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Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.

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Latch527
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Latch527 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:33 pm

I noticed that on the training information section of the CBSA website it now says that there is mandatory physical fitness, does anyone know what that is?
Applied: 10/2016
PARE: 03/2017 & 03/2018
Interview: 06/2017
Exam: 02/2017
Security: 07/2018
Integrity Interview: 06/2018
Medical: 12/2017 08/2018
OITP: 12/2018
Riguard: 02/2019

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Hopeful-1 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:49 pm

Latch527 wrote:I noticed that on the training information section of the CBSA website it now says that there is mandatory physical fitness, does anyone know what that is?
For the short time that I was there, it was mandatory fitness classes 2 days per week. They just want to see you putting in the effort to make some gains no matter how great or minimal they are
Rigaud - Aug 2017 - withdrawl injured during UoF training

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Latch527 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:25 pm

That is good to know. Was wondering if I needed to up my fitness regiment but you answered that question thanks!
Applied: 10/2016
PARE: 03/2017 & 03/2018
Interview: 06/2017
Exam: 02/2017
Security: 07/2018
Integrity Interview: 06/2018
Medical: 12/2017 08/2018
OITP: 12/2018
Riguard: 02/2019

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When to Apply

Postby trey1998 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:31 am

Hello everyone,

I am brand new to this forum, I'm very happy to see all the useful information from current applicants and veterans of the CBSA. I have one question to ask:

I am currently in college for Police Foundations. I was planning on applying in January to get a head start on the application process. Should I wait until I graduate my program to apply so I can put on my resume that I obtained the diploma or would I still have just as good of a chance if I indicated in my resume that I graduate in April 2019?

Thank you very much,

Trey

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Re: When to Apply

Postby artemis17 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:52 am

trey1998 wrote:Hello everyone,

I am brand new to this forum, I'm very happy to see all the useful information from current applicants and veterans of the CBSA. I have one question to ask:

I am currently in college for Police Foundations. I was planning on applying in January to get a head start on the application process. Should I wait until I graduate my program to apply so I can put on my resume that I obtained the diploma or would I still have just as good of a chance if I indicated in my resume that I graduate in April 2019?

Thank you very much,

Trey
Considering how long the process could be and considering that you technically only need highschool diploma if I were you I would apply as soon as possible
CBSA
PARE: Apr 5th 2017 - PASS
Sec:Feb 10th 2017
Psych Test/Int: Jan 9th 2017/ Jan 17th 2017 - PASS Jan 24th 2017
Med:Feb 23rd 2017 - PASS
Integ:Mar 7th 2017 - PASS Aug 18th 2017
OITP: Nov 27th 2017 - PASS
Rigaud: Jan 15th 2018

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Re: When to Apply

Postby trey1998 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:09 pm

artemis17 wrote:
trey1998 wrote:Hello everyone,

I am brand new to this forum, I'm very happy to see all the useful information from current applicants and veterans of the CBSA. I have one question to ask:

I am currently in college for Police Foundations. I was planning on applying in January to get a head start on the application process. Should I wait until I graduate my program to apply so I can put on my resume that I obtained the diploma or would I still have just as good of a chance if I indicated in my resume that I graduate in April 2019?

Thank you very much,

Trey
Considering how long the process could be and considering that you technically only need highschool diploma if I were you I would apply as soon as possible
Thank you for the reply. If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take you to hear back from recruiters? Also, congratulations on all your success!

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Re: When to Apply

Postby artemis17 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:30 pm

trey1998 wrote:
artemis17 wrote:
trey1998 wrote:Hello everyone,

I am brand new to this forum, I'm very happy to see all the useful information from current applicants and veterans of the CBSA. I have one question to ask:

I am currently in college for Police Foundations. I was planning on applying in January to get a head start on the application process. Should I wait until I graduate my program to apply so I can put on my resume that I obtained the diploma or would I still have just as good of a chance if I indicated in my resume that I graduate in April 2019?

Thank you very much,

Trey
Considering how long the process could be and considering that you technically only need highschool diploma if I were you I would apply as soon as possible
Thank you for the reply. If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take you to hear back from recruiters? Also, congratulations on all your success!
I think you'll be quick to be invited to the OTEE testing, I can't tell you when I first applied Because I can't actually rememeber but rest of my timeline is in my signature. If this is what you want to do apply no harm in it and no real need to wait for your official diploma
CBSA
PARE: Apr 5th 2017 - PASS
Sec:Feb 10th 2017
Psych Test/Int: Jan 9th 2017/ Jan 17th 2017 - PASS Jan 24th 2017
Med:Feb 23rd 2017 - PASS
Integ:Mar 7th 2017 - PASS Aug 18th 2017
OITP: Nov 27th 2017 - PASS
Rigaud: Jan 15th 2018

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Nicholas1989 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:12 am

PASSED MY OTEEEE :D :D :D :D

Results VALID FOR LIFE!~
Applied July 2018
OTEE Sept. 2018
OTEE October 31st PASS! 85%
Candidate Info Package: november 6th 2018
Will Reapply again :mrgreen: GL to all applicants

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Campin16 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:36 am

Nicholas1989 wrote:PASSED MY OTEEEE :D :D :D :D

Results VALID FOR LIFE!~
Congrats!!!

Me too I passed, so pumped and relieved.. lol

However, I scored well in all categories except analytical thinking. I passed but barely, so I wonder how that will affect things going forward?
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Applied: July 2018
OTEE: October 20th 2018
OTEE Results: October 31st (pass 77%)
Interview: June 19th 2019
Interview Results: July 2nd (pass)

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby artemis17 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:38 am

Campin16 wrote:
Nicholas1989 wrote:PASSED MY OTEEEE :D :D :D :D

Results VALID FOR LIFE!~
Congrats!!!

Me too I passed, so pumped and relieved.. lol

However, I scored well in all categories except analytical thinking. I passed but barely, so I wonder how that will affect things going forward?
A pass is a pass they do not differentiate people based on how much you passed by. Congrats to everyone btw. Also this VERSION is good for life if they change the test they could make you redo it
CBSA
PARE: Apr 5th 2017 - PASS
Sec:Feb 10th 2017
Psych Test/Int: Jan 9th 2017/ Jan 17th 2017 - PASS Jan 24th 2017
Med:Feb 23rd 2017 - PASS
Integ:Mar 7th 2017 - PASS Aug 18th 2017
OITP: Nov 27th 2017 - PASS
Rigaud: Jan 15th 2018

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby bellyanon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:23 pm

Campin16 wrote:
Nicholas1989 wrote:PASSED MY OTEEEE :D :D :D :D

Results VALID FOR LIFE!~
Congrats!!!

Me too I passed, so pumped and relieved.. lol

However, I scored well in all categories except analytical thinking. I passed but barely, so I wonder how that will affect things going forward?
Congrats! I failed by a point on analytical thinking.. Everything else was good. No excuses. Im just gonna wait I guess haha.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby bluenoser1 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:57 pm

bellyanon wrote:
Campin16 wrote:
Nicholas1989 wrote:PASSED MY OTEEEE :D :D :D :D

Results VALID FOR LIFE!~
Congrats!!!

Me too I passed, so pumped and relieved.. lol

However, I scored well in all categories except analytical thinking. I passed but barely, so I wonder how that will affect things going forward?
Congrats! I failed by a point on analytical thinking.. Everything else was good. No excuses. Im just gonna wait I guess haha.
That sucks, but don't let it discourage you. A lot of people have to try more than once.

I passed, but almost failed the analytical section. Just goes to show how easy it is to not pass.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby JeanFrancois » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:13 am

Nicholas1989 wrote:PASSED MY OTEEEE :D :D :D :D

Results VALID FOR LIFE!~
Sweet! Congratulations to the Peeps who passed the September and October OTEE.
CBSA:
App: 08-18
O.T.E.E:
Interview:
PAL:
Psych: ?

TPS:
GIS: July 22th, 2019
PREP Practice: July 26th, 2019
WCT: Aug 17, 2019
PREP:
PATI: October 5th, 2019

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby JeanFrancois » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:22 am

artemis17 wrote:
Campin16 wrote:
Nicholas1989 wrote:PASSED MY OTEEEE :D :D :D :D

Results VALID FOR LIFE!~
Congrats!!!

Me too I passed, so pumped and relieved.. lol

However, I scored well in all categories except analytical thinking. I passed but barely, so I wonder how that will affect things going forward?
A pass is a pass they do not differentiate people based on how much you passed by. Congrats to everyone btw. Also this VERSION is good for life if they change the test they could make you redo it

I disagree, a pass is a pass but not in terms of recruitment and competitiveness. Based on my personal experience when/while applying to the RCMP, applicants are chosen from score down, it's also the same with the Military for MP. Higher scoring candidates in those processes are selected for processing first and I would not see why the CBSA would be any different, The exam taken was an occupational based exam; from a logical stand point are you going to process the applicant that scored 61% first or the applicant that scored 90% percent first on the exam.

Look at the what I would believe could be some of the factors considered in any recruiting process: Scoring, Education, Ethnic Group, Location, Languages,Gender

When I did the RCMP exam back in 2011 my testing skills were not the best, I passed but not by much. I received an email a year later stating my application had been selected as EE applicant(Employment Equity) however I did not pursue it at the time as I was in another career.
CBSA:
App: 08-18
O.T.E.E:
Interview:
PAL:
Psych: ?

TPS:
GIS: July 22th, 2019
PREP Practice: July 26th, 2019
WCT: Aug 17, 2019
PREP:
PATI: October 5th, 2019

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Kevlar » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:35 am

Absolutly JeanFrancois, It typically follows a top down selection process in advancing through the hiring process. Like RCMP CSC etc. which makes sense. As you mentioned why take a 60 when you can take a 90. The more positions they need to fill the further down the list they go.
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CBSA Application:
Applied: 2018/09/28
OTEE: 2018/10/16 - PASS 10/8/10/10
INTERVIEW 2018/11
Psych Eval / Interview: 2019/04/16 Pass
Medical: 2019/05/01
Security Checks: Started 2019/04/26
OITP:
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