Canada’s Coastal Communities

We will continue to invest in our coastal communities.

The small craft harbours in Canada’s coastal towns and cities are an important source of jobs for about 45,000 people, supporting fishing, tourism, and recreation, and helping to build strong and resilient communities.

To build on our investments in renewing and repairing small craft harbours, and to ensure that Canada’s coastal communities are home to good middle class jobs for years to come, we will move forward with increasing investments in small craft harbours by $40 million per year. We will also work with communities to develop local economic development plans so that these harbours better service the needs of the fishing industry and local residents.