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This page helps employers and employees at Airport City understand the process and begin the paperwork to get a security clearance.

Employee access passes

Security and safety are among the top priorities at YEG. With more than 300 companies and thousands of employees on site, security clearances are centrally managed by the Pass Control Office.

Pass control process

Employees who need a Transportation Security Clearance, Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC) or Restricted Area Pass (RAP) should follow these basic steps:

  1. Book an appointment with the Pass Control Office
  2. Review and collect your required documents
  3. Review and fill out your required forms
  4. Bring your forms and documents to your appointment

The Pass Control Office reviews and collects your forms and information to send to Transport Canada for processing.

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Book your appointment

Who needs to book an appointment with Pass Control?

  • New applicants who do not hold any form of pass
  • Any pass holder exchanging a temporary pass (RAP) for a permanent one (RAIC)
  • Pass holders renewing their Transportation Security Clearance
  • Pass holders updating their RAIC information
  • Individuals requiring an Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (AVOP) printed

How to book your appointment

All appointments for the Pass Control Office can be booked through our online system. For each appointment you will receive a confirmation email and reminder emails that will also allow you to cancel or reschedule appointment if required. For further assistance on our online system, check out our how-to-guide below.

Book Now

Walk-ins are not available at this time.

How to prepare for your appointment

  • Ensure that you have filled out the correct forms and documents
  • Ensure that your employer has signed all the required forms
  • Bring all your forms and documents to your appointment
  • Be prepared to have your photo taken

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Contact Pass Control

Required documents

All applicants must submit the following for a security clearance:

  • Application for a Transportation Security Clearance (Online Application)
  • Edmonton Airport YEG Application
  • Review the Pass Control Document Table to see which documents you should bring
  • Applicants who have spent time outside of Canada in the five (5) years preceding the date of their application will be required to submit supporting out-of-country documents (OOC) when they submit their application at the Pass Control Office. Please visit TSC Applications Guidelines for more information.

If the applicant is a minor

Applicants under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian present at the time of processing of the application. The applicant’s parent or legal guardian is required to bring a valid, Canadian government photo ID.

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Which documents do you need? (Pass control document table)

Transportation Security Clearance online application
YEG application form
Birth Certificate
Passport (Canadian gov't Issued photo ID if no passport)
Canadian Citizenship Card or Valid permanent Resident Card
Citizenship and Immigration Documentation (CIC) - Letter confirming Refugee Protection
Valid Work or Study Permit

Canadian Citizens born in Canada

Transportation Security Clearance online application

Yes

YEG application form

Yes

Birth Certificate

Yes

Passport (Canadian gov't Issued photo ID if no passport)

Yes

Canadian Citizenship Card or Valid permanent Resident Card

No

Citizenship and Immigration Documentation (CIC) - Letter confirming Refugee Protection

No

Valid Work or Study Permit

No

Children born outside Canada to a Canadian Parent

Transportation Security Clearance online application

Yes

YEG application form

Yes

Birth Certificate

No

Passport (Canadian gov't Issued photo ID if no passport)

Yes

Canadian Citizenship Card or Valid permanent Resident Card

Yes

Citizenship and Immigration Documentation (CIC) - Letter confirming Refugee Protection

No

Valid Work or Study Permit

No

Naturalized Canadians and landed immigrants

Transportation Security Clearance online application

Yes

YEG application form

Yes

Birth Certificate

No

Passport (Canadian gov't Issued photo ID if no passport)

Yes

Canadian Citizenship Card or Valid permanent Resident Card

Yes

Citizenship and Immigration Documentation (CIC) - Letter confirming Refugee Protection

No

Valid Work or Study Permit

No

Refugees

Transportation Security Clearance online application

Yes

YEG application form

Yes

Birth Certificate

No

Passport (Canadian gov't Issued photo ID if no passport)

Yes

Canadian Citizenship Card or Valid permanent Resident Card

No

Citizenship and Immigration Documentation (CIC) - Letter confirming Refugee Protection

Yes

Valid Work or Study Permit

Yes

Other applicants born outside Canada

Transportation Security Clearance online application

Yes

YEG application form

Yes

Birth Certificate

No

Passport (Canadian gov't Issued photo ID if no passport)

Yes

Canadian Citizenship Card or Valid permanent Resident Card

No

Citizenship and Immigration Documentation (CIC) - Letter confirming Refugee Protection

No

Valid Work or Study Permit

Yes

Applicants who have travelled in the last 5 years

Include travel details in section 35 (RESIDENCE INFORMATION) on TSC application
Include travel details in section 37 (TRAVEL INFORMATION) on TSC application
Police Certificate
Statement of Activities
Documentation to support residency, employment, education and/or activities

Total travel is less than 90 CONSECUTIVE days

Include travel details in section 35 (RESIDENCE INFORMATION) on TSC application

No

Include travel details in section 37 (TRAVEL INFORMATION) on TSC application

No

Police Certificate

No

Statement of Activities

No

Documentation to support residency, employment, education and/or activities

No

Total travel is more than 90 CONSECUTIVE days but less than 6 months

Include travel details in section 35 (RESIDENCE INFORMATION) on TSC application

No

Include travel details in section 37 (TRAVEL INFORMATION) on TSC application

Yes

Police Certificate

No

Statement of Activities

No

Documentation to support residency, employment, education and/or activities

No

Total travel is more than 6 months but less than 24 months

Include travel details in section 35 (RESIDENCE INFORMATION) on TSC application

Yes

Include travel details in section 37 (TRAVEL INFORMATION) on TSC application

Yes

Police Certificate

Only required for any country in which the applicant has spent 6 or more consecutive months

Statement of Activities

Yes

Documentation to support residency, employment, education and/or activities

No

Total travel is more that 24 months

Include travel details in section 35 (RESIDENCE INFORMATION) on TSC application

Yes

Include travel details in section 37 (TRAVEL INFORMATION) on TSC application

Yes

Police Certificate

Only required for any country in which the applicant has spent 6 or more consecutive months

Statement of Activities

Yes

Documentation to support residency, employment, education and/or activities

Yes

* consecutive means time without break
**a police certificate, that covers the period under review outside of Canada and the U.S., is required for any country in which an applicant has spent six (6) or more consecutive months

If an applicant has visited more than one country during one single trip, they should enter the country where they started their travel.

For more information on how to get a police certificate from another country, click the below link.

Government of Canada: How to get a police certificate

 

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Pass control forms

Any person who requires access to the restricted areas at the Edmonton International Airport must complete this application process to obtain a valid Transportation Security Clearance (TSC).

Document tips & reminders

  • Your forms must be signed by a Requesting Officer from your employer
  • Work and study permits that are not open for work in Alberta will not be accepted
  • You may be required to provide additional information

 

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