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Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:58 am
by an.
How long does a CSIS level 2 ("Secret Level") Security Clearance take for a Federal Government department position?

I've been waiting 7 months. I've lived in multiple cities in Canada and one city outside of Canada within the past 10 years. Understandably the clearance should take awhile but how many months can it take up to?

Anyone else in a similar situation?

Thanks!

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:18 am
by gotchya
an. wrote:How long does a CSIS level 2 ("Secret Level") Security Clearance take for a Federal Government department position?

I've been waiting 7 months. I've lived in multiple cities in Canada and one city outside of Canada within the past 10 years. Understandably the clearance should take awhile but how many months can it take up to?

Anyone else in a similar situation?

Thanks!

It depends which department you're getting it from and it depends what they have on the go.

BTW its the Treasury Board who established the security screening levels, and depending on what department you're in, CSIS or the RCMP does it.

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:59 am
by A.T.R.
There are most likely better candidates ahead of you.

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:39 pm
by 48highlander
an. wrote:How long does a CSIS level 2 ("Secret Level") Security Clearance take for a Federal Government department position?

I've been waiting 7 months. I've lived in multiple cities in Canada and one city outside of Canada within the past 10 years. Understandably the clearance should take awhile but how many months can it take up to?

Anyone else in a similar situation?

Thanks!


We tell applicants to the CF 4-18months for a pre-assessment. It took me almost 1 year to get my clearance, and I never moved around.

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:22 pm
by an.
Thanks for all the useful info! Muchly appreciate it!

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:52 am
by watchdog137
an. wrote:How long does a CSIS level 2 ("Secret Level") Security Clearance take for a Federal Government department position?

I've been waiting 7 months. I've lived in multiple cities in Canada and one city outside of Canada within the past 10 years. Understandably the clearance should take awhile but how many months can it take up to?

Anyone else in a similar situation?

Thanks!


To add on what Gotchya said...
I am under the impression that it does indeed depend on what service you're applying to.
I'm in the same boat, even though I've got a level 3 through CSIS the service that I've applied to is still doing their own. Nothing you can do about it. Life goes on.

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:51 am
by an.
I guess I just have to wait it out. Thanks!

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:28 pm
by Richmond
Hi,
I am in same status now, waiting for my level II clearance as I have applied a federal position, have you got yours eventually? How many months have you waited?

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:30 pm
by Richmond
an. wrote:How long does a CSIS level 2 ("Secret Level") Security Clearance take for a Federal Government department position?

I've been waiting 7 months. I've lived in multiple cities in Canada and one city outside of Canada within the past 10 years. Understandably the clearance should take awhile but how many months can it take up to?

Anyone else in a similar situation?

Thanks!

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:26 pm
by 48highlander
Richmond wrote:Hi,
I am in same status now, waiting for my level II clearance as I have applied a federal position, have you got yours eventually? How many months have you waited?


You brought this thread back, just to ask this? It doesn't matter how long it took for the OP's clearance to get processed, because you are not him. CSIS will take however bloody long they want.

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:46 pm
by devilwoman
You brought this thread back, just to ask this? It doesn't matter how long it took for the OP's clearance to get processed, because you are not him. CSIS will take however bloody long they want.


Mine took over 6 months....RCMP lost my fingerprints a few times. Then my paperwork was lost.

Re: Secret Security Clearance taking awhile

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:28 am
by Richmond
devilwoman wrote:
You brought this thread back, just to ask this? It doesn't matter how long it took for the OP's clearance to get processed, because you are not him. CSIS will take however bloody long they want.


Mine took over 6 months....RCMP lost my fingerprints a few times. Then my paperwork was lost.



I have been waitng for 10 months plus, don't know if my agent is taking a leave (Mat. or Parental).... :(
Extremely Frustrating