Securing the border

Notice - Cannabis

Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) will become legal and regulated in Canada in the near future, it will remain illegal to take cannabis across Canada’s national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.

availableTo ensure the free flow of legitimate people and goods, the CBSA monitors, investigates, detains and removes those people or goods in violation of the relevant laws. We do this by putting in place programs and services to: ensure trade security, manage access to Canada and work together with business and other government organizations.

Report border-related criminal activity

Working together

Canada works proactively to establish and maintain strong working relationships with governments, organizations and communities that foster an open dialogue for information sharing and risk management.

Federal government
Joint Canada/U.S. initiatives
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