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Your safety and security are top priority for Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and its more than 65 airlines, agencies and service providers. Edmonton Airports also understands that vigilant security need not come at the cost of excellent customer service, and remains committed to ensuring that passengers enjoy a comfortable, efficient and pleasant airport experience.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is responsible for screening all passengers and personnel and their belongings at the airport.

Transport Canada is responsible for the safety and security of travellers on the ground and in the air. It also sets and enforces the standards for airport and airline operations.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is responsible for policing EIA, and maintains its own RCMP detachment at the airport.

Estimated Security Wait Times

Current wait times can be found on the CATSA website: Edmonton Security Wait Times

Security Checkpoints at EIA

Central Security (Domestic and International Flights)

If you are travelling within Canada or are destined for a city outside of the US you will be going through our security screening point known as Central Security after you have checked-in for your flight. Central Security is located on our Departures Level 2 in between the Harvey's and Jasper Bar & Grill restaurants. Once you have gone through the screening process you will be in our Domestic/International Departures Lounge.


US Departures Security

After you have checked-in with your airline for your non-stop flight to the US, you will remain on Departures Level 2 and proceed south, passing the Delta check-in counters and entering a wide corridor where you will pass WestJet (US) check-in counters. After dropping your checked bags on the appropriate bag drop belt you will continue south to go through the screening process. Following that, you will be processed through US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) and continue in to our US Departures Lounge.