Ask the CBSA!

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: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Columbo » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:38 pm

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Postby cplhick1968 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:37 pm

Is there a bar on camp? Are you allowed beer in your room? Or does everyone go to Montreal for the weekend? 88)

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Postby Coke6pk » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:29 pm

cplhick1968 wrote:Is there a bar on camp? Are you allowed beer in your room? Or does everyone go to Montreal for the weekend? 88)


Last time I was there there was a bar in the college. There is a new policy that no alcohol is allowed in your room... so I don't know if the bar is still up and running, or if I'll be doing my drinking in the parking lot of the Metro when I go back next month.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby John014 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:03 am

Rubysoho wrote:Any thing worth doing/seeing while at Riguad? Outside the training facility I mean.



I know a BSO who went running in the back trails.
Long story short he ended up spending a very long time in the hospital due to being poisoned by bat shit.
Don't run in the woods.
If you choose Law Enforcement you LOSE the right to be unfit.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby west_coast » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:44 am

Columbo wrote:I liked the greasy spoon beside the depanneur just past the church. Best chicken and poutine in town. If you feel like ordering food, just ask the front desk for the menu book.


Yes I remember several meals there. There is a small Quebec fast food chain close to the Subway that has a good philly cheesesteak sandwich too. I (and others) started to eat off campus on the weekends. Good times and meals had by all.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby west_coast » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:47 am

Protector24 wrote:
Columbo wrote:My last night shift was far more thrilling than anything shown at a POE on that show. The inland stuff is fun to watch, though. Remember, nobody that is doing anything remotely illegal is going to sign a waiver agreeing to be on tv.


Exactly. And given the nature of the job and the fact that the camera crew is only available at a given POE for a short amount of time, there's no telling if something truly exciting will happen that they can hit the record button on. There's a pretty slim chance that the crew will just happen to show up right before something spectacular happens, so the show is left with the more mundane side of things...

Except machine guns in the mail... That's just ridiculous... :smirk:


There are also days when officers are filmed and they get nothing. Then an officer who is not being filmed gets something but does not wish to be filmed (which has happened to me). And like Columbo said some of the stuff on my last few shifts was also far more interesting than anything on that show too.

Machines guns in the mail are most certainly ridiculous. No question about it.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby peppercat » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:46 pm

Hi everyone,

I have one question.
I am almost 40 years old. Am I too old to attend CBSA job or not?
My father thought that I am impossible to pass this job because of the age.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Smigz » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:35 am

peppercat wrote:Hi everyone,

I have one question.
I am almost 40 years old. Am I too old to attend CBSA job or not?
My father thought that I am impossible to pass this job because of the age.


Disclaimer: I'm just a student who is not currently a CBSA employee in any way, shape, or form.

I think many of the CBSA officers who are over the age of 40 would disagree with your father. CBSA gives detailed information about job requirements on their website. Keep in mind that your evaluation would focus on who you are as a person and your ability to do a job, rather than how old you are.

I believe the cliche goes "you miss all the shots you don't take". It never hurts to apply.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby cplhick1968 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:24 am

peppercat wrote:Hi everyone,

I have one question.
I am almost 40 years old. Am I too old to attend CBSA job or not?
My father thought that I am impossible to pass this job because of the age.

I'm 44 and I'm applying I say go for it. There was someone on this forum who was 52 and had and interview for the CBSA, not sure if he or she got hired though? I think the oldest recruit for the RCMP was 56 and they have to do the PARE!

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Columbo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:04 am

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby NORO_Applicant » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:35 am

Columbo wrote:Don't act surprised when the PARE is implemented at CBSA. The entire recruitment process is slowly being engineered to mirror the RCMP method (i.e. the integrity questionnaire is essentially a pre-polygraph questionnaire). The federal government cannot discriminate against someone based on their age, and every candidate - regardless of age - should be physically fit and mentally prepared to work in law enforcement alongside police. Once the number of legacy employees begins to dwindle and accommodations begin to take effect in several years, the requirements of this job will be drastically different. Keep this in mind and good luck.


What do you mean when you say accommodations?

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby El Conejo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:09 am

NORO_Applicant wrote:What do you mean when you say accommodations?


In a sentence;

It the long-term to permanent modification of job duties or work location for those officers that are unable (and some would say unwilling) to complete required aspects of training (generally related to use of force).

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby NORO_Applicant » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:13 am

El Conejo wrote:
NORO_Applicant wrote:What do you mean when you say accommodations?


In a sentence;

It the long-term to permanent modification of job duties or work location for those officers that are unable (and some would say unwilling) to complete required aspects of training (generally related to use of force).


Danke schone, Herr Conejo.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby El Conejo » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:55 am

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby NaOH » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:39 am

If you want me to be more specific, finding an FN MAG in two different boxes, mailed to two different importer addresses from two different exporter addresses in two different states without the use of an x-ray is ridiculous.


Word on the street was that was all staged with some actor who was in between scenes at his porn shoot.


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