Canada’s airports are working with partners and have adopted new technology tools and programs for passengers, including:
Five airports have implemented Express Security working with Canada Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA), which will allow travellers flying to domestic and international destinations to reserve a time at security, cutting down on time in line. Passengers can find this service at Calgary, Toronto Pearson, Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton.
Canada Border Services Agencies (CBSA) new Advance Declaration allows passengers to prepare a customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hours before flying into Canada’s largest airports, which saves significant time processing at the kiosk on arrival. This service is available in Calgary, Toronto Pearson, Toronto City Centre, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Québec City and Halifax.
For travellers going to the US. Passengers can download the – Mobile Passport Control application which will allow them to take a shorter line by filling out all of the required information digitally and submitting it to US Customs Border Control. This service also allows travellers to fast track the lane and is available to Canada’s 8 largest airports (Calgary, Toronto Pearson, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Halifax).
CATSA has just announced a new Verified Traveller Program available at 6 Canadian airports, which allows Nexus holders and travellers with security clearance to take part in an expedited screening process. Verified travellers will no longer have to take liquids out, jackets off or laptops out, they will also have an express line. To sign up to be a verified traveller join the Nexus Program. This service is available at Calgary, Toronto Pearson, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg.