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Intelligence Analyst

Reference number: BSF23J-017733-000060
Selection process number: 2023-EA-IEB-FB-04-934
Canada Border Services Agency
Various locations
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$81,060 to $93,387

Closing date: 7 April 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Eligible veterans and CAF members may apply.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

All applications must be submitted electronically through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) on jobs.gc.ca. If there are limitations or special circumstances preventing you from submitting your application via the PSRS online portal you must contact CBSA.National_Collectives3-Collectifs_nationaux3.ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca prior to the closing date and receive approval to apply via an alternate means.

By the closing date of this job advertisement, you must clearly demonstrate in the text boxes for the screening questions provided in your online application, how you meet the essential and asset education and experience qualifications. For the asset qualifications, candidates are not required to meet all of the criteria. Explain and provide details related to your experience for only those asset criteria that apply to you. If you do not have experience for a particular criterion, leave the box blank.

The assessment board cannot infer work experience if responses to the screening questions are incomplete. Please provide detailed and specific examples describing the activities you actually performed and how these activities demonstrate the requirements. Failure to provide complete information in response to the screening questions may result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited to provide missing/incomplete information.

Resumes may be consulted as a secondary source to validate experience described in application.


Intelligence Analyst: Production and dissemination of intelligence-based products and the provision of strategic, operational and tactical intelligence advice and functional guidance to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and partners in support of the CBSA and IRCC’s missions and mandates.

Key Activities

Through all CBSA business lines, utilizes all functions of the intelligence cycle (issue identification, planning, data collection, data evaluation for reliability, data analysis, the production and dissemination of intelligence assessments briefings/reports, and task review). Emphasis is on the analysis of information collected from a wide variety of sources and the subsequent production of tactical, operational and strategic intelligence.

Provides analytical expertise in the identification, coordination, planning and management of Agency intelligence investigations, projects and operations including the coordination and direction of data collection.

Develops strategic, operational and tactical intelligence which includes identification of current or future areas of risk and the identification of intelligence and/or program gaps concerning CBSA and IRCC programs that allow senior managers in both Agencies to make informed decisions to mitigate risks/threats.

Develops and/or delivers training programs, presentations, briefings, alerts, targets or indicators for internal and external audiences on various enforcement-related aspects of CBSA services/programs.

Provides advice to Agency staff and to representatives of domestic and foreign enforcement agencies concerning the application of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the CBSA Intelligence program.

Analyzes information emanating from intelligence investigations and provides analytical products at tactical and operational levels that provide direction, advice and conclusions to intelligence and operations officers in Joint Forces Operation and to CBSA intelligence and investigation/enforcement officers, IRCC, police officers and crown attorneys in the preparation of search warrants, briefs and hearing files.

In the context of analysis, conducts interviews for clarification of issues and provides expert testimony in a court of law or before an administrative tribunal.

Work environment

The CBSA processes millions of travelers every day – people of all ages, sizes, shapes, backgrounds, and abilities. Consequently, we want to increase the representation of employment equity groups in order to maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve.

In accordance with respective business and/or operational requirements flexible work arrangements may be considered (e.g. compressed work week, telework agreements, etc.).The CBSA strives to offer a flexible work environment in accordance with the position’s requirements, and takes all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

Intent of the process

The intention is to create a pool of candidates who meet the essential qualifications. If you qualify in this selection process, you will be placed in a pool of qualified candidates accessible to all hiring managers who have vacancies to fill within the CBSA.

This process may be used to staff identical or similar positions in the unit on a bilingual non-imperative basis should there be no qualified candidates who meet the required language profile.

Volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach, or use of asset qualifications may be used. If you meet any of the asset qualifications (other qualifications), please be sure to provide detailed responses in the screening questionnaire.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (See Note).


The employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are:

- a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or

- an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Candidates who already meet the following criteria must be accepted as meeting the secondary school diploma requirement for the FB Group only:

a. Those who were converted on an indeterminate basis to a Border Services (FB) position; or

b. Those who were appointed or deployed on an indeterminate basis to a Border Services (FB) position and have already attained a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or

c. Those who were appointed or deployed on an indeterminate basis to a Border Services (FB) position using an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Applicants educated outside Canada: Degree(s) and/or diploma(s) must be assessed against Canadian education standards through a recognized credential assessment service. Please see the Degree Equivalency link for further information.

Proof of education and education equivalency (if applicable) must be provided prior to appointment. Education equivalency if required, is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain.

Degree equivalency


To qualify, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet three of the essential criteria. (Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate experience in more than three criteria should they wish to do so).

• Experience working with complex written documents (e.g. reports or business cases or project proposals or risk assessments or vulnerability reviews or intelligence bulletins or research reports) to perform one or more of the following tasks: researching and collecting; or composing and editing; or analyzing and evaluating information.


• One year of non-overlapping experience in conducting research and analysis about legislation or regulations or policies or procedures.


• One year of non-overlapping experience in collaborating with partners and stakeholders to achieve a common goal.


• One year of non-overlapping experience gathering large amounts of information in an investigative setting to formulate a recommendation.


• One year of non-overlapping experience conducting interviews for the purpose of obtaining information or clarification to formulate a recommendation.

Note: Non-overlapping Experience means that the same months/years cannot be counted more than once to demonstrate the time period of an experience criterion. For example, if for the same experience requirement, claims are made for January 2022 – June 2022 (6 months) & May 2022 – September 2022 (5 months), May is overlapping. The total experience counted in this example is 10 months.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills


• Analytical Thinking: Analyzing, interpreting and integrating a broad range of complex information in order to understand issues, identify relevant options and make recommendations to support sound decision-making.

• Adaptability: Welcomes change and adjusts behaviour in a functional manner.

• Oral Communication: Able to effectively communicate ideas orally through an approach that is adapted to the audience.

• Written Communication: Able to effectively transmit ideas in writing using carefully worded, appropriate, and correct language.

• Attention to Detail: Conscientiously attends to details in order to produce precise and error-free work.

• Decisiveness: Makes timely and effective decisions based on sound judgement.

• Interpersonal Skills: Shows consideration, understanding, and respect for people in the work environment.

• Integrity: Is trustworthy, honours commitments, and acts in accordance with accepted social and professional standards.

Note: Written communication will be assessed through responses to screening questions provided by candidates in their applications.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Law, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Political Science, Justice System Administration, Legal Studies or another specialty relevant to the position being staffed.

The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, and training.

Degree equivalency


• One year of non-overlapping experience using intuitive intelligence data management applications (e.g. IBMi2 iBase ) to capture and control and analyze multi-source data in a secure environment.

• One year of non-overlapping experience reviewing and analyzing banking or financial transaction information.

• One year of non-overlapping experience accessing, reviewing, and analyzing data from CBSA commercial and trade systems (e.g. ACROSS, FIRM).

• One year of non-overlapping experience using CBSA immigration systems (e.g. Global Case Management System (GCMS), Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or National Case Management System (NCMS).

• Experience working with Intelligence and Enforcement for the Canada Border Services Agency.

Note: Non-overlapping Experience means that the same months/years cannot be counted more than once to demonstrate the time period of an experience criterion. For example, if for the same experience requirement, claims are made for January 2022 – June 2022 (6 months) & May 2022 – September 2022 (5 months) , May is overlapping. The total experience counted in this example is 10 months.


The CBSA promotes employment equity and encourage all candidates to indicate if they belong to one or more of the designated groups (women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples or persons with disabilities*) when they apply. For information on self-declaration please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government/self-declaring-government-canada-jobs.html.

*Note that the terms “Aboriginal peoples”, “persons with disabilities” and “members of visible minorities” are used, to align with the terminology defined in the Employment Equity Act. We understand and recognize that candidates may prefer to use other terms.

Placement of CBSA employees affected by Workforce Adjustment.

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

All of the following conditions of employment must be met and maintained throughout the tenure in the position:

- Secret security clearance;
- Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance if required;
- Valid driver’s license or personal mobility to the degree normally associated with the possession of a driver’s license;
- Willingness and ability to operate a government-owned vehicle;
- Willingness and ability to carry a government-issued smartphone or mobile communication device;
- Willingness and ability to work overtime;
- Willingness and ability to undertake job-related travel and work away from the office occasionally as required.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Below is the assessment process flow that summarizes the assessment steps for the selection process, the assessment strategy may be subject to change. Please note that only successful candidates will be invited to participate in the subsequent step in the process. Additional information, including dates, will be confirmed at a later stage in the process through emails.

- Prescreening written test
- Screening of the essential experiences
- Video interview
- Screening of the asset experiences


Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates will be required to submit their proof of education documents should they be considered for appointment.

LEAVE/ABSENCES DURING THIS SELECTION PROCESS: It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Agency’s contact of any pre-approved leave throughout the duration of the process in order to facilitate scheduling of evaluations. One (1) alternate date will be possible only if requested for the following reasons: 1) Medical reasons with doctor’s certificate 2) Death in your immediate family 3) Confirmation of pre-approved travel plans or training plans (made before the advertisement posting date) 4) Religious reasons 5) Participation in a different appointment process or another reason that is considered reasonable by the assessment committee.

All communications regarding this process will be administered via e-mail. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide a valid e-mail address (both professional and personal) and update their personal information when/if it changes. Candidates should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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