Are you ready for a career on the front line?

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Male Border Services Officer (BSO) checking a traveller's passport

Narrator: We're trained to read between the lines…

Female BSO checking a traveller's passport

Male BSO bearing flashlight examining a shipment in a container

Close up of the arm of a female BSO holding leash of detector dog

Female BSO motioning to next person in line to come to counter

Male BSO smiling and welcoming a traveller

Narrator: …to welcome people in…

Male BSO smiling to a child belonging to a family of refugees with female BSO assisting in the background

Female BSO places a jacket over shoulders of little girl

Car approaches a land port of entry

Car drives up to a BSO in booth

Passenger in car hands passport over to BSO in booth

Narrator: …and keep others out…

BSO in booth examines passport to verify the passenger

BSO consults computer screen and finds an alert for the traveller

BSO guides handcuffed individual to a holding cell while another BSO opens the cell door

Narrator: …to facilitate commerce…

Aerial time lapse of trucks travelling through a border crossing at dusk

Aerial time lapse of trucks moving across land border crossing in the night

Narrator: … and to enforce law…

View of the front of a boat with BSOs heading out to meet a ship in the bay

Close up of a BSO's legs and bolt cutter, as two BSOs walk in the rain at a marine port

Close up of a reciprocating saw being carried by a BSO while walking in the rain at a marine port

BSO standing with bolt cutters at the loading dock of a commercial examination warehouse waiting for truck to back up

Male and female BSO walk away from the camera towards a ship being unloaded

Four BSOs in a boat approaching a cargo ship with one BSO motioning to the ship to lower their ladder

Male BSO using bolt cutters to break the lock on a marine container

Male BSOs looks on in front of shipping container as another uses a reciprocating saw to remove a lock from a shipping container

Narrator: … with professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Close-up of container being opened by a male BSO

Inside view of a shipping container door being opened

Two BSOs walking away from the camera in the baggage claim area of an international airport

Two BSOs walking through the arrivals area of an international airport

Female BSO, seated at counter, welcomes a traveller who is walking towards the counter

Female BSO receiving documents from a traveller, with another BSO working beside her at the counter

A BSO walks with his energetic detector dog towards the sunlight

Panning shot of a van being searched in the parking area at secondary

Close up of a female BSO using a flashlight to conduct a search of a vehicle

Narrator:  … Every day, every night, together, we work on the front line…

Close up of two BSOs on either side of a vehicle conducting a search

Close up of a firearm found in the spare wheel well in the trunk of a car

Close up of a BSO examining the outside of a car at night

Two BSOs examine the exterior and wheel wells of a car at night

Two BSOs in a warehouse use flashlights to examine the inside of a shipping container

Male BSO jogs with a detector dog towards the primary inspection booths at a land port of entry

A detector dog searches a line of suitcases

Recruits and instructor practicing on the firing range at the CBSA College

Close up of female recruit firing at a target on the firing range at the CBSA College

Narrator:  … for our country's security, safety , and prosperity.

Close up of three BSOs on a boat departing from a container ship  

Aerial view of a BSO guiding a handcuffed individual into custody

Aerial view of a BSO walking with a detector dog at a land port of entry

Aerial time lapse view of vehicles travelling through a border crossing at dusk

Narrator:  Are you ready…for life on the front line?

Three BSOs talking and walking across primary inspection lines towards a building as the sun is sets off camera

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Canada Border Services Agency

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represented by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2016

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