GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby A North » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:30 am

JEagle10 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:47 am
A North wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:49 am
JEagle10 wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:23 am


I don’t speak one word of french and I’m also quite young.. like I was saying just the luck of the draw I guess! (Or they are trying to finish my group of applicants before getting too far ahead other groups)
Well that's reassuring at least, so thank you for sharing that mate. Were you able to take your interview in Ottawa?
Yep! I was able to complete every step in Ottawa
Well that's cause for a sigh of relief, thanks! I was worrying I could be stuck having to do a few trips to Toronto or whatever after reading earlier in this thread that the only place for BC applicants is in Vancouver.
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CFSC/CRFSC: 04/16; Sent 01/20
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Contacted: 02/19
OTEE: 03/19
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Psych: TBD
Medical: TBD
Security: TBD
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kellylihomes » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:01 am

hsinom wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:47 am
jwlong wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:39 am
kellylihomes wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:49 pm
I have a question for the people who are waiting for their security clearance,

It states that the security clearance process could take anywhere from 3 month to forever. Have you thought of what if it never come or 2-3 years? Do you keep on waiting or working on a plan B? I am currently in this process for almost 5 month, I keep asking myself this question. To be honest, CBSA is my first and only choice, however what if does not happen? Maybe I am just too negative now. The more time I am waiting for it, the worst it gets.
Hi Kelly

You and I are in the exact same boat and Im feeling the same way. I have a job offer in another province to which i have to move to but am reluctant to do so as I feel the way the security process is that it would only postpone it further which is not what I want.
I did email them asking how it would affect this and if its acceptable and did not get an answer to my question but rather a response of "you are in the 3 to 12 month time line and your security clearance is still ongoing". I emailed them back immediately after getting it asking it again and still nothing about it a week later.
It would be nice to have an actual recruiter to speak to on the phone as this would help very much but that isnt the case. I do not want to put life on hold as I have options but do not want to mess up anything either as I very much want this position and career with the CBSA. I know i have what it takes and I am taking it very seriously but its hard to wait I totally get that and the frustration.
I haven't heard anything basically since June when they lost my pare results and didn't receive my my medical results both and I had to get them again.
I know this is a patient process and Im ok with that but Im just looking for a simple answer to my question and trying to make there work easier.
Your right it is hard waiting but I know both you and i and all the others will hear something on the security soon along with the rest of the process. Its def long but it will be so worth it once we all receive our invites. Dont give up keep waiting and living and one day soon well be doing the training and on the frontline......
I would just carry on and accept the job offer you got. I'm still waiting after the last interview and they've told me could take another year
Who told you that it could take another year? Did they say the reason why it took so long for you? Is it because of your situation or just random? I might ask the questions too personal. Please do not answer if you do not feel comfortable. Thank you.
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Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sep 2018 (passes)
Interview: December 2018 (passed)
PARE: January 2019 (passed)
Psy Evaluation: April 2019 (passed)
Security paper: May 2019
Medical: July 2019 (passed)
Security clearance: December 2019
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Suikoden » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm

Does anyone know what caller ID the interview comes from if CBSA calls?

I just declined a No Caller ID call as I’ve been getting a few advertising spam ones the last few weeks and it just occurred to me now that maybe that’s where they call from 🤔
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kellylihomes » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:40 pm

Suikoden wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Does anyone know what caller ID the interview comes from if CBSA calls?

I just declined a No Caller ID call as I’ve been getting a few advertising spam ones the last few weeks and it just occurred to me now that maybe that’s where they call from 🤔
I got my interview invite through email, not a phone call. As a matter of fact, I never got any call from them.
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Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sep 2018 (passes)
Interview: December 2018 (passed)
PARE: January 2019 (passed)
Psy Evaluation: April 2019 (passed)
Security paper: May 2019
Medical: July 2019 (passed)
Security clearance: December 2019
OITP:
Rigaud:

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Suikoden » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:42 pm

kellylihomes wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Suikoden wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Does anyone know what caller ID the interview comes from if CBSA calls?

I just declined a No Caller ID call as I’ve been getting a few advertising spam ones the last few weeks and it just occurred to me now that maybe that’s where they call from 🤔
I got my interview invite through email, not a phone call. As a matter of fact, I never got any call from them.
Great, thank you. I will continue to ignore those calls then.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby CaptainMarvel » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:50 pm

Suikoden wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:42 pm
kellylihomes wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:40 pm
Suikoden wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Does anyone know what caller ID the interview comes from if CBSA calls?

I just declined a No Caller ID call as I’ve been getting a few advertising spam ones the last few weeks and it just occurred to me now that maybe that’s where they call from 🤔
I got my interview invite through email, not a phone call. As a matter of fact, I never got any call from them.
Great, thank you. I will continue to ignore those calls then.
Agreed! It should be coming through the regular CBSA-HR email Suik, same one with the OTEE invite etc.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JEagle10 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:26 pm

A North wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:30 am
JEagle10 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:47 am
A North wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:49 am


Well that's reassuring at least, so thank you for sharing that mate. Were you able to take your interview in Ottawa?
Yep! I was able to complete every step in Ottawa
Well that's cause for a sigh of relief, thanks! I was worrying I could be stuck having to do a few trips to Toronto or whatever after reading earlier in this thread that the only place for BC applicants is in Vancouver.

They had initially sent me an interview invite for Toronto, I just emailed them back and asked if Ottawa was an option and they corrected it for me.
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Applied - Sep 2018
OTEE - Sep 2018
Interview - Nov 2018
Pysch - Jan 2019
Pare - Jan 2019
Security papers sent - Feb 2019
Medical - March 2019
Integrity Interview / Clearance granted - Sep 2019
Online: Jan 2020
Rigaud: March 2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JEagle10 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 pm

jwlong wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:14 am
hsinom wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:47 am
jwlong wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:39 am


Hi Kelly

You and I are in the exact same boat and Im feeling the same way. I have a job offer in another province to which i have to move to but am reluctant to do so as I feel the way the security process is that it would only postpone it further which is not what I want.
I did email them asking how it would affect this and if its acceptable and did not get an answer to my question but rather a response of "you are in the 3 to 12 month time line and your security clearance is still ongoing". I emailed them back immediately after getting it asking it again and still nothing about it a week later.
It would be nice to have an actual recruiter to speak to on the phone as this would help very much but that isnt the case. I do not want to put life on hold as I have options but do not want to mess up anything either as I very much want this position and career with the CBSA. I know i have what it takes and I am taking it very seriously but its hard to wait I totally get that and the frustration.
I haven't heard anything basically since June when they lost my pare results and didn't receive my my medical results both and I had to get them again.
I know this is a patient process and Im ok with that but Im just looking for a simple answer to my question and trying to make there work easier.
Your right it is hard waiting but I know both you and i and all the others will hear something on the security soon along with the rest of the process. Its def long but it will be so worth it once we all receive our invites. Dont give up keep waiting and living and one day soon well be doing the training and on the frontline......
I would just carry on and accept the job offer you got. I'm still waiting after the last interview and they've told me could take another year
I might its just hard not getting any answers really as to how it may or may not affect the process
I’ve seen recent Rigaud graduates say they switched jobs several times while in the process, don’t put your life on hold for a maybe.
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Applied - Sep 2018
OTEE - Sep 2018
Interview - Nov 2018
Pysch - Jan 2019
Pare - Jan 2019
Security papers sent - Feb 2019
Medical - March 2019
Integrity Interview / Clearance granted - Sep 2019
Online: Jan 2020
Rigaud: March 2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby smalltown2018 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:31 pm

Hello fellow applicants! Just wondering how everyone's timeline is looking. I did my interview and got the results 4 months ago, but no email or phone call for psy evaluation yet. Should I be contacting the CBSA about it, or am I just being impatient here?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Jumb34t » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:34 am

smalltown2018 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Hello fellow applicants! Just wondering how everyone's timeline is looking. I did my interview and got the results 4 months ago, but no email or phone call for psy evaluation yet. Should I be contacting the CBSA about it, or am I just being impatient here?
Took me 6 months to get an email from a psychologist for the evaluation. Nothing wrong with contacting CBSA but they'll probably give you a generic answer like "you are still in the process, please be patient. A psychologist will contact you in the next up coming months". Good luck :)
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OTEE: Oct/18 77.5%
Interview: Apr/19
PARE: Aug/19
Psych Eval: Oct/19
Psych Interview: Nov/19
Sec Doc sent: Jan/20
CFSC & CRFSC: Mar/20
Med Eval: May/20
Sec Interview & Clearance: July/20
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Kevlar » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:43 pm

smalltown2018 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Hello fellow applicants! Just wondering how everyone's timeline is looking. I did my interview and got the results 4 months ago, but no email or phone call for psy evaluation yet. Should I be contacting the CBSA about it, or am I just being impatient here?

Its completely random and all over the place. A lot is dependant on availability in your region.

That said I am in the PRA region and my timeline can be found in my signature.
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Applied: 2018/09/28
OTEE: 2018/10 - PASS 95%
INTERVIEW 2018/11 - PASS
Psych Eval / Interview: 2019/04 - PASS
Medical: 2019/05 - PASS
PARE: 2019/11 - PASS
Security Checks: Started 2019/04 - Granted 2019/10
OITP:?
Rigaud:?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Highland2012 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:17 pm

For those of us who got our security clearances granted Jul-Sept or so..

Just curious what your thoughts are on timelines? Nov-Dec for OITP?
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July19 Psy- Done
Aug19 Med Exam- Pass
Oct19 Psy Int- Pass
Nov19 Med Clearance- pass
Nov19 SC submitted
Dec19 SP submitted
Feb20 Phone Int- pass
Feb20 Rit Int- pass
Mar 20 Poly- pass
May 20 BG- pass
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:29 pm

Kevlar wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Its completely random and all over the place. A lot is dependant on availability in your region.

That said I am in the PRA region and my timeline can be found in my signature.

CBSA Application:
Applied: 2018/09/28
OTEE: 2018/10/16 - PASS 95%
INTERVIEW 2018/11 - PASS
Psych Eval / Interview: 2019/04/16 - PASS
Medical: 2019/05/01- PASS
Security Checks: Started 2019/04/26 - Granted 2019/10/24
Nice timeline, congrats ! And great OTEE score !

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby CaptainMarvel » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:32 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Kevlar wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Its completely random and all over the place. A lot is dependant on availability in your region.

That said I am in the PRA region and my timeline can be found in my signature.

CBSA Application:
Applied: 2018/09/28
OTEE: 2018/10/16 - PASS 95%
INTERVIEW 2018/11 - PASS
Psych Eval / Interview: 2019/04/16 - PASS
Medical: 2019/05/01- PASS
Security Checks: Started 2019/04/26 - Granted 2019/10/24
Nice timeline, congrats ! And great OTEE score !
Was thinking the same, congrats on your cleared clearance K!

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Kevlar » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:49 pm

Thanks y'all :D
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Applied: 2018/09/28
OTEE: 2018/10 - PASS 95%
INTERVIEW 2018/11 - PASS
Psych Eval / Interview: 2019/04 - PASS
Medical: 2019/05 - PASS
PARE: 2019/11 - PASS
Security Checks: Started 2019/04 - Granted 2019/10
OITP:?
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