Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

October 07, 2010 12:01 ET

Working Together to Facilitate Your Return to Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) -

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Travellers have spoken and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is listening. Since launching border wait times on Twitter this summer, the CBSA continues to receive positive feedback.

Thanks to your comments and suggestions, we have upgraded the postings of our border wait times (BWT) on Twitter. The CBSA now offers travellers individual accounts for each of the 22 border crossings that report BWT information. Users can follow one or more accounts specific to their travel plans.

As the long weekend is upon us, the CBSA reminds travellers that they can facilitate their return to Canada by keeping these tips in mind:

Plan ahead

- Plan your return to Canada and check BWT on the CBSA Web site at: Border wait times are available on Twitter at: and a list of the individual accounts can be found at

Carry proper identification

- Have proper identification for yourself and children travelling with you.

Declare your purchases

- Declare all purchases made and have your receipts readily available. 

Inform yourself of personal exemptions

- Know your personal exemptions and your alcohol and tobacco limits.

Know before you go

- Certain goods are prohibited or restricted from entering Canada. Find out more about this by consulting the I Declare brochure, available at:

The CBSA wishes you happy travels and a safe return to Canada.

About the CBSA

The Canada Border Services Agency ensures the security and prosperity of Canada by managing the access of people and goods to and from Canada.

We work with vigilance at the border, within Canada and abroad, providing the services necessary to help keep our nation safe and prosperous. Born of the rich history that is our legacy, we are proud to protect and serve Canadians and we are confident in our ability to meet new challenges. We are united in our resolve to carry out our diverse mandate and enforce the laws of Canada with impartiality and fairness. As leaders and innovators in border management, we value our strong domestic and international partnerships and are dedicated to working together on critical safety, security and trade issues. We rise to the challenges we face each day, and take pride in knowing that the work we do makes a difference in the lives of Canadians while contributing to global security and commerce.

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