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by cbsa_insight
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Hey everyone, while filling out the papers for the security clearance employment section (last 10 years) should i include the time i worked at tim hortins for only two weeks? i don't remember who the manager was at all. i was in school at the time as well so it was only a part time job. If it falls...
by cbsa_insight
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

If all else fails just say you're stupid because you have a learning disability. They'll then pass you. Why do you say this ? Being diagnosed with a learning disability which is recognized by the federal government isn't as easy as getting your family doctor to write a note saying you have ADD, ADH...
by cbsa_insight
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Sorry if this is a general question... But would anyone know the overall pass rate of the Interview? Under the previous regime where all people had to write the BSOT/WCPT/Other Exams; 25-30% were screened out at source; 30-35% of remaining candidates failed written testing parameters; 40-45% of rem...
by cbsa_insight
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

This may have been asked before, however searching "integrity testing" in the search bar defiantly does not help. Without a polygraph test to assist the integrity test. How is CBSA confident that you're telling the truth? CBSA background security check isn’t as deep as RCMP or municipal p...
by cbsa_insight
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

I need new boots for my current LE job and want to get boots that fall in line with CBSA policy. What would you recommend and can they be 8 inch or just 6 and can they have a side zip? As long as they're black and CSA approved, you're good. Personally, I'd go with a 8 inch- they tend to come in han...
by cbsa_insight
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

I've just passed the GCT2-WCPT. Problem is, we were four people in the class that our names were not in their system. They could not guarantee that our application would be processed. We have no number to call to demystify this mess. It's very frustrating. We all took time off work for that, paid f...
by cbsa_insight
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

hi all question about POE’s, if assigned to an area with multiple spots, for example in Niagara theres a few, would you be posted at just one of them or rotate through all of them? Typically, you get a POE assignment and that’s where you are assigned to work. There are a few POE’s that are seasonal...
by cbsa_insight
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

I'm currently in the selection process for SBSO for summer 2018. I'm wondering how long after my medical assessment will I know if I got the position? If I were to fail my security interview would my medical assessment appointment be cancelled You'll know that you passed the medical right away, it'...
by cbsa_insight
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

When a POE is closed due to weather or any other reason do officers still stay there? I would hope so but I saw a facebook post about a border being closed due to poor road conditions so I was curious. IF a 24/7 POE is closed due to weather or infrastructure, typically it remains manned. There are ...
by cbsa_insight
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Attention experienced BSOs

Morning, Another question for the more experienced BSOs in this thread: I was wondering if you could share 1) the most difficult situation you faced 2) how you dealt with it? 3) What did you learn? Thanks have a great day! I can't help but feel like you're trying to prepare for interview questions ...
by cbsa_insight
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Thanks. Would you be able to provide an example of having integrity while at a POE? All the time. I will have sex with you if you let me go. Sir, I will pay you, please, let me in the country. Can you please let it go this time? Hey man, I'm calling in sick for work tomorrow- don't say anything OK?...
by cbsa_insight
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Understanding the line of questioning is important when examining travelers at POEs, are there any questions that a) You are not allowed to ask or b) you should never ask a traveler? Thanks. If it’s not relevant to the exam. Don’t ask. If the situation goes to court, good luck explaining that. If i...
by cbsa_insight
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

How to do when a officer treat passengers like garbage? Few weeks ago I came back from US and I saw an officer treating a lady like shit. She did not give any reason to him to be treated like that, just because she misunderstood his instruction on the line. I felt insulted for her. Maybe he was fru...
by cbsa_insight
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: For those of you who have been working for more than a y

Just curious, OUt of the 8 competencies: Analytical Thinking, Values and Ethics, Handling Difficult Situations, Client Service, Decisiveness, Effective Communication , Judgement, Integrity. Of course all 8 are important, but if you could only pick three, which three would you pick? I would think Co...
by cbsa_insight
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ)
Topic: Ask the CBSA!
Replies: 12698
Views: 1191294

Re: Ask the CBSA!

Need some advice from current bso or someone whos gone through the OITP. This morning I got an invite to participate in the OITP Online portion starting November 27 2017. But the email also states that as of right now my reliability clearance and secret security clearance are IN PROGRESS . It says ...