The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) fosters a culture of accountability, excellence and trust through its people, its partners and its governance. Our mandate, mission and vision are critical to supporting the very important role we play in ensuring the security of air travellers.
We secure critical elements of the air transportation system - from passenger screening to baggage screening - and encourage Canadians to Pack Smart for the benefit of all air travellers.
CATSA was created in 2002 as a Crown corporation governed by a Board of Directors with expertise in aviation, transportation, security and intelligence. Operating at arms length under the regulatory body of Transport Canada, CATSA reports to The Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.