Canada Border Services Agency - Trade Operations Division
Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec)
AU-02 - Auditor, AU-03 - Senior Auditor, FB-04 - Senior Officer, Trade Compliance
FB-04: $81,060 to $93,387; AU-02: $75,398 to $93,677; AU-03: $86,410 to $104,988
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Closing date: 31 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.
Update: Please note that the inventory has been extended until September 30, 2023.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration (CPA) Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be suspended as of June 20, 2022. Federal employees of the CPA will no longer be required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. This follows a review of the current public health situation, notably the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada.
❗ : The first pull of applications for this inventory competition will be pulled on June 12, 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time.
Subsequent applications will be pulled if and when required.
Management can decide to access applications at any point so !
- Value for Duty: Officers determine the customs value of imported goods in accordance with Sections 45 to 55 of the Customs Act. In order to do this, officers verify whether the value declared by the resident or non-resident importer is consistent with the commercial documents and/or with the financial records and/or any other financial documents provided by the importer. This type of verification generally requires an on-site visit.
- Trade Incentive Program, more specifically the Duties Relief Program: Officers determine the eligibility of companies as required by the program. Upon qualification, importers are granted a license number that authorizes them to import goods without paying duty under the condition that the goods will be exported. The verification of this program can be done by on-site visits, where the officers verify the company’s business tracking systems, as well as all the financial records to validate exports, Canadian sales and duties owed.
- Origin Determination : Officers determine the origin and applicable tariff treatment for goods imported into and exported from Canada, according to the rules put in place by the free trade agreements in force. Officers analyze production processes and costs attached to the manufacture of goods. Accounting knowledge is an asset. This type of verification can sometimes be done in onsite visits, both in Canada and abroad. Officers use the customs tariff and the specific rules of origin of each free-trade agreement.
- Tariff Classification: Officers verify, in accordance with section 32.2 (1) of the Customs Act, the tariff classification declared by importers for imported goods into Canada. In addition, they render tariff classification decisions to importing companies upon request. The Customs Tariff is the main tool for carrying out these decisions.
- Border Information Services (BIS): Officers answer complex Level 2 questions from internal and external clients on a variety of CBSA programs, mainly Trade operations related and are assigned other Trade operations programs delivery tasks.
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity in the field of Trade and Compliance verification of importations?
If yes, we want you to be part of our team. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with relevant knowledge, skills and experience to join the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) in the Quebec region as Senior Officer Trade Compliance in the Trade Operations Division (TOD).
A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be created from this process and may be used to:
: staff the same or similar positions, with various tenures, security requirements, different work locations and/or language requirements at Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for the Quebec region (for example: Regional Program Officer or Intelligence Analyst).
: staff the same or similar positions, with various tenures, security requirements, different work locations and/or language requirements at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for the National Capital Region.
Note: Asset (other qualifications) will be used to make selections based on operational needs.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
For FB-04 positions :
Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program in a field such as Accounting, Finance, Business administration, Math, Management computing, International Trade or Law or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
For AU-02/AU-03 positions :
Graduation with a degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in accounting, business administration, commerce, finance or some other specialty relevant to the position.
- The term “degree” refers to a undergraduate degree as established by educational authorities.
Recent and significant experience* in decision making in order to:
- verify compliance with professional or legislative requirements; OR
- provide service or advice to the public or industry in regulatory or law enforcement environment.
- "Recent and significant experience" is defined as being the experience associated with the aforementioned tasks for a certain period of time depending on education, as follows:
- Two (2) years within the five (5) last years for candidates with a graduate degree;
- Three (3) years within the five (5) last years for candidates with an undergraduate degree;
- Five (5) years within the five (5) last years for candidates with a college diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
For AU-02/AU-03 positions :
Recent and significant experience* in the performance of one or more of the following functions:
➩ Conducting and managing audits;
➩ Preparation of corporate or trust tax returns;
➩ Administration of corporate accounting policies and conventions.
- "Recent and significant experience" is defined as being the experience associated with the aforementioned tasks for a certain period of time depending on the position, as follows:
- AU-02 : Two (2) years within the five (5) last years;
- AU-03 : Five (5) years within the five (5) last years.
Note: Experience could have been acquired through employment or through an internship to obtain an accounting designation from a recognized professional association (CPA, CGA, CMA, CA).
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Graduation with a degree with a concentration in Accounting from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization** in accounting.
College Diploma in accounting from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Law.
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in in criminology, political science, sociology, anthropology, psychology.
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**Specialisation is defined as four (4) University courses in accounting.
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CPA is a prerequisite)
Certified Fraud Examiner (no CPA required)
Other certification related to the position being staffed.
For FB-04 positions :
One year of experience or more in reviewing and analysing accounting records and financial documents as part of the primary duties of a position.
One year of experience or more in using MS Excel (formulas, pivot tables, functions, macros).
One year of experience or more making decisions in contentious or complex cases or files (examples: eligibility, audit, investigation or compliance).
One year of experience or more in the interpretation and application of the Customs Act in the commercial business line.
One year of experience or more in the interpretation and application of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
One year of experience or more in the interpretation and application of the Customs Act in the travellers business line.
One year of experience or more in anti-smuggling efforts.
Various language requirements
For FB-04 positions :
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual imperative BBC/BBC
For AU-02/AU-03 positions :
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC
Information on language requirements
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills
Reasoning and problem-solving ability
Ability to interpret and to apply legislations and regulations
Integrity and respect
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Information on employment equity
The Canada Border Services Agency is committed to establish and maintain a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the population it serves. Qualified candidates who self-declare on their application as a member of an Employment Equity group (Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, members of a visible minority group, or women) may be selected for appointment to fulfill an organizational need.
Reliability Status security clearance
Secret security clearance
All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Other conditions of employment may be used as needs arise.
Candidates may be asked to possess a valid driver’s license or have a personal mobility normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license.
Applicants must successfully write Examen de compétence en communication écrite (ECCÉ).
Applicants must complete the Public Service Entrance Exam: Test of Reasoning Unsupervised Internet Test (UIT) as part of the screening for this selection process. This test assesses reasoning and problem solving ability. You will have 90 minutes to complete the test. You must complete the test before you submit your application for this position.
For more information, please consult: Public Service Entrance Exam - Test of Reasoning Unsupervised Internet Test
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
Placement of Canada Border Services Agency employees affected by an ongoing or upcoming Workforce Adjustment.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
The selection committee may use different methods to manage the volume of candidates. Also, various evaluation tools may be used.
The Written Communication Proficiency Test (WCPT-351) may be administered. For details on the WCPT-351 refer to: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/staffing-assessment-tools-resources/human-resources-specialists-hiring-managers/human-resources-toolbox/personnel-psychology-centre/consultation-test-services/public-service-commission-tests/written-communication-proficiency-test-wcpt-351.html
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.