Every day, marine vessels of all types enter Canadian waters. The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA’s) Marine Centre of Expertise (MCE) is a national training and resource centre that teaches border services officers the necessary skills to search marine vessels and cargo containers for weapons, drugs, or other contraband. The MCE in Halifax trains officers from across the country, and around the world.
The MCE also develops training material, and provides support to CBSA marine operations nationally to support safe and effective commercial vessel, marine container and pleasure craft examinations. The centre is continually adapting courses as new risks, trends and techniques are identified, contributing to the security of Canada’s borders.