GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Imnewtothis » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:09 am

Quick question. If you fail the first interview how long before you can apply again?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:18 am

Imnewtothis wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:09 am
Quick question. If you fail the first interview how long before you can apply again?
Just recently here in the forum was a case when the applicant was sent an invite by email for a second interview, after failing the first one. All in same 2019 application pool. Check the forum a few pages back.

So it seems that you don't even need to reapply if you fail the interview, they may invite you a second time with no action from your part.

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Postby cbmcmsa » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:27 am

IronWolf wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:18 am
Imnewtothis wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:09 am
Quick question. If you fail the first interview how long before you can apply again?
Just recently here in the forum was a case when the applicant was sent an invite by email for a second interview, after failing the first one. All in same 2019 application pool. Check the forum a few pages back.

So it seems that you don't even need to reapply if you fail the interview, they may invite you a second time with no action from your part.
Questions like this should be asked directly to recruiting. IronWolf, each applicant is case by case and advising someone of the above is giving false hope more than likely, and worse, misinformation. Unless you are a recruiter, the answer to this question, and questions like it, is and always will be, CONTACT RECRUITING!
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby BoltUp » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:40 am

WSM109 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:32 am
Here’s what I received this morning from CBSA:
....”we confirm you hold a valid secret clearance.

Your medical assessment is the last requirement we need before we send you the invitation for Rigaud.

We cannot say how long the wait will be, once we will have set a date for the training in Rigaud, we will let you know. “

Medical is next week, if that goes well ( as I suspect it will) does anyone have an opinion on a rough timeline before an invite to Rigaud might happen?
IMO...don’t hold your breath. There are loads of applicants who have applied to the 2018 job postings who’s Medicals are about to expire, and still no invite. Just keep living your life.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am

Just wonder why some candidates can skip the OTEE directly go for interview?
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Jumb34t » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:54 am

kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am
Just wonder why some candidates can skip the OTEE directly go for interview?
I read somewhere in this forum that back then, if you had a specific degree, you can skip OTEE. Either that, or they passed OTEE before and it's still valid.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:00 am

cbmcmsa wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:27 am
IronWolf wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:18 am
Imnewtothis wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:09 am
Quick question. If you fail the first interview how long before you can apply again?
Just recently here in the forum was a case when the applicant was sent an invite by email for a second interview, after failing the first one. All in same 2019 application pool. Check the forum a few pages back.

So it seems that you don't even need to reapply if you fail the interview, they may invite you a second time with no action from your part.
Questions like this should be asked directly to recruiting. IronWolf, each applicant is case by case and advising someone of the above is giving false hope more than likely, and worse, misinformation. Unless you are a recruiter, the answer to this question, and questions like it, is and always will be, CONTACT RECRUITING!
What I informed about was that there's case when you don't even need to re-apply to get a second invite for an interview as part of the same process.

No misinformation with that, unless the person lied ...

Other that that - apply to the next job posting, as there's no delay set in the CBSA site for failed interview.

Delay of 1 year is for failed OTEE, no delay for failed Interview, at least as of the current info on the site.

kittycat1024, no education based exceptions for OTEE at last process, if you pass, it's valid with no time limit for the current version of the test.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby DrancsCDN » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:31 am

kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am
Just wonder why some candidates can skip the OTEE directly go for interview?
Back in November 13 2018 I received an email from CBSA stating that i met the merit criteria identified for screening with my graduation with a minimum two-year college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (2 year Police Foundation College Diploma).

Which resulted with my candidacy being considered for the next step of the process which consist of the interview (Basically meaning I was exempted from the OTEE).

I guess the process had some changes in the last few years and are not accepting exemption anymore. I always thought it was a way to streamline the process to try and make it faster.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby dankmb » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:31 pm

DrancsCDN wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:31 am
kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am
Just wonder why some candidates can skip the OTEE directly go for interview?
Back in November 13 2018 I received an email from CBSA stating that i met the merit criteria identified for screening with my graduation with a minimum two-year college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (2 year Police Foundation College Diploma).

Which resulted with my candidacy being considered for the next step of the process which consist of the interview (Basically meaning I was exempted from the OTEE).

I guess the process had some changes in the last few years and are not accepting exemption anymore. I always thought it was a way to streamline the process to try and make it faster.


Ya I know their used to be an exemption with the old written tests and slowly when they transitioned to the OTEE. however i don't believe there is an exemption anymore - I've read that people with Bachelor degrees still wrote the OTEE, which is considered a higher education than say Police Foundations. I don't think anyone should be exempt from OTEE anymore though, it's a great tool to measure how well people test and collect their analytical skills. All speculation though.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby cbmcmsa » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:38 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:00 am
cbmcmsa wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:27 am
IronWolf wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:18 am


Just recently here in the forum was a case when the applicant was sent an invite by email for a second interview, after failing the first one. All in same 2019 application pool. Check the forum a few pages back.

So it seems that you don't even need to reapply if you fail the interview, they may invite you a second time with no action from your part.
Questions like this should be asked directly to recruiting. IronWolf, each applicant is case by case and advising someone of the above is giving false hope more than likely, and worse, misinformation. Unless you are a recruiter, the answer to this question, and questions like it, is and always will be, CONTACT RECRUITING!
What I informed about was that there's case when you don't even need to re-apply to get a second invite for an interview as part of the same process.

No misinformation with that, unless the person lied ...

Other that that - apply to the next job posting, as there's no delay set in the CBSA site for failed interview.

Delay of 1 year is for failed OTEE, no delay for failed Interview, at least as of the current info on the site.

kittycat1024, no education based exceptions for OTEE at last process, if you pass, it's valid with no time limit for the current version of the test.
I get what your saying, my point only is that, there are lots of new people to these forums all the time. Often they don't read, that's their own fault, but when the first answer to their question is culminated in a statement of, "So it seems that you don't even need to reapply if you fail the interview, they may invite you a second time with no action from your part." people get excited and take that as fact. My post was merely to say: the Correct answer to the question will only be given by recruiting.


As a potential future public servant, you should be ready for people to only listen to what they want to hear, and then blame you when they find out that what they thought was the truth wasn't a reality.

Getting a second interview is extremely rare and honestly I'm skeptical about the possibility of it/the nature of why it may have been offered. But that's not to say it can't happen. The circumstances one may be extended a second interview are so slim that most people should not get their hopes up for another before they reapply. This is why I say, if you want an answer that will be definite, talk to recruiting.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:47 pm

Agreed, I understand your point !

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Postby miscaware » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:03 pm

Anyone else find it strange how the CBSA constantly hosts recruitment events throughout Canada but has not had a single job posting in a year?

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Postby cbmcmsa » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:09 pm

miscaware wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Anyone else find it strange how the CBSA constantly hosts recruitment events throughout Canada but has not had a single job posting in a year?
No. It's part of the mystique.


More seriously though. The Agency does things in strange ways sometimes. This campaign of recruitment events is more than likely to drum up anticipation for a poster. One's probably coming. When, who knows? Just keep checking Jobs.gc.ca .
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JohnWilliamson3000 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:27 pm

Below is a link I stumbled upon which is an analysis by CBSA on their entire recruitment process. The analysis is from 2012 to the end of 2018. It seems the update it so they may provide some updates for 2019.
This explains a lot of un-answered questions that people may have and provides an explanation of how CBSA came to the process they have now. It also contains future plans for the agency and the recruitment process for (hopefully) the next upcoming inventories. It’s a long read but well worth it for anyone in the process or looking to apply. Hope this helps!

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/agency-agen ... a-eng.html
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JEagle10 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:58 pm

DrancsCDN wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:31 am
kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am
Just wonder why some candidates can skip the OTEE directly go for interview?
Back in November 13 2018 I received an email from CBSA stating that i met the merit criteria identified for screening with my graduation with a minimum two-year college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (2 year Police Foundation College Diploma).

Which resulted with my candidacy being considered for the next step of the process which consist of the interview (Basically meaning I was exempted from the OTEE).

I guess the process had some changes in the last few years and are not accepting exemption anymore. I always thought it was a way to streamline the process to try and make it faster.
That is odd because I applied in September of 2018 and have the same education and was told there were no exemptions anymore from the OTEE lol
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