Billy Bishop Airport’s Pass Control Office issues Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAICs), Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permits (AVOPs) and Airside Vehicle Identification Permits (AVIPs).

Hours of Operation

The Pass Control Office is open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00 local time. The office is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

In order to maintain our current high level of service, the Pass Office at BBTCA will be implementing and updating various fees. This is to ensure that appointments are available without excessive wait times for all airport tenants and stakeholders.

Effective January 1st 2019 the following charges will apply and must be paid by the pass holder/applicant before a pass will be issued. Payments can be made via credit card or debit card.
Failure to show up for an appointment $50 + HST
Unprepared for an appointment $50 + HST
Less than 1 business day notice to cancel an appointment $50 + HST
Lost or stolen RAIC or Tunnel Pass
  • 1st time
  • 2nd time
  • 3rd time
*If a lost RAIC or Tunnel Pass is found and returned to the Pass Office a $50 refund will be made

$100 + HST

$200 + HST

$300 + HST
Failure to return a RAIC or Tunnel Pass $300 + HST
Loss or failure to return an AVOP $50 + HST
Priority Appointment (if available) $50 + HST

Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAIC)

Restricted Area Identification Cards (RAIC) are required for access to secure areas of the airport and can only be obtained through applying for a Transport Canada Security Clearance.

To book an appointment to obtain a RAIC or to ask questions about the process please call 416.203.6942 ext. 19.

Application Procedure:

Please note that a failure to complete the application according to the instructions may result in a termination of your appointment leading to further delays

All of the points above must be completed prior to attending your scheduled appointment. 

Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP)

Airside Vehicle Operator Permits can be obtained through the Pass Office at Billy Bishop Airport during regular office hours. Any person driving a vehicle in airside areas must be in possession of an AVOP.

Applicants must be in possession of a full G licence and hold a valid RAIC before applying for an AVOP. The AVOP program consists of a written exam and a practical exam. You may acquire a study manual from the Pass Office to prepare for the exams.

Applicants are responsible for arranging to have an AVIP registered vehicle for the practical exam.

Appointments can be obtained by contacting the Pass Office at 416.203.6942 ext. 19


Airside Vehicle Identification Permit (AVIP)

All vehicles in airside areas must have an Airside Vehicle Identification Permit. AVIPs can be obtained through the Airport’s Pass Office during regular office hours.

Vehicles must be properly equipped with a beacon and/or radio and will be subject to an inspection process to ensure operational requirements are met before a permit is issued.

Applications and further details can be obtained by contacting:
Pass Control 416 203 6942 x 19

Form and Study Manual