1228 – Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers | Canada NOC |

1228 – Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers

Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers 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.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Adjudication officer – employment insurance
  • Adjudication officer – immigration
  • Adjudicator – employment insurance
  • Appeal judge – employment insurance
  • Appeal officer
  • Appeal officer – taxation
  • Assessing officer – taxation
  • Assessing unit head – taxation
  • Audit reviewer – taxation
  • Benefits officer – government services
  • Border services officer (BSO)
  • Business expertise advisor – government services
  • Business expertise consultant – government services
  • Case review officer – immigration
  • Citizen services officer (CSO) – government services
  • Citizenship registration examiner
  • Claims adjudication officer – employment insurance
  • Claims adjudicator – employment insurance
  • Claims processing officer – immigration
  • Collection agent – government services
  • Collection officer – taxation
  • Collection unit head – government services
  • Collector of taxes
  • Coverage and interpretation officer – taxation
  • Customs and excise examiner
  • Customs appraiser
  • Customs baggage inspector
  • Customs collector
  • Customs examiner
  • Customs inspection supervisor
  • Customs inspector
  • Customs inspectors supervisor
  • Customs investigator
  • Customs officer
  • Employment insurance agent
  • Employment insurance benefit claims investigator
  • Employment insurance benefits control officer
  • Employment insurance officer
  • Excise duty agent
  • Excise duty officer
  • Excise duty supervisor
  • Excise examiner
  • Excise tax collection supervisor
  • Excise tax collector
  • Excise tax inspector
  • Excise tax officers supervisor
  • Field auditor – taxation
  • Goods and services tax (GST) collection officer
  • GST (goods and services tax) collection officer
  • Immigration Act enforcement officer
  • Immigration agent – government services
  • Immigration appeal officer
  • Immigration examiner
  • Immigration examining officer
  • Immigration inspector
  • Immigration officer – government services
  • Immigration officers supervisor
  • Integrity services investigator – government services
  • Integrity services investigator – Service Canada
  • Integrity services officer – government services
  • Municipal tax collector
  • Office auditor – taxation
  • Payment service officer – government services
  • Regional claims and benefits officer – employment insurance
  • Revenue agent
  • Revenue officer
  • Revenue recovery officer
  • Revenue supervisor
  • Succession duty auditor – taxation
  • Tax appeal officer
  • Tax assessor
  • Tax auditor – government services
  • Tax auditors team leader
  • Tax collection officer
  • Tax collector
  • Tax enforcement officer
  • Tax interpretation officer
  • Tax investigator
  • Tax officer
  • Tax recovery officer
  • Taxation investigator
  • Taxation officer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Immigration officers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Employment requirements

  • 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.

Additional information

  • Progression to managerial positions in these fields is possible with experience.


  • Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
  • 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)