Transportation

SECURITY PASS CONTROL OFFICE 

The Security Pass Control office is located on the Second Floor of the Terminal Building in the Airport Administration office.

Appointments are now required, please book your appointment at the following link: Yellowknife Airport Security Office 

To obtain a Restricted Area Identification Card you must first apply for a Transportation Security Clearance

Step One – Applying for a Transportation Security Clearance

Complete the Transportation Security Clearance Application – Link to Transport Canada Website

  • This form must be completed online. Follow the instructions for completing the application, submit and then print the form.
  • Employer/Sponsor must complete and sign Part A of the form
  • Book an online appointment with the Yellowknife Airport Security Office 
  • Temporary Escort pass will be issued if required
  • Fingerprints and photograph will be taken to complete the application process

Approval for a Transportation Security Clearance is completed by Transport Canada - be prepared for a 1 to 6 month wait. When approved, an email notification to both the applicant and Employer/Sponsor will be sent from the Security Pass Control Office.

Step Two – Obtaining a Restricted Area Identification Card

Print a copy of the Application for RAIC

  • Applicant must complete Part 1
  • Employer/Sponsor must complete and sign Part 2. Please note if there is more than one employer/sponsor the second employer must sign the form as we
  • Book an online appointment with the Yellowknife Airport Security Office 
  • Bring the completed application form along with valid photo ID and current RAIC or Yellow Escort card (where applicable)

Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit(A.V.O.P.) - The operation of vehicles on the airside of an airport is controlled by the Airport Operator. An A.V.O.P. is issued at the discretion of the Regional Airport Manager.

  • Prepare for the written tests by reviewing the Study Guide and the Local Airport Traffic Directives. 
  • Print the Application for AVOP and complete Part 1 – New AVOP Application form
  • Employer/Sponsor must complete and sign Part 2 – must include a justified need and right to operate a vehicle airside
  • Bring the completed application form along with a valid Canadian Driver’s license (if testing for a “D” a Radio Operator Certificate is required) to the Airport Fire Hall - Combined Services Building.
Airside Vehicle Operator's Permit (A.V.O.P) Study Guides and Information
D/A Study Guide D Study Guide
Application Forms - for RAIC and AVOP applications
RAIC New AVOP application

If you have any questions about these processes please contact the Airport Security Administrator by email at:

Security Pass Control Office