- high school school diploma
- valid driver's license
- Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC)
- Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC)
- Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
Preference is given to veterans and Canadian citizens in that order.
The CBSA recognizes foreign education credentials that are comparable to Canadian standards (refer to the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials).
You do not need a possession and acquisition license (PAL) to apply. The only requirement is that you successfully complete the CFSC and CRFSC and pass the tests.
You will be subject to a secret security clearance as part of the selection process.
Becoming a border services officer can take up to three years, from start to finish.
Once your application is pulled from our inventory, the selection process can take up to one year.
The training phase is made up of four weeks of online training followed by 4.5 months of in-residence training at our college in Rigaud, Quebec.
1 to 1.5 years
The on-the-job development phase is 1 to 1.5 years long.
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