Apr. 29, 2021

Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program

Article by Transport Canada

Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security Program ensures supply chain security while reducing cargo
screening bottlenecks at airports.

The program keeps air cargo secure and free from tampering while being handled at different stages of its journey.

Any business can apply to participate in the Air Cargo Security Program.


On February 1, 2021, enhancements to the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program came into force. This is the latest step in the evolution of the Program and means cargo transported by air must be

These enhancements require that only cargo made secure can be transported on both passenger and all-cargo international and transborder (US) flights.

To provide industry with sufficient lead time, air carriers operating all-cargo international and transborder (US) flights will have until June 30, 2021, to become fully compliant.

For your cargo to fly it must be screened. Screening equipment has limitations. Screening can cause delays, putting perishable cargo at risk.

You can screen cargo yourself during packing. It ensures your cargo will be eligible to fly regardless of the commodity, including perishables.

There is no application fee. It ensures cargo is not delayed requiring screening. It can save money and time for your business.

Do you have air cargo that must be transported by air to your customers? Do you want to make sure that your cargo can fly after June 30, 2021?

If your cargo has to fly, contact us to ensure it does!
Email: TC.aircargosecurity-suretedufretaerien.TC@tc.gc.ca
Tel.: 1-866-375-7342

Please click here to learn more about Transport Canada's Air Cargo Security Program.