GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:40 pm

sunnysun wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:26 pm
Just found out that CBSA starts recruitment e口vents again:

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/ ... l-eng.html
Wow virtual career fair.......online❓

so they target SBSO?
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Postby sunnysun » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:28 am

kittycat1024 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:40 pm
sunnysun wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:26 pm
Just found out that CBSA starts recruitment e口vents again:

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/ ... l-eng.html
Wow virtual career fair.......online❓

so they target SBSO?
Yes look like for 2021 SBSO intake.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby MBtoBC » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:21 pm

Jumb34t wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:05 am


The part that's highlighted is very interesting to me and I didn't know that was even an option until now. It's a pretty good alternative for those who want to stay where they are rather than relocate. The only issue is, what are the chances for you to actually go to your preferred location after your Development Program (FB2) and not end up staying longer/getting stuck there. But then again, we all did agree to get posted anywhere in Canada, haha.
LDP are 3 year postings and they're 9/10 small 2 man ports. You won't ever get "stuck" at the location you sign up for but you do have to wait until a spot becomes available so the 3 years may potentially be longer.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby MBtoBC » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:22 pm

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Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:25 am


I believe is best the POE to be announced at Invite time. That way everyone will know from the start and be happy with it, or refuse the invite if that really matters to them and free up the spot for someone else.
On my application I have selected a few regions, the HR should look that up and if possible offer one of these (some wishful thinking here :) )
That way whoever just selected one area may get a late invite and the one that selected all regions may get invited first, but at least the region preferences will be matched and there will be less unhappy recruits.
Ya we all gave the lists of preferred locations but it doesn't actually mean anything.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:36 pm

MBtoBC wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:22 pm
IronWolf wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:25 am


I believe is best the POE to be announced at Invite time. That way everyone will know from the start and be happy with it, or refuse the invite if that really matters to them and free up the spot for someone else.
On my application I have selected a few regions, the HR should look that up and if possible offer one of these (some wishful thinking here :) )
That way whoever just selected one area may get a late invite and the one that selected all regions may get invited first, but at least the region preferences will be matched and there will be less unhappy recruits.
Ya we all gave the lists of preferred locations but it doesn't actually mean anything.
yeah, sadly ... we'll rely on luck it seems :)

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Postby kittycat1024 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:39 pm

MBtoBC wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:21 pm

LDP are 3 year postings and they're 9/10 small 2 man ports. You won't ever get "stuck" at the location you sign up for but you do have to wait until a spot becomes available so the 3 years may potentially be longer.
3 years at least there is timeline, its acceptable. Canada is too big for me to explore all beautiful places!!
I’m going to do nucleic acid testing (NAT) this coming Sunday (for personal reason), so nervous.
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Postby Jumb34t » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:16 am

MBtoBC wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:21 pm
Jumb34t wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:05 am


The part that's highlighted is very interesting to me and I didn't know that was even an option until now. It's a pretty good alternative for those who want to stay where they are rather than relocate. The only issue is, what are the chances for you to actually go to your preferred location after your Development Program (FB2) and not end up staying longer/getting stuck there. But then again, we all did agree to get posted anywhere in Canada, haha.
LDP are 3 year postings and they're 9/10 small 2 man ports. You won't ever get "stuck" at the location you sign up for but you do have to wait until a spot becomes available so the 3 years may potentially be longer.
Ahh, I misunderstood that bit as "the duration of your development stage as an FB2". Didn't realize that the LDP has an actual duration itself. That's good to know! :D
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Postby Brezer2020 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi everybody
Ive been a lurker for some time and i was wondering something about the CERB. My question is, are there people here that was in Rigaud or was about to go to Rigaud that know if they were eligible to have the CERB since they got their training on pause or postpone to another date? I tried to have the answer with the Canada Revenue Agency, but even them doesn’t know if we are eligible. I know that some people already gave their resignation at their job just before joining Rigaud and received the bad news that all training was postpone until further notice.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:37 pm

Brezer2020 wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Hi everybody
Ive been a lurker for some time and i was wondering something about the CERB. My question is, are there people here that was in Rigaud or was about to go to Rigaud that know if they were eligible to have the CERB since they got their training on pause or postpone to another date? I tried to have the answer with the Canada Revenue Agency, but even them doesn’t know if we are eligible. I know that some people already gave their resignation at their job just before joining Rigaud and received the bad news that all training was postpone until further notice.
Look back in the posts, I believe there was someone that was at Rigaud at the time COVID thing happened, they were sent home, they confirmed people returned home kept their Rigaud stipend and were eligible for CERB at same time.

found it , see this : viewtopic.php?p=847697#p847697

About the others that were not at Rigaud when CERB was introduced, not sure, but I would assume that their eligibility for CERB would be determined by the normal requirements. Quitting your job to prepare for another may not be a qualifier, but who knows, we saw thousands applied anyway and got the money, even people on welfare applied and got the money. It was one wicked open for all money giveaway process, zero verification or safeguards.

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Postby kittycat1024 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am

rattler280 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:33 am
A great book just came out if any of you guys want to know what the job is really like.

A Life on the Line - My Unexpected Career with the Canada Border Services Agency. It was written by Grant Patterson, a BSO from out west who retired after 17 years. A great read, stuff we all see but don't talk about, and it's friggin hilarious.
I ordered the book from Amazon just arrived 😎👍 I’ll start reading it!

“Grant Patterson joined the CBSA in 2000, working at Vancouver Airport Pacific Highway District, the western Canada Lesrning Centre, and the CBSA College in Riguard Quebec. He was one of the first armed officers in the CBSA. He took early retirement in 2017 to pursue a career as a writer.”
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Postby chmor » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:42 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am

I ordered the book from Amazon just arrived 😎👍 I’ll start reading it!

“Grant Patterson joined the CBSA in 2000, working at Vancouver Airport Pacific Highway District, the western Canada Lesrning Centre, and the CBSA College in Riguard Quebec. He was one of the first armed officers in the CBSA. He took early retirement in 2017 to pursue a career as a writer.”
I ordered it on the kindle after seeing it on here. It's short and I'll probably be done it tonight or tomorrow. I have had a laugh at something
in almost every chapter. Great read though.
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Postby kittycat1024 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:43 pm

Yeah....something to do while here has been quiet :((
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Postby sunnysun » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:44 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am
rattler280 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:33 am
A great book just came out if any of you guys want to know what the job is really like.

A Life on the Line - My Unexpected Career with the Canada Border Services Agency. It was written by Grant Patterson, a BSO from out west who retired after 17 years. A great read, stuff we all see but don't talk about, and it's friggin hilarious.
I ordered the book from Amazon just arrived 😎👍 I’ll start reading it!

“Grant Patterson joined the CBSA in 2000, working at Vancouver Airport Pacific Highway District, the western Canada Lesrning Centre, and the CBSA College in Riguard Quebec. He was one of the first armed officers in the CBSA. He took early retirement in 2017 to pursue a career as a writer.”
Wow what a nice book to read. Its really interesting.

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Postby hsinom » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:12 pm

Has anyone tried to email recuritment and ask for a update and got no response. I've emailed them over 2 weeks ago with no answer
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Postby Jumb34t » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:23 pm

hsinom wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Has anyone tried to email recuritment and ask for a update and got no response. I've emailed them over 2 weeks ago with no answer
I got a reply saying "the pandemic has forced a pause in a number of our examination, assessment and travel sessions ... the next cohort will not be until 2021".
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