Each individual interested in applying for a Marine Transportation Security Clearance (MTSC) requires a valid Port Pass ahead of time. According to section 503, MTSC applies to all those that:
A Marine Transportation Security Clearance (MTSC) is required for every person where section 503 of the Marine Transportation Security Clearance Regulations applies. The applicant must have a valid Port Pass before applying for the MTSC.
Since July 1, 2016, Transport Canada requires all applicants to complete the MTSC Application Form online at http://www.tc.gc.ca/tsc.
Following the completion and online submission of the application, be sure to print the document and have it signed off by the office issuing the Port Pass, otherwise known as the sponsor. Different offices include the Chamber of Shipping, Cerescorp, BC Maritime Employers Association, BC Trucking Association, or Port of Vancouver. (NOTE: During the COVID-19 closure, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will provide the necessary sponsorship)
For Port Passes issued by the Chamber of Shipping, follow these next steps: