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 Highland2012 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:00 pm

Well done! Congratulations, its a big hurdle to overcome! But just because you passed the PARE doesn't mean you can stop training! Keep up the good work. :boxer: :boxer:
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Postby Boomboom72 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:39 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Just wanna share! I passed my PARE! 4:40”!!!!!!!

*cough a lot afterward*, prepare a Hall Candy really works!!!!!!
Amazing ;) haha glad you did the cough drop trick ;) works wonders !! Congrats again!!
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Postby miscaware » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:40 pm

Anyone know when the next posting will be up? I’ve been checking almost everyday for the past year or so and haven’t seen a single posting up

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Postby raasan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:40 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Just wanna share! I passed my PARE! 4:40”!!!!!!!

*cough a lot afterward*, prepare a Hall Candy really works!!!!!!
Congratulations!! Did you do it at Sheridan College? I passed mine today as well!
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Postby raasan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:44 pm

cbmcmsa wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:04 am
raasan wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:40 pm
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:57 pm


$800 annually and lots of heavily requested OT.

Might be able to get a better port... MIGHT
Would you say it’s worth it? I read in the previous comments that it’s really hard to get transfers because the ports tend to hang on to the Bilingual officers. Also, what ports are considered “better”?
I'll put it to you this way, being BIL is both an asset and a hinderance. Depending on the port, how many BIL officers they have, how many they get, resources, etc. you could have an ok time, or a not great time. Currently at my port we have 4 active BIL on a 2 wheel line split against like 30 regular BSOs. This means that we essentially have no way to release our BIL officers to go for training, deployments, etc. while regular officers are getting transferred, BFI training, etc. Is that fair? Not really, but BSOs are slave to that terrible, ambiguous phrase, "OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT". This is the hinderance. Since most ports are designated BIL ports, it means we need a BIL presence as long as the POE is open. We're 24/7/365. Which means our 4 BIL officers don't get to really deviate except for Vacay, FRR, Sick leave, in which case one of the other BILs has to pull OT.

Now the asset. Having the ability to communicate in both official languages is huge if you work somewhere that has a lot of French/North African travellers as you will be able to (more or less) communicate with them personally, meaning your exams will be easier than trying to do the go between thing that others have to. You also get OT. I know I listed it as a hinderance, because it's pretty much non-stop, but that's also a benefit. If you like to work/make money/bank CT, you'll have that option pretty much on tap depending on the port, and you could make some really really killer money. That 800/year is really a bad # because it's from when the incentive was introduced and hasn't been adjusted for market value. That being said, I see the BIL guys more than anyone because they're always here.

Does it suck, and force you to do things that are required by the operation, that might not be in your original plans... Yeah kind of, but I'm not telling you what to do, just my opinion on the matter. There are lots of officers that have passable/serviceable French but don't do the SLE because they don't want to. You could always do it later on if you felt it would be good for you as well.

Me personally, I could take the SLE and probably get whatever the lower passing qualification is, but I'm not going to, because it wouldn't benefit me personally.

Again just my two cents, take everything on here with a grain of salt. Others may tell you otherwise.
Thank you so much for all the info! I really appreciate it. I passed the first part of my SLE and have my verbal booked for next week so I wanted some insight beforehand. Which port are you at currently?
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Postby kittycat1024 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:55 pm

raasan wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:40 pm

Congratulations!! Did you do it at Sheridan College? I passed mine today as well!
Yes!!!!!! I’m suprise there were lots of candidates at this center!

Btw congratulations!!!!
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Postby Emak » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:22 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Just wanna share! I passed my PARE! 4:40”!!!!!!!

*cough a lot afterward*, prepare a Hall Candy really works!!!!!!
Yay congrats! High paw! 😺
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Postby Mxylcpclic » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:49 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Just wanna share! I passed my PARE! 4:40”!!!!!!!

*cough a lot afterward*, prepare a Hall Candy really works!!!!!!
Big Congratulations to you! I believe I passed mine with around the same time as yours. I remember being so relieved and just joyous after passing. Goodluck with the rest of your application!
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Postby kittycat1024 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:45 pm

Thanks all!

May I know for the psych assessment, how does it go?

Multi choice paper? Then meet the psych face to face?
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Postby JEagle10 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:00 am

hashimshah wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:10 pm
JEagle10 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:11 am
hashimshah wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:16 pm


Wow.. thanks Dave. I can sense the tough love.

Jokes aside, I believe you advice is sincere. I totally agree that gun safety is of utmost importance. I will take your advice. There are a few reasons the applicants may not attempt it off the bat. They are not well informed by the hiring managers/recruitment on how long this is valid for. Now that I researched, it is valid for life aparently. For example PARE or medical expire and people keep thinking same is the case with gun safety. But no tells you that. Second, the recruitment team itself gives an option to delay it till you join Rigaud. It alludes that this is not an urgently needed step.

Despite all that, we have forums like this one where people like you can guide us to right direction.
Given an option to delay it till you join rigaud? Are you sure? I was told to submit my papers before I got my invite, what if they let you wait and you were to fail?
Not kidding. When i received my interview call, this is what they wrote regarding CRFSC and CFSC, "If you did not complete the courses yet, you are not required to provide your proof right away. You will have until before in-residence training to provide your proof of completion."
Right.. but you won’t get an invite to training without having the courses done
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Postby JEagle10 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:02 am

kittycat1024 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Thanks all!

May I know for the psych assessment, how does it go?

Multi choice paper? Then meet the psych face to face?
Pretty much, I think its the mmpi (which you could lookup) and then you book your face to face. Goodluck!
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Postby Ulcaster555 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:17 pm

A North wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:35 pm
Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:16 pm
hashimshah wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:16 pm


Wow.. thanks Dave. I can sense the tough love.

Jokes aside, I believe you advice is sincere. I totally agree that gun safety is of utmost importance. I will take your advice. There are a few reasons the applicants may not attempt it off the bat. They are not well informed by the hiring managers/recruitment on how long this is valid for. Now that I researched, it is valid for life aparently. For example PARE or medical expire and people keep thinking same is the case with gun safety. But no tells you that. Second, the recruitment team itself gives an option to delay it till you join Rigaud. It alludes that this is not an urgently needed step.

Despite all that, we have forums like this one where people like you can guide us to right direction.
In Quebec you have to take the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) from official instructors, you can't take one from a Joe Blow backwoods organization.

See link below.
https://www.fqtir.qc.ca/en/become-a-tar ... ter/crfsc/
The rules are the same for all CFSC and CRFSC in Canada, by the way.
Of course they are, I am wondering why Dave would say ''Look for the longest, most expensive and BEST CFSC/CRFSC course you can find''

Its the same for every course, why would you want to find one that's longer and more expensive.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:49 pm

JEagle10 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:02 am

Pretty much, I think its the mmpi (which you could lookup) and then you book your face to face. Goodluck!
Thanks! So after i’ve done the mmpi how long I can book the face to face? Coz I’m living out of the country now. :roll: I just wanna get the heads up
Applied: 2018
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:04 pm

kittycat1024 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:49 pm
JEagle10 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:02 am

Pretty much, I think its the mmpi (which you could lookup) and then you book your face to face. Goodluck!
Thanks! So after i’ve done the mmpi how long I can book the face to face? Coz I’m living out of the country now. :roll: I just wanna get the heads up
Email this detail (that you live abroad) to the Psychologist that books your written part testing. If they are in a good mood and have time, they can book your face to face shortly after the written part on same day. Someone here in the past wrote that they were accommodated that way.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby A North » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:08 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:04 pm
kittycat1024 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:49 pm
JEagle10 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:02 am

Pretty much, I think its the mmpi (which you could lookup) and then you book your face to face. Goodluck!
Thanks! So after i’ve done the mmpi how long I can book the face to face? Coz I’m living out of the country now. :roll: I just wanna get the heads up
Email this detail (that you live abroad) to the Psychologist that books your written part testing. If they are in a good mood and have time, they can book your face to face shortly after the written part on same day. Someone here in the past wrote that they were accommodated that way.
Isn't there a second psych test too? I thought I read that psych was 2 exams and 1 interview "scheduled close together".
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