Canadian Northern Corridor


The National Infrastructure and Market Access Program – the Canadian Northern Corridor   – was launched in June 2015, led by The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Analyse des Organisations (CIRANO) based in Montreal. The program investigates the feasibility of a multi-modal transportation corridor in Canada’s north and near north, providing access to ports on all three oceans for our renewable and non-renewable commodities. It is designed to undertake policy-relevant, multi-disciplinary research, led by the two institutions and supported by a network of researchers across Canada.


Understanding Consultation and Engagement with Indigenous Peoples in Resource Development

Planning for Infrastructure to Realize Canada’s Potential: The Corridor Concept

Gains from Trade for Canada’s North: The Case for a Northern Infrastructure Corridor

Opening Canada’s North: A Study of Trade Costs in the Territories

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For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Jennifer Winter, PhD, Scientific Director, Energy and Environmental Policy and Assistant Professor

G. Kent Fellows, PhD, Research Associate

Hannah Lederman, Project Coordinator, Northern Corridor

Robert Mansell, PhD, Emeritus Professor

Alaz Munzur, Research Associate


This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada