Job Posting - Intermediate Customs Broker

Courtney Agencies is a locally-owned, family-operated customs brokerage and freight logistics company founded in 1955 and located in downtown Vancouver. We are seeking a skilled, qualified, "intermediate customs broker" professional to join us.

If you are an early to mid-career team player and want to build your career in a fast-paced, diverse and respectful environment, we want to hear from you. We want to hire a dynamic individual who wants to advance in the profession and build a long-term career at Courtney Agencies.

Location: Downtown Vancouver (2 min walk from sky train)

Position Type: Permanent / Full Time


  • Processing customs entries of all types, modes and values which includes:
    • identifying and pursuing additional documents or data
    • identifying import and/or permit requirements
    • documentation or data review
    • obtaining credit release
    • monitoring customs releases
  • Direct communication with service providers, clients and colleagues
  • Surrendering payments and documentation when required
  • Setting up deliveries where necessary
  • Working with Canada customs and other departments to secure release of shipments
  • Determining harmonized tariff classifications and valuation


  • Canadian customs regulations including HS classifications
  • Other government department regulations and requirements
  • Following knowledge is a valuable asset, although not required:
    • US exports
    • ITMR4 software (Descartes)
    • Logistics/freight


  • Strong data entry and software skills, e.g. Word, Excel; Windows and Text-based
  • Ability to adopt new technologies in support of a paperless environment
  • Ability to build knowledgeable and experienced customer service relationships
  • Written and verbal communication skills (our staff team includes ten languages)
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal, team-oriented skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize work in a live operations environment
  • Motivated and hard-working
  • Open to learning and feedback and a desire to advance your career

Experience: Minimum of 3 years customs brokerage experience


  • Minimum grade 12 or equivalent. Post-secondary education a strong asset
  • CCS (certified customs specialist) designation or equivalent
  • Eager to learn and train for new adventures

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Competitive salary, benefits package and professional training

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