Canada at a glance

  • 8 Investment Programs
  • 5 Forward Pipelines
  • 2 Project Trackers
  • Downloadable data
  • National coverage
  • All sectors covered

Country overview

Canada's infrastructure planning and procurement processes rank among the best in the world. Having sub-national infrastructure authorities responsible for infrastructure governance and regulation, combined with a high quality administrative and legal system, has helped promote quality project planning and delivery in Canada. However, sluggish GDP growth and rising public debt levels threaten to further decrease Canada's infrastructure expenditure.

Governance structure

Canada has three tiers of government with the common law legal system (with the exception of Quebec civil law). The majority of Canada's infrastructure delivery is conducted by municipal (local) and provincial (state) governments, which own and are responsible for approximately 94% of Canada's public infrastructure.

 

Key Metrics

Top Performing Metrics

This is defined by the metrics with the highest unweighted score out of 100. 

High income country average

Funding capacity:
Summary credit rating

Source: InfraCompass


Pipelines


2030 Emissions Reduction Plan - Canada's Next Steps for Clean Air and a Strong Economy

The 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan is an ambitious and achievable roadmap that outlines a sector-by-sector path for Canada to reach its emissions reduction target of 40% below 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

Energy

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Alberta Major Projects

This Government of Alberta tracker tracks all major public and private projects in Alberta that are valued at more than CAD5 million.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

Canada

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Live

Data Downloadable

Yes


BC Major Infrastructure Projects Brochure

The British Columbia Major Infrastructure Projects Brochure focuses on prospective projects valued at CAD50 million and above from the early planning stage through to pre-procurement and active procurement. It is managed by the Government of British Columbia.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

Canada

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Twice per year

Data Downloadable

Yes


Canada's Strengthened Climate Plan 'A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy'

This is a broad climate strategy of Canada, which includes various funds and plans for investment.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Current Investments

This contains a searchable table of investments made by the Canadian Government toward energy innovation in research, development, and demonstration projects.

Pipeline

Project Tracker

Country

Canada

Sector

Energy

Update Frequency

Live

Data Downloadable

Yes

Scope Criteria

All


Energy Innovation Program

EIP advances clean energy technologies that will help Canada meet its climate change targets while supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy. It funds research, development, and demonstration projects, and other related scientific activities.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

Energy

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Five Year Highway Improvement Plan

This outline of highway improvement projects in Nova Scotia over the next five years is managed by the Government of Nova Scotia.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

Canada

Sector

Transport

Update Frequency

Annual

Data Downloadable

Yes


High-Speed Access for All: Canada's Connectivity Strategy

This is the Canadian government's strategy to bridge the network connectivity gap. It specifies funding.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

Communication

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Infrastructure Ontario Projects

This Infrastructure Ontario resource provides project maps and information.

Pipeline

Project Tracker

Country

Canada

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Live

Data Downloadable

No


Investing in Canada

Investing in Canada is a 12-year project worth more than CAD188 billion. Investment will be delivered under five streams through this program: public transit infrastructure, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation infrastructure, and rural and northern communities infrastructure.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Investing in Canada Plan Project List

This summaries CAD180 billion to be invested over the next 12 years, tracked by the national government entity Infrastructure Canada.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

Canada

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Live

Data Downloadable

Yes

Scope Criteria

Projects/programs included in the Investing in Canada Plan


National Housing Strategy

This is a 10-year plan valued in excess of CAD70 billion to ensure Canadians have access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

Social, Transport

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


P3 Spectrum

The Canadian Council for PPPs maintains this paywalled database of upcoming and awarded PPP contracts in Canada.

Pipeline

Forward Pipeline

Country

Canada

Sector

All

Update Frequency

Live

Data Downloadable

No

Scope Criteria

PPPs


Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program

This is a CAD964 million, four-year program launched by National Resources Canada for smart renewable energy and grid modernisation projects.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

Energy

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


Transportation 2030: A Strategic Plan for the Future of Transportation in Canada

Transportation 2030 is the Government of Canada's broad plan and includes investment initiatives.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Canada

Sector

Transport

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


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National Infrastructure Banks – Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB)

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) provides low-cost financing to support infrastructure projects where a lack of capital was a barrier to the project progression. The bank is also responsible for developing a pipeline of projects and potential investment opportunities, and for attracting the private sector and institutional investors to these projects, focusing on greenfield infrastructure. The CIB has a mandate to invest of USD26 billion through debt, equity, and other tools with a focus on public transport systems, trade and transportation corridors, and green infrastructure projects. When taking equity positions, the CIB will only take a minority shareholder position and be a minority participant in the overall financial exposure. The bank also acts as a centre of expertise on infrastructure projects, involving private investment and works with public and private sector agencies to provide project preparation and technical assistance. Explore the GI Hub National Infrastructure Banks tool here, and find out more about the CIB here.