Border services officer

Border services officers keep Canadians safe by stopping weapons, drugs and inadmissible people from coming into Canada, while making legitimate trade and travel possible.

Our border services officers work at 1,100 points of service across the country, including highway crossings, airports, marine terminals, rail ports, and postal facilities. They enforce laws and regulations that touch nearly every sector of Canadian society. Endless opportunities are what set us apart.


While attending the CBSA College you will receive paid accommodations and meals, and an allowance to cover basic living expenses. As a trainee your annual salary will be $64,234 to $71,525 (FB-02). Upon successful completion of the development program at an assigned port of entry, you will become a border services officer. Your annual salary will increase to $69,486 to $82,411 (FB-03).

Visit the Treasury Board Rates of Pay website for more information.


After six months on the job, trainees get health, dental and pension benefits.

Are you ready?

Review our self-assessment questionnaire to see if you have what it takes, before you apply.

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