If you’re travelling during a busy time, please show up at least 3 hours in advance for flights to the US and international destinations, and at least 2 hours in advance for flights within Canada.
Additional health processes have increased the processing time at Canadian borders. You may be required to wait onboard the aircraft until space becomes available in the Customs hall.
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What to expect
Processing times can vary depending on the day of the week and time of day. Please note that depending on today’s operational realities, you may experience longer wait times outside of the time periods mentioned above.
This information contains data for the previous two weeks. While this information is currently not available in real time, better understanding busier times of day may help you to plan for your arrival at the airport.