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Oct 18, 2022
The Government of Canada is investing in modern border infrastructure that contributes to our economy by strengthening Canada’s supply chains and keeps Canadians safe.
Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), marked the completion of a multi-year infrastructure project at North Portal, Saskatchewan. The project made significant improvements to the CBSA’s port of entry facilities for the benefit of travellers, businesses, and border services officers.
Artwork from local Cree artist, Michael Lonechild, was unveiled and will be permanently displayed at the port of entry.
From 2018 to 2022, the Government of Canada invested $26.4 million at North Portal to:
The North Portal port of entry is open 24-7. It is located on a major trade route that links Saskatchewan to the American Midwest and the Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
Construction at North Portal began in May 2018 and lasted through October 2021. This project represents the first major upgrades at North Portal since the current border facilities opened in 1989.
“As the most important border crossing in Saskatchewan, North Portal is crucial to the economy of the whole province. The new, upgraded border crossing will help us further crack down on smuggling and trafficking while helping trade and travel keep moving.”
– The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety
“These upgrades at North Portal will help the CBSA manage wait times by creating a more efficient traffic flow and border process. We’re proud to support industry growth by offering improved services at this future-ready facility.”
– Brad Wozny, Regional Director General, Prairie Region, Canada Border Services Agency
Canada Border Services Agency
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