External and Canada RAICs

A Canada RAIC will allow the holder to access the restricted areas of different Canadian airports, via designated access points as determined by the individual airport authorities.

A Canada RAIC is valid for a maximum period of one (1) year from the date of issue, but cannot exceed the Transportation Security Clearance validity period. Any holder of a Canada RAIC who requires access to a restricted area must request such access from the Administration and Permits Office of the airport in question.


  • You must have a Transportation Security Clearance valid for at least one year from the date of application for the Canada RAIC;
  • You must prove that, in the course of your duties, you require frequent and regular access to restricted areas in several airports, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  • You must be based in Montréal.


Your application package must include the following : 

  • A letter, printed on company letterhead, signed by your principal authorized signing officer and addressed to the Chief – Support Services, Airport Patrol, listing the names of the airports where access is required, the tasks you will carry out in the restricted areas, and the frequency of visits. 
  • The Canada RAIC Application form completed and signed.


  • The preceding steps must be followed each year to renew a Canada RAIC. Renewal applications may only be submitted during the 30 days prior to expiration of the current Canada RAIC.



Original documents required for new applications or renewals must be sent by mail to the following address and will be processed within 48 hours of receipt:

Aéroport Montréal–Trudeau
Chief, Administration and Permits Office 
975 Roméo-Vachon Blvd.  North, Suite 317
Dorval, Québec  H4Y 1H1

Terms and conditions of a Canada RAIC

It is important to know that all security elements issued are governed by the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations (CASR). When taking possession of your Canada RAIC, you will be required to sign the Terms and conditions, with which you must then comply at all times.  

Requesting access using a Canada RAIC or RAIC issued by another Canadian airport 

If you are a holder of a Canada RAIC or a RAIC issued by another Canadian airport and your duties require that you access the restricted areas via the designated access points, you must request access at the Administration and Permits Office by bringing the following documents:

  • A letter, printed on company letterhead and signed by the principal authorized signing offficer authority of your company, who must be based in Montréal, clearly identifying the tasks you will carry out in the restricted areas, and the time period for which access is required at Aéroports de Montréal;
  • The Request for Airport Pass form, duly completed and signed by company's authorized signing offer in Montréal.