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Canadian Government Launches First UFO Study in 30 Years

Known as the Sky Canada Project, this is the first official Canadian research effort on UAPs in almost 30 years. The study aims to understand how UAP reports are handled in Canada and to offer recommendations for improvements. It also seeks to document rare natural phenomena, promote transparency, and assist national security in preventing undetected intrusions.


The Canadian government has recently launched a research project to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), the new term replacing the traditional phrase “UFO” or “unidentified flying object.” Known as the “Sky Canada Project,” the study is being conducted by the Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada and aims to understand how UAP reports are handled in Canada, and to provide recommendations for improvements if needed.

UFO study revealed in a power point presentation

As per the February 2023 PowerPoint presentation, the Sky Canada Project aims to document rare natural phenomena, promote transparency, and enable information access to prevent conspiracy theories. Additionally, it seeks to assist national security in preventing undetected intrusions. The project plans to collect data during the winter and spring of 2023, prepare an internal draft report in the fall, and release a final public report in the winter or spring of 2024.


As revealed by CTVNEWS, a nine-page presentation is presently being circulated among federal organizations such as Transport Canada, the Canadian Space Agency, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for their input. This study marks a significant milestone in Canada’s official research efforts on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) and is the first such research in almost three decades. It is expected to provide a better understanding of UAP.

UFOs vs. UAPs: What’s the Difference?

The term UAP has replaced the traditional term UFO, which refers to any unidentified flying object. The new term is broader and includes any unidentified aerial phenomenon, which could be a flying object, an optical illusion, or a weather-related anomaly. UAP is used to refer to any sighting that cannot be explained by conventional means.

This change in terminology is a significant development in the scientific community’s approach to studying unexplained phenomena. While UFO has often been associated with extraterrestrial activity, UAP acknowledges that the phenomenon could have various causes, and all possibilities should be explored.

UAP Phenomenon and UFOs in Recent Years

The UAP phenomenon has gained significant attention in recent years, with an increasing number of reports of sightings and encounters with unidentified objects. In the United States, the Pentagon and NASA have launched their investigations into UAPs, and other countries are following suit.


With the advent of technology and social media, it has become easier for people to share their experiences and report sightings. While many sightings can be explained by natural phenomena or conventional aircraft, some remain unexplained, leading to speculation and theories about their origin.

In recent years, the UFO phenomenon has also undergone significant changes in the public eye. While previously dismissed as a fringe topic, UFOs have gained more mainstream attention, and governments around the world have started taking the phenomenon seriously. The Canadian government’s recent research project is a clear example of this shift.

Canada’s UFO Study: Final Thoughts

The Sky Canada Project marks an important step forward in the scientific community’s understanding of UAPs. By studying and documenting these phenomena, researchers can better understand the natural world and protect against potential threats.

It’s worth noting that the change in terminology from UFOs to UAPs reflects a more scientific approach to studying these phenomena, recognizing that there could be various explanations beyond extraterrestrial activity. However, it’s still essential to investigate these sightings thoroughly and remain open-minded to all possibilities.

The recent developments in UAP research and the shift in public perception towards UFOs demonstrate the growing interest and importance of this field. As technology advances, it’s likely that we will continue to witness more sightings and encounter more unexplained phenomena. As we move forward, we must remain vigilant and continue to investigate these mysteries, both for scientific curiosity and national security reasons.


The Canadian government’s interest in studying UAPs reflects a growing trend in recent years, as more and more governments and organizations around the world have taken an interest in the subject. In particular, the UAP phenomenon has changed drastically in recent years, with an increasing number of credible sightings being reported by military personnel and commercial pilots. This has led to increased calls for official investigations and disclosures of information from governments around the world. While the study’s ultimate findings remain to be seen, the Sky Canada Project represents a significant step forward in Canada’s official research efforts on UAPs, and it will be interesting to see what insights the study uncovers.

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Written by Justin Gurkinic

Hey, my name is Justin, and my friends call me Gurk. Why? Becuase of my last name. It sounds like a vegetable. Kind of. I love sleeping and writing. History is my thing.

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