On May 8, 2018, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) deployed Embross’ new automated Primary Inspection Kiosks to allow for an expedited self-service border clearance process that eliminates the need for paper declaration cards on select flights. The kiosks represent an advancement in automating Canada’s border clearance and will provide increased functionality and security, including complete on-screen traveller declaration and the elimination of the paper E311 declaration card.
Embross’ Primary Inspection Kiosks will improve border security while streamlining service and reducing wait times. The kiosks allow travellers to scan their travel documents, have their photo taken and complete an on-screen declaration. Upon completion, travellers will take their kiosk receipt to a CBSA officer. All information submitted through the kiosks is encrypted and transferred securely to the CBSA. The kiosk deletes your data once your receipt is printed, and a copy of the receipt is retained within CBSA systems in accordance with government information, privacy and security policies.
With the launch of the Primary Inspection Kiosks, travellers arriving at Billy Bishop will be able to start using the CanBorder – eDeclaration app to prepare their declaration in advance. This app pre-populates certain screens at the kiosk to further expedite processing.