Tenant Development Services
Tenant Development Services is responsible for overseeing all tenant development activity that occurs at both Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport. All tenant construction projects require an Airport Authority-issued Construction & Installation Permit (CIP) prior to the commencement of any construction work. In addition to a CIP, tenant projects may require additional approvals from other agencies, such as Nav Canada, Transport Canada and the City of Calgary.
Online CIP Application Form (NEW!)
The Construction & Installation Permit (CIP) application is now available as an online data entry and submittal form. Simply click the link below to launch the application, complete the appropriate sections as required and your application will be sent to YYC for processing. It’s that easy!
Other Application Forms
Development Standards & Guidelines Documents
Downloadable Information Pamphlets
For more information on Tenant Development Services, please contact:
Aleksandra (Ola) Pajak
Manager, Development Services
Tel: 403 735 1354
Fax: 403 735 1283
General development inquiries and CIP submissions can also be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concerning Off-Airport Developments
Development proposals occurring in the vicinity of Calgary International Airport or Springbank Airport are periodically referred to The Calgary Airport Authority by the City of Calgary/Rocky View County for review and comment. These development proposals are reviewed by the Authority for regulatory and legislative compliance and to identify any potential impact to airport and aeronautical operations. The Authority will provide comment on the development proposal back to the municipality, and may recommend that the proposal be forwarded to Transport Canada and/or Nav Canada for additional review and/or approvals/assessments.
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Construction Crane Assessments
The use of construction cranes for off-airport projects usually requires assessment by Transport Canada and Nav Canada. It is recommended that both agencies be contacted well in advance of the anticipated date that the crane will be required (Transport Canada requires a minimum of 90 days advance notice) to ensure sufficient processing time for the assessment. Once assessments are received from Transport Canada and Nav Canada, either organization may issue instructions to the applicant to contact the Calgary Airport Authority (for information on what is required by the Calgary Airport Authority for crane assessments, please see the instructions included with the YYC Crane Assessment Form).
For any off-airport development project or crane operation, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact these other agencies directly:
Aerodrome Safety - Prairie and Northern Region
Toll-free number: 1 888 463 0521
General Enquiries Email: email@example.com
Download the Transport Canada Assessment Form (see below)
Click here to access the English form.
Click here to access the French form.
Submit Applications Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toll-free number: 1 800 876 4693
General Enquiries Email: email@example.com
Land Use Proposals: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the NAV CANADA Land Use Proposal Submission Form (PDF)
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Tenant Development FAQS
What type of work requires a Construction & Installation Permit (CIP)?
Typically, any project that involves new construction or modifications/renovations to existing buildings (both exterior and interior), structures or underground services (communications, utilities), surface features and facilities (including fences and gates), landscaping and signage requires a CIP.
Are there any design standards for terminal building tenant projects?
Yes. The Tenant Standards and Guidelines manual has been developed for Terminal Building Complex (Air Terminal Building, Parking Structure, Airport Corporate Centre) tenants to use when designing and constructing retail, food and beverage, or office spaces and includes submission requirements, design criteria and other reference materials.
Does The City of Calgary Land Us By-law apply to the construction of a new building on airport land?
No. Airport land development does not fall under The City of Calgary Land Use By-law. Separate development criteria have been established for airport land and are set out in the Agreement on Land Use, Development Guidelines, and Acreage Assessment Levies. One major difference with airport land development is the issuance of a Letter of Authorization for the tenant to apply to the City of Calgary for a Confirmation of Airport Development (similar to obtaining a Development Permit for off-airport projects).
I have a Building Permit for my project. Does that mean I can start construction?
No. While it may be a requirement of a tenant project, a Building Permit does not constitute approval for a CIP application and only forms part of the CIP approval process requirements. A CIP, authorizing the tenant to begin construction, will be issued only when all of the project submission requirements have been met.
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