becoming a CBSA Officer
Also, is this a good job for married women who have kids or plan to have kids?
Sep 1st, 2014 10:09 am
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Sep 1st, 2014 11:01 am
It's a government job, your benefits will be above average. Keep in mind, they say "Able to work anywhere in Canada", and that's non-negotiable, end if story.
Sep 1st, 2014 12:30 pm
Are you comfortable carrying a firearm?
Sep 1st, 2014 12:44 pm
You say that like they need to hold Uranium in their hand. Firearms are nothing once you're trained properly.CheapScotch wrote: ↑Sep 1st, 2014 12:30 pmAre you comfortable carrying a firearm?
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/agency-agenc ... u-eng.html
Sep 1st, 2014 1:39 pm
Sep 1st, 2014 1:56 pm
The job postings are actually open ended, the CBSA recruits continuously. There are typically two rounds of testing per year in any given region, so it could be up to 6 months after you apply before you actually begin the process. The GTA region actually had its last round of testing two or three weeks ago, so you're probably looking at February 2015 for the next round.
Sep 1st, 2014 3:27 pm
Sep 1st, 2014 4:50 pm
Consider the implications of accepting a job where your employer requires you to carry a firearm: yes, they will likely train you properly so that you can use the weapon responsibly, hit what you are aiming at most of the time, and not shoot yourself or someone accidentally. But this is not about training to be an Olympic target shooter; your employer is arming you for a reason - they feel that the job entails some risk, perhaps a risk that you will have to deal with someone in an adversarial situation who is also armed. Am I being unreasonable to suggest that some women with children (or soon to have children) might not be completely comfortable with a job like this?
Sep 1st, 2014 4:52 pm
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Sep 1st, 2014 10:30 pm
Contacts are done entirely through email. You sure you didn't miss your invitation to do the interview or psychological assessment? 85% should be plenty to see you through to the next round.