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Border Services and Customs Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a Border Services and Customs career

Border services and customs professionals are Canada’s first line of trade and law enforcement. Trade and global relations play an important role in our economy, and as a result, we face increased security risks and more complex trade and border operations. Ontario college border services and customs programs prepare students to work in this growing and challenging field.

If you’re interested in customs, trade and immigration, and think you could succeed in this intense career, here’s what you need to know. More

Border Services and Customs Courses

Border services and customs programs at Ontario colleges are generally offered as two-year diploma programs. Some colleges have the option to fast-track and complete the program in one year instead of two.

Students in these programs will develop strong critical thinking, observation, leadership and problem-solving skills. Courses may vary, but common subjects include:

Students will gain technical knowledge on customs, brokerages, immigration and import / export regulations. Courses will also focus on trade agreements, food regulations for inspection, how to identify counterfeit documents and how to conduct investigations.

Some programs offer a co-operative work placement, giving students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned and receive real work experience.

General Border Services and Customs Program Requirements

Ontario college border services and customs programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a grade 12 English credit.

Students will be required to present a Criminal Record Check (for field placement). Due to the nature of the program and career, students should have good physical fitness and be prepared to take courses that will test their physical condition.

Border Services and Customs Jobs and Salaries

Border services and customs programs can lead to careers in many exciting and diverse organizations. Graduates could find jobs with customs brokerages, private import / export businesses, airports and land border government associations. The Canada Border Services Agency also has many positions for which graduates will be eligible.

Salaries for border services and customs jobs vary widely depending on the organization you’re working for, but the average is around $30,000 per year. Entry-level government positions could start as high as $60,000 or more.

Ontario Colleges Offering Border Services and Customs Programs

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Advanced Law Enforcement, Investigations And Security FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Advanced Law Enforcement, Investigations And Security


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ALE1
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

This Program Requires A Degree Or College Diploma. Refer To The Fanshawe Website (Www.Fanshawec.Ca) Or Program Guide For Specific Admission Requirements.

Show details Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice HUMBER LAKESHORE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice


  • Program Length: 8 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CJ411
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Border Services ST. CLAIR CENTRE FOR THE ARTS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Border Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: B961
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Border Services (Chatham - Fast Track) ST. CLAIR THAMES CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Border Services (Chatham - Fast Track)


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: K967
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Customs Border Services LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Customs Border Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: CUSB
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Customs Border Services LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Customs Border Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: CUSB
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Customs Border Services LOYALIST MAIN OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Customs Border Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: CUSB
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Customs Border Services (formerly LAW AND SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - CUSTOM BORDER SERVICES) FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Customs Border Services (formerly LAW AND SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - CUSTOM BORDER SERVICES)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CBS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Customs Border Services (Formerly Law And Security Administration - Custom Border Services) FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Customs Border Services (Formerly Law And Security Administration - Custom Border Services)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CBS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Customs Border Services (Formerly Law And Security Administration - Custom Border Services) FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Customs Border Services (Formerly Law And Security Administration - Custom Border Services)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: CBS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details International Transportation and Customs SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

International Transportation and Customs


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TCS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details International Transportation and Customs SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

International Transportation and Customs


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TCS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details International Transportation And Customs SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

International Transportation And Customs


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TCS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details International Transportation And Customs SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

International Transportation And Customs


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TCS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details International Transportation And Customs SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2018 - May Visit

International Transportation And Customs


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: TCS
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Protection, Security and Investigation SAULT MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Protection, Security and Investigation


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1225
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Protection, Security and Investigation SAULT MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Protection, Security and Investigation


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1225
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Protection, Security and Investigation SAULT MAIN OPEN Full Time 2018 - Jan Visit

Protection, Security and Investigation


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1225
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Protection, Security And Investigation (Apply To Police Foundations For 1st Year) FANSHAWE LONDON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Protection, Security And Investigation (Apply To Police Foundations For 1st Year)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PSI1
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 3
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

First Year Is Common; For First Year Apply To Police Foundations (Pft1). During First Year, Students Complete A Fanshawe Program Transfer Application If They Wish To Complete The Protection, Security And Investigation Diploma Program Which Is Only Offered At The London Campus.

Show details Protection, Security and Investigation - Customs Border Services NIAGARA WELLAND CAMPUS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Protection, Security and Investigation - Customs Border Services


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0212
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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