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Northern Low-Impact Shipping Corridors

Current status: Open

Opened on April 1, 2021 and will close to new input on July 31, 2022.

Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Northern Low-Impact Shipping Corridors (Corridors) initiative is co-led by the Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and Canadian Hydrographic Service. The Corridors initiative seeks to minimize potential effects of shipping on wildlife, respect culturally and ecologically sensitive areas, enhance marine navigation safety, and guide investments in the North. The main objectives of the Corridors initiative is to collaboratively develop a governance framework to support the corridors, and to identify priority areas for service enhancement. Coast Guard and Transport Canada have been leading engagement with Inuit, First Nations and Metis organizations and governments, provincial and territorial governments, and other key stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment and potential governance models.

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Northern Low-Impact Shipping Corridors

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