• Toronto Pearson Employee Community

    Stay in-the-know about airport-wide programs, events, and initiatives as part of our Employee Community Engagement Program. Together, we can continue to make Toronto Pearson a great airport and a great place to work.

  • Get a Boost at New Booster Juice Locations

    Booster Juice

    The GTAA is proud to welcome Booster Juice to the food and beverage options at Toronto Pearson.

    A Canadian franchise, Booster Juice offers a healthy alternative to fast food. Serving up signature premium smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, hot food options, grab and go items, and healthy snacks, Booster Juice will open two Terminal 1 locations by the end of March.

    The first location opened February 28, post-security in U.S. Departures, close to Gate F57. The second location will open later in March, pre-security, on Level 2.

    Airport employees get a 10% discount at these locations by showing their RAIC. Stop by for a boost.

  • Sunglass Hut Offers Limited Time Discount

    Sunglass Hut

    From March 1 – 8, Sunglass Hut is offering airport employees 20% off sunglasses and accessories.

    Stop by the store in Terminal 1, post-security, near Gate D38 and show your RAIC as proof of airport employment to get your discount.

    This sale excludes Chanel, Maui Jim, Tiffany, Oakley, Tom Ford, promotional, special order and clearance items.

  • Terminal 3 International East Pre-Board Screening (PBS) point opened Saturday January 24.

    • It will now be the primary international passenger screening point, operating with five screening lanes.
    • International West PBS will close within two weeks.
    • All oversize baggage will continue to be taken to OS3.

    Why is this happening?
    Closing International West PBS is an important step in the next phase of the Terminal 3 Enhancement Project.

    Non-Passenger Screening
    The Non-Passenger Screening point at door K228 will continue to be operational until mid-March 2015.

    Helping passengers
    There will be directional signage in place, but passengers might need wayfinding help initially. Read our FAQs for quick answers to help passengers.

  • Toronto Pearson Winter Readiness

    Following the operational disruption that occurred in January 2014 due to unusual winter weather, the GTAA conducted a review of how Toronto Pearson functions during irregular operations and what happened during that weather event specifically. In April, we shared the January 2014 Operations Disruption: Review and Recommendations report explaining the 12 Recommendations to improve Toronto Pearson’s operations and customer service.

    Thanks to the collaboration and support from our airport partners – air carriers, NAV Canada, CBSA, service providers, and more – and the hard work of Toronto Pearson employees, the GTAA is pleased to announce that the implementation of the 12 Recommendations is now materially complete.

    As always, safety – for our employees and our passengers – is our utmost priority. We’re continuing to welcome all feedback, ideas, and suggestions from employees. Connect with us by:

  • Tips for making the NPS process faster and easier:

    • Always expect to be screened
    • With your assistance and cooperation, the screening officer can be as efficient as possible
    • Anticipate a bit longer time to get through employee access doors to the restricted areas

    Enhanced Non-Passenger Screening at Toronto Pearson

    The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is enhancing Non-Passenger Screening capacity across Canada to ensure the air transportation industry remains secure, competitive and in line with international standards.

    What’s new?
    On November 28, 2014, Toronto Pearson is implementing the first phase of Non-Passenger Vehicle Screening (NPSv) as you enter the airfield from the perimeter.

    Vehicles and people will be screened separately. This means that if your vehicle is screened, you will park and exit the vehicle. CATSA screening officers will then examine your vehicle; occupants and their belongings will go through a screening process similar to the NPS process in the terminals.

    How will NPS and NPSv affect YOU?
    Non-Passenger Screening (NPS) and Non-Passenger Vehicle Screening (NPSv) are regulations of Transport Canada and are the law. Anyone who refuses to comply with NPS and NPSv will be asked to surrender their RAIC, meaning they cannot enter or remain within restricted/sterile areas.

    Screening officers will check your RAIC and screen you and your possessions according to the prohibited items list. Tools and materials of the trade are evaluated by screening officers as appropriate to your work order. Liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) are subject to screening, but are permitted in volumes reasonable for the day.

    At Toronto Pearson, our priority is safe travel. When you comply with NPS regulations, you help keep your airport coworkers and passengers safe.

    For more information on NPS and NPSv, speak with your employer or contact CATSA.
    Online: www.catsa.gc.ca/non-passenger-screening
    Phone: CATSA at 1-888-294-2202.

  • Reminder: Customs Controlled Areas at Toronto Pearson

    Starting April 28, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will begin enforcing regulations relating to Customs Controlled Areas (CCA) within Toronto Pearson.

    What is a CCA?

    A Customs Controlled Area (CCA) is a designated area where there is a likelihood that airport employees and departing domestic travellers come into contact with international travellers or goods that have not yet been cleared by the Canada Border Services Agency.

    How will CCAs affect YOU?

    Airport employees in a CCA may be questioned, searched or examined while within or when exiting a CCA. CCAs will have little impact on employees who access these areas for valid purposes.

    For more information on CCAs, read the pamphlet and questions and answers, speak with your employer or contact the CBSA:

    Online: www.cbsa.gc.ca
    Phone: 1-800-461-9999
    1-866-335-3237 (TTY)

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