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 kellylihomes » Thu May 07, 2020 11:57 am

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:15 am
Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.
Thank you for your update. How about PARE result? Is there any extension for the test result due to testing centres closure?
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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: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby mendoza68 » Thu May 07, 2020 1:07 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:15 am
Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.

Thank you for the update, is there any information regarding the psych evaluations? Would be nice to have an extension in my case...
Applied- Oct 2017
Interview- April 2018
Security Sent- June 2018
Psych - May 2018
Medical - June 2018/July 2019
Pare- February 2018/June 2019
Security Interview - February 2019
Security Clearance- March 2019
OITP- 15D February 2020
Rigaud ???

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Emak » Thu May 07, 2020 2:46 pm

Gosh I passed my medical on Sept 12th 2019.
Some good news at least. Take care, stay fit, and safe out there our time will come.
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Applied: 04/2017
Educ Docs: 06/17 ✔
Interview: 01/2018 ✔
MMPI Test: 01/18 ✔ + 02/20 ✔
Psych Int: 02/18 ✔ + 03/2020 ✔
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: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby treeego » Thu May 07, 2020 7:49 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:15 am
Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.
Where did you source this info from if you don't mind me asking?
CBSA
Applied - Jan 2017
Interview - April 2018
Pysch - May 2018
Pare - July 2018; June 2019
Security papers sent - May 2018
Medical - May 2018; May 2019
Integrity Interview / Clearance granted - June 2019
Online: FEB2020
Rigaud: APRIL2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kyleS24 » Fri May 08, 2020 3:36 am

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:15 am
Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.
Thank you very much for the info!
Just to confirm: the first aid/cpr training is given at Rigaud right?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby cbmcmsa » Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 am

kyleS24 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 3:36 am
Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:15 am
Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.
Thank you very much for the info!
Just to confirm: the first aid/cpr training is given at Rigaud right?
First Aid/CPR is a condition of employment, I.E. you need it to be employed... I.E. you need it prior to training. Unless things have changed, you are required to do the full 2 day certification on your own dime. Later training MIGHT be covered by the Agency.
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App-08/18
RPAB-09/18
SP-11/18
Suitability-12/18
RMAQ-02/19
RFI-03/19
PEP-05/19
Med/Psych-05/19
Med/Psych Rec-06/19
Sec Clearance-07/19
Sec Clearance Rec-03/20
Troop Offer-March 10, 2020
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kyleS24 » Fri May 08, 2020 11:12 am

cbmcmsa wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 am
kyleS24 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 3:36 am
Ulcaster555 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:15 am
Hi everyone,

Update: Waived for a period of 3 months, the First-aid/CPR training condition of employment in cases where the candidate’s certification has expired.

 As of March 16, 2020, any periodic health evaluation (CATIII) which is due to expire before September 1, 2020, will be granted an automatic 6-month extension starting from the date of expiry.

They have also extended, on a temporary basis, the validity period of existing SLE results (candidates must be retested within 9 or 12 months, based on the appointment type) for critical positions only.

 Some training has been cancelled which could impact the ability of candidates to meet conditions of employment. The CBSA Training and Development and the Canada School of Public Service, are deploying all possible efforts to try to meet the most pressing needs.

All CBSA pools, as well as the pools managed by the PSC, remain open and accessible to hiring managers.
Thank you very much for the info!
Just to confirm: the first aid/cpr training is given at Rigaud right?
First Aid/CPR is a condition of employment, I.E. you need it to be employed... I.E. you need it prior to training. Unless things have changed, you are required to do the full 2 day certification on your own dime. Later training MIGHT be covered by the Agency.
Thanks for the reply! The reason I ask is because I have cpr/first aid that is expiring soon. I have been in the process for a while now but I don't remember them asking for cpr/First aid, nor can I find any information on their webpage regarding it? Do you know if it's something that is asked for later on, maybe before Rigaud?
Oct 2016: Applied
Feb 2017: Interview
Feb 2017: Sec Forms
Mar 2017: Psych (renewed April 2019)
Mar 2017: Pare (renewed Jan 2018 + Aug 2019)
Apr 2017: Medical (renewed May 2018 + May 2019)
Sept 2018: Sec. Interview (clearance Sept 2019)

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Stone. » Fri May 08, 2020 11:29 am

kyleS24 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:12 am
cbmcmsa wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 am
kyleS24 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 3:36 am


Thank you very much for the info!
Just to confirm: the first aid/cpr training is given at Rigaud right?
First Aid/CPR is a condition of employment, I.E. you need it to be employed... I.E. you need it prior to training. Unless things have changed, you are required to do the full 2 day certification on your own dime. Later training MIGHT be covered by the Agency.
Thanks for the reply! The reason I ask is because I have cpr/first aid that is expiring soon. I have been in the process for a while now but I don't remember them asking for cpr/First aid, nor can I find any information on their webpage regarding it? Do you know if it's something that is asked for later on, maybe before Rigaud?
First Aid/CPR is done in Rigaud on a weekend. If you decide to get your first aid/CPR before going to Rigaud, it needs to be valid for 18 months after graduation.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby hsinom » Fri May 08, 2020 12:51 pm

kyleS24 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:12 am
cbmcmsa wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 am
kyleS24 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 3:36 am


Thank you very much for the info!
Just to confirm: the first aid/cpr training is given at Rigaud right?
First Aid/CPR is a condition of employment, I.E. you need it to be employed... I.E. you need it prior to training. Unless things have changed, you are required to do the full 2 day certification on your own dime. Later training MIGHT be covered by the Agency.
Thanks for the reply! The reason I ask is because I have cpr/first aid that is expiring soon. I have been in the process for a while now but I don't remember them asking for cpr/First aid, nor can I find any information on their webpage regarding it? Do you know if it's something that is asked for later on, maybe before Rigaud?
I too was not asked for first aid. Mine will be expiring in August but if I recall correctly when I applied it wasn't asked. Either way it's sad to see candidates waiting for 3-4 years for a invite .
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Applied- Aug 2017
Inventory/Request for Docs- Dec 2017
Interview- Sept 2018
Security Sent- Sept 2018
Psych - Oct 2018
Medical - Feb 2019/Mar 2020 Renewal
Pare- April 2019
Security Interview - May 2019
Security Clearance- Dec 2019
OITP- ?
Rigaud- ?

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Dave Brown » Fri May 08, 2020 1:41 pm

All CFSC and CRFSC courses have also been suspended. Unless CBSA says otherwise, candidates without the two courses cannot start training.

So if you have been a member of these forums and followed the advice you have been given by many of us over the years, you will have already taken the CFSC and CRFSC long ago. (They are good for a lifetime and do not need renewal.)

Anyone who listened to my advice and got the courses in advance, once you get in, you can owe me a coffee and a $10 donation to the family of Cst. Heidi Stevenson:
https://rcmp-f.ca/

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kyleS24 » Fri May 08, 2020 4:30 pm

Stone. wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:29 am
kyleS24 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:12 am
cbmcmsa wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 am


First Aid/CPR is a condition of employment, I.E. you need it to be employed... I.E. you need it prior to training. Unless things have changed, you are required to do the full 2 day certification on your own dime. Later training MIGHT be covered by the Agency.
Thanks for the reply! The reason I ask is because I have cpr/first aid that is expiring soon. I have been in the process for a while now but I don't remember them asking for cpr/First aid, nor can I find any information on their webpage regarding it? Do you know if it's something that is asked for later on, maybe before Rigaud?
First Aid/CPR is done in Rigaud on a weekend. If you decide to get your first aid/CPR before going to Rigaud, it needs to be valid for 18 months after graduation.
Thank you for the info! Have a good weekend.
Oct 2016: Applied
Feb 2017: Interview
Feb 2017: Sec Forms
Mar 2017: Psych (renewed April 2019)
Mar 2017: Pare (renewed Jan 2018 + Aug 2019)
Apr 2017: Medical (renewed May 2018 + May 2019)
Sept 2018: Sec. Interview (clearance Sept 2019)

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JaySingh » Fri May 08, 2020 5:21 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:41 pm
All CFSC and CRFSC courses have also been suspended. Unless CBSA says otherwise, candidates without the two courses cannot start training.

So if you have been a member of these forums and followed the advice you have been given by many of us over the years, you will have already taken the CFSC and CRFSC long ago. (They are good for a lifetime and do not need renewal.)

Anyone who listened to my advice and got the courses in advance, once you get in, you can owe me a coffee and a $10 donation to the family of Cst. Heidi Stevenson:
https://rcmp-f.ca/

I am glad I listened to you and completed both these courses. Thank you for bringing Gofundme page in support of Cst. Heidi Stevenson's family to our attention. Now, coffee can be arranged when the times are good again.
OTEE: Oct 2018
Interview: Nov 2018
PARE: March 2019
Psych Assessment: April 2019
Medical: May 2019
Security papers sent: May 2019
Security Clearance: Sept 2019
OITP: TBD
Rigaud: TBD

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JetMoto87 » Fri May 08, 2020 8:49 pm

Has anyone completed the new telephone security interview that was mentioned a couple pages ago. Just wondering what that was like. Was it video conference or just a straight call.

Also any reading material that would be beneficial to read up on before attending Rigaud? I know they will fill you in on what you need, but I like to have a little knowledge beforehand.
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Applied: Jan 2019
Otee: March 2019 Passed
Interview: May 2019 Passed
Psych: Nov 2019 Passed
Background started: Jan 2020
Pare: Mar 2020 Passed
Medical: N/a
Security interview: N/a

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Sat May 09, 2020 11:21 am

JetMoto87 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:49 pm
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Also any reading material that would be beneficial to read up on before attending Rigaud? I know they will fill you in on what you need, but I like to have a little knowledge beforehand.
At the CBSA website there's ton of info about what they do and how they do it. I guess anything related to that will be beneficial to know.


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