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January 2020

January 2020

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January 15, 2020

Multimodal Safety and Security Oversight Delivery Indicators, Transport Canada

Transport Canada's (TC) safety and security programs provide a broad range of activities including:

  • regulatory authorizations, by issuing certificates and licenses to people, organizations or for equipment
  • compliance inspections and audits
  • enforcement action in cases of non-compliance; and
  • education and outreach activities for key stakeholders and the general public

TC monitors these oversight activities on a quarterly basis across all programs and regions. Starting with the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the department is publishing data on regulatory authorizations, planned risk-based and reactive oversight activities— like technical inspections and audits—as well as quality assurance and control activities. Other oversight activities will be added in the future.

Transparency at Transport Canada

The goal of Transport Canada's Oversight Transparency Initiative is to give Canadians easy access to the latest information on its safety and security programs. Sharing this information builds the public's trust and engages Canadians, while helping them make decisions that support a safe and secure transportation system.

What's changing?

We're changing how we work and manage information to:

  • make information easy for all Canadians to find, read and use
  • change how we create, publish and store information

What's new in this release?

Last month, we released a table on enforcement actions (Table 23-10-0001) and on immediate risk reductions measures (Table 23-10-0073). These tables start with the April to June quarter of the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

With this information, Canadians can now access a program-by-program overview of TC's enforcement actions and immediate risk reduction measures. TC officers take these actions to respond when regulated parties don't follow requirements or when there's an immediate threat to safety or security. This activity is part of our oversight goal of supporting a safe and secure transportation system.

Over the next 2 years, we will be publishing more of TC's oversight information.

December 2019

December 2019

Transportation Data and Information Hub (TDIH)

December 16, 2019

New Motor Vehicle Registrations Data Visualization Tool

The Transportation Data and Information Hub now includes a New Motor Vehicle Registrations Data Visualization Tool. In response to the need for more information on the prevalence of electric vehicles in Canada, Statistics Canada has begun to release new motor vehicle registrations by type of fuel. The interactive dashboard provides access to current and historical data for motor vehicles in a dynamic and customizable format. It allows the user to compare and analyze new vehicle registration data from 2011 to 2018 by fuel type (gasoline, diesel and electric), geography (selected provinces) and vehicle type (passenger cars, pick-up trucks, vans and multipurpose vehicles).

In 2018, the total number of new motor vehicles registrations in Canada was over 1.97 million with almost 93% of them gasoline fueled. While battery, hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric fueled vehicles collectively accounted for about 3.5% of new registrations the same year, this was more than double the 1.4% of new registrations four years earlier in 2014. Indeed, over this period there were roughly eight times more battery and plug-in electric new registrations. These new vehicle registrations have been concentrated in three provinces that had or currently have rebate programs – Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia – accounting for about 97% of all such vehicle registrations.

A new infographic, The road ahead is electric: New zero-emission vehicle registrations in Canada is also available.

For more information, please contact Statistics Canada (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca).

November 2019

November 2019

Transportation Data and Information Hub (TDIH)

November 15, 2019

Multimodal Safety and Security Programs Oversight Delivery Indicators, Transport Canada

Transport Canada's safety and security programs provide a broad range of activities. These include regulatory authorizations, such as the issuance of certificates and licenses to people, organizations or for equipment; compliance verifications through inspections and audits; and enforcement actions in response to non-compliance. They also include education and outreach activities targeting key stakeholders, such as regulatory bodies, as well as the general public.

Transport Canada monitors these oversight activities on a quarterly basis across all of its programs and administrative regions. Starting with fiscal year 2017/2018, the department is publishing data for regulatory authorizations, planned risk-based and reactive oversight activities—such as technical inspections and audits—as well as quality assurance and control activities. Other oversight activities will be added in the future.

Safety and security oversight transparency at Transport Canada

The goal of Transport Canada's Oversight Transparency Initiative is to give Canadians easy access to timely information on its safety and security programs. Sharing this information earns the public's trust and engages Canadians, while also helping them make decisions that support a safe and secure transportation system.

What's changing?

We're changing how we work and manage information to:

  • make information easy for all Canadians to find, read and use
  • change how we create, publish and store information.

What's new in this release?

The previously released table (Table 23-10-0268) containing oversight activity delivery indicators has recently been updated with data from the first quarter of 2018-2019 to the first quarter of 2019-2020. A new table (Table 23-10-0272) was recently created and launched, containing oversight staffing levels, from the first quarter of 2017-2018 to the first quarter of 2019-2020. With this information, Canadians have access to a program-by-program overview of Transport Canada's level of activity as part of our oversight mandate, as well as insight into the human resources invested in this mandate.

What are the next steps?

Over the next two years, we will be publishing more of Transport Canada's oversight information.

For more information, please contact Statistics Canada (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca).

Welcome to the Transportation Data and Information Hub, developed in partnership by Transport Canada and Statistics Canada to provide you with an authoritative source of data and information about transportation in Canada. The Hub is part of the Canadian Centre on Transportation Data (CCTD).

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About the transportation system

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The Canadian Transportation System

A healthy Canadian economy is strongly connected to a well-functioning transportation sector. Transportation allows products, services and people to access key markets at home and abroad. This helps create prosperity and economic opportunities. Employment in commercial transport industries accounts for about 5% of Canadian jobs, a share that has remained stable over the past two decades. In 2016, Canada's combined total household spending on transportation (including insurance) was $179.5 billion – second only to shelter, in terms of major spending categories. Household spending for personal travel accounted for about 10% of GDP. Read more about the Canadian Transportation System.

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