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Did Canada scrap customs forms? Or is it airport specific?

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Old Jan 5, 19, 11:47 pm
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Did Canada scrap customs forms? Or is it airport specific?

For at least the last 20 years everyone entering Canada had to complete a customs form. Even if transmitting and spending zero time in Canada and just 5 minutes at a gate....

I most recently did one in October.

At about t-45 to landing today I asked the FA if they were going to hand them out and was told they no longer exist. And I was asked most of the questions (minus $$$, plus was the stuff I declared chocolate, and did I have Cannabis) by a machine in YUL.

Is this just YUL? I nearly always fly into YYZ, my last non YYZ international was YOW which had forms but that was ... a while ago. I donít recall flying into YUL internationally before.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 1:44 am
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They are in the process of being phased out. No sure how far ahead is the process though. There is even an app you can use now.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:16 am
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YEG is electronic-only now.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 7:41 pm
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YVR pioneered the use of the PIKs, which are now in use at all major Canadian airports. Increasing numbers of passengers are using the CBSA e-declaration app as well. Paper is passť.

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-v...k-bip-eng.html
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Old Jan 6, 19, 7:44 pm
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Interesting and thanks for the app too, will need to download that and have my Mom do it too.

Wonder when itís coming to YYZ. Unless thatís why we were all given paper forms on board and all thrown into the visitor lines back in October. There was a chap doing something to the machines that used to read the paper forms.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by CZAMFlyer View Post
YVR pioneered the use of the PIKs, which are now in use at all major Canadian airports. Increasing numbers of passengers are using the CBSA e-declaration app as well. Paper is passť.

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-v...k-bip-eng.html
Ah interesting, seems to be missing from YYZ T1 though. I wonder if this is why T3 immigration was in complete meltdown due to some new system back in May?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
Is this just YUL? I nearly always fly into YYZ, my last non YYZ international was YOW which had forms but that was ... a while ago. I donít recall flying into YUL internationally before.
YOW hasn't used forms in almost 2 years now, I believe we were one of the first to pilot the machines.

Although most United flights still try to hand out the forms, as they're handed them to give out.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 5:16 pm
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I did a US->Canada connection in YYZ T1 yesterday. AC handed out paper declaration forms on the plane, and there were apparently no kiosks of any kind in the connection area. It was a very quick process, at least when I came through.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 2:35 pm
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The app is quite good, and it has a list of supported airports. Looks like YYZ T1 is missing at the moment.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 5:25 pm
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About the missing YYZ T1 Kiosks: According to my sources, they have been installed in YYZ T1 Connections Area, but they are not in use AFAIK. This is due to the fact that YYZ T1 is going through Terminal Remodelling
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Old Jan 18, 19, 3:05 pm
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Flight attendants passed out paper forms on my last AA flight into YVR on 31 Dec. First time I'd seen one in quite a while. I took one as a nostalgic keepsake but didn't bother filling it out.
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