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Safeguarding Canadians with Passenger Protect

The Passenger Protect Program identifies individuals who may pose a threat to aviation security and disrupts their ability to cause harm by taking action, such as preventing them from boarding an aircraft.

How Passenger Protect Works

The program is administered by Public Safety Canada and Transport Canada in cooperation with several federal departments and agencies. It allows the Minister of Public Safety, or his/her delegate, to specify individuals if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that they pose a threat to aviation security. If the individual poses an immediate threat, the Minister of Transport may take action by issuing an emergency direction to respond to the threat.

Understanding Delays at Airport Check-in

Security screening measures at airports, including identity screening at check-in, are an important part of protecting you and your fellow travellers. Delays sometimes occur, but every effort is made to ensure that disruptions are minimal.

What Documents Do I Need to Travel?

Bringing the proper identification to the airport will help with an efficient identity screening and check-in process.

I Have Received an Emergency Direction

Only an individual who has received an emergency direction under the Passenger Protect Program will know that he or she is a specified person.  If you have received an emergency direction, you may apply for reconsideration of your specification. Read more about applying for reconsideration of a specification.

United States (U.S.) Secure Flight Program and Other Aviation Security Initiatives

The Passenger Protect Program does not operate in conjunction with aviation security programs delivered by other countries, such as the U.S. Secure Flight Program (including the "No Fly" list), or organizations..

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