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2022 Year in review: accomplishments by the numbers

From: Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) carries out its responsibilities with a workforce of approximately 14,000 employees, including over 6,500 uniformed CBSA officers who provide services at 1,200 points across Canada and at 39 international locations.

This page outlines CBSA national statistics for the period between and .


Commercial goods

Food, plant and animal

A total of 952 Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties (AAAMP) were issued for food, plant and animal import violations totaling $784,800 in penalties.


A total of 39,833 seizuresFootnote 3), including:

Firearms (details)

  • Total firearms seized: 1,009
  • Total firearms seizures: 465
Firearm type Quantity
Antique firearm 7
Full auto carbine 9
Handgun 446
Miscellaneous (for example: replica firearms, firearms parts, large capacity magazines, silencers) 113
Revolver 44
Rifle 63
Semi-auto pistol 268
Semi-auto rifle 22
Shotgun 20
Other (including full auto pistol, full auto rifle, and semi-auto carbine) 17

Weapons (details)

  • Total weapons seized: 23,044
  • Total weapon seizures: 7,442
Prohibited weapons type Quantity
Automatic opening knife 15,785
Bladed ring 26
Blowgun 2
Brass knuckle 1,858
Centrifugal opening knife 2,901
Crossbow (one handed use) 23
Gravity opening knife 78
Innocuous device with knife 81
Kiyoga/steel cobra baton 140
Morning star 5
Nunchaku 214
Push dagger 150
Shuriken 175
Stun gun 1,049
Taser 249
Tear gas/pepper spray 299
Other (constant companion knife, kusari/manriki gusari) 10

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For more information or to schedule an interview with a CBSA representative, please contact:

Media Relations
Canada Border Services Agency
Telephone: 1-877-761-5945

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