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Considering a Career with the Canadian Border Services?

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Can you relocate?
  • Can you work shifts?  Weekends and stat holidays?
  • Are you comfortable with firearms and other defensive equipment?
  • Are you comfortable working with people from different cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles?
  • CBSA agents work in airports, land and marine borders. Often the work environment is very busy, in bad weather and in a confined space.


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Border Services Test – Officer Trainee Entrance Exam (OTEE)

The Canadian Border Services Agency uses the Officer Trainee Entrance Exam (OTEE).  The OTEE exam includes three sections:

  • Reasoning
  • Writing
  • Analytical thinking

in addition to the written test, you must pass an interview, which will assess,

  • How you deal with difficult situations
  • Communication skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Professional judgement
  • Values, integrity and ethics

The CBSA has an enforcement role, and much of the work of border services officers is very sensitive, so there are quite a few additional requirements.

Pay Scale

Border Services Officer   Average $72,000

Senior Program Officer  Average CA$85,000

Student Border Services Officer – (Hourly Contractor)  $19/hr

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Other Qualifications

Firearms Training

You must complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) as well as the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)

Physical Fitness evaluation

You are required to complete the Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE).This includes:

  • Push-pull and weight carry
  • Obstacle course

Test results are given immediately and are valid for 18 months

Psychological Assessment

This is conducted by a psychologist – there is a written test and an interview.

Medical Assessment

This is conducted by a physician and requires that you vision and hearing are adequate to perform the job. You will then take a ‘use of force’ test.’

Security Clearance

You must undergo a complete security check

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Date Published: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
Date Modified: Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

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