Access to CLS – Training

Access to CLS:

After registering as a CLS User, the following is required to obtain access to the CLS facility prior to gaining access to beamtime:

1. Agreement to Use the Canadian Light Source Facility is required by each institution/organization requiring access to the CLS. Only one agreement is required per institution/organization and covers all individuals who are authorized representative(s) of the said institution/organization. In many cases these agreements are in place; if they are not, CLS will be in contact with you.

2. Photo ID: present one original piece of government issued identification with the individual's photo, name and address must be shown in support of access to the CLS facility.  The following pieces of identification are acceptable:  Passport, Driver's Licence, Other government-issued photo ID.  

3. Training

These training modules are required by everyone who has facility access, and can be completed online prior to arrival at the CLS. This is strongly recommended since it saves a considerable amount of time during the check-in process at the User Services Office. Please note: the training database is currently housed on a separate server, therefore, if you have not received login details specifically for the training database, please contact for details. There may be additional training required as well, including:

4. Arrival at CLS:

Foreign Visitor Requirements

If you are a non-Canadian citizen residing outside of Canada please ensure you are familiar with Visitor Requirements from Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Please be advised that a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may be necessary to enter Canada.  For a list of Countries and Territories whose citizens require Visas in order to enter Canada as visitors review the Citizenship and Immigration Canada webpage: You must obtain a temporary resident visa before your departure; you cannot obtain it upon arrival in Canada. Bear in mind that you must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa at least one month before your expected departure for Canada. 

For additional information about new user check-in or training, please contact:

CLS User Services Office
Phone: 306-657-3700
Location: Room 2038, CLS Mezzanine
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For additional information about experiment specific training or experimental controls, please contact:
CLS Health, Safety & Environment

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