Ask the CBSA!

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IronWolf
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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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Je ne parle pas au nom de l'ASFC.

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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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