2023 Work Permit Procedures

Sault Ste. Marie, Fort Frances and Rainy River Ports of Entry will continue to offer the pre-arrival work permit processing option for US camp operators.

CBSA is strongly encouraging operators to schedule appointments and to send their documents by e-mail ahead of time to help speed up the process.


  • Clients choosing the pre-arrival processing option will have appointments booked on an agreed upon date and time.
  • Clients not choosing the pre-arrival processing will be served on a first come/first serve basis after any booked appointments are completed.

If you are interested in pre-arrival work permit processing CBSA asks that you contact the Port of Entry where you normally cross:


Lastly, here are a few links to assist with your travel planning;

NOTO has also put together a documentation checklist to help you prepare for your work permit process. Click here to access it.