1315 Customs, ship and other brokers
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Lead statementCustoms brokers clear goods through customs and to their destination on behalf of importer and exporter clients. Shipbrokers buy and sell cargo space on ships and buy and sell ships, yachts and other watercraft on behalf of clients. This unit group also includes other brokers, not elsewhere classified, who negotiate commercial transactions, logistics or other services between parties on behalf of clients. They are employed by customs, ship or other brokerage establishments or may be self-employed.
- chartered shipbroker
- licensed customs broker
- customs broker
- gas broker
- cargo broker
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Some post-secondary education in commerce or a related field may be required.
- Customs brokers require several years of on-the-job training and completion of a customs brokers training program through the International Federation of Customs Brokers Association.
- A customs broker licence, issued by the Canada Border Services Agency, is required for an individual or company to operate a customs brokerage business.
- Shipbrokers selling cargo space on ships usually require several years of on-the-job training or related experience such as shipping company scheduling experience. Shipbrokers selling watercraft usually require in-depth experience with, and knowledge of, various watercraft.
- Correspondence courses from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers are available for shipbrokers.
- There is no mobility between the different types of brokers in this unit group.
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