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Important Notice

To all employees:
Please note that as of 15 August 2019, Transport Canada will be putting into effect a new Transportation Security Clearance application. This will include a background check by US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) for employees requiring access within the US preclearance areas. Employees that will require access to the US preclearance area must have the new application completed. Failure to provide consent to the US CBP background check will result in restrictions placed on the holders’ access to the US preclearance areas.

The following applicants will be exempt from the additional checks:

• Government of Canada employees working at an aerodrome
• Canadian law enforcement officers working at an aerodrome
• Canadian flight crew members
• US CBP preclearance officers working at an aerodrome

If you have any questions, please contact your employer.

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 clearance is 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 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 Pass Control
  2. Review and collect your required documents
  3. Review and fill out your required forms
  4. Bring your forms and documents to your Pass Control meeting

The Pass Control Office collects your forms and sends them to Transport Canada for processing. We verify all the information before sending to speed up the process. If Pass Control does not review your forms to catch mistakes, Transport Canada would send the entire package back and your approval would be delayed.

Book your meeting

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 meeting, please call: 780 890 8377

Appointments are required for processing applications and printing passes, but you are welcome to try the walk-in sessions.

Appointments are available:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (except holidays)

Walk-ins are available:

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

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.

How to prepare for your appointment

  • Ensure you have filled out the correct forms and documents
  • Bring all of your forms and documents to your meeting

Required documents

All applicants for security clearance must submit:

  • Application for a Transportation Security Clearance (Online Application)
  • Edmonton Airport RAIC or RAP Application form
  • Edmonton Airport Proximity Application
  • Additional documentation may be required, depending on applicant
  • Review the Pass Control Document Table to see which documents you should bring

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.

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

No

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

Pass control forms

Any person who requires access to aircraft or 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

Hours of operation

  • Monday to Friday
  • 7:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Closed weekends and holidays

Walk-in service

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 7:00 am–3:00 pm