Customs Professional (for CIFFA graduates)

Seneca College Certificate

Core Information


Designed to supplement the CIFFA Advanced Certificate, this program provides more in-depth knowledge of customs laws and regulations from both an industry and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) perspective. Exposure to CBSA legislation, procedures and documentation, as well as customs brokerage procedures and international logistics, will give graduates advanced skill sets to further their careers. This program is offered through online study.


  • CTM 101 - Customs Administration I
  • CTM 102 - Customs Administration II
  • CTM 104 - Brokerage and Logistics I

CIFFA Advanced Certificate graduates can apply for Transfer Credits for the above courses by submitting proof of CIFFA Certificate completion (Transcript or Certificate).

Course Names

Customs and Immigration

This course provides the student with an understanding of Canada Customs as it pertains to the duties of the Canada Border Services Officer and the Customs Act, as it relates to the movement of persons and goods in and out of Canada. In addition, the student will be provided with an understanding of Employment and Immigration Canada as it relates to the administration and enforcement of the Immigration Act and the regulations, with particular emphasis on the admissibility and inadmissibility of persons entering Canada.

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This course focuses on the enhancements of communication skills frequently used by law enforcement officers. Students write notebook entries and complete forms and reports following guidelines used by law enforcement agencies.

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Transborder and Customs Procedures

This course focuses on the rules and regulations of the Canada Border Services Agency. The main focus is on the principles of tariff classification, duties and taxes due on importations, as well as the documentation required to trade goods into Canada.

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CTM106 - replaced CTM 105

CTM107 - replaced CTM 103 and is considered to be equivalent

Certificate Requirements

Proof of completion of CIFFA Certificate required prior to enrolling in courses. Certificate must be emailed to at time of enrollment.


When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Program Contacts

Emiliano Introcaso
Part-Time Academic Program Manager
416-491-5050 ext.24043

John Wong
Academic Program Manager
416-491-5050 ext.26630

For more information about this program, fill out the following form.