Transport agreements

Explanatory notes

The Agency publishes certain public information about Canada's air transport agreements and arrangements such as the traffic rights that may be exercised by designated airlines under air agreements or other instruments.

Countries included in the "Agreement on Air Transport Between Canada and the European Community and Its Member States" are identified as "EU".

Please note that only non-confidential information is available here. While the existence of Confidential and ad referendum documents is noted, the information presented is publicly available information only.

The full text of air agreements which are in force can be found at the Canada Treaty Information Web site at: To request documents which have been classified (Confidential) or their distribution has been restricted (e.g. not yet definitively in force), please contact:

Global Affairs Canada
Access to Information and Privacy Protection Division
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2

In 2006, Canada introduced a new international air policy titled Blue Sky to modernize its approach to international air transportation. For more information on this policy, please visit Transport Canada's Web site: Canada's Blue Sky Policy.

As a result of the dynamic nature of the air industry and the varying requirements of governments and air carriers, agreements and understandings governing air relations are continuously in a state of change and development.

For any other information, please contact us.


Airports identified for the carriage of international cargo shipments coming from and destined for points outside the territory of Canada

  • Mirabel (1982)
  • Hamilton (1987)
  • Windsor (1993)
  • Gander (2000)
  • Winnipeg (2004)
  • Edmonton (2006)
  • Calgary (2007)
  • Moncton (2008)
  • Abbotsford (2008)
  • Vancouver (2008)
  • Toronto Pearson (2008)
  • Halifax Stanfield (2008)
  • Prince George (2008)
  • London (2008)

The program enables the Canadian Transportation Agency to authorize any foreign air carrier to use these airports to transship international air cargo, even if these airlines are not licensed to serve the points in Canada or abroad and rights are not provided in Canada's air transport agreements. In addition, air carriers are able to combine such cargo transshipments with other services for which they may be licensed.

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