GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm

treeego wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:14 am

Ah, then no I did not get an automated reply. 😊
Oh! Every time I emailed to HR I get the Auto reply email within 1 min…… :ponder:

I just emailed HR no Auto reply email this time……weird

I wonder when will they resume the MMPI and face to face interview :?:
Applied: 2018
PAL: Obtained
Interview: Oct 2019 (Passed)
PARE: Feb 2020 (Passed)
MMPI: April 2020 (virtual)
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby ProxyWolf » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:15 am

kittycat1024 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm
treeego wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:14 am

Ah, then no I did not get an automated reply. 😊
Oh! Every time I emailed to HR I get the Auto reply email within 1 min…… :ponder:

I just emailed HR no Auto reply email this time……weird

I wonder when will they resume the MMPI and face to face interview :?:
Probably depends on where in the country you are, as QC and ON are still in phase 2 I believe, whereas BC and AB (I think) are in phase 3 already! Hard to say though, lot of variables to take into account here.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:44 am

kittycat1024 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm
treeego wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:14 am

Ah, then no I did not get an automated reply. 😊
Oh! Every time I emailed to HR I get the Auto reply email within 1 min…… :ponder:

I just emailed HR no Auto reply email this time……weird

I wonder when will they resume the MMPI and face to face interview :?:
In my experience regarding emailing them is if you send directly to recruiting email address then you'll get a auto reply. If you hit reply to a request they sent you I don't get a auto reply.

Also if anyone else is wondering I asked the question about my PARE twice which expires in October but they didn't indicate I'd have to redo it. The only response I got regarding the psychological evaluation is this:


At the moment, we know the next classes will be in 2021, but they are still to be confirmed.



Even though you filled this form, it does not mean you will be evaluated again.



Filling up this form is new process in the MMPI stage, we ask to all our candidates to fill it.
CBSA BC
Applied- Aug 2017
Doc sent- Dec 2017
Interview- Sept 2018
Security Sent- Sept 2018
Psych - Oct 2018/Mar 2021
Medical - Feb 2019/Mar 2020
Pare- April 2019/Oct 2020
Security Interview - May 2019
Security Clearance- Dec 2019
OITP- ?
Rigaud- ?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kellylihomes » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:50 am

hsinom wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:44 am
kittycat1024 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm
treeego wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:14 am

Ah, then no I did not get an automated reply. 😊
Oh! Every time I emailed to HR I get the Auto reply email within 1 min…… :ponder:

I just emailed HR no Auto reply email this time……weird

I wonder when will they resume the MMPI and face to face interview :?:
In my experience regarding emailing them is if you send directly to recruiting email address then you'll get a auto reply. If you hit reply to a request they sent you I don't get a auto reply.

Also if anyone else is wondering I asked the question about my PARE twice which expires in October but they didn't indicate I'd have to redo it. The only response I got regarding the psychological evaluation is this:


At the moment, we know the next classes will be in 2021, but they are still to be confirmed.



Even though you filled this form, it does not mean you will be evaluated again.



Filling up this form is new process in the MMPI stage, we ask to all our candidates to fill it.
Thank you for your information. At this point, we just have to wait and do whatever they ask us to do. Good luck to us!
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Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sep 2018
Interview: December 2018
PARE: January 2019
Psy Evaluation: April 2019
Security paper: May 2019
Medical: July 2019
Security clearance: December 2019
OITP: Feb 2021
Rigaud: Mar 2021

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Highland2012 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:39 pm

If the CBSA says jump.. We ask how high.

Haha. :roll:
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Oct19 Psy Int- Pass
Nov19 Med Clearance- pass
Nov19 SC submitted
Dec19 SP submitted
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Mar 20 Poly- pass
May 20 BG- pass
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:50 pm

Highland2012 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:39 pm
If the CBSA says jump.. We ask how high.

Haha. :roll:
:) that reminds me of this :

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https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/security-se ... e-eng.html

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Postby BoltUp » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:02 pm

FYI outdoor PARE test in Calgary on August 8th and PARE Testing in Edmonton on August 22&29 with Blue Line Fitness Testing
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Applied: Sept, 2018
OTEE: Oct, 18
PARE: Nov, 18 - May, 20
Interview: Nov, 18

Psych, April, 19
Security sent April 30, 19
Medical, May 19
Integrity Interview Aug 20/19
Clearance Granted: Aug 23/19

OITP: April 21
Rigaud: May 21

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:14 pm

BoltUp wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:02 pm
FYI outdoor PARE test in Calgary on August 8th and PARE Testing in Edmonton on August 22&29 with Blue Line Fitness Testing
nice that there's such options, I recall this about the recommended temperature in the testing room (place) :

"Temperature: ∙ Between 18 to 20 Celsius
∙ If the temperature exceeds 24 Celsius and the humidity is high PARE should be postponed until the temperature and humidity is remedied"

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby BoltUp » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:20 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:14 pm
BoltUp wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:02 pm
FYI outdoor PARE test in Calgary on August 8th and PARE Testing in Edmonton on August 22&29 with Blue Line Fitness Testing
nice that there's such options, I recall this about the recommended temperature in the testing room (place) :

"Temperature: ∙ Between 18 to 20 Celsius
∙ If the temperature exceeds 24 Celsius and the humidity is high PARE should be postponed until the temperature and humidity is remedied"
This is Alberta, it could be snowing on that day!! Lol 🤣
CBSA

Applied: Sept, 2018
OTEE: Oct, 18
PARE: Nov, 18 - May, 20
Interview: Nov, 18

Psych, April, 19
Security sent April 30, 19
Medical, May 19
Integrity Interview Aug 20/19
Clearance Granted: Aug 23/19

OITP: April 21
Rigaud: May 21

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby ProxyWolf » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 pm

hsinom wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:44 am
kittycat1024 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm
treeego wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:14 am

Ah, then no I did not get an automated reply. 😊
Oh! Every time I emailed to HR I get the Auto reply email within 1 min…… :ponder:

I just emailed HR no Auto reply email this time……weird

I wonder when will they resume the MMPI and face to face interview :?:
In my experience regarding emailing them is if you send directly to recruiting email address then you'll get a auto reply. If you hit reply to a request they sent you I don't get a auto reply.

Also if anyone else is wondering I asked the question about my PARE twice which expires in October but they didn't indicate I'd have to redo it. The only response I got regarding the psychological evaluation is this:


At the moment, we know the next classes will be in 2021, but they are still to be confirmed.



Even though you filled this form, it does not mean you will be evaluated again.



Filling up this form is new process in the MMPI stage, we ask to all our candidates to fill it.
That's interesting, I personally only received notice that my file had been updated, and nothing regarding training being pushed to 2021 (for reference, I'm in group D which was scheduled to start in April). I will still have to redo my psych eval as it expires very soon, but hopefully we will be getting more information soon.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:58 pm

treeego wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 pm
hsinom wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:44 am
kittycat1024 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm


Oh! Every time I emailed to HR I get the Auto reply email within 1 min…… :ponder:

I just emailed HR no Auto reply email this time……weird

I wonder when will they resume the MMPI and face to face interview :?:
In my experience regarding emailing them is if you send directly to recruiting email address then you'll get a auto reply. If you hit reply to a request they sent you I don't get a auto reply.

Also if anyone else is wondering I asked the question about my PARE twice which expires in October but they didn't indicate I'd have to redo it. The only response I got regarding the psychological evaluation is this:


At the moment, we know the next classes will be in 2021, but they are still to be confirmed.



Even though you filled this form, it does not mean you will be evaluated again.



Filling up this form is new process in the MMPI stage, we ask to all our candidates to fill it.
That's interesting, I personally only received notice that my file had been updated, and nothing regarding training being pushed to 2021 (for reference, I'm in group D which was scheduled to start in April). I will still have to redo my psych eval as it expires very soon, but hopefully we will be getting more information soon.

That's rough I feel you . They should not make you redo it especially if you've been invited. I guess that is how they roll
CBSA BC
Applied- Aug 2017
Doc sent- Dec 2017
Interview- Sept 2018
Security Sent- Sept 2018
Psych - Oct 2018/Mar 2021
Medical - Feb 2019/Mar 2020
Pare- April 2019/Oct 2020
Security Interview - May 2019
Security Clearance- Dec 2019
OITP- ?
Rigaud- ?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Nuke2020 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:44 pm

hsinom wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:58 pm
treeego wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 pm
hsinom wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:44 am


In my experience regarding emailing them is if you send directly to recruiting email address then you'll get a auto reply. If you hit reply to a request they sent you I don't get a auto reply.

Also if anyone else is wondering I asked the question about my PARE twice which expires in October but they didn't indicate I'd have to redo it. The only response I got regarding the psychological evaluation is this:


At the moment, we know the next classes will be in 2021, but they are still to be confirmed.



Even though you filled this form, it does not mean you will be evaluated again.



Filling up this form is new process in the MMPI stage, we ask to all our candidates to fill it.
That's interesting, I personally only received notice that my file had been updated, and nothing regarding training being pushed to 2021 (for reference, I'm in group D which was scheduled to start in April). I will still have to redo my psych eval as it expires very soon, but hopefully we will be getting more information soon.

That's rough I feel you . They should not make you redo it especially if you've been invited. I guess that is how they roll
I also heard stories about how people passed their first psych test and failed the second due to expiration. It sounded very crucial.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby jrus1010 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:20 pm

Nuke2020 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:44 pm
hsinom wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:58 pm
treeego wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 pm


That's interesting, I personally only received notice that my file had been updated, and nothing regarding training being pushed to 2021 (for reference, I'm in group D which was scheduled to start in April). I will still have to redo my psych eval as it expires very soon, but hopefully we will be getting more information soon.

That's rough I feel you . They should not make you redo it especially if you've been invited. I guess that is how they roll
I also heard stories about how people passed their first psych test and failed the second due to expiration. It sounded very crucial.

This is what I fear having to re-write also. I was literally waiting for the invite to Riguad, everything is completed up until this point but my psych expires August 2020. I passed it once and it seemed easy enough, but I know 2 other applicants who failed the psych, so I am worried about failing the second time through.
Applied: Nov 2017
GCT2 - Exempt
Interview: Aug 2018
Psych: Aug 2018 / Mar 2021
Medical: 2018, 2019, May 2020
Pare: Dec 2019 (multiple renewals)

Security Clearance: Oct 2018
Integrity Interview: Oct 2019
OTIP Written Exam: June 2020

Rigaud ?
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:07 pm

jrus1010 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Nuke2020 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:44 pm
hsinom wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:58 pm



That's rough I feel you . They should not make you redo it especially if you've been invited. I guess that is how they roll
I also heard stories about how people passed their first psych test and failed the second due to expiration. It sounded very crucial.

This is what I fear having to re-write also. I was literally waiting for the invite to Riguad, everything is completed up until this point but my psych expires August 2020. I passed it once and it seemed easy enough, but I know 2 other applicants who failed the psych, so I am worried about failing the second time through.
Imagine if you have to pass it every 2 years as a condition of employment ;)

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby ProxyWolf » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:09 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:07 pm
jrus1010 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Nuke2020 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:44 pm

I also heard stories about how people passed their first psych test and failed the second due to expiration. It sounded very crucial.

This is what I fear having to re-write also. I was literally waiting for the invite to Riguad, everything is completed up until this point but my psych expires August 2020. I passed it once and it seemed easy enough, but I know 2 other applicants who failed the psych, so I am worried about failing the second time through.
Imagine if you have to pass it every 2 years as a condition of employment ;)
Honestly I can see how some individuals would feel safer if mental health checks became more routine, especially in law enforcement careers where the use of a weapon or force are requirements.


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