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Student opportunities at the Canada Border Services Agency

We take pride in being one of the largest employers of students in the public service. Our students play an integral role in the delivery of our business in border management, science and technology, enabling services and strategic policy.

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The students we hire are driven, dedicated and thrive in a dynamic environment. They are our future!

If you are registered in a post-secondary co-op/internship program, you may qualify for:

The agency also recruits students through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), including:

  • Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity
  • Student with Disabilities Program

Become a student border services officers (SBSO)

We offer a unique job experience working in law enforcement. SBSOs work at international airports, international mail processing centres, marine operations and the telephone reporting centres across Canada. Working alongside border services officers (BSOs), they facilitate the flow of legitimate travellers and goods, and identify those that are a potential risk to Canada.

Visit Student border services officers for more information.

SBSO to CBSA officer trainee (BSO) transition process

Are you considering a career as a BSO?

Then gain experience as an SBSO. It is an asset when you apply to become a BSO. In fact, we have a SBSO to officer trainee (BSO) transition process.

Eligible SBSOs who have worked at least 1 full term (1 student contract) within the last 2 years can apply to become a CBSA officer trainee (BSO) without having to wait for an officer trainee (BSO) job poster.

Student rates of pay

Visit Student rates of pay.

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