The Commercial Driver Registration Program (CDRP) is designed to streamline the customs clearance process for commercial freight transporters into Canada from the United States. This program offers efficient and effective clearance to low-risk goods and pre-approved importers, carriers and commercial drivers.
The CDRP is one of three components required for membership in the Customs Self-Assessment program (CSA), which involves:
CDRP registered drivers are entitled to carry goods for carriers who participate in the CSA program.
Only the following may apply for the CDRP:
To qualify for CDRP, applicants must:
Note: Alcohol-related driving offences, such as driving while intoxicated, driving while ability-impaired, and driving under the influence of alcohol, are criminal offences in Canada.
As CDRP participating members, drivers are required to adhere to a number of responsibilities and requirements to maintain their membership.
What happens if you have a criminal record but have not received a pardon?
United States citizens and lawful permanent residents who are inadmissible to Canada because of a criminal record can be considered for acceptance in the CDRP under the CIC's Rehabilitation Program. For more information on the CIC's admissibility and criminal rehabilitation processes, contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada or the Canadian Embassy or the Canadian consulate office nearest you.
Canadian citizens and legal permanent residents who have committed certain offences must obtain a pardon to qualify for the CDRP. Information on the pardon process is available from the National Parole Board.