New Port of Entry – Canada Border Services

Morses Line

St-Armand, Québec / Franklin Vermont

This new border crossing (port of entry) is part of a pilot project announced by the Minister of Public Safety in May 2014. Designed to replace ageing facilities at small and remote ports of entry, the new building provides travellers with a sheltered space while being interviewed by CBSA personnel in their vehicles. Washrooms, employee facilities and administrative spaces are also provided.

Click here for Canada Border Services Agency press release

The “remote traveller processing” pilot project will test the viability of having CBSA personnel process travellers from an off-site processing centre, via audio-visual hookup. Remote processing will permit extended hours of service at small border crossings (which are normally closed at night). The new port of entry features automated doors, enhanced security features, and the video surveillance equipment necessary to the remote processing program.

The building was prefabricated by inmates of Corrections Canada as part of its employment and employability skills training program. The components were shipped by truck from Kingston, Ontario and assembled on site-built poured concrete foundations.

Travellers began using the new facility in July of 2015.