The RESTRICTED AREA IDENTITY CARD (RAIC) is the red card containing the holder’s biometric data. It provides access to specific sections of the airport’s restricted area. RAICs contain biometric data, such as iris and fingerprint information, for greater control access to the restricted area.
**These steps also apply for renewal.**
Prior to submitting your RAIC application, you must have completed Module 1 of the online training entitled Canadian Airport Security Awareness Program (CASAP). This “Canada-wide” module is used by all Canadian airports. You will need approximately 1.5 hours to complete this module.
- Once completed, you must email confirmation that you have passed to: email@example.com.
- Once you have started, you must complete the entire module, as you cannot start over where you left off if you leave the session.
*Note: Keep the Record of Completion for Module 1 safe, as it is valid at all Canadian airports. This means that holders do not need to redo Module 1 if they are transferred to another airport and need to request a new pass.
When submitting your application in person to the Pass Control Office (PCO), you will need to provide the following completed and signed documents:
- Transportation Security Clearance (TSC) application, available on Transport Canada’s website.
- Submit and print at the end;
- The application must be made directly online. Handwritten copies are not accepted.
- Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC) application: APPLICATION FOR AN IDENTITY CARD.
- Carefully read the conditions at the bottom of the form. It is important to know that all security features issued are governed by the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations (CASR).
- Prepare both mandatory documents (see VALID DOCUMENTS)
Make an appointment
Using the appointment scheduling tool, select the “Demande CIZR” [RAIC application] appointment and choose a convenient time. A confirmation email will be sent to you with instructions and a reminder the day before the appointment.
Before your appointment, review the Restricted Area Access Directive (RAAD).
At your appointment, a temporary pass may be issued to you (depending on the type of employment) until Transport Canada grants you security clearance. The average waiting time for confirmation varies.
As soon as a security clearance is granted by Transport Canada, the PCO will immediately notify your employer by email. Your employer will then notify you so that you can make an appointment for the issuance of your RAIC card.
Make an appointment
Using the appointment scheduler, make an appointment for “Biométrie: Émission d’une CIZR” [Biometrics: Issue of a RAIC] and choose a convenient time. A confirmation email will be sent to you with instructions and a reminder the day before the appointment.
During your appointment, it generally takes approximately 15 minutes to synchronize your card data with the internal access control systems and make your RAIC functional.