PORT OF HALIFAX IS CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER MARSEC LEVEL 1
HPA’s credentialing office is responsible for issuing Port of Halifax Identification cards and processing applications for Marine Transportations Security Clearances (MTSC) as per Transport Canada’s Marine Transportation Security Regulations.
The purpose of the Transport Canada Security Clearance Programme is to reduce the risk of security threats to the marine transportation system by conducting background checks on workers who perform certain duties or who have access to certain Restricted Areas within marine facilities. The goal of the Transport Canada Security Clearance Program is to enhance security for the marine transportation system in order to benefit the public, passengers, marine workers, and vessel operators.
Credentialing office hours are: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. and are by appointment only.
Persons wishing to make an appointment shall contact the credentialing office at: (902) 426-1597.
Credentialing Office Location:
2nd Floor, Film and Media Center
1096 Marginal Road
MTSC application forms may be found on this website or by contacting the Credentialing Office. HPA’s Credentialing Office can provide you with instructions on applying for an MTSC or Port of Halifax Identification Card.