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Employee access passes

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

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

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

How to book your appointment

To book your Pass Control Office appointment, please call: 780 890 8377

Appointments are required for processing applications and printing passes.

Appointments are available:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 (8 am) -16:00 (4 pm)
  • Closed for lunch between 12:00 (12 pm) – 13:00 (1pm)

  • Closed weekends and holidays

Hours are subject to change without notice.
If you can’t make your appointment, please provide the Pass Control Office with at least 24 hours notice.

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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Required documents

All applicants must submit the following for a security clearance:

  • Application for a Transportation Security Clearance (Online Application)
  • Edmonton Airport RAIC or RAP Application form
  • Edmonton Airport Proximity 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
RAIC or RAP application form
Proximity 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

RAIC or RAP application form

Yes

Proximity 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

RAIC or RAP application form

Yes

Proximity 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

RAIC or RAP application form

Yes

Proximity 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

RAIC or RAP application form

Yes

Proximity 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

RAIC or RAP application form

Yes

Proximity 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 sections 35, 36 and 37 on TSC application
Police Certificate
Statement of Activities
Documentation to support residency, employment, education and/or activities

Total travel is less than 90 days

Include travel details in sections 35, 36 and 37 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 days but less than 6 months

Include travel details in sections 35, 36 and 37 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 sections 35, 36 and 37 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 sections 35, 36 and 37 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

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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Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm (closed for lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 pm)
  • Closed weekends and holidays