GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Riko

Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby Riko » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:14 am

MKY wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:58 am
Jumb34t wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:39 am
MKY wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:23 am
Hello all!

I passed the interview! Visiting Rigaud for the interview was so inspiring. Wow! Good luck to all applicants.
7 months for an interview is quite the wait, eh? :D But I'm glad you made it to the next step. Congratulations! :thumbsup:
Indeed long wait, if all goes well, maybe late summer of 2020 Rigaud training. I guess ( not sure just guessing) there are 2 training waves during the year, one in January and one in August.
Arm yourself with patience and avoid expectations about timelines, to have no disappointment if they are not met

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby SC_07 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:51 pm

MKY wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:58 am
Jumb34t wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:39 am
MKY wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:23 am
Hello all!

I passed the interview! Visiting Rigaud for the interview was so inspiring. Wow! Good luck to all applicants.
7 months for an interview is quite the wait, eh? :D But I'm glad you made it to the next step. Congratulations! :thumbsup:
Indeed long wait, if all goes well, maybe late summer of 2020 Rigaud training. I guess ( not sure just guessing) there are 2 training waves during the year, one in January and one in August.
I believe in the previous Chit Chat forum, someone said that Rigaud Intakes stretch January, February, March, and then June, July, August.
Can someone please confirm or deny?
Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sept 2018 (pass)
Int.: Mar 2019 (pass)
PARE: Apr 2019 (pass)
Psych Writ. & Int. : July 2019 / Aug 2019 (pass)
SEC. Clear. Sent: Sept 2019
Medical: Nov 2019 (pass)
Integrity Interview: Nov 2019 (granted)
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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby new2this » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Just wondering what the average time is to hear back from psych test/ interview results?

benji15592

Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby benji15592 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:20 pm

I heard back from my psych in about a week or 2 if i remember right, but ive notice there is no official time period ive seen people wait 4 plus weeks for results

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby new2this » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:13 pm

o.k. thanks - mine has been a month so far

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby mirage15 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:40 pm

Francesco.Paonessa wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:37 am
Towards the end of the application process and was wondering if anybody has an invite to a training session in riguard. Im trying to gauge how much konger I have ti train fir the PARE test
were you able to complete your CAT III medical without completing the PARE?
CBSA Applicant
Applied:Sept 2018
PARE:Oct 2018(Pass) Jan 2020(Pass)
Interview:Nov 2018(Pass)
Psych:Jan 2019(Pass)
Sec. Clearance Forms Sent:Jan 2019
Medical:May 2019(Pass)
Security Clearance Granted:January 2020
OITP:
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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby mirage15 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:56 pm

Has anyone run into issues with receiving replies via email from National Recruitment lately?
Tried to get an update on my application as I am waiting on my security clearance. No reply from both the National Recruitment contact email or the Security Clearance Inbox. Did not expect this stage to take so long with being a former Fed. employee and already receiving a Secret level clearance in 2017.
CBSA Applicant
Applied:Sept 2018
PARE:Oct 2018(Pass) Jan 2020(Pass)
Interview:Nov 2018(Pass)
Psych:Jan 2019(Pass)
Sec. Clearance Forms Sent:Jan 2019
Medical:May 2019(Pass)
Security Clearance Granted:January 2020
OITP:
Rigaud:

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby Emak » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:09 pm

OJ88 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:33 am
Emak wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Boomboom72 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Hey, was just wondering if anyone got their invite yet for January intake?

Patiently waiting... ;)
Hi BB72, my experience has been long and the waiting was stating to wear me out. Last month I got my sec int and security clearance granted! :alright: I really do hope those who are waiting for the invites get them this month. Good luck to all and stay patient and don't give up hope.
Regards,
Ed
I also had my interview 9/19. Did you get cleared the same day or did they email you a couple days after?
They got back to me within 3 weeks time. Good luck with your process.
GTA applicant
Applied: 04/2017
Educ Docs: 06/17 ✔
Interview: 01/2018 ✔
MMPI Test: 01/18 ✔ + 02/2020 ✔
Psych Int: 02/18 ✔ + 03/20 ✔
PARE: 04/18 ✔ + 10/2019 ✔
SEC docs: sent 03/18 - 09/19 ✔
Medical: 09/18 ✔+ 09/19 ✔
Sec Int: 09/19 ✔
OITP: TBA
Rigaud: TBA

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby Emak » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:10 pm

kellylihomes wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:27 pm
Emak wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Boomboom72 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Hey, was just wondering if anyone got their invite yet for January intake?

Patiently waiting... ;)
Hi BB72, my experience has been long and the waiting was stating to wear me out. Last month I got my sec int and security clearance granted! :alright: I really do hope those who are waiting for the invites get them this month. Good luck to all and stay patient and don't give up hope.
Regards,
Ed
Wow, one and half years for integrity interview. Hope you will get your invite soon! Good luck!
Thank you same to you!
GTA applicant
Applied: 04/2017
Educ Docs: 06/17 ✔
Interview: 01/2018 ✔
MMPI Test: 01/18 ✔ + 02/2020 ✔
Psych Int: 02/18 ✔ + 03/20 ✔
PARE: 04/18 ✔ + 10/2019 ✔
SEC docs: sent 03/18 - 09/19 ✔
Medical: 09/18 ✔+ 09/19 ✔
Sec Int: 09/19 ✔
OITP: TBA
Rigaud: TBA

Riko

Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby Riko » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 pm

mirage15 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Has anyone run into issues with receiving replies via email from National Recruitment lately?
Tried to get an update on my application as I am waiting on my security clearance. No reply from both the National Recruitment contact email or the Security Clearance Inbox. Did not expect this stage to take so long with being a former Fed. employee and already receiving a Secret level clearance in 2017.
All the time I contact them, they reply in up to 3 days.
At this time they process student BSO applications, maybe that adds to the load.

How long you didn’t get a reply for ?

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby kellylihomes » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:32 pm

Riko wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 pm
mirage15 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Has anyone run into issues with receiving replies via email from National Recruitment lately?
Tried to get an update on my application as I am waiting on my security clearance. No reply from both the National Recruitment contact email or the Security Clearance Inbox. Did not expect this stage to take so long with being a former Fed. employee and already receiving a Secret level clearance in 2017.
All the time I contact them, they reply in up to 3 days.
At this time they process student BSO applications, maybe that adds to the load.

How long you didn’t get a reply for ?
Actually, SBSO is processed by SBSO recruiting, should not effect us.
CBSA Applicant
Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sep 2018 (passes)
Interview: December 2018 (passed)
PARE: January 2019 (passed)
Psy Evaluation: April 2019 (passed)
Security paper: May 2019
Medical: July 2019 (passed)
Security clearance: December 2019
OITP:
Rigaud:

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby mirage15 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:39 pm

kellylihomes wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Riko wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 pm
mirage15 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Has anyone run into issues with receiving replies via email from National Recruitment lately?
Tried to get an update on my application as I am waiting on my security clearance. No reply from both the National Recruitment contact email or the Security Clearance Inbox. Did not expect this stage to take so long with being a former Fed. employee and already receiving a Secret level clearance in 2017.
All the time I contact them, they reply in up to 3 days.
At this time they process student BSO applications, maybe that adds to the load.

How long you didn’t get a reply for ?
Actually, SBSO is processed by SBSO recruiting, should not effect us.
It's been well over a week. Will try emailing again after Thanksgiving weekend I guess. Frustrating to say the least. Last update was in May 2019 stating my security clearance is still in process
CBSA Applicant
Applied:Sept 2018
PARE:Oct 2018(Pass) Jan 2020(Pass)
Interview:Nov 2018(Pass)
Psych:Jan 2019(Pass)
Sec. Clearance Forms Sent:Jan 2019
Medical:May 2019(Pass)
Security Clearance Granted:January 2020
OITP:
Rigaud:

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby SC_07 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:17 pm

Curious question for those who are currently officers:

When you were invited to Riguad, were you given your Points Of Entry prior to Riguad? Or only when you were at the college did recruits know where they were heading?

If the latter, was it kind of like, "these are the POE's available for this Intake wave, pick and choose" or "recruit A, you're heading here, recruit B, you're heading there, etc."

Thanks!
Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sept 2018 (pass)
Int.: Mar 2019 (pass)
PARE: Apr 2019 (pass)
Psych Writ. & Int. : July 2019 / Aug 2019 (pass)
SEC. Clear. Sent: Sept 2019
Medical: Nov 2019 (pass)
Integrity Interview: Nov 2019 (granted)
OITP:
RIGAUD:

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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby Zedlinka » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:33 pm

SC_07 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Curious question for those who are currently officers:

When you were invited to Riguad, were you given your Points Of Entry prior to Riguad? Or only when you were at the college did recruits know where they were heading?

If the latter, was it kind of like, "these are the POE's available for this Intake wave, pick and choose" or "recruit A, you're heading here, recruit B, you're heading there, etc."

Thanks!
You find out approx. Week 9, picking on week 10.
You will have no idea what ports are available going in, but if it's anything like this past year,

approx 10 for GTA
8 for Southern Ontario
8-10 for BC
10 for Prairies
2-4 for Northern Ontario
1-2 Atlantic


I couldn't comment on what was on the bilingual lists, but that's an approximate breakdown/average of what was on the English list from Wave A-C 2019

Hope this helps.
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Re: CBSA Applicant Chit Chat

Postby Zedlinka » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:35 pm

SC_07 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Curious question for those who are currently officers:

When you were invited to Riguad, were you given your Points Of Entry prior to Riguad? Or only when you were at the college did recruits know where they were heading?

If the latter, was it kind of like, "these are the POE's available for this Intake wave, pick and choose" or "recruit A, you're heading here, recruit B, you're heading there, etc."

Thanks!
Sorry, didn't answer this fully.

It's a completely random, double blind draw that involves your name going into two boxes. This is my best explanation as follows. If any recent grads want to correct it, please do. Here goes;

Everyone, one by one, puts their name into a box for whatever region they want (ATL, BC, SOR, NOR, GTA, QC)... If there are 4 or more positions in that region, they'll pull 75% of the names out of that box. Those 75% that got pulled are GUARANTEED a spot in that region... The other 25% of the postings in that region get thrown into the second round of the draw...

In the second round, the applicants names who were not pulled in the first round, get drawn for the remaining regions. So if there's two spots in BC, you can say you want BC. Boom, you'll pick out of whatever positions are available there.

Then, your names go into one big box for your pick times. So lets say you picked BC, and you got the 16th pick time. That means that you pick 16th overall, If you pick earlier than anyone else in your region, congrats, you get what you want. However, someone's gotta be last. So if you get the last pick time in your region, you get whatever's left, which can be extremely demoralizing if you're not willing to go anywhere like you said you will in the application process.
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