The CTLS requires that individuals who require a security clearance submit their security clearance application form before a licence application can be submitted in the CTLS. As such, we suggest to have applicants obtain their criminal record checks and apply for their security clearance, if applicable, as soon as is feasible. A licence will not be granted unless required security clearances have been granted.
As part of the Application to become a Licence Holder under the Cannabis Act and its regulations and in the case of changes of personnel, a Security Clearance Application, including the security clearance applicant’s fingerprints must be submitted for all individuals that require a security clearance. All security clearance applicants must complete a Security Clearance Fingerprint Third Party Consent to Release Personal Information form.
create a Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS) account
Health Canada has established the CTLS as the primary manner in which licensing applications should be submitted. The first step to create an application is to set up an individual user account in the CTLS. To request an account, basic information is required including full name and salutation, email, phone number, date of birth, language preference and security information. Health Canada then provides an access code that can be used to enter the CTLS. Once an account is established, the user will have an Account ID in the CTLS.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE CREATED AN ACCOUNT AND ARE LOGGED INTO YOUR CTLS ACCOUNT, SCROLL DOWN TO SECURITY CLEARANCE APPLICATION. YOU WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO COMMENCE YOUR SCREENING:
RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES (LAST 5 YEARS)
EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT HISTORY (LAST 5 YEARS)
MARITAL STATUS (LAST 5 YEARS)
TIME SPENT OUTSIDE OF COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE (LAST 5 YEARS)
SIGNED CONSENT (STEP 3 FORM)