The eManifest Portal is an option developed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to allow the trade community to electronically transmit their pre-arrival information through the Internet. The eManifest Portal was developed primarily for small- to medium-sized enterprises to facilitate their compliance and ease the transition from paper reporting to pre-arrival electronic data transmission. The eManifest Portal is currently available for highway carriers to transmit pre-arrival cargo and conveyance data. To access the Portal, select the “Portal Log In” link in the right hand menu.
The eManifest Portal features many self-serve functions allowing highway carriers to:
Consult the CBSA Web site regularly for updates on the eManifest Portal or subscribe to the eManifest RSS news feed.
There are two types of accounts in the eManifest Portal – the Business Account and eManifest Portal User Account.
Each person who works in the Portal must first set up an eManifest Portal User Account. To set up a User Account, the user will need to provide information such as their name, e-mail address and telephone number.
The Business Account is set up by an authorized representative of the business, called an Account Owner. They will need a valid carrier code and "Shared Secret".
A carrier code is a four-digit unique identifier that is assigned by the CBSA to a carrier.
Effective April 1, 2011, all highway carriers must have a valid, CBSA-issued carrier code. For further information, see the Commercial Carriers section of the CBSA Web site.
A Shared Secret is a temporary access code that a business will require to register for the eManifest Portal the first time. It will be issued to businesses that request access to the Portal and that have a valid CBSA-issued carrier code. The Shared Secret will be used to authenticate and validate a highway carrier company when creating an eManifest Portal Business Account. Only the CBSA and the authorized representative of the company have access to this information. Please refer to How to Apply for a Shared Secret.
eManifest Portal users must use a computer that meets the following technical requirements:
For eManifest data transmission requirements, please refer to the ACI/eManifest Highway Electronic Commerce Client Requirement Document.