GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:50 am

Newrecruit1983 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:13 pm

If anyone is in the hamilton area you can contact Mohawk about doing pare. They will actually do the pare any Tuesday if you want. I did mine this way because I had just received an email stating if I finished my pare last November I would be put in for the winter term.

Not sure if you are close but it’s an option.
Thanks for your info! I’ll contact them directly!

Coz most of the centres only arrange PARE once a month!
Applied: 2018
PAL: Obtained
Interview: Oct 2019 (Passed)
PARE: Feb 2020 (Passed)
MMPI: May 2021 (Virtual) (Passed)
Security: TBC
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Zedlinka » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:27 am

bestcoast wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:54 pm
essdee wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:27 pm
bestcoast wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Hi all. Just a heads up for successful OTEE 2019 applicants still waiting on an interview in BC. I got a phone call today and was offered a slot next week. Check your phone messages; recruitment is running through the list.
I thought they do all their correspondence via email. 88)
I was surprised to get a call. I suspect they are filling up cancellations/deferrals.
Now that I think about it, I had actually gotten a phone call for my interview as well. Then they called again the next day to reschedule due to flights. The phone call was actually pretty informal.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby ktddad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:28 pm

ajc196 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:13 pm
JEagle10 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:11 pm
ajc196 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:29 pm


Your not the first. Don't worry about it. It is most likely an administrative error and they will correct it at some point. Don't worry, this most likely won't cause them to revoke your offer to attend Rigaud
If I’m not mistake this should cause them to revoke their offer.. if they haven’t completed the interview that means they don’t have their clearance yet either. Unless that magically all comes in before January.
Let me re-phrase, don't worry about it. The agency will get everything straightened out. It is NOT something that will be difficult to rectify.
You were right, there was nothing to worry about. The agency clarified everything. Officially going to Rigaud in Janyuary though now :D
Applied: April 2018
Pare: May 2018
Interview: June 2018
Psych: July 2018
Clearance: Sept 2018
Medical: April 2019
Online OITP: June 2019, Nov 25 2019
OITP: 15a Jan 13 2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby SC_07 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:58 pm

Holy moly, I got an email for my Integrity Interview for next week. Talk about quick and short notice. Not complaining, I'll take it!
Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sept 2018 (pass)
Int.: Mar 2019 (pass)
Psych : July 2019 (pass)
SEC. Clear. Sent: Sept 2019
Medical: Nov 2019 (pass)
Integrity Interview: Nov 2019 (granted)
PARE: Sept 2020 (Renewed)
OITP: July 2021
RIGAUD: July 2021

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby blueline95 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:33 pm

Has anyone from the January intake gotten anymore emails about the online portion? Or do they contact us closer to November 22nd?
They dont really give us much info on how to get the online portion started.
CBSA:
Applied- Dec 2017
Interview- April 2018
Security Sent- June 2018
Psych - July 2018
Pare- July 2018
Medical - Aug 2018/ renewal July 2019
Security Interview - May 2019
Security Clearance- July 2019
OITP- November 25th 2019
Rigaud- January 13th 2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby ktddad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:41 pm

blueline95 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Has anyone from the January intake gotten anymore emails about the online portion? Or do they contact us closer to November 22nd?
They dont really give us much info on how to get the online portion started.
They've told me to monitor your emails this coming week and if not, to message them.
Applied: April 2018
Pare: May 2018
Interview: June 2018
Psych: July 2018
Clearance: Sept 2018
Medical: April 2019
Online OITP: June 2019, Nov 25 2019
OITP: 15a Jan 13 2020

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Zedlinka » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am

SC_07 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Holy moly, I got an email for my Integrity Interview for next week. Talk about quick and short notice. Not complaining, I'll take it!
That's got to be the quickest turnaround I've ever seen for an integrity interview.
You my friend have a horseshoe up your arse. Good luck!
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Zedlinka » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:59 am

ktddad wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:41 pm
blueline95 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Has anyone from the January intake gotten anymore emails about the online portion? Or do they contact us closer to November 22nd?
They dont really give us much info on how to get the online portion started.
They've told me to monitor your emails this coming week and if not, to message them.
It's quite easy when it comes folks. The program you'll use opens in your browser just fine. I used it on my laptop, phone, tablet, etc without issue. The most annoying part is all the emails you'll get from notifications. My guess is they don't want to overload you with information because the online portion can be a bit intimidating when you first look at it. It is quite user friendly though.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby SC_07 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:42 pm

Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am
SC_07 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Holy moly, I got an email for my Integrity Interview for next week. Talk about quick and short notice. Not complaining, I'll take it!
That's got to be the quickest turnaround I've ever seen for an integrity interview.
You my friend have a horseshoe up your arse. Good luck!
Hahah, thank you ! :) Fingers crossed!
I'm still shocked it even came at all before the new year.
I'm still keeping an open mind, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not hoping for a spot in the March Intake :P
Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sept 2018 (pass)
Int.: Mar 2019 (pass)
Psych : July 2019 (pass)
SEC. Clear. Sent: Sept 2019
Medical: Nov 2019 (pass)
Integrity Interview: Nov 2019 (granted)
PARE: Sept 2020 (Renewed)
OITP: July 2021
RIGAUD: July 2021

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Zedlinka » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:43 pm

SC_07 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am
SC_07 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Holy moly, I got an email for my Integrity Interview for next week. Talk about quick and short notice. Not complaining, I'll take it!
That's got to be the quickest turnaround I've ever seen for an integrity interview.
You my friend have a horseshoe up your arse. Good luck!
Hahah, thank you ! :) Fingers crossed!
I'm still shocked it even came at all before the new year.
I'm still keeping an open mind, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not hoping for a spot in the March Intake :P
Took me a few months after my interview to get my clearance. So I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. But it is entirely possible.
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby Emak » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:13 pm

Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:43 pm
SC_07 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am


That's got to be the quickest turnaround I've ever seen for an integrity interview.
You my friend have a horseshoe up your arse. Good luck!
Hahah, thank you ! :) Fingers crossed!
I'm still shocked it even came at all before the new year.
I'm still keeping an open mind, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not hoping for a spot in the March Intake :P
Took me a few months after my interview to get my clearance. So I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. But it is entirely possible.
Good for you and best luck SC_07 that was quick indeed!
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Applied: 04/2017
Educ Doc: 06/17 ✔
Interview: 01/18 ✔
MMPI: 01/18 + 02/20 ✔
Psych: 02/18 + 03/20 ✔
PARE: 04/18 + 10/19 (Ext 04/21)
SEC doc: sent 03/18 - 09/19 ✔
Medical: 09/18 + 09/19 (Ext 09/21)
SEC Int: 09/19 ✔
OITP: 04/21 ✔
Rigaud: 05/21 - 16B ✔

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby JEagle10 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:28 pm

Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:43 pm
SC_07 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:57 am


That's got to be the quickest turnaround I've ever seen for an integrity interview.
You my friend have a horseshoe up your arse. Good luck!
Hahah, thank you ! :) Fingers crossed!
I'm still shocked it even came at all before the new year.
I'm still keeping an open mind, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not hoping for a spot in the March Intake :P
Took me a few months after my interview to get my clearance. So I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. But it is entirely possible.
Took me 2 business days to get clearance after interview 😳 Crazy how different timelines people can have

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:19 pm

JEagle10 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:43 pm
SC_07 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:42 pm


Hahah, thank you ! :) Fingers crossed!
I'm still shocked it even came at all before the new year.
I'm still keeping an open mind, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not hoping for a spot in the March Intake :P
Took me a few months after my interview to get my clearance. So I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. But it is entirely possible.
Took me 2 business days to get clearance after interview 😳 Crazy how different timelines people can have
Just had my Integrity interview today, will let you know how long it takes for the result lol

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kellylihomes » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:45 pm

IronWolf wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:19 pm
JEagle10 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Zedlinka wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:43 pm


Took me a few months after my interview to get my clearance. So I wouldn't get your hopes up too high. But it is entirely possible.
Took me 2 business days to get clearance after interview 😳 Crazy how different timelines people can have
Just had my Integrity interview today, will let you know how long it takes for the result lol
Good luck! How long was it?
CBSA Applicant
Applied: Aug 2018
OTEE: Sep 2018
Interview: December 2018
PARE: January 2019
Psy Evaluation: April 2019
Security paper: May 2019
Medical: July 2019
Security clearance: December 2019
OITP: Feb 2021
Rigaud: Mar 2021

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby A North » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:18 pm

Zedlinka wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:27 am
bestcoast wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:54 pm
essdee wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:27 pm


I thought they do all their correspondence via email. 88)
I was surprised to get a call. I suspect they are filling up cancellations/deferrals.
Now that I think about it, I had actually gotten a phone call for my interview as well. Then they called again the next day to reschedule due to flights. The phone call was actually pretty informal.
You mentioned they called to reschedule due to flights; did they book/pay for flights for you to get to the interview?
CBSA
CFSC/CRFSC: 04/16; Sent 01/20
GCT2/WCPT: Exempt (Police Foundations 06/17)
Applied: 12/18
Contacted: 02/19
OTEE: 03/19
G Licence: 02/20

Interview: Postponed (CoVid-19)
PARE: TBD
Psych: TBD
Medical: TBD
Security: TBD
Online: TBD
Rigaud: TBD


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