Officers at this POE conducted more than 173 immigration
interviews that resulted in two Visitor Records, four Work Permits
and eight voluntarily withdrawn applications to enter Canada. Below
are some examples that outline the importance of various forms of
paperwork you should have to avoid negative consequences.
A foreign national arrived at this POE on December
1st and was referred for an immigration interview. In
his interview, the foreign national said he intended to enter
Canada to get a job to earn money for a plan ticket home. He had
paid someone a small fee to drive him from the United States to the
Canadian border. The traveller did not have a valid passport or any
other identification, so he was given a departure order and was
driven back to the United States. The traveller would not have been
able to enter Canada to work unless he had a work permit, for which
he would have been required to have valid identification.
On December 25th, three travellers in a vehicle with
an American license plate approached the POE. The travellers stated
their reason for entering Canada was to sightsee in Thunder Bay for
approximately one week. The driver was a U.S. resident, but the two
other passengers were foreign nationals: one with a U.S. visa and
the other with a restricted travel visa. The travellers were
referred for a secondary immigration exam, and the officers noticed
there was no luggage to signify a 7-day stay. The POE officers
deemed the travellers inadmissible to Canada, and issued the,
documents to leave for lack of proper documentation.
It is also worthwhile to note that the CBSA officers at this POE
conducted around 3,700 secondary examinations for customs purposes.
One seizure action was initiated and several written warnings were
issued for undeclared or undervalued goods. It is important to
truthfully declare all purchases and goods received outside of
Canada upon entering the country.
You may have a relatively easy entrance to Canada, but you may
also have a grueling one. Your admissibility is at the discretion
of the Canadian Border Services Agency officers. Do not give them
any reason to turn you away, or require supplementary fees –
ensure you have all your documentation in order before you attempt
entry into Canada.
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