GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby WSM109 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:08 pm

https://youtu.be/tSb9iu1ei4U

CBSA on Coronavirus.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:08 pm

BoltUp wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:46 pm
hsinom wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:11 pm
this is a terrible situation to be in currently with the corona virus scare. Hopefully this will all be under control in the next 15 days after things go back to normal. But I'm hoping this doesn't affect the upcoming summer intake.
We may not see the full affect of this crisis for some time! This will also most likely blow government budgets. It’s hard to say how this will affect upcoming intakes, training or future recruitments. Stay safe out there folks!
Border Services Agency is the last place they will make budget cuts to in such crisis :alright:

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Postby CaptainMarvel » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:23 pm

A little off-topic: I happened to check out the Board index > Law Enforcement Applicants (FAQ) > RCMP Applicant FAQ. There is a 2009 post from 'happydude' on there condensing some info on RCMP posts that has some useful (and amusing) information and insights. Has PARE tips as well.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Ulcaster555 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am

Hi everyone,

there is a possibility that all type of interviews will be postponed, i do not know if the next intake will also be postponed, however it remains a possibility.

More info coming at the beginning of next week. CBSA will make a decision soon. Obviously i cannot answer questions i don't have the answers too.

Please be patient, I'll try or maybe H.R will provide information as it comes in.
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Here to correct false and/or inaccurate information.
Ici pour corriger les informations fausses et/ou inexactes.

I do not speak on behalf of the CBSA.
Je ne parle pas au nom de l'ASFC.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:01 am

If Europe is a sign for what’s coming here, it’s not cool.
It is like a war zone there in some countries.
It’s far too late to contain, even here.
Only thing that could have contained it was a travel ban more than 2 months ago.
Now we can just embrace for the impact, thanks to the inaction of Trudeau.

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Postby CaptainMarvel » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:17 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 am
Hi everyone,

there is a possibility that all type of interviews will be postponed, i do not know if the next intake will also be postponed, however it remains a possibility.

More info coming at the beginning of next week. CBSA will make a decision soon. Obviously i cannot answer questions i don't have the answers too.

Please be patient, I'll try or maybe H.R will provide information as it comes in.
Good info, thanks for the update!

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Postby Newrecruit1983 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:29 pm

I am currently at Rigaud in 15B and business as usual on Monday but also we were told things can change. So who knows but for now we are here and the show goes on with or without you.

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Postby Suikoden » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:36 pm

Know what sucks with this whole Corona thing?
I’m limited to 50lb dumbbells at home. So doing more slower movements and pauses.

Know what’s a blessing?
It’s getting my ass outside to train with jogging finally 😂

What are some of you up to for alternatives for training?
Five laps owed so far

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:48 pm

Suikoden wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Know what sucks with this whole Corona thing?
I’m limited to 50lb dumbbells at home. So doing more slower movements and pauses.

Know what’s a blessing?
It’s getting my ass outside to train with jogging finally 😂

What are some of you up to for alternatives for training?
this guy has some nice ideas for no equip needed workout (browse his channel for more) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkS1-El_WlE

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Postby A North » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:05 pm

Suikoden wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Know what sucks with this whole Corona thing?
I’m limited to 50lb dumbbells at home. So doing more slower movements and pauses.

Know what’s a blessing?
It’s getting my ass outside to train with jogging finally 😂

What are some of you up to for alternatives for training?
My gym is still open; attending as long as possible.
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GCT2/WCPT: Exempt (Police Foundations 06/17)
Applied: 12/18
Contacted: 02/19
OTEE: 03/19
G Licence: 02/20

Interview: Postponed (CoVid-19)
PARE: TBD
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Suikoden » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:24 pm

A North wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Suikoden wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Know what sucks with this whole Corona thing?
I’m limited to 50lb dumbbells at home. So doing more slower movements and pauses.

Know what’s a blessing?
It’s getting my ass outside to train with jogging finally 😂

What are some of you up to for alternatives for training?
My gym is still open; attending as long as possible.
Thanks Ironwolf!

And as for gym, mines open too but I’m not risking being held out of working out sick for 2-3 weeks just to get a work out in. I trust myself to be cautious in between sets but I don’t trust others. My parents are also in their 60s and have no intention of getting something only to pass it on.

Membership is only $5 every 2 weeks anyways. Not really breaking the bank either.
Five laps owed so far

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28/29 Apr - CRFSC/CFSC pass
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Postby kittycat1024 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:50 pm

'thou i passed my PARE, I still need to keep up exercising :swords:

Thanks God gym still open, I still go jogging 5 nights per week~!!! can't give up!!!! and push ups at home.....while watching TV......
Applied: 2018
PAL: Obtained
Interview: Oct 2019 (Passed)
PARE: Feb 2020 (Passed)
MMPI: TBC
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Postby BoltUp » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 pm

Here’s my dilemma...PARE expires in May and CBSA sent me an email last month saying, “As we are inviting for the next intake in early April 2020, in order to be considered for the summer training you will need valid PARE results by April 3, 2020.”
I’m booked to re-do my PARE on March 25 but they just closed all the schools in Alberta!! Keeping my fingers crossed that the college will still be running it 😖
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Applied: Sept, 2018
OTEE: Oct, 18
PARE: Nov, 18 - May, 20
Interview: Nov, 18

Psych Eval, April, 19
Security papers sent April 30, 19
Medical Eval: May 19
Integrity Interview Aug 20/19
Clearance Granted: Aug 23/19

OITP:
Rigaud:

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:59 pm

BoltUp wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Here’s my dilemma...PARE expires in May and CBSA sent me an email last month saying, “As we are inviting for the next intake in early April 2020, in order to be considered for the summer training you will need valid PARE results by April 3, 2020.”
I’m booked to re-do my PARE on March 25 but they just closed all the schools in Alberta!! Keeping my fingers crossed that the college will still be running it 😖
Hopefully it works for you. In my area, where the schools are closed - no other activities in the school take place - like events during weekend in the Gym.
The whole school system is closed - even the kids or parents are not allowed to go and pick up items they have in the lockers.

Now may be the perfect time CBSA to show flexibility and accept PARE tests as valid, even if they are + 1,2 3 months over the 18. Especially if the test centers are closed now for a long time.

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Postby Boomboom72 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:12 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:59 pm
BoltUp wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Here’s my dilemma...PARE expires in May and CBSA sent me an email last month saying, “As we are inviting for the next intake in early April 2020, in order to be considered for the summer training you will need valid PARE results by April 3, 2020.”
I’m booked to re-do my PARE on March 25 but they just closed all the schools in Alberta!! Keeping my fingers crossed that the college will still be running it 😖
Hopefully it works for you. In my area, where the schools are closed - no other activities in the school take place - like events during weekend in the Gym.
The whole school system is closed - even the kids or parents are not allowed to go and pick up items they have in the lockers.

Now may be the perfect time CBSA to show flexibility and accept PARE tests as valid, even if they are + 1,2 3 months over the 18. Especially if the test centers are closed now for a long time.
Funny you say that, I was thinking the same thing for those with expiring medicals as well!! Mine is literally expiring the month before the next invites. With the impact on Health Canada concerning the coronavirus I am positive that there will be additional delays with processing medical clearances for the foreseeable future! In The National capital region it’s pretty much all hands on deck right now regarding the virus
Applied: June 2018
OTEE: Sept 2018 (Passed)
Interview: Nov 2018 (Passed)
Psych: March 2019 (Passed)
Security / backround: April 2019 (Passed)
Pare: June 2019 (Passed)
Medical: June 2019 (Passed)
Integrity: August 2019 (Passed)
OITP: TBD
Rigaud: TBD


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