The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today published statistics on the examination of digital devices. From November 20, 2017 until December 31, 2019, some 27,405 travellers of a total of 207,8 million travellers who were processed at ports of entry had their digital devices examined. In fact, statistics demonstrate that 0.013% of all travellers during that timeframe, or, 13 in every 100,000 travellers underwent an examination of their digital devices. Underscoring the importance and effectiveness of those device examinations, approximately 40% percent of device examinations resulted in a customs-related offence.
After dismantling a fraudulent Saskatchewan immigration scheme, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has laid charges against Gurpreet Singh for his alleged involvement in exploiting work permit exemptions afforded to certain temporary foreign workers.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) are pleased to announce the launch of a co-developed strategy to improve the border crossing experience at the Cornwall port of entry (POE).
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) acknowledges the report of the Privacy Commissioner regarding the Examination of Travellers’ Digital Devices at the Border, and recognizes the important role played by the OPC in ensuring that privacy rights are upheld.