• Français
  • English
  • High-Contrast View

    The information in the following section is directed to individuals who work at Halifax Stanfield International Airport and is not intended for the general public.

    Les informations contenues dans la section suivante s’adressent aux personnes qui travaillent à l’aéroport international Stanfield d’Halifax et ne sont pas destinées au grand public.

    Security Clearance

    If your employment requires you to have access to restricted areas of Halifax Stanfield International Airport, your employer will send you information to complete your transportation security clearance (TSC).

    1. Canadian Airports Security Awareness Program

    Prior to attending the Pass Control Office, you must successfully complete all three modules of the Canadian Airports Security Awareness Program (CASAP). The training can be accessed here: https://hiaa.sabacloud.com/

    Follow the instructions to sign up (register) for the training. The training does not have to be completed in one session. Once registered, you can sign in as many times as you wish to complete all three modules (remember the password you registered with).

    The first time you sign up (register), you will need the ‘security keyword,’ which you can get from your employer.

    2. Restricted Area Identification Card

    Use this RAIC Application Checklist when applying for a Halifax Stanfield RAIC.

    Electronically complete the Halifax Stanfield RAIC application form, print it, and then have it approved by your company’s authorized signing authority:

    Application for a Restricted Area Identification Card

    3. Transportation Security Clearance

    Applications for a TSC from Transport Canada must be initiated by your employer, completed online, and returned to your employer online for authorization.

    For the information of employers, this is the user guide for initiating and managing TSC applications for your employees:

    Transportation Security Services (TSS) Platform

    TSS Tutorials

    2-factor authentication and invitation code (English)

    2-factor authentication and invitation code (French)

    4. Pass Control Office Appointments

    Appointments for the Pass Control Office can be scheduled online. There is also the option to attend as a walk-in (which may involve an extended wait).

    If you are making an appointment online, you must accept the ‘Terms & Conditions for Appointments’ during the scheduling process.

    If you are making an appointment online, you must enter who your employer is (company name) during the scheduling process.

    To schedule an appointment online, click the blue button below.

    Schedule Appointment

    Next Steps

    Once completed, the Halifax Stanfield RAIC application – and all the original documentation to support your TSC – must be brought to the Pass Control Office to complete your application process.

    Prior to attending Pass Control Office, it is essential that you know the following:

    • Ensure the signing authority for your company has authorized your TSC, and approved and signed your Halifax Stanfield RAIC application. This will ensure it is complete, free of errors, and that you are in possession of all the required original supporting documentation. Failing to do this will result in your application not being accepted by the Pass Control Office, and you will need to attend on another date/time when the application and/or original supporting documentation is correct for submission to the Halifax Stanfield Pass Control Office and Transport Canada.
    • It is not the role of the Pass Control Office to help you complete your TSC or Halifax Stanfield RAIC application. The responsibility for this lies with the signing authority for your company.

    Halifax Stanfield Pass Control Office
    Centre Tunnel, Air Terminal Building
    747 Bell Boulevard, Goffs, Nova Scotia, B2T 1K2
    Phone: 902.873.1253
    Email: pco@hiaa.ca
    Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Airport Traffic Directives (AVOP Program)

    The airside of an airport is a specialized working environment governed by specialized rules and designed to prevent accidents and minimize personal injuries and damage to equipment, property and the environment.

    Halifax International Airport Authority issues the Halifax Stanfield Airport Traffic Directives as a reference source to combine the applicable regulations, rules, policies, and procedures related to safe vehicle operation and pedestrian activity on the airside.

    The following three manuals comprise the Halifax Stanfield Airport Traffic Directives.

    General AVOP Requirements & Admin Manual – October 2021

    DA Manual & Study Guide – FINAL – October 2021

    D Manual Study Guide – FINAL – June 2023

    AVOP Study Map – Labelled

    AVOP Study Map – Unlabelled

    AVOP Application

    For further information on the Halifax Stanfield Airport Traffic Directives, contact AVOP@hiaa.ca.