Immigration, Unemployment Insurance and Revenue Officers

(NOC 1228)

Career Description

This unit group includes government officers who administer and enforce laws and regulations related to immigration, employment insurance, customs and tax revenue.

Duties May Include

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.

Employment insurance officers perform some or all of the following duties: Determine the eligibility of persons applying for employment insurance benefits; Ascertain the facts on such issues as reasons for loss of employment and availability for work; Monitor the payments of benefits throughout the duration of a claim and investigate claimants when there appears to be fraud or abuse.

Customs officers and 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 measurement procedures for goods subject to taxation; Prepare briefs and assist in searching and seizing records, and in preparing charges for court cases.

Examples of Titles

Customs Officer
Employment Insurance Agent
Immigration Agent
Revenue Officer

Where They Work

Government agencies

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Office Administration - Executive Diploma; Co-op
Office Administration - Executive Diploma
Request Info
Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business - Insurance Diploma
Business - Insurance Diploma; Co-op
Request Info
view all
Modified on August 16, 2023