The CBSA offers two programs for travellers, NEXUS and CANPASS. Customs and Border Protection in the air, land and marine modes of transportation, while CANPASS is a Canadian suite of programs for clients entering Canada by plane, corporate and private aircrafts and private boats.These programs streamline (expedite and simplify) border clearance. Both programs are available to citizens or permanent residents of Canada and/or the United States and enable members to cross the border faster when travelling to Canada and, in the case of NEXUS, when traveling to the United States.The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) was created on December 12, 2003.Its creation brought together the Customs function of the former Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA), the Enforcement function of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and the Import Inspection at Ports of Entry function of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.The Introduction to Info Source: Sources of Government and Employee Information and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.Known threats are identified when there is a match against an enforcement database entry.People and goods that are identified as posing a threat to Canada are referred for verification and examination upon their arrival at a port of entry.
A lookout is reliable, accurate and actionable intelligence on actual or suspected infractions or criminal activities that may result in the interception of inadmissible people.
A lookout takes the form of an electronic file record.
A lookout "hit" will "flag" or identify particular individuals, including corporations, and specific goods, conveyances or shipments.
This program is also responsible for determining the admissibility of senior diplomats being posted to Ottawa to ensure that they meet the admissibility requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Through the Secure and Trusted Partnerships program, the CBSA works closely with clients, other government departments and international border management partners to enhance trade chain and traveller security while providing pre-approved, low-risk travellers and traders with streamlined and efficient border processes.