Program delivery update: New Entry/Exit Program instructions

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

February 25, 2019

As part of the Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan with the United States (U.S.), the Government of Canada committed to the Entry/Exit Initiative to collect entry and exit information on travellers entering and departing from Canada.

IRCC will use the information to support the administration of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the Citizenship Act and the Canadian Passport Order.

Bill C 21, which allows the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to systematically collect and share routine biographical information on all travellers, including Canadian citizens, received Royal Assent on December 13, 2018. Regulations are expected to come into force by June 2019 for land and June 2020 for air.

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