Procedure for obtaining security clearance

You must be authorized to apply for a security clearance. These documents are only intended only for future candidates, employees, contractors and students of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) who have been contacted for this purpose.

To obtain security clearance (reliability, secret or top secret) from the CSA, you must request an investigation using the following procedure.

What are the steps?

  1. Valid security clearance from another department
  2. Fill in the personnel screening form(s)
  3. Obtain Certificates of Good Conduct (if applicable)
  4. Send two copies of accepted identification documents
  5. Make an appointment for fingerprints

Where to send your documents?

By mail By e-mail
Canadian Space Agency
Security Services
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec
J3Y 8Y9
Canada
ASC.ServicedeSecurite-SecurityService.CSA@canada.ca

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Security Services at 450-926-4882, or by e-mail at ASC.ServicedeSecurite-SecurityService.CSA@canada.ca


1. Step 1 - Valid security clearance from another department

If you already have a valid security clearance (Reliability, Secret or Top Secret) from another department, please contact us in the next 48 hours at ASC.ServicedeSecurite-SecurityService.CSA@canada.ca or 450-926-4882 so we can perform the necessary verifications and confirm that it meets the requirements of the security screening standards.

You will have to provide:

2. Step 2 - Forms

  1. Form 330-23 (for all levels)

    • Section A, D and E 

      To be completed by the Canadian Space Agency CSA authorized officer

    • Section B 

      To be completed by the candidate/applicant

      All sections should be completed with all available information. For example, if you have several phone numbers or e-mail addresses, you must write everything down. If you need more space, please use a separate sheet. All sheets must be signed.

      Residence section: 
      Please include residences from the past five years. If you need more space, please use a separate sheet. All sheets must be signed. Applications that do not include addresses from the past five years will be returned to applicants.

    • Section C 

      To be completed by the candidate/applicant and the CSA authorized officer.

      Write your surname, given name and date of birth at the top of the page.

      In the "Initials of the individual" column, the candidate must check and initial boxes 1, 2, 3 and 4 by hand. Box 4 is required only if secret level clearance is required.

      Read, sign and date the statement (by hand).

    • Section D et E 

      Photo: It is not required to submit a photo.

  2. Form 330-60 (for secret and top secret levels, if applicable)

    • Follow online instruction directly on the form.

3. Step 3 - Certificate of good conduct (if applicable)

Applicants who have resided outside Canada and the United States in the past five years will be required to provide us with a certificate of good conduct for each country in which they have spent more than six months, attesting that they do not have a criminal record in those countries. To obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct, please contact the local police, from the country you were residing in, the embassy or the consulate.

Certificates of good conduct are mandatory to complete your application.

If a supporting document is not in one of the official languages of Canada (English or French), they must be translated and certified by an official translator registered at Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council or Ordre des traducteurs, terminologies et interprètes agrées du Québec. The translated document must accompany the original document in its original language.

4. Step 4 - Identification

Applicants must submit two pieces of identification (valid at the time of application)

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) card or Health Insurance card will not be accepted

Candidates who are unable to report to the CSA in person must send us a clear, colour photocopy or colour scan of their identification.

5. Step 5 - Fingerprints

Fingerprints are required to obtain reliability status. You must make an appointment for fingerprinting.

The service is offered free of charge at the following CSA offices

John H. Chapman Space Centre

6767 Route de l'Aéroport 
Saint-Hubert, Quebec
J3Y 8Y9

Telephone: 450-926-4882
E-mail: ASC.ServicedeSecurite-SecurityService.CSA@canada.ca

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Allow a minimum of 24 to 48 hours for confirmation of an appointment.

Parks Canada

30 Victoria Street
Suite 1A01a
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 0B3

Step 1

Step 2

David Florida Laboratory

3701 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2H 8S2

Contact: Lee Harris
Telephone: 613-991-0314
E-mail: lee.harris@canada.ca

Appointments are available from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Allow a minimum of 24 to 48 hours for confirmation of an appointment.

Other accredited locations (with certain applicable fees)

  • RCMP office
  • Some police services
  • Commissionaires

When fingerprints are taken in a location other than CSA offices, ensure that the results are sent directly to us by giving them our identification number PQ 80242.

If it is not possible to send the results directly, the organization must provide you with original fingerprinting form and you must mail it to us as soon as possible.

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