2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

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Excite_Life4
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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby Excite_Life4 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:43 pm

mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 pm
StudentAnon wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 pm
mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Just got an invite to training today! Does anyone know if the 5 week training will be paid at a different rate or if its paid at all? Also, how can I prepare myself to be ready for the physical demands of the training ? I would consider myself in shape but I would love any pointers that may help me out. Best of luck to everyone else still waiting!
Congrats! What region? Afaik training is paid at the same rate as your working rate. I know the PARE focuses on cardio/muscular endurance so exercising it that type of way would probably be beneficial for the student position.
mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:35 pm


I forgot to mention that they stated I won't receive a formal offer until the day my training begins. Is this normal?
I heard this was the case from someone who was a CBSA student clerk a few years ago. Did they atleast tell you a wage yet?
M position will be located in the GTA region! Thanks for the tip on being prepared for the physical demands of the first few weeks and my question about training pay. In regards to my letter of offer, no they didn't mention what I would be getting paid, this is one of the details that I would like to know and was hoping I didn't have to wait until training commenced. Nonetheless, I am very excited to be invited out for training and hoping all goes well.
Out of curiousity, did they place you at a specific site within the GTA after your training? That is of course, if you are comfortable answering.

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby StudentAnon » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:55 pm

mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 pm
StudentAnon wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 pm
mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Just got an invite to training today! Does anyone know if the 5 week training will be paid at a different rate or if its paid at all? Also, how can I prepare myself to be ready for the physical demands of the training ? I would consider myself in shape but I would love any pointers that may help me out. Best of luck to everyone else still waiting!
Congrats! What region? Afaik training is paid at the same rate as your working rate. I know the PARE focuses on cardio/muscular endurance so exercising it that type of way would probably be beneficial for the student position.
mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:35 pm


I forgot to mention that they stated I won't receive a formal offer until the day my training begins. Is this normal?
I heard this was the case from someone who was a CBSA student clerk a few years ago. Did they atleast tell you a wage yet?
M position will be located in the GTA region! Thanks for the tip on being prepared for the physical demands of the first few weeks and my question about training pay. In regards to my letter of offer, no they didn't mention what I would be getting paid, this is one of the details that I would like to know and was hoping I didn't have to wait until training commenced. Nonetheless, I am very excited to be invited out for training and hoping all goes well.
No problem best of luck! I've found this website and the /r/CanadaPublicServants subreddit to be very informative resources for navigating the CBSA and fswep process. You could always also try to email recruitment in regards to compensation information.

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby mitt1989 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:50 am

Excite_Life4 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:43 pm
mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 pm
StudentAnon wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 pm


Congrats! What region? Afaik training is paid at the same rate as your working rate. I know the PARE focuses on cardio/muscular endurance so exercising it that type of way would probably be beneficial for the student position.



I heard this was the case from someone who was a CBSA student clerk a few years ago. Did they atleast tell you a wage yet?
M position will be located in the GTA region! Thanks for the tip on being prepared for the physical demands of the first few weeks and my question about training pay. In regards to my letter of offer, no they didn't mention what I would be getting paid, this is one of the details that I would like to know and was hoping I didn't have to wait until training commenced. Nonetheless, I am very excited to be invited out for training and hoping all goes well.
Out of curiousity, did they place you at a specific site within the GTA after your training? That is of course, if you are comfortable answering.
I won't go into detail with the exact location but they did state where I will be working if I pass the training.

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby Excite_Life4 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:00 pm

mitt1989 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:50 am
Excite_Life4 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:43 pm
mitt1989 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 pm


M position will be located in the GTA region! Thanks for the tip on being prepared for the physical demands of the first few weeks and my question about training pay. In regards to my letter of offer, no they didn't mention what I would be getting paid, this is one of the details that I would like to know and was hoping I didn't have to wait until training commenced. Nonetheless, I am very excited to be invited out for training and hoping all goes well.
Out of curiousity, did they place you at a specific site within the GTA after your training? That is of course, if you are comfortable answering.
I won't go into detail with the exact location but they did state where I will be working if I pass the training.
Okay no worries. Congratulations! :thumbsup:

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby mitt1989 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:05 pm

Excite_Life4 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:00 pm
mitt1989 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:50 am
Excite_Life4 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:43 pm


Out of curiousity, did they place you at a specific site within the GTA after your training? That is of course, if you are comfortable answering.
I won't go into detail with the exact location but they did state where I will be working if I pass the training.
Okay no worries. Congratulations! :thumbsup:
Thank you! I didn't mean for that to come off snarky as it might have after I re-read it. Best of luck and hopefully you get an email soon!

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby mitt1989 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:34 pm

Can anyone give me some insight on what the shifts will be like for a SBSO in the GTA Region? I am not familiar with shift work so I don't really know what to expect.

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby mitt1989 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:38 am

mitt1989 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Can anyone give me some insight on what the shifts will be like for a SBSO in the GTA Region? I am not familiar with shift work so I don't really know what to expect.
I ended up finding some information on SBSO shift work on the /r/CanadaPublicServants Reddit page. If anyone is wondering, a former SBSO that worked at an airport noted it is 5 days on, 4 days off, alternating between morning, evening, and overnight shifts. Shifts are 10 hours long with a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute breaks, you receive a $2 premium per hour for working an evening/overnight shift or a shift on the weekend and $4 premium if you work an evening/overnight shift on a weekend. If this isn't correct or I misinterpreted it, feel free to correct me as I am still trying to learn!

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby KJ26 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:14 am

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone is the prairie region, more specifically Calgary, received their security clearance. I received my medical back, and had my security interview in December, but haven’t received the results of the clearance yet?
SBSO PRA
Applied: September 18, 2018
OTEE: Oct 14, 2018 [PASSED, Nov 15, 2018]
Interview: Nov 12, 2019 [PASSED, Feb 26, 2019]
Security: Dec 12, 2018
Medical: Dec 23, 2018

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby RugerBlue26 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:51 pm

KJ26 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:14 am
Hi Everyone,

Has anyone is the prairie region, more specifically Calgary, received their security clearance. I received my medical back, and had my security interview in December, but haven’t received the results of the clearance yet?
Hey, I'm from Calgary too! I haven't received medical or security clearance, but I did get a letter in the mail regarding my medical from AHS so I know I passed it I'm just waiting on CBSA to email. I had my security interview Feb 12th. I feel like the only people getting clearances and LoO's are from GTA, I haven't heard much about the prairie region yet. I was hoping an email would come in this week, but now I gotta wait till next week and do the same cycle over again haha.
SBSO PRA
Applied: Nov 28, 2018
OTEE: Jan 8, 2019 [PASSED, Feb 1, 2019]
Interview: Jan 15, 2019 [PASSED, Feb 26, 2019]
Security: Feb 12, 2019
Medical: Mar 8, 2019

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby StudentAnon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:18 pm

Anyone get any news today?
mitt1989 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:38 am
mitt1989 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Can anyone give me some insight on what the shifts will be like for a SBSO in the GTA Region? I am not familiar with shift work so I don't really know what to expect.
I ended up finding some information on SBSO shift work on the /r/CanadaPublicServants Reddit page. If anyone is wondering, a former SBSO that worked at an airport noted it is 5 days on, 4 days off, alternating between morning, evening, and overnight shifts. Shifts are 10 hours long with a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute breaks, you receive a $2 premium per hour for working an evening/overnight shift or a shift on the weekend and $4 premium if you work an evening/overnight shift on a weekend. If this isn't correct or I misinterpreted it, feel free to correct me as I am still trying to learn!
Nice!

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby StudentAnon » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:04 pm

Got my LoO, I am excited! :D

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby spoon4 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:43 pm

StudentAnon wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Got my LoO, I am excited! :D
Yay! Congratulations!! :)

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby StudentAnon » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:33 pm

spoon4 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:43 pm
StudentAnon wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Got my LoO, I am excited! :D
Yay! Congratulations!! :)
Thank you! I hope everyone qualified gets the good news too! :thumbsup: Afaik the new pay steps from last week were the reason for a delay this year since they probably had to rewrite letters.

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby namsy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:35 pm

Has anyone from the GTA region received a LoO or invite to training recently? I'm still waiting to hear back.
SBSO:
Applied: Sept 11, 2018
OTEE: Oct 17, 2018 [PASSED, Nov 22, 2018]
Interview: Dec 11, 2018 [PASSED, Dec 12, 2018]
Security: Jan 12, 2019 [PASSED, April 10, 2019]
Medical: Feb 14, 2019 [PASSED, Apr 2, 2019]

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Re: 2018 FSWEP - Student Border Services Officer

Postby RugerBlue26 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:16 pm

AHH! Got my LoO today! It's conditional as I still need my security clearance but I can't wait! Good luck to everyone
SBSO PRA
Applied: Nov 28, 2018
OTEE: Jan 8, 2019 [PASSED, Feb 1, 2019]
Interview: Jan 15, 2019 [PASSED, Feb 26, 2019]
Security: Feb 12, 2019
Medical: Mar 8, 2019


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