Canada Border Services Agency

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Canada Border Services Agency
Agence des services frontaliers du Canada
Common name Border Services
Abbreviation CBSA/ASFC
Customs and Immigration Sign
Motto Protectio Servitium Integritas
Protection, Service, Integrity
Agency Overview
Formed December 12, 2003
Preceding agency Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Employees 12,000+
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Federal agency Canada
Governing body Public Safety Canada
Constituting instruments
General nature
Operational Structure
Elected officer responsible Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety
Agency executive Luc Portelance, President
  • National Headquarters: Ottawa
  • Pacific Region: British Columbia & Yukon
  • Prairie Region: Alberta, Saskachewan, Manitoba & Northwest Territories
  • Windsor/St. Clair Region
  • Niagara/Fort Erie Region
  • Greater Toronto Region
  • Northern Ontario Region: Northern Ontario & Nunavut
  • Quebec Region: Quebec
  • Atlantic Region: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador
CBSA Homepage

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) (French: Agence des services frontaliers du Canada - ASFC) is the Canadian government agency with a duty to act as border guards and customs services.[1]

The agency was started on December 12, 2003 (the same day Paul Martin became Prime Minister of Canada), by an order-in-council joining Canada Customs with border and law enforcement agents from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).[2]

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. "What we do?". Canada Border Services Agency. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
  2. "Who we are?". Canada Border Services Agency. Retrieved 2009-03-09.

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