The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offers exciting job opportunities related to the protection and safety of Canadians.
Student border services officers help border services officers in protecting the health and safety of Canadians, the environment and industry by working at international air, land and sea ports and at certain postal facilities.
Officers carry out enforcement activities involving the various customs, immigration and food inspection regulations.
Some ports of entry are situated in major centres while others are in more isolated locations.
Positions for student border services officers are located in regions across the country (Atlantic, Quebec, northern Ontario, Niagara/Fort Erie, Windsor/St. Clair, Greater Toronto Area, Prairies and Pacific).
The CBSA is looking for highly motivated, mature and reliable post-secondary students to work as student border services officers.
To be eligible, candidates must meet the following general criteria:
Preference may be given to students in a field related to the job such as criminology, law, law and security, law and enforcement, psychology, sociology or business administration.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
Upon recruitment, student border services officers will receive three weeks of formal training and on-the-job shadowing/coaching.
Student border services officers must meet the following conditions of employment:
The CBSA is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society and to the equitable representation of women (especially in non-traditional occupational groups), Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability and members of a visible minority group.
Student border services officers are paid according to the Treasury Board's Terms and Conditions of Employment for Students.
Student border services officer recruitment takes place between October and February each year depending on the geographical location of the job opening.
Visit the Federal Student Work Experience program Web site to apply and click on "Departmental Programs" to view current positions.
Should you have any questions please call 1-800-O-Canada.
There are various opportunities for experienced border services officers to compete for managerial positions or to pursue a career in specialty areas such as intelligence, enforcement, investigations or policy development. Opportunities are also available in administrative areas such as information technology, human resources or finance.
The demands placed on border services officers are continually evolving. Students considering permanent employment as a border services officer must be willing to undertake and successfully complete an extensive in-residence training program at Rigaud, Quebec.