Apply for a transportation security clearance

Every individual who requires unescorted access to the restricted area of designated airports or marine ports across Canada must obtain a transportation security clearance.

To apply for a transportation security clearance, you will need to give:

  • basic biographical information,
  • fingerprints
  • a photo of your face, and
  • your work, study, activity, and residency history for the last 5 years
  • permission to run a background check

Background checks are done by CSIS, the RCMP, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (when needed). A background check with the United States (U.S) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is also done if access to a U.S. designated preclearance areas is necessary.

Any information we collect is protected by the Privacy Act.

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