Construction expected to be completed by autumn 2025

The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez has announced that a new $29 million laboratory is being built to expand the Motor Vehicle Test Centre’s capacity.

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Transport Canada conducts testing at the Motor Vehicle Test Centre to validate that new vehicles and child restraint systems manufactured or imported for sale in Canada meet Canadian standards.

The site is owned by Transport Canada and operated by PMG Technologies.

Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, said: “These investments at the Motor Vehicle Test Centre will transform it into a state-of-the-art facility, among the most advanced in the world. The Motor Vehicle Test Centre is a key part of the local automotive industry and will continue to drive innovation and safety for Canadians on our roads.”

The facility’s services, including its technical expertise, are also available for private sector use.

Construction of the new laboratory building is expected to be completed by autumn 2025.

The new ‘Commercial Vehicle Laboratory’ has been designed to accommodate larger vehicles, like electric buses and heavy trucks, making it easier to conduct safety testing for these types of vehicles.

It will add more than 4,400 square metres of space to the existing 11,300 square metres of laboratory space at the existing facility.