Finding Canadian government jobs as a high school graduate has always been stress-free recently as new employment positions are now available for young school graduates. Canada Border Services officer positions are surprisingly profitable considering they need no post-secondary education or experience. I’m talking about up to $77,000 a year with a weekly living stipend of $125 – and that’s just for trainees, and this can rise to $90,000 with only a high school certificate.
So, whether you’re seeking a new job, a great adventure, or just a lot of money in the near future, the Canada Border Services Agency is hiring like crazy.
“The CBSA Border Services officer selection procedure is now open,” the federal law enforcement agency stated on Wednesday on Twitter. “Our varied team of officers makes a difference in Canadians’ lives across the country.” Start your application now!
The organization is searching for service-oriented individuals that are analytical, have great communication skills, and wish to earn up to $89,068 per year after training (with a healthy bonus if you speak both English and French.)
To become an officer, you must be a Canadian citizen, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a security check, but no post-secondary education is required (however the job advertisement states that a university degree or college diploma is considered a bonus). The same goes for French fluency.
That’s not to imply you’ll be headed to the front lines of border security unprepared; if you’re chosen for the position, you’ll get a 12-week “Officer Initiation Training Program” at Quebec at the Canada Border Services Agency College.
There, you’ll take a variety of examinations, physical and psychological evaluations, and courses like gun safety and other forms of training.
It doesn’t seem simple, but it does sound like a pretty great job for the proper individual, who the government defines as “anyone who seeks to please their nation and be tested every day.”
You’re also extremely certain to have a few really attractive coworkers.
The compensation and perks are good, and the work seems interesting, but there is one key condition for any potential applicants to be aware of: in order to be hired, you must commit to working at ANY border crossing in Canada.
Criteria for Canada Border Services Officer job application – Canadian government jobs
“When you register for the CBSA officer trainee (developmental) selection process, you must understand that you are committed to accepting a posting anywhere in Canada,” the recruiting website states.
“Rural and remote regions may be included. You must completely comprehend your commitment and accept the opportunity on both a professional and personal level.”
You may express your desire, but there’s no assurance you won’t land up at a frozen rail port in The Yukon instead of Pearson International Airport, which is only 20 minutes away.
Officers must be willing to work long hours, travel domestically and internationally as needed, work shifts on cycles, including weekends and statutory holidays, and “carry, utilize, and maintain CBSA-issued defensive gear.”
Interested? Applications for the officer training program are now being accepted by the agency. So apply now, perhaps i’ll see you at customs one day.