GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby A North » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:21 am

dankmb wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:02 am
As i have friends and family that currently work for Health Canada (although this is just an assumption here) i believe everything will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although we might consider ourselves overall healthy in general, it is a HUGE risk for the entire college to take that on if an outbreak were to occur there. There are instructors, teachers, administrative workers, cafeteria, house keeping etc. that still have to go home to their families and the college cannot run without half their staff.

Health Canada is also seeing a large influx in testing and as said above 'all hands are on deck.' Even though recruiting is obviously a priority, so is keeping everyone safe. (and by everyone, again I don't mean the general healthy people like most of us who wouldn't even be affected, but those potentially around us.)

I read earlier about a job posting - they might still be posting the job even though their recruitment events are cancelled (large crowds) but WHEN they'll get back to you after you apply is another question.

My PARE test is re-scheduled for Wednesday, colleges in Ontario haven't closed yet but who knows after this afternoon - I don't think there will be any give on "extending" the expiration on these. At the end of the day, there are facilities that do these tests that are not in college campus', although they might be far away from you, that's just another obstacle in the application unfortunately. However HR would be better suited to answer that question.

This is obviously not 100% right but given the facts I've been told and making common sense of things - it seems quite obvious that a majority of our applications will be affected. However, silver lining is to take this time to take care of yourself and get in the best shapes of ya lives !!
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:15 am

A North wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:21 am
dankmb wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:02 am
As i have friends and family that currently work for Health Canada (although this is just an assumption here) i believe everything will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although we might consider ourselves overall healthy in general, it is a HUGE risk for the entire college to take that on if an outbreak were to occur there. There are instructors, teachers, administrative workers, cafeteria, house keeping etc. that still have to go home to their families and the college cannot run without half their staff.

Health Canada is also seeing a large influx in testing and as said above 'all hands are on deck.' Even though recruiting is obviously a priority, so is keeping everyone safe. (and by everyone, again I don't mean the general healthy people like most of us who wouldn't even be affected, but those potentially around us.)

I read earlier about a job posting - they might still be posting the job even though their recruitment events are cancelled (large crowds) but WHEN they'll get back to you after you apply is another question.

My PARE test is re-scheduled for Wednesday, colleges in Ontario haven't closed yet but who knows after this afternoon - I don't think there will be any give on "extending" the expiration on these. At the end of the day, there are facilities that do these tests that are not in college campus', although they might be far away from you, that's just another obstacle in the application unfortunately. However HR would be better suited to answer that question.

This is obviously not 100% right but given the facts I've been told and making common sense of things - it seems quite obvious that a majority of our applications will be affected. However, silver lining is to take this time to take care of yourself and get in the best shapes of ya lives !!
"Get in the best shapes of your lives"

Gyms everywhere: closed 😭😡
Yeah, hard to do if you have to quarantine and have a family . But I'm thinking once most people's quarantine periods are over things may start moving back to somewhat normal since this can't go forever. We recently did the swab test for covid -19 just to be sure with our doctors but we try to avoid outside contact too much.

Not sure if they're doing anything for people already in rigaud now but my best guess is they may postpone intakes
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Ulcaster555 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:11 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am
Hi everyone,

there is a possibility that all type of interviews will be postponed, i do not know if the next intake will also be postponed, however it remains a possibility.

More info coming at the beginning of next week. CBSA will make a decision soon. Obviously i cannot answer questions i don't have the answers too.

Please be patient, I'll try or maybe H.R will provide information as it comes in.
UPDATE:

In accordance with the latest guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada, we are asking that CBSA employees and managers not working in critical program or service positions start to work from home (i.e. move to telework). This change is effective immediately and until further notice.

Positions that deliver Critical Services to Canadians and to Government Operations and which require on-site presence to be performed include:

• Border Services Officers;
• Certain client service and critical business related jobs (physical security officers, real property, clerical, dealing with daily enquiries, attending to “walk in” clients etc.);
• Jobs that require access to restricted or sensitive CBSA information, software, applications and/or databases; and
• Specific CBSA functions, including strategic leadership, relating to upholding the safety and security of Canadians.


Local updates coming soon as to interviews and other requirements.

Stay tuned, stay positive.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Zepedder » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:27 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Ulcaster555 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am
Hi everyone,

there is a possibility that all type of interviews will be postponed, i do not know if the next intake will also be postponed, however it remains a possibility.

More info coming at the beginning of next week. CBSA will make a decision soon. Obviously i cannot answer questions i don't have the answers too.

Please be patient, I'll try or maybe H.R will provide information as it comes in.
UPDATE:

In accordance with the latest guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada, we are asking that CBSA employees and managers not working in critical program or service positions start to work from home (i.e. move to telework). This change is effective immediately and until further notice.

Positions that deliver Critical Services to Canadians and to Government Operations and which require on-site presence to be performed include:

• Border Services Officers;
• Certain client service and critical business related jobs (physical security officers, real property, clerical, dealing with daily enquiries, attending to “walk in” clients etc.);
• Jobs that require access to restricted or sensitive CBSA information, software, applications and/or databases; and
• Specific CBSA functions, including strategic leadership, relating to upholding the safety and security of Canadians.


Local updates coming soon as to interviews and other requirements.

Stay tuned, stay positive.
Thank you for the updates. I'm sure everyone here greatly appreciates them through this time of uncertainty.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby jwlong » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:10 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Ulcaster555 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am
Hi everyone,

there is a possibility that all type of interviews will be postponed, i do not know if the next intake will also be postponed, however it remains a possibility.

More info coming at the beginning of next week. CBSA will make a decision soon. Obviously i cannot answer questions i don't have the answers too.

Please be patient, I'll try or maybe H.R will provide information as it comes in.
UPDATE:

In accordance with the latest guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada, we are asking that CBSA employees and managers not working in critical program or service positions start to work from home (i.e. move to telework). This change is effective immediately and until further notice.

Positions that deliver Critical Services to Canadians and to Government Operations and which require on-site presence to be performed include:

• Border Services Officers;
• Certain client service and critical business related jobs (physical security officers, real property, clerical, dealing with daily enquiries, attending to “walk in” clients etc.);
• Jobs that require access to restricted or sensitive CBSA information, software, applications and/or databases; and
• Specific CBSA functions, including strategic leadership, relating to upholding the safety and security of Canadians.


Local updates coming soon as to interviews and other requirements.

Stay tuned, stay positive.
Thank you very much for the update Ulcaster. Always a great help. Staying positive
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby PrairieFire31 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:55 pm

Hello, I have a question for recruits who may be at Rigaud now. Are you aware of anyone currently at Rigaud who applied as part of the Small Communities postings? If so, have they shared any information on how these recruits will be assigned to their ports? Thanks!
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:10 pm

Not sure if this is true but I heard from a friend that all recruits at rigaud currently are being sent home. If anyone who is there can chime in please feel free.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby jadeyorke123 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:20 pm

I spoke to my friend yesterday who is currently at Rigaud and he said that they were told that their classes are continuing, however they were advised that the next wave was being delayed. Unless things have changed since yesterday.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby jadeyorke123 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:26 pm

Just contacted him, it’s true. They’re all being sent home tomorrow.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 pm

It’s tough.....no income if being sent home until further notice? :cry:
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:19 pm

jadeyorke123 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Just contacted him, it’s true. They’re all being sent home tomorrow.
It was expected and makes sense.

This will last at least 2 months,..., if we are lucky ..., but as always - chill out, the otherwise healthy people will get through it just fine.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby WSM109 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:20 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 pm
It’s tough.....no income if being sent home until further notice? :cry:
I truly feel for those students who are without income and have to go home until this passes.
Very unfortunate circumstances and I hope you all make it back to resume training.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby jwlong » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:33 pm

Good read on cbsa needing more assistance. Hope all officers and personnel stay safe. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all and everyone. Wish I could help. https://globalnews.ca/news/6691230/cor ... -officers/
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby A North » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:55 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:19 pm
jadeyorke123 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Just contacted him, it’s true. They’re all being sent home tomorrow.
It was expected and makes sense.

This will last at least 2 months,..., if we are lucky ..., but as always - chill out, the otherwise healthy people will get through it just fine.
Pretty shitty if they don't at least continue to receive the $150 weekly allowance while this is going on. Many probably wouldn't qualify for EI either I'm guessing. I'd like to hope that they get this additional trip to and from their homes fully covered by CBSA as well.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby A North » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:58 pm

WSM109 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:20 pm
kittycat1024 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 pm
It’s tough.....no income if being sent home until further notice? :cry:
I truly feel for those students who are without income and have to go home until this passes.
Very unfortunate circumstances and I hope you all make it back to resume training.
Here's hoping everyone there now is fiscally able to go back there after this passes, if it's as long as some people are saying it will be. The least CBSA could do in lieu of this is give them all their PoEs now so that recruits can better prepare. This virus closure may make the continued training, relocation in less than 2 weeks and up to 8 weeks with no pay outside of some recruits' financial ability, making their current Rigaud time wasted. :(
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