Arriving at the Canadian border, they are various type of information the border patrol officer / immigration office would request for, these information are important and should be submitted without any profanity, this information is used to confirm the traveler’s identity, status in Canada, traveler’s destination, reasons for traveling or visiting, and so many other reasons.

What Are The Information Requested?

The information requested is not disclosed to any third party or organization unless the need arise or a special request and authorized access are granted to any of the listed persons or organizations.

Some of the requested information includes

  • Name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Country of citizenship;
  • Passport details;
  • Date of entry or exit;
  • Data displayed in the Global Case Management System for immigration and citizenship applicants such as;
  • Client identification (i.e., family name and given names, gender, date of birth, country of birth, etc.),
  • Contact information and history, educational, and employment information.

As at any point, you have the right to request for a soft-copy or a hard-copy of your information so as to allow you to do your own valuation, and detect errors.

Following from the recent press-release by the Canadian government in charge of travel and international, we where able to gather a list of type of information the border officials are required to obtain from travelers before they are allowed in or out of Canada.

  • List of Authorized Organizations and Persons Allowed Access to Your Details
  • Border services officers and superintendents;
  • Criminal investigations officers and analysts;
  • Document analysts;
  • Hearings officers and hearings advisors;
  • Inland enforcement officers and enforcement case officers;
  • Intelligence officers and intelligence analysts;
  • National Border Operations Centre officers;
  • National Security Screening Division officers and analysts;
  • National Targeting Centre (NTC) targeting officers;
  • NTC targeting operations intelligence; and
  • Trusted traveler officers.

The aformentioned information is mostly shared with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Most of the information requested help the border officers increase the security and safety of the citizens and immigrants in Canada and others for other important reasons.