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Immigration officers

OaSIS code 43203.02

Immigration officers administer and enforce laws and regulations related to immigration. They determine admissibility of persons seeking entry into Canada by examining documents and conducting interviews.

Overview

Also known as

  • Immigration agent - government services
  • Immigration appeal officer

Main duties

This group performs 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.

Additional information

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

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Employment insurance and revenue officers (12104)
  • Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (40010)
  • Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration (40011)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

43 – Assisting occupations in education and in legal and public protection

Sub-major group

432 – Assisting occupations in legal and public protection

Minor group

4320 – Assisting occupations in legal and public protection

Unit group

43203 – Border services, customs, and immigration officers

Occupational profile

43203.02 – Immigration officers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Clerical Activities
5 - Highest Level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
5 - Highest Level
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
5 - Highest Level
Interacting with Computers
5 - Highest Level
Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Government agencies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Deductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Near Vision
4 - High Level
Problem Identification
4 - High Level
Selective Attention
4 - High Level
Speech Clarity
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
4 - High Level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important