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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offers a number of videos and podcasts that present information about CBSA programs and initiatives.

Podcasts

@CanBorder

Getting "reel" at the border

Seizures highlights for the month of May

Seizures highlights for the month of May


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Seizures highlights for the month of April

Seizures highlights for the month of April


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Prohibited Knives

Prohibited Knives


Learn more about what makes some knives prohibited weapons that cannot be brought into Canada.

Seizures highlights for the month of March

Seizures highlights for the month of March


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Preparing to cross the border during special events

Preparing to cross the border during special events


Learn how special events impact traffic at the border and find out what you can do to prepare for a smooth crossing.

Seizures highlights for the month of February

Seizures highlights for the month of February


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Border wait times explained

Border wait times explained


Learn why border wait times can be longer than usual.

Tobacco smuggling

Tobacco smuggling


Learn about the risks that smuggled tobacco products can pose to our communities. The Canada Border Services Agency is helping to keep our communities safe.

Seizures highlights for the month of January

Seizures highlights for the month of January


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Was your car stolen? Find out what the CBSA is doing to combat the export of stolen vehicles.

Was your car stolen? Find out what the CBSA is doing to combat the export of stolen vehicles.


The CBSA works closely with law enforcement partners to find and seize stolen cars before they leave the country.

Seizures highlights for the month of December

Seizures highlights for the month of December


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Don't bring cannabis into Canada. Don't take it out of Canada.

Don't bring cannabis into Canada. Don't take it out of Canada


Although cannabis has been legalized and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to bring cannabis (and cannabis products) into or out of Canada – whether it is a gift or for personal use.

Stopping firearm smuggling

Stopping firearm smuggling


Learn about the work of the Ontario Firearms Smuggling Enforcement Team (OFSET) who conducts complex firearms smuggling investigations throughout Ontario, including when firearms or firearm parts are brought into Canada through illicit means.

Seizures highlights for the month of November

Seizures highlights for the month of November


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Travelling with CAN$10,000 or more

Travelling with CAN$10,000 or more


Anytime you cross the border, you must declare any currency or monetary instruments you have valued at CAN$10,000 or more, or risk fines and seizures.

20th Anniversary of the Canada Border Services Agency

20th Anniversary of the Canada Border Services Agency


Celebrating 20 years of keeping Canadians safe and prosperous.

Behind the scenes at the CBSA's Cargo Services facility

Behind the scenes at the CBSA's Cargo Services facility


Learn how international shipments are processed by the Canada Border Services Agency.

Seizures highlights for the month of October

Seizures highlights for the month of October


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Behind the scenes at the CBSA Lab: Using high-tech for secure and efficient borders

Behind the scenes at the CBSA Lab: Using high-tech for secure and efficient borders


Showcasing the work of engineers and scientists.

Women's History Month : 34 years of service as a woman at the CBSA!

Women's History Month : 34 years of service as a woman at the CBSA!


The significant changes and the evolution of leadership roles for women over the decades.

Seizures highlights for the month of September

Seizures highlights for the month of September


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Advance Declaration: Save time at the airport

Advance Declaration: Save time at the airport


Use Advance Declaration to make your customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hrs before your flight arrives in Canada.

Behind the scenes at the CBSA Lab: Spotting forged documents

Behind the scenes at the CBSA Lab: Spotting forged documents


Showcasing the work of the forensic document examiners.

Cruise travel: Be prepared to declare

Cruise travel: Be prepared to declare


Learn what to declare when disembarking from a cruise ship arriving in Canada from another country.

Seizures highlights for the month of August

Seizures highlights for the month of August


An overview of seizures for the month of .

NEXUS enrolment

NEXUS enrolment


Learn more about the interview process.

Student border services officers (SBSO): Reasons to apply

Student border services officers (SBSO): Reasons to apply


Why students should apply to be a student border services officer (SBSO).

Student border services officer (SBSO): Testimonial

Student border services officer (SBSO): Testimonial


A day in the life of a current student border services officer (SBSO).

Boat trips: Declaring goods on board

Boat trips: Declaring goods on board


Find out what goods you need to declare to the CBSA when traveling by boat.

Public Service Pride Week

Public Service Pride Week


The CBSA is proud to play a role in building a more inclusive public service where everyone can be their true authentic self.

Seizures highlights for the month of July

Seizures highlights for the month of July


An overview of seizures for the month of .

International students: Study permit

International students: Study permit


Reminder of where and when a study permit is obtained.

International students: Documents required upon arrival in Canada

International students: Documents required upon arrival in Canada


Reminder of entry and study permit requirements for international students.

International students: Your arrival

International students: Your arrival


What to expect on arrival to Canada.

Travelling with cannabis

Travelling with cannabis


Crossing the border without a permit or exemption is prohibited regardless of the mode of entry, whether by sea, air or land.

Seizures highlights for the month of June

Seizures highlights for the month of June


An overview of seizures for the month of .

Travelling with traditional Indigenous medicines

Travelling with traditional Indigenous medicines


Crossing the border with sacred Indigenous bundles and traditional medicines.

Tips for travelling with children

Tips for travelling with children


Make sure you have the proper documents with you.

Travelling to Canada for the Calgary Stampede

Travelling to Canada for the Calgary Stampede


Tips for a smooth border experience.

Report your arrival to the CBSA when entering Canada by boat

Report your arrival to the CBSA when entering Canada by boat


Always report your arrival to the CBSA when you enter Canada by boat, even after an interruption.

Seizures highlights for the month of May

Seizures highlights for the month of May


An overview of seizures for the month of .

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day


A day to recognize and celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Importing firearms or other weapons into Canada

Importing firearms or other weapons into Canada


Reminder of requirements for importing firearms and other weapons into Canada.

Boaters: Reporting when refueling in Canada

Boaters: Reporting when refueling in Canada


Boaters stopping in Canada to refuel their vessels must report their arrival to the CBSA.

Fireworks import and export restrictions

Fireworks import and export restrictions


Find out which restrictions apply to the import and export of fireworks.

Detector Dog Rusty enjoys working to prevent prohibited products from entering Canada

Detector Dog Rusty enjoys working to prevent prohibited products from entering Canada


Always declare your food, plant, and animal products to the CBSA on arrival.

Red Dress Day

Red Dress Day


On this day we honour the memory of the victims of violence inflicted on Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited peoples in Canada.

Acceptable types of identification for international visitors to Canada

Acceptable types of identification for international visitors to Canada


Find out which what identification international visitors need to carry when visiting Canada.

Booking your NEXUS interview at a Canadian airport enrolment centre description

Booking your NEXUS interview at a Canadian airport enrolment centre description


Find out the steps to completing your NEXUS interviews at our Canadian airport enrolment centres.

Acceptable types of identification for returning Canadian residents

Acceptable types of identification for returning Canadian residents


Find out what identification Canadian residents need to carry when returning to Canada.

Bringing food, plant and animal products back to Canada

Bringing food, plant and animal products back to Canada


Always declare the food, plant and animal products you bring back to Canada.

Personal exemptions

A personal exemptions reminder for returning Canadian residents.


A personal exemptions reminder for returning Canadian residents.

Traveller Modernization initiative

ArriveCAN: Advance CBSA Declaration

ArriveCAN: Advance CBSA Declaration


Watch this video: Use ArriveCAN to submit your customs and immigration declaration before flying into Canada.

Introducing the Traveller Modernization initiative



Get a glimpse into the border of the future.

People of the CBSA

People of the CBSA: Rachael Mosley

Rachael Mosley: People of the CBSA


My name is Rachael Mosley, and I'm the manager of the CBSA College's Marine Centre of Expertise training facility.

People of the CBSA: Jackie Tse

Jackie Tse: People of the CBSA


My name is Jackie Tse, and I'm a superintendent in Metro Vancouver Traveller Operations.

People of the CBSA: Theresa Plumridge

Theresa Plumridge: People of the CBSA


My name is Theresa Plumridge, and I'm an acting superintendent at the Pacific Highway Commercial Operation in Surrey, British Columbia.

People of the CBSA: Krystle Topping

Krystle Topping: People of the CBSA


I started my career as a student in commercial operations. I felt so drawn to the work at CBSA that I then applied to become a Border Services Officer.

People of the CBSA: Patti Adams

Patti Adams: People of the CBSA


Right now I am working with the Refugee Influx Processing Centre, so what we are doing is processing all of the irregular arrivals – the refugee claimants – that come across by Emerson.

People of the CBSA: Hillari Luna

Hillari Luna: People of the CBSA


Student border services officer Hillari works at Vancouver International Airport welcoming travelers. She especially enjoys meeting new immigrants because she remembers meeting caring border services officers when she immigrated to Canada at the age of 13.

People of the CBSA: Kelly Wolfslehner's story

People of the CBSA: Kelly Wolfslehner's story


Kelly is a border services officer and the Co-Chair of CBSA's LGBTQ2+ Advisory Committee. In this role, she reviews and makes recommendations on policies and procedures to create a safe, inclusive, and diverse environment for LGBTQ2+ members at work.

People of the CBSA: Jeryn Peters

Jeryn Peters: People of the CBSA


Jeryn is a Director of Intelligence and Enforcement and proud to be a female leader in law enforcement.

People of the CBSA: Moaaz Waheed

Moaaz Waheed: People of the CBSA


Student border services officer Moaaz is a political science student clearing goods in a mail processing centre where he is learning about applying legislation to ensure customs requirements are met.

People of the CBSA: Jessica Paré

Jessica Paré: People of the CBSA


Jessica joined the CBSA because she loves a challenge and likes being part of the team that provides an important service to Canadians.

People of the CBSA: Chris Miller

Chris Miller: People of the CBSA


Border services officer Chris Miller is stationed at the isolated border crossing in Pleasant Camp, British Columbia. Chris' diverse experience prepared him to manage all of the requirements of working at an isolated port of entry.

People of the CBSA: Tina Buffalo Larocque

Tina Buffalo Larocque: People of the CBSA


Border services officer, Tina is actively involved in Indigenous recruitment and see value in sharing Indigenous stories and history. Indigenous employees offer valuable knowledge and perspectives that help build a diverse workforce.

People of the CBSA: Jonelle Hupé's story

Jonelle Hupé


Border services officer Jonelle is a proud Métis woman who advocates for more women in law enforcement and promotes diversity and inclusion at the agency.

People of the CBSA: Edna Chelot

Edna Chelot: People of the CBSA


Most Canadians don't think twice about all the imported products they buy and use in their daily lives. Edna is an expert in Canadian import regulations, customs and laws. She is proud to be safeguarding Canada's economy.

People of the CBSA: Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan: People of the CBSA


Superintendent Yasmin is a role model and mentor to youth. Her message to women is to challenge themselves with a career in law enforcement at the CBSA.

People of the CBSA: Tracey Skelton

Tracey Skelton: People of the CBSA


Tracey Skelton's story. Tracey and her detector dog partner, Kaya are especially busy during the holiday season at the Vancouver International Mail Centre sniffing out contraband.

People of the CBSA: Andrew Wychnenka

Andrew Wychnenka: People of the CBSA


Andrew Wychnenka's story. Andrew's experience with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police comes in handy for his work in conflict management.

People of the CBSA: Sophie Hoang

Sophie Hoang : People of the CBSA


Sophie Hoang's story. Sophie first heard about the CBSA from a friend who was working as a student border services officer (SBSO).

Indigenous Peoples at the CBSA: Shana O'Quinn

Indigenous Peoples at the CBSA: Shana O'Quinn


Shana is a Mi'Kmaq woman from Qalipu First Nation in Newfoundland. Indigenous representation at the CBSA is important to promote understanding of the culture and ensuring Indigenous peoples are respected when they cross the border.

People of the CBSA: Cristiana Slautin

Cristiana Slautin : People of the CBSA


My name is Cristiana Slautin and I am an SOTC with trade, and that stands for Senior Officer Trade Compliance.

People of the CBSA: Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis : People of the CBSA


My name is Mandy Ellis and I am a dog handler at Vancouver International Airport cargo operations, and I am a BSO.

Indigenous Peoples at the CBSA: Robin Rattlesnake's Story


Robin, band member of the Tootinaowaziibeeng reserve in Manitoba, works as a border services officer at Vancouver International Airport.

Faces of the CBSA: Jesse Fleming

Faces of the CBSA: Jesse Fleming


He has had the pleasure of working in both the front-line operations and the corporate side of the Agency – both are rewarding as the other.

Women in Defence and Security Panel Discussion

Women in Defence and Security Panel Discussion


Experiences of CBSA Women employees working abroad.

Edna Chelot's story: No one is immune from burnout

Edna Chelot's story: No one is immune from burnout


My name is Edna Chelot. I am a senior audit officer on the values team.

2019 Future Women in Law Enforcement workshop


Highlights and testimonials from the 2019 Future Women in Law Enforcement (FWILE) workshop in Calgary, Alberta, featuring the CBSA, the Calgary Police Service, and the RCMP.

Careers

Become a Border Services Officer

Become a Border Services Officer


Are you interested in a career as a Border Services Officer at the Gordie Howe International Bridge in Windsor, Ontario?

The Border Is Calling



Are you ready for a career on Canada's frontline as a border services officer?

Did you know that the CBSA hires students?



Get a head start on your career and make a difference.

CBSA College: Where it all begins


The Canada Border Services Agency College, Main Campus (Rigaud, Quebec), virtual reality tour.

CARM: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management

Quick links

Video How to set up a delegation of authority for a third party service provider in the CARM Client Portal

Video Client Portal

Video Introducing CARM

Canadian Export Reporting System

How to access CERS and create your user account

How to access CERS and create your user account


How-to video for the commercial exporting community on how to access the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) and how to create a user account within the system.

How to register your business account in CERS

How to register your business account in CERS


How-to video for the commercial exporting community on how to register a business account in the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS).

How to add other users to your business account in CERS

How to add other users to your business account in CERS


How-to video for the commercial exporting community on how to add other users to a business account in the Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS).

Cannabis at the border

Laws for cannabis at the Canadian border

Laws for cannabis at the Canadian border


An explanation about the laws for cannabis at the Canadian border.

Don't cross the Canadian border with cannabis

Don't cross the Canadian border with cannabis


An explanation about the laws for cannabis at the Canadian border.

Cannabis and the border: Keep it in Canada

Cannabis and the border – Keep it in Canada


Keep cannabis in Canada. Do not try to ship it or take it out of the country. Don't bring it in. Don't take it out.

Cannabis and the border: Declare it

Cannabis and the border – Declare it


If you do have cannabis when coming into Canada, you must declare it to the CBSA. Don't bring it in. Don't take it out.

Cannabis and the border: Don't travel with it

Cannabis and the border – Don't travel with it


It remains illegal to take cannabis across the border. Don't bring it in. Don't take it out.

Canada 150: The Canada Border Services Agency

Canada 150 at the CBSA: Our Technology

Canada 150 at the CBSA: Our Technology


The rich history of border services in Canada, brought to life with vivid photos of our technology throughout the decades.

Canada 150 at the CBSA: Our Ports of Entry

Canada 150 at the CBSA: Our Ports of Entry


The rich history of border services in Canada, brought to life with vivid photos of our ports of entry throughout the decades.

Canada 150 at the CBSA: Our People

Canada 150 at the CBSA: Our People


The rich history of border services in Canada, brought to life with vivid photos of our officers throughout the decades.


Other

Partners in Protection



Find out how becoming a Trusted Trader can benefit your business.

Your Information at the Border: Air



Find out how and why we collect your information when you travel by air.

Our Missing Children – Blue Water Bridge story



In , at the Blue Water Bridge port of entry (POE), a Border Services Officer (BSO) located an abducted child that had been reported missing in the United States since February.

Training for a career on the front line

Training for a career on the front line


The CBSA is recruiting border services officers (BSOs). Our BSOs undergo an extensive training and development program to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and on-the-job training they need to be prepared for the front line.

Exporting Commercial Goods from Canada

Exporting Commercial Goods from Canada


This video describes how businesses can export commercial goods from Canada.

Importing Commercial Goods into Canada

Importing Commercial Goods into Canada


This video describes how businesses can import commercial goods into Canada.

Importing a Motor Vehicle into Canada

Importing a Motor Vehicle into Canada


When importing a vehicle into Canada, you should be aware that it has to comply with all Canadian import laws. This video outlines this process and the paperwork that you will require.

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