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.

Cannabis (marijuana)

Carry on baggage
Checked baggage

Recreational cannabis: Passengers are responsible for knowing the laws and regulations in effect at their destination within Canada. For more information, visit Liquid and topical forms are subject to liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) restrictions in carry-on baggage, and must be placed with other LAGs in a 1-litre clear closed and re-sealable plastic bag.

Cannabis for medical purposes: The amount of cannabis you carry must be in accordance with the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. For more information, see Health Canada’s Guide to Understanding the Regulations. Cannabis oil is permitted in carry-on in a quantity of more than 100 ml when used for medicinal purposes, and you will need to remove it from your carry-on and present it to the screening officer at the entry to pre-board screening. However, if the amount of oil is 100 ml or less, it is to be placed in a 1-litre clear bag with other liquids, aerosols and gels.

Please Note: Flying outside of Canada with cannabis is illegal. For more information, visit