1228- Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers
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.
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.
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.
Progression to managerial positions in these fields is possible with experience.
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Managers responsible for immigration or employment insurance (in 0411 Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration)
Managers responsible for taxation revenue or customs (in 0412 Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration)
Other financial officers (1114)
Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers (4164)
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X