Canada: New Verified Traveler Program to Replace the Trusted Traveler Program

Key Points  

  • Canada announced a new Verified Traveler program that will replace the current Trusted Traveler program 


The government of Canada announced a new Verified Traveler program that will replace the current Trusted Traveler program. These measures will go into effect on 21 June 2023 and will be available to the following travelers: 

  • Members of NEXUS and Global Entry; 
  • Active members of the Canadian Armed Forces and US military, including reservists, with valid ID; 
  • Canadian aircrew and airport workers with Restricted Area Identification Cards; 
  • International aircrew (in uniform) with valid airline ID; and 
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers, Canadian police officers, and constables with a badge and proper photo identification issued by their respective organizations. 

Initially, the Verified Traveler screening lines will be available at the following airports: 

  • Vancouver International Airport 
  • Edmonton International Airport 
  • Calgary International Airport 
  • Winnipeg International Airport 
  • Toronto-Pearson International Airport T1 and T3 
  • Montreal-Trudeau International Airport 

For additional information on the program, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Canada will replace the current Trusted Traveler program with a new program on 21 June 2023. According to the government announcement, the program will help to reduce wait-time delays and allow for more efficient screening of eligible travelers.  

Looking Ahead  

Check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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