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11/20/2014 - 12:00
Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for the labour market will meet in Toronto to discuss skills training and labour market challenges. Ministers are working together to ensure the skills and training needs of Canadians are being met.
11/20/2014 - 11:53
The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, and Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced a $345,000 investment in an innovative robotic milking system for Pure Holsteins Ltd. The technology is a first for Newfoundland and Labrador and is being used to improve milk production at the farming operation in Little Rapids.
11/20/2014 - 11:43
In the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, developed countries committed to short and long-term financing to help developing countries address climate change.
11/20/2014 - 11:27
Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, highlighted Canada's ongoing efforts to stabilize Somalia during the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum, which took place on November 19 and 20, 2014, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

More travellers to enjoy expedited border processing

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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: www.borderactionplan.gc.ca.

For more information on NEXUS, go to www.nexus.gc.ca.

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