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NOC 1315 Customs, ship and other brokers

Example Titles
address forms clerk
administrative clerk
aircraft records clerk
auction clerk
bill sorter
broadcast clerk
bus terminal clerk
card filer
classification clerk
clerical assistant
correspondence filing clerk
course co-ordinator
CPIC operator
credit card authorization clerk
criminal records clerk
dietetics office clerk – hospital
documents clerk
drawings filing clerk
file and classification clerk
file clerk
filing clerk
film filing clerk
float clerk
general office clerk
general office worker
grain quotations board marker
health information clerk
health records clerk
hospital records clerk
information and records clerk
junior office clerk
mail order clerk
mail order filler
map clerk
medical records clerk
meter records clerk
municipal office clerk
office administration clerk
office assistant
office clerk
office machine operator
order transcriber
personnel scheduling clerk
plate filing clerk
police station clerk
program and service delivery clerk – government services
records classification clerk
records clerk
records filing-system clerk
records management clerk
records support clerk
relief clerk
road clerk
road maintenance clerk
subscription clerk
technical records clerk
ticket preparer – manufacturing
unit clerk
utilities clerk
utility clerk
ward clerk – hospital
warranty clerk
word processor clerk

Lead statement
Customs brokers clear goods through customs and to their destination on behalf of importer and exporter clients. Shipbrokers buy and sell cargo space on ships and buy and sell ships, yachts and other watercraft on behalf of clients. This unit group also includes other brokers, not elsewhere classified, who negotiate commercial transactions, logistics or other services between parties on behalf of clients. They are employed by customs, ship or other brokerage establishments or may be self-employed.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Customs brokers

Prepare and process import/export documents and other forms on behalf of clients according to customs regulations, laws and procedures
Sign import/export documents on behalf of client, using power of attorney
Arrange for payment of duties, taxes, storage and transportation of imported goods and bonds to cover duty goods
Quote duty and tax rates on commodities for clients
Provide advice to clients on export and import restrictions, tariff systems, letters of credit, insurance requirements and other custom related matters
May represent client before administrative tribunals or in other dealings with government officials.


Buy and sell cargo space on ships on behalf of individuals, companies and governments
Consult trade publications and other sources to provide information to clients on available cargo space, destinations, rates and departure locations and times, and arrange ship charters for clients
Negotiate rates and terms and prepare contracts and other papers
Buy and sell ships, yachts and other watercraft on behalf of clients
Inspect vessels, explain features and negotiate price when purchasing or selling for clients
Arrange for insurance coverage for cargo or for ships
Arrange for registration and licensing of ships.

Source: Canada website