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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.

 

Notice: Cannabis

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.

Latest

Minister Blair and Parliamentary Secretary Schiefke attend Induction Ceremony for Border Services Officer Trainees at CBSA College in Rigaud, Quebec

2019-07-12 - 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 management

2019-07-11 - 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.

African swine fever

Although there have been reported cases of African swine fever in China and parts of Europe, there have been no reported cases in Canada.

Learn more about African swine fever and get more information about how to prevent animal diseases from entering Canada.

Services and information

Travellers

Plan your trip across the border

Useful tools to help your crossing go smoothly.

NEXUS

Apply for or renew your membership. Discover the NEXUS program.

Travel documents

Make sure you have the proper identification to confirm you are allowed to enter Canada.

Bring personal goods across the border

Going through customs and coming home to Canada.

Duty and taxes

What are duty and taxes. Personal exemption limits. Get an estimate for imported personal goods.

Visit Canada

Information and resources for planning your visit.

Food, plant and animal products

Before you travel, verify the requirements for what you can bring into Canada.

Pets and service animals

Importing or travelling with your pet or service animal.

Travelling with a DUI or other criminal convictions

Find out if you are eligible to enter Canada.

Save time at the border

Programs and services to speed up your trip across the border.

Information for non-Canadians

Information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

Primary inspection kiosks

Verify your identity and make an on screen declaration when arriving at one of Canada’s busiest international airports.

More services and information for travellers

Business

Commercial reporting

Commercial reporting requirements for unreleased goods.

Customs tariff

Review applicable tariffs for specific goods.

Importing commercial goods

Information and resources to help you import commercial goods.

Exporting commercial goods

Information and resources to help you export commercial goods.

Electronic Data Interchange and portal applications

Save time and money with our electronic tools for businesses.

Find a commercial service provider

Commercial carriers, freight forwarders, licensed customs brokers, sufferance warehouses, duty-free shops and passenger transportation.

Trade facilitation

Information, services and programs for trade facilitation and compliance.

Small and medium enterprises toolkit

Importing, exporting, resources, contact information

More services and information for business

More

Import or export goods for personal use

Vehicles, boats, weapons and firearms. Importing by mail or courrier.

Wanted by the CBSA

Help the CBSA locate individuals subject to an active Canada-wide arrest warrant.

Securing the border

Programs and services that ensure trade security and manage access to Canada.

Publications and forms

Corporate documents, customs notices, D Memoranda, forms, guides and brochures.

Corporate information

Minister

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Minister

The Honourable Bill Blair

Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction

Management

John Ossowski

President of the Canada Border Services Agency

Management

Paul MacKinnon

Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency

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