Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

NOC
1228

Administer and enforce laws and regulations related to immigration, customs, border crossing, tax revenue, employment insurance and other government benefit services.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

69
 

Median Hourly Wage

$30.77
$24.52
Low
$44.10
High

Median Salary

$65,008
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

565
 

% Working Full Time

99%
 

% Working Full Year

84%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes government officers who administer and enforce laws and regulations related to immigration, customs, border crossing, tax revenue, employment insurance and other government benefit services. They are employed by government agencies.

Main Duties

Immigration officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Determine admissibility of persons seeking entry into Canada by examining documents and conducting interviews
  • Grant landed-immigrant status, admit persons or order detention or deportation
  • Locate and apprehend persons presumed to be infringing on immigration laws
  • Assist in the removal of deported people by seeking authorization from receiving countries and securing necessary travel documents
  • Appear as a witness in cases related to immigration appeals.
  • Border services officers and customs inspectors perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Question persons at border points to determine the admissibility of goods and assess duty
  • Inspect baggage to detect undeclared merchandise, or contraband
  • Inform manufacturers and shippers of customs and laws and procedures
  • Observe fabrication of articles affected by customs laws and conduct appraisals
  • Board carriers arriving from foreign countries to determine nature of cargo to ensure compliance with customs and commerce laws
  • Inspect goods imported by mail
  • May arrest and detain individuals suspected of having committed a criminal offence under the Customs Act or certain other designated Criminal Code offences until police intervention is possible.

Excise tax revenue officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Audit accounting records to determine income, exemptions, payable taxes, compliance with reporting regulations and existence of fraud
  • Examine accounting systems and internal controls of organizations
  • Provide advice on reporting and evaluation methods for goods subject to taxation
  • Prepare briefs and assist in searching and seizing records, and in preparing charges for court cases.
  • Government benefits services officers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Determine the eligibility of persons applying for government benefits such as Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS)
  • Ascertain the facts on such issues as reasons for loss of employment and availability for work
  • Monitor the payments of benefits and investigate claimants when there appears to be fraud or abuse.

Also Known As

  • border services officer (BSO)
  • customs inspector
  • customs officer
  • employment insurance agent
  • employment insurance benefits control officer
  • immigration agent - government services
  • immigration examining officer
  • revenue officer
  • tax collection officer
  • tax enforcement officer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma is usually required.
  • Several years of related administrative or regulatory experience may be required.
  • Completion of specialized government training is required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

54.7%
Female
45.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

1.3%
15-24
22.0%
25-34
30.2%
35-44
29.6%
45-54
17.0%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
14.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
3.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
35.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
47.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

100.0%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

15.00%
Northeast
15.60%
Southeast
40.60%
Southwest
11.30%
Central
17.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$55,366
Northeast
$63,018
Southeast
$65,593
Southwest
$65,055
Central
$91,560
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$29.23
$26.67
Low
$42.50
High

Southeast

$30.77
$24.52
Low
$44.10
High

Southwest

$30.62
$23.00
Low
$44.10
High

Central

$29.74
$18.62
Low
$42.26
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$65,008

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$72,666

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$65,008

Newfoundland

$53,263

Prince Edward Island

$51,126

Nova Scotia

$54,870

Canada

$57,181
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

69
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

62
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

236
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

27
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

208