GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby MikeMass93 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:11 am

kellylihomes wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Francesco.Paonessa wrote:
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Dejdxkvc wrote:
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I’m a Manitoba applicant, had my psych test on the 14th of September and interview on the 23rd of September and have not heard back yet.
Im a manitoba appilicate as well. I have been waiting for my security interview for 15 months. What does your timeline look like? Im trying to gage how much longer I have to wait lol
You are almost there. I know it is easy to say it. I have been waiting for 6 month, I start to lose the hope. Thinking of spending more time with your family before you leaving for training helps. Good luck!
Kelly, we're looking at Rigaud in February or later - hang in there!
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OITP - February 2020
Rigaud - April 2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kellylihomes » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:19 am

MikeMass93 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:11 am
kellylihomes wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Francesco.Paonessa wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:49 pm


Im a manitoba appilicate as well. I have been waiting for my security interview for 15 months. What does your timeline look like? Im trying to gage how much longer I have to wait lol
You are almost there. I know it is easy to say it. I have been waiting for 6 month, I start to lose the hope. Thinking of spending more time with your family before you leaving for training helps. Good luck!
Kelly, we're looking at Rigaud in February or later - hang in there!
Yes, we will keep on praying and stay positive.
CBSA Applicant
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 Kevlar » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 pm

Fonthill wrote:
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I’m so glad I don’t see CanBr19 on here anymore.
Yeah where did he/she go? I miss all those deleted posts.
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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 Fonthill » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:31 pm

Kevlar wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Fonthill wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:00 am
I’m so glad I don’t see CanBr19 on here anymore.
Yeah where did he/she go? I miss all those deleted posts.
Makes you wonder why they would delete that many message.
Personally, I think the person was a fall down not even in the process just some scab looking for attention.

But, I see with the new security update you have to login to access these materials now. So, one makes you wonder how legit one person really was.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Tyler55 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:17 pm

Hey everyone,

Anyone know how long security clearance typically takes? And how long until you receive your medical invite after providing the paperwork?

Thank you,

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 pm

Tyler55 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Hey everyone,

Anyone know how long security clearance typically takes? And how long until you receive your medical invite after providing the paperwork?

Thank you,
It varies, no set time frames. Look at people's timelines but in general it seems while the security is in process for most people, the medical is done at meantime.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JEagle10 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:38 pm

MikeMass93 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:11 am
kellylihomes wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:56 pm
Francesco.Paonessa wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:49 pm


Im a manitoba appilicate as well. I have been waiting for my security interview for 15 months. What does your timeline look like? Im trying to gage how much longer I have to wait lol
You are almost there. I know it is easy to say it. I have been waiting for 6 month, I start to lose the hope. Thinking of spending more time with your family before you leaving for training helps. Good luck!
Kelly, we're looking at Rigaud in February or later - hang in there!
I would assume most people who don't have their security clearance yet would end up in the june / july / august intakes or even later depending on when they get it. I'm just guessing though. I got my clearance September 3rd and I missed the january intake so we'll see how Feb looks
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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 Tyler55 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Tyler55 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Hey everyone,

Anyone know how long security clearance typically takes? And how long until you receive your medical invite after providing the paperwork?

Thank you,
It varies, no set time frames. Look at people's timelines but in general it seems while the security is in process for most people, the medical is done at meantime.
I see. I just submitted it today. Hoping to get the medical exam soon. Just have the pare left after that.

As a young person can't imagine the clearance will take that long as don't have much history lol.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Tyler55 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:05 pm

How long after you submit the security clearance docs do you get the medical exam invite?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kellylihomes » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:09 am

Tyler55 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:05 pm
How long after you submit the security clearance docs do you get the medical exam invite?
I received the medical exam email about one week after the request security clearance email.
CBSA Applicant
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 DrancsCDN » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:26 am

Tyler55 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:05 pm
How long after you submit the security clearance docs do you get the medical exam invite?
I got both emails the same day security papers and medical
Applied: 04/18
Interview: 12/18 ✅
Psych: 02/19 ✅
Sec. Papers: 02/19 ✅
SLE Comp./Writing: 03/19 ✅
PARE: 05/19 ✅
Medical: 06/19 ✅ 03/20 in progress
Sec. Interview: 08/19✅
Clear. Granted: 08/19✅
SLE Oral Prof.:10/19✅
OITP: ?
Rigaud: ?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Zedlinka » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:52 am

Tyler55 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 pm
IronWolf wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Tyler55 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Hey everyone,

Anyone know how long security clearance typically takes? And how long until you receive your medical invite after providing the paperwork?

Thank you,
It varies, no set time frames. Look at people's timelines but in general it seems while the security is in process for most people, the medical is done at meantime.
I see. I just submitted it today. Hoping to get the medical exam soon. Just have the pare left after that.

As a young person can't imagine the clearance will take that long as don't have much history lol.
You are unfortunately wrong on that one. Age doesn't matter. I saw people in their 30s and 40s get in quicker than I did, and I'm only 26. (24 at the time of submitting my papers)
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kellylihomes » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:09 am

Zedlinka wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:52 am
Tyler55 wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 pm
IronWolf wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:30 pm


It varies, no set time frames. Look at people's timelines but in general it seems while the security is in process for most people, the medical is done at meantime.
I see. I just submitted it today. Hoping to get the medical exam soon. Just have the pare left after that.

As a young person can't imagine the clearance will take that long as don't have much history lol.
You are unfortunately wrong on that one. Age doesn't matter. I saw people in their 30s and 40s get in quicker than I did, and I'm only 26. (24 at the time of submitting my papers)
You are totally right. One thing I learned in the waiting process is that always prepares for the worst situation. Good luck!
CBSA Applicant
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 5pointoh » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:19 am

Zedlinka wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:52 am

You are unfortunately wrong on that one. Age doesn't matter. I saw people in their 30s and 40s get in quicker than I did, and I'm only 26. (24 at the time of submitting my papers)
Thanks for the info
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Zedlinka » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:27 am

5pointoh wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:19 am
Zedlinka wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:52 am

You are unfortunately wrong on that one. Age doesn't matter. I saw people in their 30s and 40s get in quicker than I did, and I'm only 26. (24 at the time of submitting my papers)

In your experience, when have you heard the Feb / March invites going out? Just curious, like others I'm waiting hopefully for a Feb or March intake.
February I assume Mid-Late December.
March, I believe I was just beginning my intake (January 14th) when my buddy got his March invite.

You can expect about 1.5-2 months prior because they need to fit in your OITP online portion first which is about 4-5 weeks. Take a few weeks off of either end (i.e. 2 weeks between invite to online, and 2 weeks from online to Rigaud) and that's pretty well the expected timeline.

This obviously could vary. If you've done the online before, you may get a last minute invite to Rigaud.
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