Canada–U.S. Border Information Exchange

As of July 1, 2014 Canada and U.S. Immigration began to share their Canada-U.S. entry and exit data with each other. However, the U.S. may not be aware of when a Canadian departs from the U.S. in certain cases. This may result in incorrect data being provided to Canada about the number of days that a Canadian resident spends in the U.S.

This possibly incorrect information, coupled with increased information exchange, makes it particularly important for Canadians to carefully track their entries and exits.

This information has potential implications on your residency status for income tax or provincial health plan purposes. Canada/U.S. border tracking may also impact EI, OAS and Child Tax Benefits if collecting ineligible amounts.