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Going over the Canadian border by bus?

Asked by toomuchcoffee911 (6928points) June 5th, 2015

In a few weeks I’ll be going to Canada for 2 months to work at a camp. I’m taking a Greyhound bus and now I’m wondering what the process of going through customs is. I need to get a work permit and I would think that process would take too long for the bus to wait for me. Does anyone know what’s going to happen?

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janbb's avatar

I don’t know Canada’s system but are you sure you don’t need to get the work permit before you go? I would imagine that you have it with you and show that and your passport when you go through customs. Check with the camp that hired you.

snowberry's avatar

Contact the camp you will be working for. Ask them to send you necessary paperwork before you leave. If you’ll leaving very soon, have them fax it to you.

rojo's avatar

I don’t know what it is like going into Canada, fairly easy I would anticipate. Your problem will be coming back into the US.

Wait in an almost endless line of vehicles (usually 2 -3 hours). Separate out from cars at some point, Finally get to customs. Unload the entire bus, send all of it through xray. Stand in line with all the other passengers. Finally get the 3rd degree from customs, hopefully don’t set off any alarms. Reload everything back on the bus. Proceed to your destination.

Esedess's avatar

Just a heads up… If you’ve ever had any misdemeanor you probably won’t be let in.
Last week a friend of mine was turned away because of a wet and wreckless from 10 years ago…

SQUEEKY2's avatar

What others have said, and it would be well worth your while to contact Canadian Customs and simply ask what you will need to be in compliance.
Also contact your own US Customs and tell them what you will be doing , and what do you need to have for your return into the us.
You can look their number up on line or even in your local phone book.

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