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New Verified Traveller Program Canada

Know About New Verified Traveller Program At Canada Airports

Last Updated On 23 May 2023, 12:03 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

Today, Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra announced new verified traveler program for airpots in Canada to ease the congestion and wait times.

The new verified traveler program will come into effect on June 21, 2023 at select domestic and international security screening checkpoints.

The new Verified Traveller program lines will provide certain perks to eligible travellers at security screening checkpoints, such as keeping the laptops, big electronic devices, and compatible liquids and gels in their carry-on bags, as well as keeping their shoes, belt, and light jacket on.

Eligibility for new Verified Traveller program

Below are travellers eligible for the new Verified Traveller program.

  • NEXUS and Global Entry Members;
  • Canadian Armed Forces and US military, including reservists, with valid ID;
  • Canadian aircrew and airport workers with Restricted Area Identification Cards;
  • International aircrew (in uniform) with valid airline ID;
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers, Canadian police officers and constables with a badge and proper photo identification issued by their respective organizations.

Benefits of new Verified Traveller Program

There are 3 benefit categories depending on passengers travel under Verified Traveller program.

Verified Traveller – Benefits

  • Allowable liquids, aerosols, and gels should be kept in your carry-on.
  • Laptops and devices should be kept in your carry-on.
  • Wear your shoes, belts, light coats, and headwear.
  • Small objects should be kept in your pockets.
  • Co-travelers must be 17 years old or younger and 75 years old or older.

These Verified Traveller benefits will be available on below listed airports.

  1. Calgary International Airport – Domestic C
  2. Edmonton International Airport – Domestic /Int’l
  3. Montréal-Trudeau International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
  4. Toronto Pearson International Airport – T1 Domestic Level 3
  5. Toronto Pearson International Airport – T3 Domestic
  6. Vancouver International Airport – Domestic North
  7. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport – Domestic/Int’l

Verified Traveller Transborder (U.S. Flights) Benefits

  • Allowable liquids, aerosols, and gels are allowed to be kept in your carry-on.
  • Keep on your shoes, belts, light jackets, and hats.
  • Put minuscule objects in your pockets.
  • Travel companions can accompany you.

These will be available to below listed airports:

  1. Montréal-Trudeau International Airport – T1 transborder
  2. Toronto Pearson International Airport – T1 transborder
  3. Vancouver International Airport – transborder

Verified Traveller Front-of-the-line Benefits

  • Receive service at the Front-of-the-line.
  • Travel companions can accompany you.

Available at below listed airports:

  1. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – Domestic
  2. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – transborder
  3. Calgary International Airport – Concourse A
  4. Calgary International Airport – Concourse B
  5. Calgary International Airport – Concourse D
  6. Calgary International Airport – Concourse E
  7. Edmonton International Airport – transborder
  8. Greater Moncton Roméo Leblanc International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
  9. Halifax Stanfield International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
  10. Halifax Stanfield International Airport – transborder
  11. Kelowna International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/Transborder
  12. Ottawa International Airport – Domestic/Int’l
  13. Ottawa International Airport – transborder
  14. Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
  15. Regina International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
  16. Saskatoon International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
  17. St. John’s International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
  18. Toronto Pearson International airport – T1 Int’l
  19. Toronto Pearson International airport – T3 Int’l
  20. Vancouver International Airport – Int’l
  21. Victoria International Airport – Domestic/Int’l/transborder
  22. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport – transborder

Who is eligible to join NEXUS program?

To qualify for membership in NEXUS, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Or a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., or a national of Mexico.

How to apply for NEXUS?

To become a member of the NEXUS program, follow the steps below:

1. Visit the Trusted Travelers Programs (TTP) website;
2. Apply and complete the registration process
3. Pay the non-refundable USD 50 processing fee.
4. Fulfill the qualifying requirements
5. Be admissible to both Canada and the United States; and
6. Pass both countries’ risk assessments.

Each family member must submit a distinct application to join the NEXUS program if applying together. Applicants under the age of 18 are exempt from paying the processing fees.

In addition, applicants under 18 must have their parents or legal guardians complete the application process.


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