GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby sunnysun » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:31 am

Hello everyone, just a quick question:
which group is in Rigaud at the moment, I mean Group A,B,C or D?

Sorry in advance as I barely get time to follow this thread these days (may be its already answered before) so please dont mind my question.

Thanks

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Postby MBtoBC » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:43 am

sunnysun wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:31 am
Hello everyone, just a quick question:
which group is in Rigaud at the moment, I mean Group A,B,C or D?

Sorry in advance as I barely get time to follow this thread these days (may be its already answered before) so please dont mind my question.

Thanks
It should be A and B right now
GCT+WCPT: Dec 2016
Interview: June 2017
Psych: July 2017
Security submitted: Aug 2017
Integrity Interview: Aug 2018
Online: Nov 2018
Rigaud: Jan 2019
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Postby Jumb34t » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:30 am

Emailed CBSA the other day and got a reply that pretty much says that I'm OITP ready for the next intake phase and that there won't be any cohort until 2021. Gonna be a bit of a wait. It's to be expected though, lol. Anyways, just trying to keep myself fit and be ready to redo my PARE test. Stay safe everyone :D
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Applied: Sep/18
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
OITP: TBD
Rigaud: TBD

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Postby CanadianQuackers » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:13 pm

Jumb34t wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:30 am
Emailed CBSA the other day and got a reply that pretty much says that I'm OITP ready for the next intake phase and that there won't be any cohort until 2021. Gonna be a bit of a wait. It's to be expected though, lol. Anyways, just trying to keep myself fit and be ready to redo my PARE test. Stay safe everyone :D
This is great news as I got admitted into a MSc recently and I'm with all the others waiting for Psych testing. Odds are 2022 would be the earliest for us (still 'early' in the process) as there are likely a slew of people not on this site who are awaiting invites.

For others sitting around and waiting, don't stop your life for CBSA or any other agency regardless of what happens in the future or how badly you want the job. It's cliche, and said time and time again but use it as a time to grow and develop your skills. Not only does your strength as a candidate not stop once you gain employment, but you may have other options that will set you up for the rest of your life. Promotions, transfers within the government and other opportunities for progression will all take into account your previous history, it's never a bad time to grow.

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Postby kittycat1024 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:48 pm

Jumb34t wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:30 am
Emailed CBSA the other day and got a reply that pretty much says that I'm OITP ready for the next intake phase and that there won't be any cohort until 2021. Gonna be a bit of a wait. It's to be expected though, lol. Anyways, just trying to keep myself fit and be ready to redo my PARE test. Stay safe everyone :D
Congrats Jumb34t! So excited to see the queue is moving!
Applied: 2018
PAL: Obtained
Interview: Oct 2019 (Passed)
PARE: Feb 2020 (Passed)
MMPI: TBC
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Postby ubique89 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:16 pm

Thanks for sending the email Jumb34t .
My time frame is practically on par with yours (sept 18). Just rec'd the green light from my integrity/ clearance interview. Next cohort, I'll be there. Wonder if it will be spring or later...

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Postby CanadianQuackers » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:09 am

Never mind I guess it was an error.

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Postby PrairieFire31 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:05 pm

ubique89 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Thanks for sending the email Jumb34t .
My time frame is practically on par with yours (sept 18). Just rec'd the green light from my integrity/ clearance interview. Next cohort, I'll be there. Wonder if it will be spring or later...
I'm not trying to get negative on you here but I was granted clearance in August 2019 and was told I was ready for the winter 2020 intakes. Never received one, redid my PARE and Medical and reached out again. At that point they told me I was ready for Summer 2020 intakes. Obviously we all know what happened there. Again, not trying to be a downer, just saying you can never bank on being in the next cohort.

I also just celebrated my three year anniversary of applying haha.
Applied: AUG2017
CFSC/CRFSC: AUG2017
PARE:SEPT2018/FEB2020
OTEE: SEPT2018
Interview: NOV2018
Psych: APR2019
Medical: MAY2019/FEB2020
Security: MAY2019
Sec. Interview: AUG2019
OITP - Online Facilitated Training: TBD
OITP - Rigaud: TBD

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:53 pm

PrairieFire31 wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:05 pm
ubique89 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Thanks for sending the email Jumb34t .
My time frame is practically on par with yours (sept 18). Just rec'd the green light from my integrity/ clearance interview. Next cohort, I'll be there. Wonder if it will be spring or later...
I'm not trying to get negative on you here but I was granted clearance in August 2019 and was told I was ready for the winter 2020 intakes. Never received one, redid my PARE and Medical and reached out again. At that point they told me I was ready for Summer 2020 intakes. Obviously we all know what happened there. Again, not trying to be a downer, just saying you can never bank on being in the next cohort.

I also just celebrated my three year anniversary of applying haha.
Happy application anniversary ! :)
Hopefully is the last ;)

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Postby chmor » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 pm

Question for you guys, how long after your interview did you get your results.

Timeline is below:
PAL: 2012
Applied: Feb 20 (CAF Recruitment process)
OTEE: March 20
Interview: Aug 20
RPAL - Jan 12
Applied - Feb 20
OTEE - Mar 20
Interview - Aug 20(Passed)
Psych: TBD
Medical: TBD
PARE: TBD
Security: TBD
OITP:??
Rigaud: If lucky

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Postby rachg13 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:05 pm

chmor wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Question for you guys, how long after your interview did you get your results.

Timeline is below:
PAL: 2012
Applied: Feb 20 (CAF Recruitment process)
OTEE: March 20
Interview: Aug 20
Took me two weeks to get my results. I did my interview July 18 and got my results August 1.
Applied: Jan 2019
OTEE: March 2019 (Pass)
Interview: July 2019 (Pass)
Psych: TBD

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:11 am

chmor wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Question for you guys, how long after your interview did you get your results.

Timeline is below:
PAL: 2012
Applied: Feb 20 (CAF Recruitment process)
OTEE: March 20
Interview: Aug 20
wow so they resume face to face interview now?

For me I received the result in 10 days.

May I ask which region you are applying from? Your timeline is pretty fast! :thumbsup:
Applied: 2018
PAL: Obtained
Interview: Oct 2019 (Passed)
PARE: Feb 2020 (Passed)
MMPI: TBC
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Postby Grantnsally » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:22 am

IronWolf wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:53 pm
PrairieFire31 wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:05 pm
ubique89 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Thanks for sending the email Jumb34t .
My time frame is practically on par with yours (sept 18). Just rec'd the green light from my integrity/ clearance interview. Next cohort, I'll be there. Wonder if it will be spring or later...
I'm not trying to get negative on you here but I was granted clearance in August 2019 and was told I was ready for the winter 2020 intakes. Never received one, redid my PARE and Medical and reached out again. At that point they told me I was ready for Summer 2020 intakes. Obviously we all know what happened there. Again, not trying to be a downer, just saying you can never bank on being in the next cohort.

I also just celebrated my three year anniversary of applying haha.
Happy application anniversary ! :)
Hopefully is the last ;)
I am pretty much the same timeline, recert for psych for 2nd time done, 3 CATIIIs in the bag. Countless PAREs and got the same email saying that I am in the OITP waiting for the next intake.

“Patience is a virtue!!!”

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Postby hsinom » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:29 am

Grantnsally wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:22 am
IronWolf wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:53 pm
PrairieFire31 wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:05 pm


I'm not trying to get negative on you here but I was granted clearance in August 2019 and was told I was ready for the winter 2020 intakes. Never received one, redid my PARE and Medical and reached out again. At that point they told me I was ready for Summer 2020 intakes. Obviously we all know what happened there. Again, not trying to be a downer, just saying you can never bank on being in the next cohort.

I also just celebrated my three year anniversary of applying haha.
Happy application anniversary ! :)
Hopefully is the last ;)
I am pretty much the same timeline, recert for psych for 2nd time done, 3 CATIIIs in the bag. Countless PAREs and got the same email saying that I am in the OITP waiting for the next intake.

“Patience is a virtue!!!”
Hope this is the last time for all of us.
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Applied- Aug 2017
Inventory/Doc sent- Dec 2017
Interview- Sept 2018
Security Sent- Sept 2018
Psych - Oct 2018
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 chmor » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:13 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:11 am
wow so they resume face to face interview now?

For me I received the result in 10 days.

May I ask which region you are applying from? Your timeline is pretty fast! :thumbsup:
It was a teleconference interview actually. Probably the most interesting interview I have ever done given it was not a face to face but all part of the experience I guess. I am applying from Ottawa. I applied through the agency's Armed Forces recruiting section if that matters.
RPAL - Jan 12
Applied - Feb 20
OTEE - Mar 20
Interview - Aug 20(Passed)
Psych: TBD
Medical: TBD
PARE: TBD
Security: TBD
OITP:??
Rigaud: If lucky


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