The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) 2022 are hard at work facilitating the free flow of travellers and goods, supporting the economy and the immigration system, while seizing firearms and illegal drugs, like opioids, from entering Canada.

This year, Canada saw travel volumes rebound in step with the removal of COVID-19 border restrictions with 50 million travellers seeking entry to Canada, an increase of 267% from 2021. The CBSA prevented 1,009 firearms (compared to 908 in 2021 – an increase 11%), and 37,749 kilograms of illicit drugs (compared to 21,968 in 2021 – an increase 72%) and other dangerous goods from entering our communities.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) carries out its responsibilities with a workforce of approximately 14,000 employees, including over 6,500 uniformed CBSA officers who provide services at 1,200 points across Canada and at 39 international locations.


  • 49,905,250 travellers:
    • Air: 20,339,623
    • Highway: 27,172,695
      • including 4,819,902 truck drivers
    • Marine: 2,360,640
    • Rail: 32,292
  • 20,646,420 travellers used Primary inspection kiosks
  • 64 additional primary inspection kiosks across Canada
  • 1.62 million NEXUS members

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