GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby new2this » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:40 pm

BoltUp wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:42 pm
kittycat1024 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:13 am
I hope HR would extend all the PARE, psy, medical time limit :roll:

CBSA Just emailed me and gave me until May 29 to complete my PARE
I’m so grateful for the accommodation given the situation right now. 😃
I just got an email also giving me until May 29 for the PARE - now to find someplace that will be open by then for testing.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby WSM109 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:10 pm

new2this wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:40 pm
BoltUp wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:42 pm
kittycat1024 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:13 am
I hope HR would extend all the PARE, psy, medical time limit :roll:

CBSA Just emailed me and gave me until May 29 to complete my PARE
I’m so grateful for the accommodation given the situation right now. 😃
I just got an email also giving me until May 29 for the PARE - now to find someplace that will be open by then for testing.
Where do you live?
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Applied: Jan 2019 ☑️
OTEE: Feb 2019☑️
Interview: May 2019☑️
CFSC/CRFSC: Jun 2019☑️
Psyc: Aug 2019☑️
Medical: Feb 2020 ☑️
Sec Paper: Dec 2019☑️
Sec Clearance: Feb 2020 ☑️
Pare: Jan 2020 ☑️
OITP: TBD

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby new2this » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:45 pm

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:26 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxn6YcW ... ture=share The new recruitment video looks good
CBSA BC
Applied- Aug 2017
Inventory/Request for Docs- Dec 2017
Interview- Sept 2018
Security Sent- Sept 2018
Psych - Oct 2018
Medical - Feb 2019/Mar 2020 Renewal
Pare- April 2019
Security Interview - May 2019
Security Clearance- Dec 2019
OITP- ?
Rigaud- ?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Alexn19 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:04 am

hsinom wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxn6YcW ... ture=share The new recruitment video looks good

Thanks for sharing!! Definitely a very nice video :D
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Applied: 01/19
Interview: 06/19✔
Psych Test: 07/19✔
Psych Int: 08/19✔
Sec docs: sent 09/19✔
PARE: 10/19✔
Sec Interview: 11/19✔
Sec granted: 12/19✔
Medical: TBD
OITP: TBD
Rigaud: TBD

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:43 am

I was advised the other day, by someone that I understand would be "in the know", that ALL training courses were put on COVID-19-pandemic hold, yet:
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/menu-eng.html
no warning is shown here that Rigaud-basic is shuttered.

Any BSO able to comment? Or, am I about to be blackhawked?!
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:37 am

hsinom wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxn6YcW ... ture=share The new recruitment video looks good
wow the video is really inspiring!!!!!! But I thought it’s 2016 video?
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby neonlights97 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:26 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:37 am
hsinom wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxn6YcW ... ture=share The new recruitment video looks good
wow the video is really inspiring!!!!!! But I thought it’s 2016 video?
This video seems to be a newer and longer version than the 2016 one, with newer scenes and different faces throughout.

Very inspiring, I got the chills running up and down my spine as I was watching the video! Makes me want to become a BSO even more.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby vanessa11 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:41 pm

Pete Broccolo wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:43 am
I was advised the other day, by someone that I understand would be "in the know", that ALL training courses were put on COVID-19-pandemic hold, yet:
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/menu-eng.html
no warning is shown here that Rigaud-basic is shuttered.

Any BSO able to comment? Or, am I about to be blackhawked?!
Rigaud is on hold.
Applied: 2017.2.15
Interview: 2017.11.2
Security: 2017.11.27
PARE: 2017.11.30
Written psych: 2017.12.11
Psych interview: 2017.12.13
Med: 2018.1.22
SLE: 2018.3.14 - 2018.4.11 results : C-C-C
Integrity int : 2018.7.10
OITP: 2018.11.26
Rigaud: 2019.1.14

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JDube » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:44 pm

Received my secret clearance today. Good news in bad times. So those who are awaiting a result, don't lose hope!
Quebec CBSA applicant timeline
Applied: Jan 16th 2019
OTEE: Feb 21-25th 2019 - Results March, Pass
Interview: May 27th 2019 - Results June Pass
Psych eval: September 2019 - Pass
Security papers - Sent November 2019
Integrity interview - March 2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby BoltUp » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:44 pm

WSM109 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:10 pm
new2this wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:40 pm
BoltUp wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:42 pm



CBSA Just emailed me and gave me until May 29 to complete my PARE
I’m so grateful for the accommodation given the situation right now. 😃
I just got an email also giving me until May 29 for the PARE - now to find someplace that will be open by then for testing.
Where do you live?

It’s anyones guess if PARE locations will be open, even by the end of May!?!
I’m in Alberta.
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Applied: Sept, 2018
OTEE: Oct, 2018
PARE: Nov, 2018
Interview: Nov, 2018

Psych Eval, April, 2019
Security papers sent April 30, 2019
Medical Eval: May 2019
Integrity Interview Aug 20/19
Clearance Granted: Aug 23/19

OITP:
Rigaud:

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby cohda » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:46 pm

Getting there bud!
Congrats!
JDube wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:44 pm
Received my secret clearance today. Good news in bad times. So those who are awaiting a result, don't lose hope!
QC APPLIC. (3333): 03-04-12
WRIT. SLE: 21-03-13 - PASSED
GCT 2/WCPT: 29-04-13 - PASSED
INTERVIEW: 11-06-13 - PASSED
SEC. CLEAR.: 11-06-13 -PASSED
MMPI-2/16PF: 17-06-13 - PASSED
MEDICAL: 02-07-13 - PASSED
ORAL SLE: 13-11-13 - PASSED
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby BoltUp » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:51 pm

Brainscape - Smart Flashcards by Brainscape

Has anyone used the above app to prepare for OITP and Rigaud? It has 1000s of flash cards and I’m wondering how useful and accurate the info is?
CBSA

Applied: Sept, 2018
OTEE: Oct, 2018
PARE: Nov, 2018
Interview: Nov, 2018

Psych Eval, April, 2019
Security papers sent April 30, 2019
Medical Eval: May 2019
Integrity Interview Aug 20/19
Clearance Granted: Aug 23/19

OITP:
Rigaud:

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:05 pm

BoltUp wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:44 pm
It’s anyones guess if PARE locations will be open, even by the end of May!?!
I’m in Alberta.
It is possible the PARE test centers to open in May,..., if local govts loosen the "social distancing" rules and the schools open.

I would not count on it for sure in the next 4 weeks.

One thing is for sure - if the PARE test centers are closed, HR will extend your date, as their intakes will also be postponed in time. Rigaud is already behind with training this year.

So I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Boomboom72 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:32 pm

For those with expiring medicals in the coming weeks / months. After asking...I received an email from recruitment stating that they have contacted Health Canada regarding the potential for extensions on Cat III but have yet to receive confirmation. They also mentioned that they would be in touch with those who could potentially be affected by that change.

Stay safe everyone and amazing job being done by all the BSO’s out there!! It’s times like this, although very scary, you want and train to be there working the front lines and doing all you can to help keep your country safe!!
Applied: June 2018
OTEE: Sept 2018 (Passed)
Interview: Nov 2018 (Passed)
Psych: March 2019 (Passed)
Security / backround: April 2019 (Passed)
Pare: June 2019 (Passed)
Medical: June 2019 (Passed)
Integrity: August 2019 (Passed)
OITP: TBD
Rigaud: TBD


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