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  • Certificate | 11101Border and Immigration Services

This certificate program is a course of study designed to meet the needs of those wishing to pursue a career in customs and/or immigration. Students are advised that Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) normally requires the completion of a postsecondary diploma or degree for most positions. The certificate will focus on the enforcement aspects of customs and immigration.

About the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

The Canada Border Services Agency is a federal law enforcement agency that is responsible for border enforcement, immigration enforcement and customs services. The agency was created on December 12, 2003. The CBSA oversees approximately 1,200 service locations across Canada, and 39 in other countries. It employs over 12,000 public servants, and offers around-the-clock service at 119 land-border crossings and thirteen international airports.

CBSA liaison officers engage around the world with international partners on important border-related issues such as national security and irregular migration.

Source: Canada Border Services Agency website, June 2013

Note: Immigration officers are not part of the CBSA. Immigration officers are members of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC is the department of the government of Canada responsible for issues dealing with immigration and citizenship. The Canada Border Services Agency manages enforcement and entry control at borders and airports.


Refer to the individual course listings for information on the following courses. Click on course title below to view details and link to registration page.

Compulsory Courses - 5 Required

CBIS 104
Border and Immigration Services: An Issues Approach

This course will examine current and future issues related to both border and immigration services.

CBIS 102
Border Services Investigations

This course will examine the policies, procedures and investigative techniques used in Canada Border Services investigations.

CBIS 103
Immigration Enforcement

This course will provide you with the law, policies and procedures related to immigration enforcement.

CBIS 100
Introduction to Canadian Border Services

This course will provide students with an understanding of the role of Canada Border Services, and the impact of such on Canadian society. It will identify the responsibilities of Canada Border Services and will examine the relationship between Canada Border Services and other law enforcement agencies.

CBIS 101
Introduction to Immigration

This course will provide you with an introduction to the role of the immigration officer, the Immigration Act, as well as the evolution of Canadian immigration policy and procedures.

Potential Caeer Opportunities

  • Client services – trade
  • Compliance verification – trade
  • Detector dog services
  • Intelligence
  • International operations
  • Investigations
  • Management
  • Program services.

Contact Information
416.675.6622 ext. 3335

Success Stories 

"The Humber College Border and Immigration Services Certificate program has provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge needed to start my career as a Border Services Officer (BSO)."