Ask the CBSA!

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby IronWolf » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:09 pm

PrairieFire31 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Highland2012 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:07 pm
I started my application in 2016, and just finally got the call. Some people were one and done, inside of a year and a half. I don't think it hurts to send off a check in e-mail once every couple months. It can take a really.. really long time dude.

Just my opinion though.
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What do you mean by you just finally got the call?
He finally completed the process and was invited to online part, I assume. Then all the COVID thing happened and is all now on hold.
He is another example of 3+ years in the process, sadly ...
But ultimately maybe for good, as his RCMP application advances nicely. The CBSA's delay maybe their loss ;)

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby PrairieFire31 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:27 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:09 pm
PrairieFire31 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Highland2012 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:07 pm
I started my application in 2016, and just finally got the call. Some people were one and done, inside of a year and a half. I don't think it hurts to send off a check in e-mail once every couple months. It can take a really.. really long time dude.

Just my opinion though.
88)
What do you mean by you just finally got the call?
He finally completed the process and was invited to online part, I assume. Then all the COVID thing happened and is all now on hold.
He is another example of 3+ years in the process, sadly ...
But ultimately maybe for good, as his RCMP application advances nicely. The CBSA's delay maybe their loss ;)
Oh, this was before COVID. I was reading as this was new he just received. My bad.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Highland2012 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:44 pm

I got my invite to OITP a couple months back now. Did the online training and am waiting to go to Riguad. All classes were canceled due to the rona. I was informed that I will be given two weeks notice prior to the class start and until then use what ever government supports were available.

Luckily I had a job with government already, so I just retracted my letter of resignation and am continuing on until I get the green light to go! :thumbsup:

Not all of my classmates were so lucky. :cry:
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Ulcaster555 » Thu May 07, 2020 7:16 am

Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby kittycat1024 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:19 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:16 am
Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.
Thanks for the update, its really encouraging!
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby A North » Fri May 15, 2020 3:29 pm

Anyone have status on initial interviews? Could they not be conducted through the phone as well?
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Ulcaster555 » Wed May 20, 2020 10:13 am

At this time there are no plans to restart training at Rigaud. There is a Initial planning for going back to the workplace, however it will be a gradual process, occurring in phases. They may start with a limited return to the workplace. To be clear, that there are no plans at this time to bring anyone back to an office setting in the near future.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby 5pointoh » Wed May 20, 2020 10:39 am

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:13 am
At this time there are no plans to restart training at Rigaud. There is a Initial planning for going back to the workplace, however it will be a gradual process, occurring in phases. They may start with a limited return to the workplace. To be clear, that there are no plans at this time to bring anyone back to an office setting in the near future.
Thanks for the update Ulcaster. Are you in working in recruiting or employed as a BSO at a port?

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby deeps » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:05 pm

Anyone work at the Calgary airport that can tell me how bad vehicles are damaged in the Economy Lot there? I am a CBSA employee but in Ontario right now. Just concerned how my vehicle is doing after that crazy hail storm last night.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Badger9518 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:37 pm

Hey guys, has anyone been invited for their psych interview? I received an email in July saying I would be contacted by a psychologist, any idea how long that would take

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Postby CaptainMarvel » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:54 am

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Spitz42 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:28 am

I passed my exam on March 2019. Was then told I would get an interview date. I never did, then on June 2020 I received an email saying that covid -19 has delayed the process and was asked if I am still interested in the process and to reply. I answered back and said of course.

Have not heard anything since then. I have prior to June if anyone knows when my next interview date is and was told no one has a hold of my file yet or something along those lines.

So my question is how much long will it be?

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby felix1113 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:55 pm

Spitz42 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:28 am
I passed my exam on March 2019. Was then told I would get an interview date. I never did, then on June 2020 I received an email saying that covid -19 has delayed the process and was asked if I am still interested in the process and to reply. I answered back and said of course.

Have not heard anything since then. I have prior to June if anyone knows when my next interview date is and was told no one has a hold of my file yet or something along those lines.

So my question is how much long will it be?
This process is like a marathon, don't look at the speed, enjoy the moment and have fun.

Stay healthy, live you life and take care of the others ;)
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OTEE: September 18 - PASS
Interview: December 18 - PASS
PARE: January 19- PASS
Psych : April 19 - PASS
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby hsinom » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:04 am

Spitz42 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:28 am
I passed my exam on March 2019. Was then told I would get an interview date. I never did, then on June 2020 I received an email saying that covid -19 has delayed the process and was asked if I am still interested in the process and to reply. I answered back and said of course.

Have not heard anything since then. I have prior to June if anyone knows when my next interview date is and was told no one has a hold of my file yet or something along those lines.

So my question is how much long will it be?
Took me a year to get a interview date. Email them for a update. But likely I believe they are backed up with people in their intake pool ready already from years ago.
Some have redone steps three times . For me it will be twice assuming I pass them all again. So they will have to time everything right since they likely don't want you redoing steps like some us maybe.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Kharlvp » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:10 am

Good morning or evening! CBSA was supposed to start a hiring process May of 2020 but due to COVID it was cancelled. Does anyone happen to know when the next hiring process is? I have all my certs and post secondary. Except PARE. Does post secondary education in Justice Studies help out when it comes to the hiring process?


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