Identity Screening Regulations (SOR/2007-82)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2011-07-29. Previous Versions

 Despite subsection 3(2), an air carrier may use alternative forms of identification to screen a person if the person presents documentation issued by a government or a police service and attesting to the loss or theft of the required identification. Alternative forms of identification include but are not limited to employee identity cards, public transit passes and baptismal certificates.

  • SOR/2011-156, s. 5.

 An air carrier shall not allow a person to print a boarding pass at a kiosk or off the Internet if the person’s name is the same as that of a person specified to the air carrier by the Minister under paragraph 4.81(1)(b) of the Act.

Boarding Gate

  •  (1) An air carrier shall, at a boarding gate for a flight, screen each passenger taking the flight by looking at the passenger, and in particular his or her entire face, to determine if he or she appears to be 18 years of age or older.

  • (2) The air carrier shall screen each passenger who appears to be 18 years of age or older by

    • (a) comparing the passenger, and in particular his or her entire face, against the required identification; and

    • (b) comparing the name on the passenger’s boarding pass with the required identification.

  • SOR/2008-250, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-156, s. 6.

 Despite subsection 5(2), an air carrier may use alternative forms of identification to screen a passenger if the passenger presents documentation issued by a government or a police service and attesting to the loss or theft of the required identification. Alternative forms of identification include but are not limited to employee identity cards, public transit passes and baptismal certificates.

  • SOR/2011-156, s. 6.
  •  (1) An air carrier shall not transport a passenger if

    • (a) the passenger presents a piece of photo identification and does not resemble the photograph;

    • (b) the passenger does not appear to be the age indicated by the date of birth on the identification he or she presents;

    • (c) the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents; or

    • (d) the passenger presents more than one form of identification and there is a major discrepancy between those forms of identification.

  • (2) Despite paragraph (1)(a), an air carrier may transport a passenger who presents a piece of photo identification but does not resemble the photograph if

    • (a) the passenger’s appearance changed for medical reasons after the photograph was taken and the passenger presents the air carrier with a document signed by a health care professional and attesting to that fact; or

    • (b) the passengers’s face is bandaged for medical reasons and the passenger presents the air carrier with a document signed by a health care professional and attesting to that fact.

  • SOR/2011-156, s. 6.