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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) facilitates the flow of legitimate travellers and trade. The Agency also enforces more than 90 acts and regulations that keep our country and Canadians safe.
Beware – Scammers posing as CBSA personnel
Protect yourself against fraud! People claiming to work for the CBSA are contacting victims by phone, email, text and other means to lure them into providing personal information or money. This is a scam. The CBSA never requests social insurance numbers, credit card information or cash payments by telephone or email.
Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to transport cannabis in any form – including any oils containing THC or cannabidiol (CBD), across Canada’s national borders whether you are entering or leaving Canada. Additionally, receiving or sending cannabis in any form into or out of Canada by mail or courier is also illegal. Unauthorized purchases from outside Canada (online or other) will be confiscated at the border and may lead to arrest and criminal prosecution
For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.
Minister Blair and Parliamentary Secretary Schiefke attend Induction Ceremony for Border Services Officer Trainees at CBSA College in Rigaud, Quebec2019-07-12 - News release
For recruits, the ceremony is the culmination of months of rigorous screening, selection and assessment combined with 22 weeks of training with the CBSA College.
Coming into force of Bill C-21 strengthens border management2019-07-11 - News release
The Government of Canada remains committed to a strong, secure, and efficient border with the United States (U.S.), while protecting individual privacy and rights.
Help keep African swine fever out of Canada
Preventing the spread of African swine fever is everyone’s responsibility. If you plan to travel to a country impacted with African swine fever, you may unknowingly be spreading this pig disease to Canada. Avoid this by always declaring farm visits, contact with pigs, and any food, plants and animal products when entering the country or face a monetary penalty up to $1,300 CAD.
Learn more about African swine fever and how to protect Canadian pigs.
Services and information
Useful tools to help your crossing go smoothly.
Apply for or renew your membership. Discover the NEXUS program.
Make sure you have the proper identification to confirm you are allowed to enter Canada.
Going through customs and coming home to Canada.
What are duty and taxes. Personal exemption limits. Get an estimate for imported personal goods.
Information and resources for planning your visit.
Before you travel, verify the requirements for what you can bring into Canada.
Importing or travelling with your pet or service animal.
Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.
Programs and services to speed up your trip across the border.
Information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.
Verify your identity and make an on screen declaration when arriving at one of Canada’s busiest international airports.
Commercial reporting requirements for unreleased goods.
Review applicable tariffs for specific goods.
Information and resources to help you import commercial goods.
Information and resources to help you export commercial goods.
Save time and money with our electronic tools for businesses.
Commercial carriers, freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers, sufferance warehouses, duty-free shops and passenger transportation.
Information, services and programs for trade facilitation and compliance.
Importing, exporting, resources, contact information
Vehicles, boats, weapons and firearms. Importing by mail or courrier.
Help the CBSA locate individuals subject to an active Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Programs and services that ensure trade security and manage access to Canada.
Corporate documents, customs notices, D Memoranda, forms, guides and brochures.
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