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 airport management, operations and maintenance, Usijiit public- and para-transit services, as well as marine infrastructure maintenance.
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 airports, it receives funding 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.