Primary Inspection Kiosks and eDeclaration now available at Halifax Stanfield

News Release

December 8, 2017      Halifax, Nova Scotia              

Canada Border Services Agency/Halifax International Airport Authority


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Halifax International Airport Authority announced today that Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK) and the eDeclaration mobile application are operating at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. PIK are next generation technology that offer self-service options for international air travellers arriving in Canada.


PIK verify travel documents, allow travellers to complete an on-screen declaration, and confirm identity using facial authentication for all eligible international travellers arriving by air. Those looking to save more time can complete their declaration in advance using the CanBorder - eDeclaration mobile app, which will give them a quick response (QR) code to scan at a kiosk upon arrival. 


The 24 Primary Inspection Kiosks at the Halifax Stanfield strengthen border security, as well as assist in reducing wait times. Halifax Stanfield is the fifth Canadian airport to launch the PIK technology in 2017.


Travellers are encouraged to download our free CanBorder - eDeclaration mobile app to save even more time when you arrive at select airports in Canada.

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“The implementation of this new technology demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to modernize the border experience in this digital age. The use of digital tools improves services to Canadians and international travellers, ensuring smooth and efficient airport experiences. ” 

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

“Deploying this new technology at Halifax Stanfield is great news for Atlantic Canada. Our government is committed to providing better digital services, and Primary Inspection Kiosks and the e-Declaration mobile app will streamline service for air travellers entering Canada, making this an even better place to come home to or visit.” 

The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings – Hants

“We are continuously looking for innovative ways to improve the airport experience of our passengers. Employing the latest technology to expedite the customs process aligns with our strategic priority of maximizing airport efficiency. We were delighted to collaborate with the Canada Border Services Agency and launch this enhancement for the benefit of returning residents and arriving visitors.”

Joyce Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Halifax International Airport Authority

Quick Facts

  • Halifax Stanfield is the busiest airport in Atlantic Canada, serving more than 335,000 inbound international travellers and 3.9 million domestic and international passengers in 2016.

  • Five other Canadian airports have deployed the PIK.

  • Since its launch in March 2017, over five million travellers were processed using PIK.

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