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Student Border Services Officer

As a Student Border Services Officer (SBSO) you will work with Border Services Officers (BSO) to determine the admissibility of people and goods to Canada.

Work locations

SBSOs do not carry a duty firearm, and can work at international airports and mail processing centres in 16 cities across Canada:


Most opportunities are full-time from May until the end of August. Part time re-employment is possible from September to April.

Hourly rates of pay

SBSOs are paid $12.93 to $25.94 per hour, depending on their current level of study. See Rates of Pay for Post-secondary School Students.

Eligibility and experience

To be eligible, you must:

Preference may be given to students in a field related to the job such as criminology, law, security, law enforcement, psychology, sociology or police studies.

Preference will also be given to Canadian citizens.

Before applying

Before applying, you must possess a valid driver's license that allows you to drive a motor vehicle (where required).

You must also be willing to:

How to apply

Select "Apply now" on the Student Border Services Officer FSWEP job poster. You will be redirected to the Public Service Commission's login page, where you will need to create an account and complete your application.

If you have any questions about the FSWEP application process, contact

Deadline for applying

There is no deadline for applying. Applicants can apply at any time throughout the year. The CBSA will pull applications as required, but typically in November/December for summer employment.

After applying

If you are considered for employment, the CBSA will arrange for you to:


SBSOs receive a mixture of classroom and online training, as well as coaching on the job.

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