Canadian Travel Number (CTN)

The Canadian Travel Number application relies on a network of systems. A high volume in any system may interrupt your application process. Your data is safe and has been stored for you to resume the process from where you left off.

There are many reasons why you could face delays or issues when travelling by plane. If you’re not sure why you were delayed or denied boarding at the airport on a recent trip, the first step is to call your air carrier. They may have more information on why you were delayed.

A CTN prevents delays at the airport for travelers who have the same, or similar, name as someone on the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) list (sometimes called Canada’s “No Fly List”).

Services and information

Understanding Your Travel Issue

Find resources to help with the most common air travel delays.

Apply for a Canadian Travel Number

Submit an application for a Canadian Travel Number.

Tracking the Status of Your Canadian Travel Number

Track the status of your Canadian Travel Number application.

Using your Canadian Travel Number

Find out how and when to use your Canadian Travel Number.


Contact the Passenger Protect Inquiries Office.

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