Combating the opioid crisis: Strengthen controls to reduce the supply of illicit drugs by equipping high-risk ports of entry with fume hoods and detection equipment, as well as by constructing Designated Safe Sampling Areas in 3 international mail centers.
Addressing the threat of African swine fever: Maintain vigilance in preventing the importation of high-risk products from overseas and proceed with the deployment of specialized detector dogs, as well as a significant public awareness campaign.
Combatting gun and gang violence: Enhance detection technology capabilities through innovative new technologies, as well as increased intelligence analysis and targeting capacity.
Streamlining traveller processing: Continue the deployment of primary inspection kiosks (PIK) in remaining airport terminals and introduce PIK-enabled automated fingerprint verification.
Ensuring traveller compliance: Continue to implement measures to maintain and monitor border integrity with respect to the illegal cross-border movement of cannabis, while remaining vigilant in detecting signs of impaired driving at land ports of entry.
Streamlining commercial processing: Advance cargo preclearance by pursuing proofs of concept in the air courier stream and the rail mode, as well as postal modernization efforts and e-commerce processing solutions.
Ensuring trade compliance: Advance the Canadian Border Services Agency Departmental Plan Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project through initial releases of functionality for external clients, as well as plans for a new Marine Container Examination Facility (MCEF) to be located in Burrard Inlet, British Columbia.
Enhancing processing for trusted travellers and traders: Expand the NEXUS modernization initiative in airports across the country, as well as continue to operate the Secure Corridor lane for low-risk highway traffic at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry.
Strengthening the agency’s workforce and infrastructure: Deliver over 300 new recruits to the frontline, continue the implementation of the National Outreach and Recruitment Strategy, advance the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project and the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project, and refine the agency’s Real Property Investment Strategy.
Advancing Reconciliation efforts: Continue implementing the agency’s Indigenous Framework and Strategy, and partnering with the Mohawks of Akwesasne First Nation to implement recommendations co-developed through the Design Thinking Initiative.
Border enforcement Maintaining immigration program integrity: Continue investigatory activities and ongoing work with federal partners to improve operational coordination with respect to the in-Canada refugee determination system and irregular migration.
Improving Canada’s immigration detention system: Support the continued use of Alternatives to Detention based on consistent, risk-based detention decisions, enabling the release into the community of individuals whose risk can be appropriately mitigated.
Ensuring removals of inadmissible persons: Continue prioritizing and strengthening efforts to remove foreign national criminals, failed refugee claimants and other inadmissible persons, while working with federal partners to achieve greater national coordination of removal activities.