Our website uses cookies

Cookies help us to understand how you use our website so that we can provide you with the best experience when you are on our site. To find out more, read our privacy policy and cookie policy.

Manage cookies

Please review and manage the Cookie settings below. You can change these settings any time by clicking the "Cookie settings" link in the footer of the page

  1. Essential cookies:
    Necessary for enabling core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

IE10 and below are not supported.

Contact us for any help on browser support

Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Consultation has concluded

Each year, dangerous goods are moved across Canada by road, rail, water, and air. These shipments range from industrial chemicals to manufactured goods and, while indispensable to our modern way of life, they can pose a threat if not transported safely.

Transport Canada develops safety standards and regulations, provides oversight and gives expert advice on dangerous goods accidents to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport in Canada.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate is the focal point for the national program to promote public safety during the transport of dangerous goods. This Directorate serves as the major source of regulatory development, information, and guidance for the public, industry, and government employees.

Feedback from the public is important to us, which is why we invite you to share your ideas on how we can further improve the safe transport of dangerous goods.



Each year, dangerous goods are moved across Canada by road, rail, water, and air. These shipments range from industrial chemicals to manufactured goods and, while indispensable to our modern way of life, they can pose a threat if not transported safely.

Transport Canada develops safety standards and regulations, provides oversight and gives expert advice on dangerous goods accidents to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport in Canada.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate is the focal point for the national program to promote public safety during the transport of dangerous goods. This Directorate serves as the major source of regulatory development, information, and guidance for the public, industry, and government employees.

Feedback from the public is important to us, which is why we invite you to share your ideas on how we can further improve the safe transport of dangerous goods.