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Canada Student Border Services Officer (SBSO) – Summer 2022

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Canada Student Border Services Officer (SBSO) – Summer 2022

Location: Abbotsford (British Columbia), Calgary (Alberta), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Dorval (Québec), Edmonton (Alberta), Fredericton (New Brunswick), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Hamilton (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Moncton (New Brunswick), Montréal Island (Québec), Ottawa (Ontario), Québec (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan), Richmond (British Columbia), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Sidney (British Columbia), St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador), Toronto (Ontario), Winnipeg (Manitoba)

Job type: Full-time

Salary: $15.40 – $33.58 per hour

Number of jobs: 300 Canada-wide

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Gaining substantial experience working as an SBSO for the Government of Canada is considered an asset.

It increases your chances in the CBSA Officer Trainee Developmental Program selection process, if you choose to pursue a career with the Canadian Government.

The Government of Canada strives to be representative of the population it serves in all its diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.

Therefore, candidates from under-represented employment equity groups will be considered ahead of others in the selection process.

Endeavour to self-declare in your application if you identify with one or more of these groups, in order to ensure your application is prioritized:

Women, Indigenous (Aboriginal) persons, Members of visible minorities and Persons with disabilities.

Note: The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Eligibility Criteria

For you to be eligible for this job, you must successfully meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is also seeking students who represent Canada’s diverse population. As well as students who will uphold the agency’s values of integrity, respect, and professionalism.

The ideal post-secondary candidate must additionally be able to:

• Critically analyze and weigh various elements of situations to come to a desired outcome in various settings

• Adopt a client service approach by demonstrating interest in travelers’ needs and expectations while solving problematic situations

• Pay attention to verbal and non-verbal indicators and validate understanding prior to making a decision

• Communicate effectively

• Use cognitive abilities when addressing a situation.

Application Requirements

If you are ready to embrace this opportunity, submit your application indicating the following:

• Your area of study. Preference may be given to students studying in a field related to the job, such as criminology, law, safety/security studies, psychology, sociology, customs border service or police studies.

• Your preferred work location. International airports and CBSA postal centres are located in the cities listed at the top of the job advertisement.

Benefits of The Job

Student border services officers (SBSOs) work alongside border services officers (BSOs) in a rewarding, dynamic and motivational environments where they have the opportunity to make a difference by ensuring the safety and prosperity of Canada.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible due to the extensive selection process and security clearance.

Because of this timeframe, many hiring managers will request applications from this inventory prior to the closing date.

Job Description

SBSOs work on the front line, enforcing over 100 laws and regulations, preventing prohibited weapons, drugs, and inadmissible people from entering Canada.

You will work with BSOs at international airports or CBSA postal centres and perform some of the following tasks:

• Carry out the CBSA’s broad mandate and enforce laws and regulations with impartiality and fairness

• Interview travelers with various backgrounds

• Examine various declarations and goods

• Identify fraudulent documents

• Provide quality service and education to the travelling public while treating everyone equitably and with respect

• Identify people and goods that pose a threat to Canada

• Assess risk to make decisions concerning admissibility to Canada.

Note: SBSOs do not carry a duty firearm.

Duration of The Job

Full-time summer employment (May to August 2022) with the possibility of part-time re-hire during fall 2022 and winter 2023.

Conditions of Employment

These conditions must be met or complied with prior to being hired to a position and are to be maintained throughout your employment.

• Due to the nature of the work, candidates must be the age of majority in the province/territory where the work is located.

• For positions in certain locations, you will be asked to obtain the following certification on your own time, prior to employment:

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license* that allows you to drive a motor vehicle in Canada (where required)

Note: The driver’s licence must be a full driver’s licence. This does not include a driver’s licence with restrictions as part of any provincial graduated licencing. Candidates must present an original, unrestricted driver’s licence when requested.

If you are considered for employment, you will need to obtain and maintain the following (CBSA will coordinate the appropriate administrative processes):

• A Secret security clearance

• Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC) (where required)

• A successful completion of requirements to carry, use and maintain CBSA issued defensive equipment (where required)

• Meet the expected medical standard (where required)

• You must accept the following:

  • Wear and maintain a uniform as per CBSA Uniform Policy and Standard of Appearance
  • Work various shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Work overtime (as required)
  • Operate a government vehicle (where required)

CLOSING DATE: October 25, 2021

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