GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Azure_Mach1 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:07 pm

BoltUp wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:14 pm
Azure_Mach1 wrote:
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Is anybody else still waiting to hear confirmation that their forms have been received? I submitted mine a day late and have heard no confirmation yet. I have also emailed asking for a status update to ensure that I do not have anything outstanding and I haven't received a reply. I am not sure if my late submission negated their need for my forms, causing no confirmation email.
I haven’t.
Update: Received confirmation yesterday at 2:20 PM.

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Postby LobsterCop » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:45 pm

Seeing as a wave have received their invites, figured I might ask the question: what’s everyone’s experience with moving costs?

I don’t believe you are compensated correct?

Also, the CBSA does not help you as far as housing goes correct? That responsibility falls to us I would assume.

Any nice stories of being welcomed to a POE community? I don’t expect one really, but I might get proven wrong if anyone wants to share

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Postby Zedlinka » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:25 pm

LobsterCop wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:45 pm
Seeing as a wave have received their invites, figured I might ask the question: what’s everyone’s experience with moving costs?

I don’t believe you are compensated correct?

Also, the CBSA does not help you as far as housing goes correct? That responsibility falls to us I would assume.

Any nice stories of being welcomed to a POE community? I don’t expect one really, but I might get proven wrong if anyone wants to share
You'll be reimbursed up to $5000 depending on the costs. Most of the time it isn't enough. I moved one province over. Rented a uhual and did all the physical moving myself, and maxed out. It was not difficult to get it, so that was good. Some peoples experience isnt so good, but like I said I did the moving myself so didn't require a lot from their end other than money.

CBSA is not responsibile for your housing. However, if you work somewhere like Beaver Creek or Pleasant Camp, there is housing on site that is subsidized. Often times if you reach out to your port, someone can usually help you out.

I was immediately welcomed at my port and was never once made to feel like "the new guy" or an FB02 or trainee. I was encouraged to be the officer I was trained to be and it didn't take long to adjust. My port is a small port, two man plus a supt. monday to friday. Some days we cook together and have shared meals. We talk about sports and life and get along fantastic.

I did however notice the "welcome package" was a bit lacking.. there was none.. so I, along with some other newer recruits from the wave after me started doing these get togethers for new recruits. COVID has messed that up a little, but it has been nice.
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Postby JetMoto87 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am

Has anyone who completed their medical through their own doctors in the November timeframe been reimbursed as of yet? I have sent a couple emails to inquire about it and have not even received a response.
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Applied: Jan 2019
Otee: Mar 2019 Passed
Interview: May 2019 Passed
Psych: Nov 2019 Passed
Background started: Jan 2020
Pare: Mar 2020 Passed
Security interview: Sep 2020 Passed
Medical: Nov 2020 Passed
OITP: ?
Rigaud: ?

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Postby hsinom » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 am

JetMoto87 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am
Has anyone who completed their medical through their own doctors in the November timeframe been reimbursed as of yet? I have sent a couple emails to inquire about it and have not even received a response.
Done mine in March 2020 with my doctor. Didn't get reimbursed till August I believe
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Postby JetMoto87 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:35 pm

hsinom wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 am
JetMoto87 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am
Has anyone who completed their medical through their own doctors in the November timeframe been reimbursed as of yet? I have sent a couple emails to inquire about it and have not even received a response.
Done mine in March 2020 with my doctor. Didn't get reimbursed till August I believe
Thanks for the info, that is good to know as to tailor my expectations.
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Applied: Jan 2019
Otee: Mar 2019 Passed
Interview: May 2019 Passed
Psych: Nov 2019 Passed
Background started: Jan 2020
Pare: Mar 2020 Passed
Security interview: Sep 2020 Passed
Medical: Nov 2020 Passed
OITP: ?
Rigaud: ?

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Postby JayKay » Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:18 pm

JetMoto87 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:35 pm
hsinom wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 am
JetMoto87 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 am
Has anyone who completed their medical through their own doctors in the November timeframe been reimbursed as of yet? I have sent a couple emails to inquire about it and have not even received a response.
Done mine in March 2020 with my doctor. Didn't get reimbursed till August I believe
Thanks for the info, that is good to know as to tailor my expectations.
I'm still waiting to hear back from health canada with regards to my CATIII; my family doctor included extra information on the form and now it's a waiting game on my end to hear back; I hope I don't miss out on my offer for 16b; times are getting tougher so the stipend won't go too far. Did others need to have a phone appointment with someone from health canada?

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Postby naidan12 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:10 pm

JayKay wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:18 pm
JetMoto87 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:35 pm
hsinom wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 am


Done mine in March 2020 with my doctor. Didn't get reimbursed till August I believe
Thanks for the info, that is good to know as to tailor my expectations.
I'm still waiting to hear back from health canada with regards to my CATIII; my family doctor included extra information on the form and now it's a waiting game on my end to hear back; I hope I don't miss out on my offer for 16b; times are getting tougher so the stipend won't go too far. Did others need to have a phone appointment with someone from health canada?
Yes, I had a phone appointment with health Canada. It was quick and to the point...they just had a few more questions regarding my health.
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Interview: October 2019 [Passed]
Pare: July 2020 [Passed]
Psych Test: October 2020 [Passed]
Psych Int: November 2020 [Passed]
Medical: December 2020 [Passed]
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Postby Unichem » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:27 pm

folks, anyone knows if PAL is required before Rigaud training?

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Postby IronWolf » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:36 am

Unichem wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:27 pm
folks, anyone knows if PAL is required before Rigaud training?
PAL is not required at all :)

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Postby Sparky87 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:36 am

Has anyone seen or heard of a new selection/application process opening up? I haven’t seen one for over a year and am wondering if I just missed it. I have my email alerts set up but am not sure if they are set up properly.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby WSM109 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:37 am

Hi all,
I found out this morning the next intake, 16B will be in April. Look for invites around the first of March. 🤞
Applied: Jan 2019 ☑️
OTEE: Feb 2019☑️
Interview: May 2019☑️
CFSC/CRFSC: Jun 2019☑️
Psyc: Aug 2019☑️
Medical: Feb 2020 ☑️
Sec Paper: Dec 2019☑️
Sec Clearance: Feb 2020 ☑️
Pare: Jan 2020 ☑️
OITP: 16A Feb 2021 ☑️

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Postby Unichem » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:46 am

Thanks for sharing WSM109.. and Good Luck in your training

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby neonlights97 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:40 pm

Sparky87 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:36 am
Has anyone seen or heard of a new selection/application process opening up? I haven’t seen one for over a year and am wondering if I just missed it. I have my email alerts set up but am not sure if they are set up properly.
Hey dude, a bilingual only poster was put up on November 30, 2020 but was taken down on December 2nd, 2020. The links to the poster did not work, so we couldn’t apply. It’s been status quo since then, but an encouraging sign that there’s a whole slew of recruitment events going on, albeit mostly for students.


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