The Canada Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC) grants you access to the restricted areas of many Canadian airports through designated access points, which are determined by individual airport authorities.
The Canada RAIC is valid for one (1) year from the date of issue or until the transportation security clearance expires, whichever comes first.
Any Canada RAIC holder who needs access to a restricted area must apply to the airport’s Pass Control Office.
- Fill out the application form for a Canada RAIC here: APPLICATION FOR A CANADA RAIC.
- Have the form signed by an authorized signatory.
- You must list the Category 1 and 2 airports where you will be working.
- 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).
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.
- Annual renewals can only be submitted within thirty (30) days before the Canada RAIC expires.
- To renew your Canada RAIC each year, you must follow the above procedure (new Canada card application).
If you are a holder of a Canada RAIC or a RAIC issued by another Canadian airport and your work requires you to access restricted areas through designated access points, your company manager must email a request to email@example.com.
The request must contain the following:
- Duration of access (dates and times)
- Legible two-sided copy of your RAIC (information must be clear, otherwise the card will not be activated)