GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Stark220 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:51 pm

JetMoto87 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Stark220 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 am
Can anyone give me any info on the integrity telephone interview? Is the integrity interview straight questions on your past behaviours, any gambling, drinking, drug use etc.? Or is it also role playing like...what would you do if you saw a coworker stealing for example?

Any info would help!
Thanks all
Do you have the telephone interview scheduled? Or are you just wondering for when you eventually will do it? It would be nice to see if the telephone interviews have begun to take place and people have participated in them, shows things are slowly moving forward.
Yes I do have one scheduled in a couple weeks! I realize no one can give hints etc...I wasn’t looking for that kind of info. Only on the format and if there are role playing questions or just straight up questions on historical behaviours, criminal records etc.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Tue May 12, 2020 3:39 pm

Stark220 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:51 pm
JetMoto87 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Stark220 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 am
Can anyone give me any info on the integrity telephone interview? Is the integrity interview straight questions on your past behaviours, any gambling, drinking, drug use etc.? Or is it also role playing like...what would you do if you saw a coworker stealing for example?

Any info would help!
Thanks all
Do you have the telephone interview scheduled? Or are you just wondering for when you eventually will do it? It would be nice to see if the telephone interviews have begun to take place and people have participated in them, shows things are slowly moving forward.
Yes I do have one scheduled in a couple weeks! I realize no one can give hints etc...I wasn’t looking for that kind of info. Only on the format and if there are role playing questions or just straight up questions on historical behaviours, criminal records etc.
If there was something to prepare for , CBSA would have told you, as they did for the initial interview.

Relax and just take the call. No need to prepare.

If you are so worried , then prepare for what you think may happen.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Oonealo » Tue May 12, 2020 4:59 pm

Hey All,

First time posting and It maybe already answered. I'm a Toronto applicant, I applied back in January 2019, did the test in March and passed with a competitive score of 9/10 on all four categories. I have not heard anything since then and it seems like there would be no point in emailing and asking about my application status. My questions are,

- Do I have to re-do the test since it is only valid for one year? and If a background check and fingerprints are done for another Government of Canada position, would that help in the process or least, speed it up a little?

I'm just wondering if they forgot about Toronto applicants since I have seen many people on here who applied around the same time as me and their process is so much quicker. Thank you

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Lospollos » Tue May 12, 2020 5:16 pm

Oonealo wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Hey All,

First time posting and It maybe already answered. I'm a Toronto applicant, I applied back in January 2019, did the test in March and passed with a competitive score of 9/10 on all four categories. I have not heard anything since then and it seems like there would be no point in emailing and asking about my application status. My questions are,

- Do I have to re-do the test since it is only valid for one year? and If a background check and fingerprints are done for another Government of Canada position, would that help in the process or least, speed it up a little?

I'm just wondering if they forgot about Toronto applicants since I have seen many people on here who applied around the same time as me and their process is so much quicker. Thank you
The testing is valid for life or until they change the test. Usually having background done for another agency doesn't affect the speed of the process. I have been waiting awhile too almost a year now since my interview.
CBSA:
OTEE - Pass
Interview - Pass
Psych - in process

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby new2this » Tue May 12, 2020 7:15 pm

Probably a weird question but any ideas how I can practice the jump for the PARE? I am doing lots of cardio - just unsure how I can be prepared for the jump without any access to a gym.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Kevlar » Tue May 12, 2020 7:27 pm

new2this wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:15 pm
Probably a weird question but any ideas how I can practice the jump for the PARE? I am doing lots of cardio - just unsure how I can be prepared for the jump without any access to a gym.

If you have a proper length yoga mat just practice leaping over that while in a jog.

No idea your household setup (condo/house with yard, apartment, jail cell, space station etc etc. But what works in a pinch if you have a yard and back steps was set the mat out in the yard and just do laps. Run up your back steps turn around run down jump over the mat, circle around and repeat.
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Applied: 2018/09/28
OTEE: 2018/10 - PASS 95%
INTERVIEW 2018/11 - PASS
Psych Eval / Interview: 2019/04 - PASS
Medical: 2019/05 - PASS
PARE: 2019/11 - PASS
Security Checks: Started 2019/04 - Granted 2019/10
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Chicken111 » Tue May 12, 2020 8:15 pm

JetMoto87 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Stark220 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 am
Can anyone give me any info on the integrity telephone interview? Is the integrity interview straight questions on your past behaviours, any gambling, drinking, drug use etc.? Or is it also role playing like...what would you do if you saw a coworker stealing for example?

Any info would help!
Thanks all
Do you have the telephone interview scheduled? Or are you just wondering for when you eventually will do it? It would be nice to see if the telephone interviews have begun to take place and people have participated in them, shows things are slowly moving forward.
Things are moving, mine is tomorrow. Had my email last week.
CBSA Mtl applicant
Applied Sept.18 ✅
OTEE: Oct.18 ✅
Interview Mar.19 ✅
MMPI: Sept.19 ✅
Psych Interview: Oct.19 ✅
Sec.Docs. Oct19/Dec19 (2x)
PARE: Feb.20 ✅
Int. Interview: May 20
Sec clearance: June 20 ✅
SLE:
CatIII med:
OITP:

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby new2this » Tue May 12, 2020 8:46 pm

Very helpful - thanks. What about the height one? (I can't think of anything to jump over)

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:13 pm

new2this wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:46 pm
Very helpful - thanks. What about the height one? (I can't think of anything to jump over)
For myself, I just use the railing on the street when I go running every night, the height is about my hips.
Applied: 2018
PAL: Obtained
Interview: Oct 2019 (Passed)
PARE: Feb 2020 (Passed)
MMPI: TBC
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Tue May 12, 2020 9:17 pm

new2this wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:15 pm
Probably a weird question but any ideas how I can practice the jump for the PARE? I am doing lots of cardio - just unsure how I can be prepared for the jump without any access to a gym.
vault jump ?

https://youtu.be/9_RJo_F8g94

https://youtu.be/X1RF5qgNglg

Improvise, or make a vault yourself if you are handy.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JetMoto87 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:30 pm

Chicken111 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:15 pm
JetMoto87 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Stark220 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 am
Can anyone give me any info on the integrity telephone interview? Is the integrity interview straight questions on your past behaviours, any gambling, drinking, drug use etc.? Or is it also role playing like...what would you do if you saw a coworker stealing for example?

Any info would help!
Thanks all
Do you have the telephone interview scheduled? Or are you just wondering for when you eventually will do it? It would be nice to see if the telephone interviews have begun to take place and people have participated in them, shows things are slowly moving forward.
Things are moving, mine is tomorrow. Had my email last week.
Cool, good luck tomorrow. Our timelines are not too far off, which brings some peace to my mind that I may get my interview sometime this summer.
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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 Chicken111 » Wed May 13, 2020 9:30 am

JetMoto87 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:30 pm
Chicken111 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:15 pm
JetMoto87 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:39 pm


Do you have the telephone interview scheduled? Or are you just wondering for when you eventually will do it? It would be nice to see if the telephone interviews have begun to take place and people have participated in them, shows things are slowly moving forward.
Things are moving, mine is tomorrow. Had my email last week.
Cool, good luck tomorrow. Our timelines are not too far off, which brings some peace to my mind that I may get my interview sometime this summer.
Thanks, it was really quick. Little more than 30 minutes. Had nothing to hide and I was honnest all the time. Even had a little chat at the beginning. Now the waiting time for my results.
CBSA Mtl applicant
Applied Sept.18 ✅
OTEE: Oct.18 ✅
Interview Mar.19 ✅
MMPI: Sept.19 ✅
Psych Interview: Oct.19 ✅
Sec.Docs. Oct19/Dec19 (2x)
PARE: Feb.20 ✅
Int. Interview: May 20
Sec clearance: June 20 ✅
SLE:
CatIII med:
OITP:

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby veteran9750 » Wed May 13, 2020 10:54 am

https://globalnews.ca/news/6936644/cbsa ... ts-canada/

Ports of entry to close, may be temporary but a huge number.
Applied - Jan 2019
OTEE - March 2019
CFSC/CRFSC - June 2012
Interview - January 2020
Interview Results - January 2020 (passed)

Psych: TBD
Security: TBD
Medical: TBD
PARE: TBD

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Wed May 13, 2020 11:01 am

veteran9750 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:54 am
https://globalnews.ca/news/6936644/cbsa ... ts-canada/

Ports of entry to close, may be temporary but a huge number.
Traffic is reduced a lot, so reducing of staff on shift and ports open is normal. I believe it will start to pick up in mid summer gradually.

We can't stay closed forever, and this virus is already everywhere, too late for containment, if they ask me.

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Wed May 13, 2020 12:31 pm

Chicken111 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 9:30 am
JetMoto87 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:30 pm
Chicken111 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:15 pm


Things are moving, mine is tomorrow. Had my email last week.
Cool, good luck tomorrow. Our timelines are not too far off, which brings some peace to my mind that I may get my interview sometime this summer.
Thanks, it was really quick. Little more than 30 minutes. Had nothing to hide and I was honnest all the time. Even had a little chat at the beginning. Now the waiting time for my results.
Congrats, from what you say your experience was, I can say you have it granted already.


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