The Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for managing, controlling, and securing Canada’s borders. Its agents ensure that all people coming into Canada are eligible and comply with the country’s laws and regulations. They detain those who may pose a threat to Canada and remove people who have been determined inadmissible to our country. They also inspect the goods and products that arrive at Canada’s borders to ensure that no illegal goods enter the country and that all applicable duties and taxes are paid. Furthermore, they ensure food safety and plant and animal health by identifying and prohibiting high-risk regulated commodities.
Recommended Web links:
- The Canada Border Services Agency
- I Declare – A guide for residents of Canada returning to Canada
- Process for arrival to Canada by air
Detector Dogs Services
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) currently has 72 detector dog teams strategically located across Canada, serving both travelers and commercial operations. Two detector dogs work at Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport, including Nisroc, a Labrador trained to detect narcotics and firearms.
The Detector Dog Service (DDS) plays an important role in keeping restricted and prohibited goods from entering the country and in assisting the CBSA in its mission to protect the border by
- Significantly increasing opportunities to intercept illegal narcotics, firearms, and currency, and prevent plant, fruit, meat, and animal smuggling
- Deterring smugglers while increasing public awareness of the CBSA’s innovative enforcement approaches
- Assisting CBSA officers by conducting examinations and eliminating labor-intensive searches
- Improving services for the traveling public by reducing the time needed to examine passengers, luggage, and commercial shipments in a less intrusive manner