2017 CSCB National Annual Conference

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Taking Charge of Your Future: Canada’s Modernized Border and Your Business

We are pleased to invite you to the 2017 CSCB National Conference hosted in picturesque St. Andrews By-The-Sea, New Brunswick! Here are the details.

Program: Conference Program(updated September 18)

Dates: Sunday, September 24 to Tuesday September 26, 2017

The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews By-The-Sea
184 Adolphus Street
St. Andrews, New Brunswick  E5B 1T7

Toll free:  1 (855) 529-8693 
Phone: (506) 529-8823

Parking: free

20 CCS points and 20 CTCS credits will be awarded for attending this conference.
9.5 CCS credits will be awarded by the NCBFAA to U.S. CCS Designates.

About St. Andrews By-The-Sea

Everything about this town is special, including its status as a National Historic District, one of the oldest and loveliest in the Maritimes. St. Andrews is a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, unparalleled scenery and rich marine life. Today, it offer all the features of a thriving modern resort, yet its streets remain steeped in turn-of-the-century charm.

History, culture, visual and performing arts, adventure and more await you in St. Andrews By-The-Sea!

Venue/Hotel Accommodation

The Algonquin Resort

The Algonquin Resort, ranked among Canada’s Top 10 hotels by Condé Nast Traveler, and awarded CAA’s prestigious Four Diamond designation, overlooks the picturesque Passamaquoddy Bay from St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, New Brunswick. Originally opened in 1889 and meticulously renovated in 2014, the Algonquin’s 233 guest rooms and suites reflect the hotel’s original Victorian style while meeting the needs and desires of modern travelers. The resort features two restaurants; Braxton’s Restaurant and Bar and the Clubhouse, as well as in-room and anyplace dining, 19,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, fitness centre, spa, a lounge with outdoor patio, fire pits with loaner guitars, an indoor pool and waterslide, outdoor pool and hot tub. Now in it’s second century of service, the Algonquin is a member of the prestigious, Autograph Collection and was awarded Marriott International’s Best Renovation award for 2014, and also is home to the seaside Algonquin Golf Course.

September is an extremely busy time in St. Andrews, so we ask that you reserve your accommodation directly with the hotel as soon as possible online or by phone 1 (855) 529-8693 or (506) 529-8823. The deadline to book your room in our room block is Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The room block is reserved under the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers.

Hotel rates range from $215.00 for Algonquin to $255 for Algonquin View, depending on the sizes and configuration of rooms. Please note that rates are exclusive of taxes, parking and incidental charges. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and reservations must be guaranteed by a one-night charge on your credit card.

Pre-Arrival and Extended Stay

If you plan on arriving in advance or staying on following the conference, the Algonquin Resort is pleased to offer conference rates three (3) days before and three (3) days after the conference, up to a maximum of 10 rooms per night. Rooms over this count will be quoted the best available rate. Please ensure you reserve early.

Registration Fees

Fees are listed in CDN $.

Delegate Type Delegate Fee Companion Fee Shuttle Service Welcome Reception,
Social Event incl. Dinner
Principals and Employees of CSCB Member Firms and 
CSCB Preferred Business Clients
$ 895.00
(discount* and taxes applied at checkout)
$ 395.00
(discount and taxes applied at checkout)
$ 90.00 
(taxes applied at checkout)
CCS, CTCS Designates not employed by CSCB Member Firms or 
CSCB Preferred Business Clients
$ 1,006.88
(discount and taxes applied at checkout)
$ 448.86
(discount and taxes applied at checkout)
$ 90.00 
(taxes applied at checkout)
Others $ 1,118.75  
(taxes applied at checkout)
$ 448.86
(taxes applied at checkout)
$ 90.00 
(taxes applied at checkout)

GST/HST# 13183 1323 RT 

* for employees of member and client firms, in order for the discount to be applied please ensure to select your employer in the Current Employer field.


In September, St. Andrews By-The-Sea experiences temperatures ranging from 9 - 19C.


St. Andrews is accessible by car, shuttle bus, and air. There are three international airports in New Brunswick: Saint John (1.5 hour), Fredericton (1.75 hours) or Moncton (2.5 hours). 

If you're planning on renting a car, please do so as soon as possible as availability is limited.

If you are planning on using the CSCB-organized shuttle between the Saint John Airport and St. Andrews, please complete the Choose Your Preferences form as soon as possible. Spaces are limited.

Companion Tour

Charlotte County Charms

We have a great day planned for the delegates' companions. You will depart the historic Algonquin Hotel by coach with your guide who will begin the day by explaining about the importance of the Canadian Pacific Railway towards the settlement of St Andrews. William Van Horne was one of the architects of the railway and built a home located on an island that is only accessible for low tide.  We will tour this historic home and learn about the many important environmental practices he created here.

After a short drive to St. Stephen you will visit the Ganong Chocolate Museum where the first chocolate bar was created in North America in 1909.  You will see the original factory with a guided tour that has many of the manufacturing tools still in place. And there will be plenty of chocolate to taste too!

From there, we will go the Europa Inn for lunch. The German hosts of the Inn, Markus and Simone, are experts at hospitality and have planned a menu made with local ingredients that you will be able to remember fondly as a highlight of your visit to St. Andrews.

Our final stop of the day will be in Kingsbrae Garden. Here among the 27 acres of Flora and Fauna you will enjoy a guided tour learning about the fall blooms of the area.  Don’t be surprised to see a few of the resident Alpaca’s wandering around on the front lawn.

Return to the hotel after a great day along the Bay of Fundy.

Golf Tournament (Golf registration is now closed)

A golf course like no other, breathtaking views, ocean breeze, and a challenging game. For over a century, golfers have travelled to the Algonquin Golf Course to test their skills. Originally constructed in 1894, the course boasts as Canada’s oldest clubhouse. Today’s course, which takes full advantage of its location on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay, is full of beautiful vistas and breathtaking scenery. The unforgettable oceanfront sequence of holes on the back nine in particular will challenge golfers of all levels.

The CSCB golf tournament will be a Scramble format with the focus on FUN! Set up your own foursomes or we can pair you with someone/team. There will be prizes for Men’s and Ladies' longest drive and Men’s and Ladies' closest to the pin. A bag lunch will be provided.

Sunday, September 24

Registration: 10:30 am
Tee Times: 11:00 am - 12:10 pm

Rate: $133.00, plus HST - golf fees will be posted to each individual's hotel guest room.

Clubs Rental: $55.00, plus HST - club rental fees will be posted to each individual's hotel guest room


  • Shuttle to and from golf course
  • Round of golf
  • Shared seat on a power cart
  • Range use
  • Personalized cart plates
  • Personalized pewter bag tag
  • Pewter ball mark repair tool
  • Logo’d ball marker
  • Personalized scorecards
  • Bottle of water
  • Scoring (if needed)

Baseball Game (Game sign-up closes on August 31)

Monday, September 25

There will be a fun baseball game scheduled between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

If you would like to participate, please email events@cscb.ca by Tuesday, August 31st.

Free Night - On your own

Monday, September 25

Enjoy any of the downtown restaurants. Here is a couple of suggestions. Please make your reservation at your earliest convenience.

Savour in the Garden

Savour in the Garden is Kingsbrae Garden’s multi award-winning fine-dining restaurant. Opening in 2013, it was named one of Canada’s best new restaurants by Sharp Magazine.  With a limited number of seats, we create a far more intimate culinary experience. Our menus are set tasting menus that change every week and sometimes from night to night. The menus focus on the very best New Brunswick has to offer, all the while keeping in mind our eco footprint and the sustainability of our products. It's a 7-minute walk from The Algonquin.

Harbourfront Restaurant 

Very laid-back pub overlooking the ocean and serving seafood, burgers and other pub fare. It's a 13-minute walk from The Algonquin.

Braxton’s Restaurant & Bar

Centrally-located in the main building of The Algonquin Resort, Braxton’s is a place to gather. Here, families discover old favourites, the adventurous try something new, and friends meet for drinks. With a warm, friendly, but elegant atmosphere, everyone feels relaxed, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu changes seasonally, but expect a commitment to fresh ingredients, an emphasis on local, and brilliant attention to detail. This is certainly not your average dining experience.

Refund Policy

Conference Registration will be cancelled and a refund issued only when written instruction is received at least 7 days prior to the event by the CSCB National Office. Substitution is available; please contact us for information on the substitution policy for this event.