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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.

Work location:

Atlantic Region

. 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

Quebec Region
. 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.

Language Requirement:

Various language requirements and/or profiles

Atlantic, Northern Ontario, Niagara Falls / Fort Erie, Windsor St-Clair and Prairies Region:
. English
. Bilingual

Quebec Region:
. Bilingual

Greater Toronto Area and Pacific Region:
. English

Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:

Important messages

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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