Student Border Services Officer
Reference number: BSF08J-008969-000219
Number of Jobs Being Offered:
Varies by Region:
. Atlantic Region - 100
. Quebec Region - 125
. Northern Ontario Region (NOR) - 44
. Greater Toronto Area (GTA) - approximately 200
. Niagara Falls / Fort Erie Region (NFFE) - TBD
. Windsor St-Clair Region (WSC) - TBD
. Prairies Region - 75
. Pacific Region - 200
Organization: Canada Border Services Agency
The organization will make the majority of requests for referrals by:
. Atlantic Region: January
. Quebec Region: November to February
. Northern Ontario Region (NOR):
o Ottawa District - TBD
o St-Lawrence District - November
o North Western District - January/ February
. Greater Toronto Area (GTA): September
. Niagara Falls / Fort Erie Region (NFFE): November
. Windsor St-Clair Region (WSC): December
. Prairies Region: December
. Pacific Region: Up to the first week of March.
Job Description: As a Student Border Services Officer (SBSO) you will promote compliance with Canada's border, trade and tax legislation and regulations through responsible enforcement, quality service and education; intercept contraband goods, including drugs, firearms and other prohibited goods from entering Canada by various modes of transport and be responsible for assessing duties and taxes. The duties of a Student Border Services Officer require physical exertion. SBSO duties may also include applying immigration legislation, conducting interviews and exams to determine admissibility, preparing administrative reports, analysis and decision making on files/cases. Applicants should be aware of the requirement to have and maintain a certain level of fitness in order to perform the duties of a Student Border Services Officer.
. Nova Scotia District: may include Halifax (Halifax Airport, Marine Examination, Container examination), Sydney, Yarmouth, Dartmouth
. Newfoundland and Labrador District: Goose Bay, Gander, Fortune, St.John's, Cornerbrook
. Southern New Brunswick and PEI District: St. Stephen, Campobello, Saint John, Charlottetown, Moncton
. North-West New Brunswick District: Edmundston, Grand Falls, Andover, Woodstock Road, Fredericton, Centreville, St.Croix, Gillespie, St. Leonard, Clair
. East Border District: extends from Glen Sutton to Pohénégamook and includes the following offices Armstrong, Woburn, Stanhope, East Hereford, Hereford Road, Glen Sutton and Stanstead, Beebe, High Water, Abercorn, Chartierville, Granby, Sherbrooke, Drummondville, St-Aurélie, St-Pamphile, Daaquan, Pohénégamook, Coaticook and St-Juste de Bretonnières
. The Monteregie Border District: extends from Dundee to East Pinnacle and includes the following offices St-Bernard de Lacolle, Lacolle Route 221, Lacolle Route 223, Quai Richelieu, Noyan, Clarenceville, St-Armand/Philipsburg, Morses Lines, Frelighsburg, East Pinnacle, Hemmingford, Covey Hill, Franklin Centre, Herdman, Jamieson's Lines, Trout River and Dundee
. St-Lawrence District: Offices are located on Montréal Island, Quebec, Baie Comeau, Chicoutimi, Port-Cartier, Rivière du Loup, Sept-Îles, Sorel, Trois-Rivières, Cap-aux-Meules and Gaspé
. Airport District: Trudeau & Mirabel Airport
Northern Ontario Region:
. North Western district (Fort Frances/Rainy River, Thunder Bay, Pigeon River), Ottawa district (Ottawa, Cornwall), St-Lawrence District (Lansdowne, Prescott, Trenton)
Greater Toronto Area
. Pearson International Airport, other locations within the greater Toronto Area
Niagara Falls / Fort Erie Region
. Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Hamilton
Windsor St-Clair Region
. Sarnia, Sombra, Walpole Island, Pelee Island, Windsor
. Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg,
. Southern Alberta District: Coutts, Carway, Chief Mountain,
. Saskatchewan District: Saskatoon, Regina, Regway, North Portal
. Southern Manitoba District: Emerson, Sprague, Boissevain.
. Lower Mainland - Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
. Okanagan & Kootenays - Osoyoos, Cascade, Paterson, Nelway, Kingsgate, Rykerts and Roosville
. West Coast & Yukon District - includes Vancouver Island, Central Coast of British Columbia and the Yukon (Victoria, Sidney, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert and Fraser, BC and Whitehorse and Beaver Creek, YT).
Hourly rates of pay: To be determined based on Treasury Board student rates of pay
Duration of employment:
May to August (for some regions the period may extend until after labour day with a possibility of part-time hours during the academic year).
Please note that CBSA has a Student Bridging program.
Academic Level: Post-secondary
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.
Certain regions will be looking for students that possess skills such as writing, working with the public, general computer use.
Various language requirements and/or profiles
Atlantic, Northern Ontario, Niagara Falls / Fort Erie, Windsor St-Clair and Prairies Region:
Greater Toronto Area and Pacific Region:
Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:
- Your résumé.
Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:
- . Successful completion of the Border Services Officer test Version 1C or 2A
. Valid Driver's Licence
. Work various shifts, rotations, flexible hours, weekends and statutory holidays and overtime. Work in a 24 hour environment
. Wear and maintain a uniform, the required protective gear and equipment associated with the job
. Obtain and maintain Secret Clearance
. Must successfully complete the Control and Defensive Tactics training which requires physical exertion
. Successful completion of a course in Safe Handling of Firearms - Restricted and Non-restricted. (Not applicable to GTA)
Windsor St-Clair and Prairies Region:
. Willingness to accept work at various locations within the district
Pacific, Quebec and Prairies regions:
. Obtain Airport pass for restricted areas for specific zones in Airports
. A fully graduated licence may be required for some locations
. Willingness to operate a government vehicle
You may be assessed using one or more of the following tools:
. Standardised test(s)
. Written Examination(s)
. Reference check(s) (can be of a professor, supervisor, coach)
. Employee Performance Management Report (for previous student border services officers)
The ability to analyse and solve problems using reasoning will be assessed via the Border Services Officer Test Version 1C and the pass mark is 585/900.
Successful test results from the former Border Services Officer Test, Version 2A are considered valid for this selection process.
Some of the following competencies may be assessed:
Professionalism; Reliability; Initiative; Adaptability; Team Player; Client Service Orientation; Enforcement Orientation; Effective Interactive Communication; Analytical Thinking; Dealing with Difficult Situations; Decisiveness
Please note that candidates will not be evaluated further once they have failed to demonstrate a competency.
For further information on CBSA's student program, please visit: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/student-etudiant/sbso-aesf-eng.html.
For further information on the Border Services Officer Test (BSOT), please visit:
Successful completion of both an FSWEP work assignment and your educational program may lead to temporary or permanent federal public service positions for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Questions regarding travel and relocation.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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