CSCB Membership Benefits

Customs brokerage firms licensed in Canada are eligible for membership in the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers.

Why should you consider membership in the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers?

Advocacy

Because our members value the work we do in identifying issues for which there is industry consensus, and communicating positions on those issues to government. Because you deserve a voice in Ottawa, a voice that will represent your interests to federal government departments and agencies, including the Canada Border Services Agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Timely Information Resources

Because as a customs broker you need accurate, up-to-date information in order to meet your clients' needs. The CSCB specializes in the timely provision of technical and operational information brokers require. We e-mail this material to hundreds of member contacts throughout the business day. We also have an on-line searchable database that provides a valuable research tool for Customs-related policies and news, as well as international trade, general management and public affairs information.

Industry Innovation

Because the benefits of electronic commerce processes are making a positive and significant difference to your business. Because CSCB members benefit from the CSCB commitment to electronic commerce processes that have improved customs brokers' competitiveness and ability to meet client needs.

Job Posting Service

Because we offer an exclusive job posting service to our members for FREE, which targets the most qualified of applicants, the CCS designates.

Human Resources Service

Because we offer a complementary human resources consultation service to our members in conjunction with human resources experts, Two Grey Suits.

Group Home and Auto Insurance

Because you may offer your employees group home and auto insurance through the CSCB at preferred rates.

Professional Development Events

Because you need to know about the professional development opportunities we provide for you and your employees, including national and regional conferences, seminars, and meetings, all at reduced costs for members.

Education & Training

Because you and your employees will be eligible for reduced rates on all CSCB educational and professional development programs.

Scholarships

Because the CSCB offers two scholarships to qualified employees or their relations of the CSCB member firms.

Promotion

Because we can promote your business through our online Members Directory, sponsorship opportunities and advertisement in industry publications.

Special Services

Because we offer special services, such as:

  • Surety Services: In conjunction with McLean Hallmark Insurance Group, the Society offers its members the opportunity to be part of the Release Prior to Payment Master Bond, as well as Licence Bonds. McLean Hallmark Insurance Group also offers other risk management tools including a QuickWrite program for importer bonds.

  • General Agency Agreements and Standard Trading Conditions: The General Agency Agreement contains the minimum information recommended by the Society that members should include in their agency agreements with clients. This form also includes the standard trading conditions. These conditions have been approved by the Society, and outline members' ethical and professional responsibilities to their clients, and vice versa. 

Technical/Operational Inquiries

Because CSCB staff are available to assist you in finding the answers to technical questions that arise during the course of your business operations.

Fees

Membership fees are assessed according to the number of your employees engaged in customs brokerage work. Please email the CSCB Manager of Member & Client Services for details, before submitting your application.