Renovations begin at the CBSA's Regional Processing Centre in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle

News release

October 12, 2021                MontrĂ©al, Quebec                           Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today began renovations on two buildings, situated near the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle port of entry, to consolidate its operations and house its Regional Processing Centre (RPC).

The renovated premises will be transformed into multi-functional spaces to better meet the operational needs of the Agency.

Under a five-year lease agreement with the landlord, Guay Industries (GIL), over the next few months the CBSA will be moving out of the temporary facilities it has occupied since 2017.

The work is not expected to interfere with operations at the border.

Quick facts

  • Travellers must continue to use official ports of entry to enter Canada.

  • The current lease for the facilities on the RPC site will expire on March 31, 2022 and is non-renewable. 

  • The CBSA has worked with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to ensure that the cost of the project reflects the market price and represents a good return on investment. The lease will be in effect for five years.

  • The refurbished buildings will be used for a number of purposes that complement the activities of the port of entry, including using it as a training centre, warehouse, or for processing asylum claims if needed.


Media Relations

Canada Border Services Agency

Media line: 613-957-6500 or 1-877-761-5945

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