“I work in the Commercial Operations District with the primary unit so my main responsibility is releasing goods into Canada. We look at things like food, clothing, and car parts; these items tend to be large quantities ordered by businesses operating in Canada.
Before coming to work at Toronto Pearson I worked at Douglas, a land border crossing in British Columbia. When I was first starting out, I was hoping to get into the training program in Windsor but they didn’t have any openings and British Columbia did, so I ended up out west.
After graduating, I worked at Douglas for about three years before transferring to Toronto Pearson. I’ve been at the airport for over six years now.
I’ve always been attracted to law enforcement; I’ve always thought it was an exciting job. It gives you the opportunity to do so many different things, to be exposed to different situations and meet different people.
One of the most memorable moments of working at the airport was my first seizure here. I was working with another officer and I noticed that there was an inconsistency in the packages I was examining. I remember the excitement that I felt in identifying that something wasn’t quite right and having my colleague confirm it. A field test confirmed that it was drugs.”
- Border Services Officer Bradley, CBSA