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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Columbo » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:54 am

Your signature states that you don’t speak on behalf of the Agency, yet you invoke “we” often in your posts. This - coupled with your bilingual signature that reads “CBSA/ASFC” - implies you do represent the Agency and that it shares your view that is, in my opinion, dubious. Further, you cited “compulsory bad credit,” which means “that which is required by law” (poor word choice; perhaps you meant to say compulsive).

The over-arching, non-specific reason that poor credit history affects applicants is: If you have poor credit, coupled with bad habits, you expose yourself to blackmail and extortion by adversarial state and non-state actors. A case by case analysis will be applied.

Poor credit or financial vulnerability falls under the umbrella of an employee or candidate’s “Loyalty to Canada” that is defined as, “ A determination that an individual has not engaged, is not engaged, nor is likely to engage in activities that constitute a "threat to the security of Canada" as defined in section 2 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act.”

Federal security standards are open source and can be found here:

https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.a ... assessment
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby vtyou » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:35 pm

Hello all first post here. I did my OTEE back in Feb 2019 and got my results in March 2019. Unfortunately, I have not received an email back from the CBSA in regards to my interview. After lurking the forums, someone during my timeframe got their interview back in Oct 2019. I have not sent any emails asking the CBSA as I was told to be patient with the application process. It's been a year and I haven't heard back.. should I contact the CBSA and ask for a follow-up?

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby IronWolf » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:19 pm

vtyou wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:35 pm
Hello all first post here. I did my OTEE back in Feb 2019 and got my results in March 2019. Unfortunately, I have not received an email back from the CBSA in regards to my interview. After lurking the forums, someone during my timeframe got their interview back in Oct 2019. I have not sent any emails asking the CBSA as I was told to be patient with the application process. It's been a year and I haven't heard back.. should I contact the CBSA and ask for a follow-up?
Once a year to ask for status, yeah, I can see that as patience, the ultimate patience :D

Yes, you should contact HR more frequently for status (I say once every 2-3 months), imagine if you have to wait 1 year for each stage of the process ...

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby vtyou » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:41 am

IronWolf wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:19 pm
vtyou wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:35 pm
Hello all first post here. I did my OTEE back in Feb 2019 and got my results in March 2019. Unfortunately, I have not received an email back from the CBSA in regards to my interview. After lurking the forums, someone during my timeframe got their interview back in Oct 2019. I have not sent any emails asking the CBSA as I was told to be patient with the application process. It's been a year and I haven't heard back.. should I contact the CBSA and ask for a follow-up?
Once a year to ask for status, yeah, I can see that as patience, the ultimate patience :D

Yes, you should contact HR more frequently for status (I say once every 2-3 months), imagine if you have to wait 1 year for each stage of the process ...
Haha I was just trying to follow instructions to the best of my abilities! I will definitely send an email tomorrow, thanks for your insight!

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby kittycat1024 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:48 am

vtyou wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:41 am

Haha I was just trying to follow instructions to the best of my abilities! I will definitely send an email tomorrow, thanks for your insight!
You are a good candidate! Wait for your good news!!!
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby hsinom » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:27 am

vtyou wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:35 pm
Hello all first post here. I did my OTEE back in Feb 2019 and got my results in March 2019. Unfortunately, I have not received an email back from the CBSA in regards to my interview. After lurking the forums, someone during my timeframe got their interview back in Oct 2019. I have not sent any emails asking the CBSA as I was told to be patient with the application process. It's been a year and I haven't heard back.. should I contact the CBSA and ask for a follow-up?
Email them but I won't bank on it for at least now.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Ulcaster555 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:07 am

Hi everyone,

Update:

CBSA to resume integrity interviews starting next week.
Interviews will be conducted over the phone.

CBSA will try to be flexible as much as possible for times and dates related to the interviews during this crisis.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby kittycat1024 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:18 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:07 am
Hi everyone,

Update:

CBSA to resume integrity interviews starting next week.
Interviews will be conducted over the phone.

CBSA will try to be flexible as much as possible for times and dates related to the interviews during this crisis.
Thanks for your great news!!!!!!
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby DanieltheCylon » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:43 pm

Ulcaster555 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:07 am
Hi everyone,

Update:

CBSA to resume integrity interviews starting next week.
Interviews will be conducted over the phone.

CBSA will try to be flexible as much as possible for times and dates related to the interviews during this crisis.
Hi!

Any news by chance on new applications? Thanks!

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby fabrar » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:14 pm

Did the OTTE last year in March 2019 and passed, and they said interview would be in a few months. A year goes by and nothing so I reached out to them. Just got this update today after following up:
Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Upon review of your application, we confirm that you are at the Interview stage of the application. Please note that there are many candidates at this same phase of the process and it could be several weeks/months before you hear from us. The Interview dates depend on several factors (the process you have applied on, the date you applied, the date you completed the OTEE, the Board Member availability, etc.) and it is not possible to establish a clear timeline for the interview dates.

So I guess at this point I pretty much just have to wait it out, right?

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby felix1113 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:55 pm

Correct yes, ask for update if no email every 4-6 months when in doubt but hey, waiting is part of the game. Relax and enjoy your life !
fabrar wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Did the OTTE last year in March 2019 and passed, and they said interview would be in a few months. A year goes by and nothing so I reached out to them. Just got this update today after following up:
Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Upon review of your application, we confirm that you are at the Interview stage of the application. Please note that there are many candidates at this same phase of the process and it could be several weeks/months before you hear from us. The Interview dates depend on several factors (the process you have applied on, the date you applied, the date you completed the OTEE, the Board Member availability, etc.) and it is not possible to establish a clear timeline for the interview dates.

So I guess at this point I pretty much just have to wait it out, right?
Apply: August 18
OTEE: September 18 - PASS
Interview: December 18 - PASS
PARE: January 19- PASS
Psych : April 19 - PASS
Sec papers: Sent April 19
Med Evaluation: May 19 - PASS
Clearance: July 19 - PASS
OITP: February 2020
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby fabrar » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:21 pm

felix1113 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:55 pm
Correct yes, ask for update if no email every 4-6 months when in doubt but hey, waiting is part of the game. Relax and enjoy your life !
fabrar wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Did the OTTE last year in March 2019 and passed, and they said interview would be in a few months. A year goes by and nothing so I reached out to them. Just got this update today after following up:
Good morning,

Thank you for your email. Upon review of your application, we confirm that you are at the Interview stage of the application. Please note that there are many candidates at this same phase of the process and it could be several weeks/months before you hear from us. The Interview dates depend on several factors (the process you have applied on, the date you applied, the date you completed the OTEE, the Board Member availability, etc.) and it is not possible to establish a clear timeline for the interview dates.

So I guess at this point I pretty much just have to wait it out, right?
Thank you! Does it usually take this long, or is this because of the pandemic situation right now?

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby IronWolf » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:22 pm

fabrar wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:21 pm
... Does it usually take this long ...
I would suggest to start reading the CBSA related forums here, start like at least 100-200 pages back if you don't have time for all of it. Better read it all.

You will get many answers by reading past posts.

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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby Highland2012 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:07 pm

I started my application in 2016, and just finally got the call. Some people were one and done, inside of a year and a half. I don't think it hurts to send off a check in e-mail once every couple months. It can take a really.. really long time dude.

Just my opinion though.
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Re: Ask the CBSA!

Postby PrairieFire31 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:17 pm

Highland2012 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:07 pm
I started my application in 2016, and just finally got the call. Some people were one and done, inside of a year and a half. I don't think it hurts to send off a check in e-mail once every couple months. It can take a really.. really long time dude.

Just my opinion though.
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