Displaced Persons and Refugees Transit Pass Program
Displaced persons and refugees who have arrived in Ottawa are eligible for six months of free travel on OC Transpo.
The transit pass is a smartcard valid on buses, trains, and Para Transpo. The card is valid for six months from the month of issue. The card is accepted on STO. Para Transpo users are required to register with Para Transpo but will have temporary approval until their application is approved.
The transit passes are distributed by the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) and local settlement agencies.
We’ve made 19 additional ticket machines available to customers across the Southeast Transitway and at select stations across the city.
While all existing forms of payment remain available, these additional ticket machines provide more flexibility in buying and loading a Presto card, and connecting with our Customer Service team via video chat.