Security Screening Wait Times

CATSA encourages all passengers to arrive at their departing airport well in advance of their flight. Many airlines advise passengers to arrive two hours in advance for domestic flights and three hours in advance for US and international flights.

Be prepared for screening - LAGS

Be prepared for screening. Please ensure that all liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on baggage are in containers of 100ml or less and placed in a clear, 1L resealable bag. Click here for more information about carry-on baggage requirements.

Procurement and Contracting

Doing Business with CATSA

CATSA’s procurement and contracting activities are conducted in a manner that ensures that its operational requirements are always met and that transparency, openness, fairness and value for money are promoted.

CATSA publicly tenders most of its requirements for goods and/or services. CATSA posts requests for proposals, requests for standing offers and other procurement solicitation documents on the Canadian electronic-tendering service MERX.

For more information on doing business with CATSA, please contact Procurement and Contracting.

Related documentation

New Product Submission

CATSA regularly evaluates available passenger and baggage screening equipment. If you would like to tell us about your product, contact us at and include the following in your submission:

  • A clear description of how your product addresses CATSA’s security screening mandate
  • Sufficient supporting material for us to make a primary assessment

Note that all personal information collected is protected under the Privacy Act.