Real People Series - Profiles

Meet Amelia

Amelia is a screening officer at Vancouver International Airport with 12 years of experience. She is a singer and songwriter and a transgender woman who performs under the stage name Saygal.

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Meet Riyaz

Riyaz has been a screening officer in Calgary for 11 years. He’s a faith leader and peace activist, and he speaks four languages. His great passion – at work and outside of it – is helping people. 

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Meet Gerome

Edmonton screening officer Gerome compares his job to his other love: basketball. They both involve communication, a desire to perform, and the willingness to work hard as a team. 

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Meet Sandra

Sandra, a screening officer in Winnipeg, has been on the job for 19 years – she was working at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks. She’s a cancer survivor who is devoted to her two rescue dogs. 

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Meet Shaquille

Shaquille is a screening officer at Toronto Pearson International Airport, an avid gamer and a mechanic. Seeing smiles on passengers’ faces makes him feel like he’s done a good job. 

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Meet Steve

Steve says you should never keep going to a job you don’t like – and he’s been a screening officer in Ottawa for 30 years. Outside of work, he’s happiest spending time with his wife and two children.

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Meet Jenna

Jenna is a screening officer in Montreal and a DJ and electronic-music producer as well. She sees her role as a screening officer as bringing safety and peace of mind to the travelling public. 

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Meet Jackie

Jackie has been a screening officer in Halifax for 6 ½ years and bakes amazing cakes in her spare time. To her, the most rewarding part of being a screening officer is the positive feedback she receives from passengers.

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