The KRG and the northern villages have jurisdiction over aspects of land, air and water transportation, pursuant to the Act respecting Northern Villages and the Kativik Regional Government. The Transportation Department therefore plays a role in a variety of regional and local transportation files, including community airport management, operations and maintenance, marine infrastructure maintenance, Usijiit para-transit and public-transit services, as well as off-highway vehicle use and safety.
The KRG receives funding from Transport Canada and revenue generated through landing and terminal building fees for the Kuujjuaq airport. For the region’s other community airports, it receives funding from the Québec government through the Agreement concerning Block Funding for the Kativik Regional Government (Sivunirmut Agreement). Funding for the Department’s other activities comes from various other sources.