After you successfully complete all of the steps in the application process, you will be considered eligible for the CBSA Officer Induction Training Program. At this point, you may be invited to attend the training.
To help prepare for their role as CBSA officer trainees, candidates must undertake and successfully complete the CBSA Officer Induction Training Program (OITP).
The OITP is designed to develop and assess the following competencies in recruits:
The first phase of the CBSA Officer Induction Training Program is orientation through distance learning (self-paced learning with instructor support via the Internet). To complete this phase of training, all candidates must have access to a computer with an Internet connection.
Candidates are allowed five weeks to complete the 50 hours of training.
This phase is the prerequisite for the second phase — officer training.
The objective of this phase is to gain:
The second phase of the program is officer training and assessments. To complete this phase, candidates must attend in-residence training at the CBSA Main Campus in Rigaud, Quebec.
This phase of training is completed over an 18-week period.
The objective of this phase is to be able to complete the following tasks in a training environment:
During the in-residence phase of training, candidates will receive an allowance, accommodations and meals. They are also entitled to one return travel trip (from their home residence to the CBSA Main Campus and back).
There will be NO salary paid until candidates successfully complete all the required assessment and accept an offer of employment.
The third phase of the program is a developmental understudy program. CBSA officers may be placed at any of the CBSA's locations across Canada. This phase is a continuation of the second phase.
This phase of training commences when CBSA officer trainees are posted to their work location, and continues throughout a developmental program until the training objectives are met.
The primary objective of this third phase of training is to continue to develop expertise and specialized skills in the mode that the CBSA officer trainee is working in (air, marine, land, etc.).