NEXUS is a program for Canadian and American citizens that allows members to clear the border faster when travelling between the United States and Canada. At Pearson, NEXUS holders have a separate, dedicated line at security and at US customs.
At US Customs, Nexus holders first visit a kiosk, where their travel identification is verified and an iris scan verifies your identity. The kiosk will print out a receipt, which will then speed you through US Customs.
Global Entry is a program for American citizens that allows its members to get through security and US Customs faster. Member have been pre-approved and are considered low-risk travellers.
Global Entry members use NEXUS kiosks, where they present their passport or US permanent resident card.
Travellers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment.
CANPASS allows members to clear the border faster when travelling into Canadian airports. This is an old program that has been replaced by the NEXUS program. CANPASS members can still use the dedicated line to clear customs more quickly.