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08/27/2014 - 14:30
Event date: August 28, 2014 - The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture), will lead a round-table discussion with local business leaders and entrepreneurs, hosted by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.
08/27/2014 - 13:55
The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) with the assistance of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently entered into an investigation involving an individual suspected of importing firearms/weapons from the United States into Canada.
08/27/2014 - 13:00
Media are invited to join the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, who will make an announcement at the Boundary Bay Port of Entry.
08/27/2014 - 11:20
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, met with the steering committee of the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH) to discuss how to deliver tangible results to improve the health of mothers and children in developing countries. This meeting was part of the consultations that are being held from coast to coast to coast that were announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm's Reach summit, which took place in Toronto on May 28–30, 2014.

More travellers to enjoy expedited border processing


Chilliwack- More pre-screened travellers will enjoy expedited processing at the border now that the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens who apply to NEXUS.

"In a time of heightened security concerns, we have worked closely with our American partners to keep the border open to legitimate trade. The expansion of the NEXUS program will facilitate lawful trade and travel bringing economic benefits to both countries," said Strahl.

As part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, effective June 30, 2012, the CBSA lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens to apply to NEXUS.

By amending the three-year residency requirement, the CBSA is extending NEXUS membership eligibility to citizens of Canada or the United States currently residing abroad, or who have recently returned to Canada or the United States.

As pre-approved travellers, NEXUS members can expedite their travel across the Canada-U.S. border at designated air, land and marine locations. The NEXUS program allows border services officers to concentrate their efforts on unknown or higher-risk travellers and goods.

The CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection also recently announced that they have begun enrolment blitzes to assist with increasing application volumes. Three successful blitzes took place over May and June 2012 which enrolled over 1,000 new members of the NEXUS program. Future blitzes will be considered based on application volumes.

For more information on our Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, please visit:

For more information on NEXUS, go to


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