Updates to Canada Border Security and Crossing Regulations

2018-09-20
Updates to Canada Border Security and Crossing Regulations | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

“Don’t risk getting denied entry to the United States and face a potential lifetime ban due to inaccurate information,” advises immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah. “If you have any questions about your eligibility to cross the border as Canada border security regulations constantly change, please consult an immigration lawyer to deal with potential problems and remove obstacles before you get to the border.”

Immigration expert Evelyn Ackah is concerned about recent reports that most Canadians get their information about Canada’s border police from a border security Canada tv show that was canceled in 2015, Border Security: Canada’s Front Line: 

Immigration law and the role of Canada’s border security police continuously evolves and changes. Depending on information from a 2012 reality TV show is worrisome. With 43% of respondents to a recent survey saying they get their information about Canada’s border security from this outdated program, that means they are not aware of the many recent changes to border security and other border agency regulations. 

Since the Canada Border Service Agency CBSA border security TV program began in 2012, there have been significant changes to immigration and border regulations:  

  • New and increased taxes on goods imported from the United States.
  • US travel bans that have impacted Canadian residents and citizens.
  • Changes to CBSA’s Trusted Traveller Programs (TTPs) including CANPASS, Free and Secure Trade (FAST) and NEXUS eligibility.
  • Pre-clearance customs authority to American border guards for Canadians who want to enter the United States.
  • Expanded screening when flying into the United States.
  • Tightening of border security to address increased US to Canada refugee traffic as the United States has strengthened enforcement of illegal immigrant prosecution.
  • Effective October 2018, Canada will legalize the recreational use of marijuana, although it will remain illegal to take cannabis across Canada’s national borders.

Learn More: Border Security Canada: What You Need to Know 

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Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, US and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

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Evelyn Ackah Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. She has been practicing law since 1999 and brings her passion and knowledge for immigration law to her corporate and individual clients from all over the world. Calgary • Toronto • Vancouver        Connect with Evelyn:        LinkedIn: evelynackah       Twitter: @AckahLaw       Facebook: AckahBusinessImmigrationLaw