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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:

Student border services officer

The CBSA offers a unique job experience working in a law-enforcement environment at international airports and mail processing centers in cities across the country. Student border services officers (SBSOs) receive hands-on experience to help keep cross-border travel and commerce efficient by learning how to apply over 100 laws and to determine the admissibility of people and goods to Canada.

Visit Student border services officers for more information.

Benefits of student employment

Student bridging: This generally refers to the non-advertised appointment of a student who was employed in the federal public service through one of the student programs listed above. SBSOs who have worked one full FSWEP or CO-OP term within the last 2 years can apply to the CBSA Officer Trainee program and do not need to apply through an external poster.

Visit Student bridging (Public Service Commission) for more information.

Student rates of pay

Visit Student rates of pay.

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