Security at Pearson Airport

After you've checked in and dropped off any bags, you're ready to go through security. The security process checks all carry-on bags and personal items as well as each individual person according to the rules set out by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).

Security screening tips

Restricted items

Make sure your baggage does not contain any restricted items. For a complete up-to-date list of restricted items please visit .

Electronic devices

Passengers should prepare for enhanced security screening of electronic devices. While enhanced screening is random, make sure all electronic devices are charged and can power on and remove devices from their cases.

Special security lines

There is a dedicated:

  • (NEXUS, Global Entry etc.) security line
  • Family/Special Needs security line

Traveller assistance

For more info on special needs traveller assistance, or contact your airline.