Let's Talk Navigation: Introducing fees for the Navigation Protection Program

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Transport Canada would like to start charging fees for services from the Navigation Protection Program. We want your feedback about the changes we plan to make.

We’d like to charge fees for:

  • Reviewing applications to approve works. Works can range from a swimming raft for a cottage to a large-scale dam project. The Program issues between 800 and 1,100 approvals for works each year.
  • Reviewing applications, and guiding the process for approval by the Governor in Council, when someone applies for an exemption from activities that aren’t normally allowed, like draining waterways, or throwing and dumping some materials in navigable waters. Four exemptions have been approved in the past 15 years.

We’d like to change things so that the people who benefit the most from the services pay a share of the costs.

To participate

Please read our Fee Proposal to learn about the changes we’d like to make, and send your comments to NPP-Secretariat-PPN@tc.gc.ca.

Have your say

Now that you’ve read the Navigation Protection Program Fee Proposal and looked at our frequently asked questions (FAQ), we want to hear from you. Select “Register” at the top of the page, and join our discussion forum below.

Transport Canada would like to start charging fees for services from the Navigation Protection Program. We want your feedback about the changes we plan to make.

We’d like to charge fees for:

  • Reviewing applications to approve works. Works can range from a swimming raft for a cottage to a large-scale dam project. The Program issues between 800 and 1,100 approvals for works each year.
  • Reviewing applications, and guiding the process for approval by the Governor in Council, when someone applies for an exemption from activities that aren’t normally allowed, like draining waterways, or throwing and dumping some materials in navigable waters. Four exemptions have been approved in the past 15 years.

We’d like to change things so that the people who benefit the most from the services pay a share of the costs.

To participate

Please read our Fee Proposal to learn about the changes we’d like to make, and send your comments to NPP-Secretariat-PPN@tc.gc.ca.

Have your say

Now that you’ve read the Navigation Protection Program Fee Proposal and looked at our frequently asked questions (FAQ), we want to hear from you. Select “Register” at the top of the page, and join our discussion forum below.

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