Pearson Unveils Updated Security Measures


Toronto Pearson International Airport unveiled an updated screening process for travellers heading to the US this week.

The two-year Security in Advance project at Pearson was developed and implemented to meet new US regulatory requirements and improve passenger flow for US-bound passengers using the pre-clearance process.

The results of the project include:

  • Process improvements for US-bound passengers that reduce passenger congestion and improve passenger flow.
  • CATSA screening that occurs prior to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing, meaning: Passengers check baggage before moving through security screening and CBP processes, creating a more comfortable experience.
  • Connecting passengers bound for US destinations have a more streamlined and enhanced experience.
  • In Terminal 1, 28 Automated Passport Control Kiosks were added to increase the total number to 56 kiosks.

“It’s more important than ever to ensure that our borders effectively facilitate the secure flow of people and goods. The best way to do this is by strengthening our joint approach with our neighbours. The Security In Advance project is a great example of the progress we continue to make on Canada-US border issues,” said Marc Garneau, minister of transport.