First US marine preclearance location opens in Canada
Preclearance, which helps travel and trade move more efficiently across the Canada-U.S. border, is a major asset for both countries. Preclearance locations have operated at major Canadian airports for years, while more marine and rail locations in British Columbia have U.S. "pre-inspection" operations limited to immigration screening. In recent years, the government has been working collaboratively with the United States to convert them to preclearance.
The Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, and the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced the conversion of the first marine location in Canada to preclearance, at the Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry Terminal at Prince Rupert in British Columbia.