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Canada Border Services Agency
Agence des services frontaliers du Canada
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Customs and Immigration Sign
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Common name Border Services
Abbreviation CBSA/ASFC
Motto Protectio Servitium Integritas
Protection, Service, Integrity
Agency overview
Formed December 12, 2003
Preceding agency
  • Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Employees 12,000+
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency Canada
Operations jurisdiction Canada
Governing body Public Safety Canada
Constituting instruments
General nature
  • Federal law enforcement
Operational structure
Elected officer responsible
  • Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety
Agency executive
  • Luc Portelance, President
Regions
Website
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.

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).

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