People of the CBSA: Yasmin Khan's story - Video transcript

People of the CBSA: Yasmin Khan's story


Yasmin Khan, Superintendent, on-screen.

I immigrated to Vancouver here with my family when I was eight years old from the island of Fiji. I was very fortunate to have travelled through this Vancouver International Airport was my first experience as a little girl. I didn’t know what customs and immigration was. I find it very interesting that I am back here working at the same place that I immigrated. For me, it’s so rewarding to be here. I was probably one of the first women in my family, in my community, to be in blue. I was fascinated with this type of work so I pursued my career in the law enforcement field, and here I am today. I am the superintendent responsible for the Nexus and Corporate Development Unit. On a daily basis as a superintendent, my responsibility is to manage the staff, to make sure that our operation is open. You know, we’re here twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

At Nexus, we work in a joint program with our partner, USCBP, which is the United States Customs and Border Protection unit. On a daily basis we work together. I work a lot behind the scenes to ensure that business is seamless for the whole entire operation. I really enjoy working in this work environment because I work with a great group of people, my colleagues, our officers, our stakeholders. Just the interaction with the people on a daily basis makes this fun for me to come to work. It’s that interaction with the people that keeps me coming back. We are the face of Canada.

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