.412B. This figure is captured as a subtraction from the total Budget 2017 allocation amount.
- Footnote vii.
As part of the federal $11B, 10-year commitment to invest in better home and community care and mental health and addiction initiatives, the $1B Home Care Infrastructure investment is being delivered to provinces and territories over four years, starting in 2018-19, through bilateral health agreements for home and community care and mental health and addictions. The federal government has signed bilateral agreements with each provinces and territory. These agreements are posted here. Jurisdictions will be reporting the results of $11 billion investment through the Canadian Institute on Health Information based on a focused set of common indicators agreed to by FPT Health Ministers in June 2018.
- Footnote viii.
The 10,451 housing projects reported under Indigenous Services Canada reflect a combination of 9,535 housing units being built or renovated and lots being serviced or acquired, and 916 capacity development and innovation.
- Footnote ix.
The Green Municipal Fund is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Natural Resources Canada. Data are reported in aggregate against the Natural Resources Canada allocation.
- Footnote x.
Data for the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund are reported in aggregate against the Budget 2017 allocation.
- Footnote xi.
This includes the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative and the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund.
- Footnote xii.
This includes 8 initiatives such as the New Building Canada Fund and GST Rebate.
- Footnote xiii.
This includes 6 initiatives such as Indigenous Early Learning and Childcare, Social Community Infrastructure and Support for Education Facilities.
- Footnote xiv.
This funding represents the Transportation Assets Risk Assessment initiative, which does not involve capital investments, and is fully reported on under the Horizontal Management Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation supplementary table (led by Environment and Climate Change Canada).
- Footnote xv.
Environment and Climate Change Canada's initiative under the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Off-Road Regulations horizontal initiative is the $3.09M Heavy-Duty Vehicle Retrofit Requirements Initiative, which is well underway. Environment and Climate Change Canada's Heavy-Duty Vehicle Retrofit Requirements Initiative is fully reported on under the Horizontal Management Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation supplementary table.
- Footnote xvi.
The Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is a 5 year Plan that is investing $1.5B through 2021-22 to better position Canada’s marine safety system to prevent and respond to marine safety and pollution incidents, protect and restore marine habitats and ecosystems in key strategic areas, increase the participation of Indigenous groups within Canada’s marine sector, and increase knowledge of the behaviour and impacts of oil. The OPP includes over 50 initiatives that are being implemented to ensure that our oceans are cleaner, healthier and safer now and for future generations.
- Footnote xvii.
Reimbursements claimed exceeded planned spending by $10.5M as a result of carrying-forward unspent funds from previous years.
- Footnote xviii.
Data for the Municipal Asset Management Program are reported in aggregate against the Budget 2017 allocation.
- Footnote xix.
In Budget 2017, the department of Finance reserved $2B for future investments in green infrastructure. In Budget 2019, this $2B was dispersed to the following 7 programs: Municipal Asset Management Program ($60M), Home Energy Retrofits ($474M), Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure ($130M), Northern Grid ($760M), Canada Coal Transition Initiative ($150M), National Trade Corridors Fund ($400), and Yukon University ($26M).
- Footnote xx.
Regional Development Agencies include: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions; Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency; Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario; Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario; and Western Economic Diversification Canada.
- Footnote xxi.
This program is delivered by two Regional Development Agencies, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency ($45M) and Western Economic Diversification Canada ($105M).
- Footnote xxii.
$88.6M is allocated funding for this program through Indigenous Services Canada's Improving Indigenous Communities program ($4B).
- Footnote xxiii.
Infrastructure Canada’s federal Gas Tax Fund is an ongoing and flexible source of funding for municipalities; while other Infrastructure programs are application-based programs, the Gas Tax Fund ensures that all municipalities have access to a stable and predictable source of fund for their infrastructure needs. It can be used immediately for priority projects, banked for later use, or pooled with other communities for shared infrastructure projects. The Government of Canada does not approve individual projects funded by the Gas Tax Fund. Through the Gas Tax Fund agreements with provinces and territories funding is provided to recipients and ultimate recipients who select projects, and who in turn inform Infrastructure Canada through annual reports. Based on past annual reports, an average of 4,000 projects are funded through the federal Gas Tax Fund each year (starting in 2016-2017).
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