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 Jumb34t » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:43 pm

Cookie Monster wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Hi guys!

I have a question about the medical test!

I have hypothyroidism but it's controlled. (anyone here that has the same health problem?) Pm please!

What do they check exactly? Do we have blood tests?

Thank you !
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/ ... n-eng.html

Refer to that for any other questions like these. Same goes for everyone else. Good luck :)
CBSA Applicant
Applied: Sept 28/2018
OTEE: Oct 16/2018
OTEE Result: Oct 31/2018 Pass 77.5%
Interview: April 26/2019 Pass
PARE: Aug 16/2019
Psych: TBD

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Cookie Monster » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:33 pm

Thank you for your reply !

:-)
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Avril 2019 : Entrevue

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby CanadianQuackers » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 am

TaylorAlexandra wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:56 am
Since everything has been either hositle or repetitive in here lately, I thought I would start a discussion!

What is your top pick for your port of entry (Or geographical area)?

What interesting career positions have you looked into, and aspire to one day be in the role of?

What do you think the most difficult part of our future career will be?

What drew you to joining the CBSA?
Tough crowd, apparently, what about yourself?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Emily3333 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:19 am

Hi !

Does anyone know or have an idea of when will be the next hiring process ? :D

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby readytoserve » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:44 am

Emily3333 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:19 am
Hi !

Does anyone know or have an idea of when will be the next hiring process ? :D
A quick look around at people's signatures shows that people applied in April, August, it seems like they hire year-round. You're probably looking at a few months wait, not super super long. The website says to follow them on social media, if you haven't already I'd Like and Follow and Subscribe and all that, that way the minute they announced it you'll know about it.
CBSA
Applied Jan 2019
OTEE Mar 2019
PARE Apr 2019

CSC
Applied December 2018
SJT March 2019
Interview April 2019
References May 2019
CTP1 Invite May 2019

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby TaylorAlexandra » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:00 am

CanadianQuackers wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 am
TaylorAlexandra wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:56 am
Since everything has been either hositle or repetitive in here lately, I thought I would start a discussion!

What is your top pick for your port of entry (Or geographical area)?

What interesting career positions have you looked into, and aspire to one day be in the role of?

What do you think the most difficult part of our future career will be?

What drew you to joining the CBSA?
Tough crowd, apparently, what about yourself?
Apparantly 😂 (just noticed I typed hostile wrong. Whoops)


1. Honestly, I want to move out of Ontario and see the country. Id prefer somewhere fairly developed (while I am not a city girl, I'm not quite country either), where the housing is not ridiculously expensive. I'm still trying to pay off some school debt and really don't want to be stuck somewhere where food/housing are expensive, which would cause me longer to pay it off.

2. Honestly still looking into it. I love how many options there are!

3. I think that learning all the different conditions for entry (since each product may have different rules and regulations), will be an interesting first hurdle. As we learned during testing, the rules are different depending on what you're bringing in. Not my main concern really, but an interesting hurdle as a trainee


4.My schooling is all law enforcement focused. Unfortunately getting hired in Ontario is expensive and very competitive ( police college is 10k, and to apply is around 400, but the physical only lasts 6 months, at 75$ a go). I honestly looked into CBSA as an alternative, and quickly realized that it has a stronger resemblance to what I look for in a workplace, with a strong tie to my values and beliefs.
CBSA:

CFSC & CRFSC: June 20 & 21st 2018
Applied : August 16, 2018

OTEE: September 10th, 2018
Interview: December 19, 2018 (results: January 2nd)
Psychological Inventory: July 9, 2019
Psychological Assessment: July 23, 2019

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby wannabecucumber2 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:23 am

So I'm guessing a month or less before emails go out for online training in June, and invites for July. Stay tuned.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby g176 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:30 pm

wannabecucumber2 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:23 am
So I'm guessing a month or less before emails go out for online training in June, and invites for July. Stay tuned.
I hope so😁
Applied:05.17
Pare:10.17
Interview:10.17
Sec Sent:11.17
Psych:11.17
Medical:02.18
Security Interview:10.18
Pare Renewal: 02.19
Medical Renewal: 03.19
Security Clearance: 04.19
OITP: 06.19
Rigaud:08.19:14D

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JaySingh » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Spartan613 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:44 am
Greetings! Long time lurker, first time poster. Just wanted to share my timeline for those curious.
National Capital Region. Good Luck to all applicants.
Hello, we have a similar timeline and I am from National Capital Region too. I am still waiting for the psych test results. Would you please tell me how long you had to wait to get your psych test results?

Thanks

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:21 pm

Not sure if this has been asked but if you've been deferred by other police agencies recently would this hurt your chances in getting a security clearance?
CBSA:
Applied- Aug 2017
Inventory/Request for documents- Dec 2017
Interview- Sept 2018
Security Sent- Sept 2018
Psych - Oct 2018
Medical - Feb 2019
Pare- April 2019
Security Interview - May 2019
Security Clearance- ?
OITP- ?
Rigaud- ?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Suikoden » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:33 pm

hsinom wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Not sure if this has been asked but if you've been deferred by other police agencies recently would this hurt your chances in getting a security clearance?
Depends on what you mean; were you deferred during security clearance in another agency or deferred during for interview or past things admitted?

If security clearance because say your father is a kingpin to a major drug mafia, then yes, it would hurt your chances as it would get brought up again.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:10 pm

Suikoden wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:33 pm
hsinom wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Not sure if this has been asked but if you've been deferred by other police agencies recently would this hurt your chances in getting a security clearance?
Depends on what you mean; were you deferred during security clearance in another agency or deferred during for interview or past things admitted?

If security clearance because say your father is a kingpin to a major drug mafia, then yes, it would hurt your chances as it would get brought up again.
This was recently for stuff I admitted just before the polygraph which I didnt put in my disclosure even though I passed it, not during a security clearance.
CBSA:
Applied- Aug 2017
Inventory/Request for documents- Dec 2017
Interview- Sept 2018
Security Sent- Sept 2018
Psych - Oct 2018
Medical - Feb 2019
Pare- April 2019
Security Interview - May 2019
Security Clearance- ?
OITP- ?
Rigaud- ?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Suikoden » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:15 pm

hsinom wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Suikoden wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:33 pm
hsinom wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Not sure if this has been asked but if you've been deferred by other police agencies recently would this hurt your chances in getting a security clearance?
Depends on what you mean; were you deferred during security clearance in another agency or deferred during for interview or past things admitted?

If security clearance because say your father is a kingpin to a major drug mafia, then yes, it would hurt your chances as it would get brought up again.
This was recently for stuff I admitted just before the polygraph which I didnt put in my disclosure even though I passed it, not during a security clearance.
Apply away. In the end, it will be up to the officer to determine what warrants a deferral and what doesn’t. Personally, I would apply elsewhere as you’re wanting to and I would make sure to not “forget” again the next time you apply for RCMP.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby CanadianQuackers » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:47 pm

TaylorAlexandra wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:00 am
CanadianQuackers wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 am
TaylorAlexandra wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:56 am
Since everything has been either hositle or repetitive in here lately, I thought I would start a discussion!

What is your top pick for your port of entry (Or geographical area)?

What interesting career positions have you looked into, and aspire to one day be in the role of?

What do you think the most difficult part of our future career will be?

What drew you to joining the CBSA?
Tough crowd, apparently, what about yourself?
Apparantly 😂 (just noticed I typed hostile wrong. Whoops)


1. Honestly, I want to move out of Ontario and see the country. Id prefer somewhere fairly developed (while I am not a city girl, I'm not quite country either), where the housing is not ridiculously expensive. I'm still trying to pay off some school debt and really don't want to be stuck somewhere where food/housing are expensive, which would cause me longer to pay it off.

2. Honestly still looking into it. I love how many options there are!

3. I think that learning all the different conditions for entry (since each product may have different rules and regulations), will be an interesting first hurdle. As we learned during testing, the rules are different depending on what you're bringing in. Not my main concern really, but an interesting hurdle as a trainee


4.My schooling is all law enforcement focused. Unfortunately getting hired in Ontario is expensive and very competitive ( police college is 10k, and to apply is around 400, but the physical only lasts 6 months, at 75$ a go). I honestly looked into CBSA as an alternative, and quickly realized that it has a stronger resemblance to what I look for in a workplace, with a strong tie to my values and beliefs.
The one issue I have with CBSA is there is sparse amounts of info in regards to advancement and specializations. Unless you know somebody it’s really difficult to be aware of multiple avenues within the orgrinization I find. Not that I care for it, but at least the RCMP and similar organizations outline some of the other roles that exist beyond the frontline duties of being a BSO.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Suikoden » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:18 pm

CanadianQuackers wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:47 pm
TaylorAlexandra wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:00 am
CanadianQuackers wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:38 am


Tough crowd, apparently, what about yourself?
Apparantly 😂 (just noticed I typed hostile wrong. Whoops)


1. Honestly, I want to move out of Ontario and see the country. Id prefer somewhere fairly developed (while I am not a city girl, I'm not quite country either), where the housing is not ridiculously expensive. I'm still trying to pay off some school debt and really don't want to be stuck somewhere where food/housing are expensive, which would cause me longer to pay it off.

2. Honestly still looking into it. I love how many options there are!

3. I think that learning all the different conditions for entry (since each product may have different rules and regulations), will be an interesting first hurdle. As we learned during testing, the rules are different depending on what you're bringing in. Not my main concern really, but an interesting hurdle as a trainee


4.My schooling is all law enforcement focused. Unfortunately getting hired in Ontario is expensive and very competitive ( police college is 10k, and to apply is around 400, but the physical only lasts 6 months, at 75$ a go). I honestly looked into CBSA as an alternative, and quickly realized that it has a stronger resemblance to what I look for in a workplace, with a strong tie to my values and beliefs.
The one issue I have with CBSA is there is sparse amounts of info in regards to advancement and specializations. Unless you know somebody it’s really difficult to be aware of multiple avenues within the orgrinization I find. Not that I care for it, but at least the RCMP and similar organizations outline some of the other roles that exist beyond the frontline duties of being a BSO.
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/job-emploi/menu-eng.html

Click each section

Ie Border Management

“Career possibilities:

Detector dog handling
Intelligence
Targeting
Investigations
Security and facilitation of travellers and migrants
Border risk assessment
Big data analysis
Trade/commercial facilitation and compliance
Revenue collection
Canadian industry assistance”

Granted, it doesn’t dive into each thing but it does give some branches
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