When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

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When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by whatisttv » Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 am

Hi y'all. Just trying to see if anyone knows the next in-person assessment session for Vancouver FIR. I want to know how long someone would have to wait after recently writing their online assessment.

Edit: Also, it's my understanding that you go through the selection in the FIR you applied in...but if you want a different FIR, how do you go about applying for that? Because the online test is a generic website. If you pass, how does navcan know which FIR you want? Do you just specify it when you receive an invitation to an in-person assessment? That seems impractical...
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by blackbird71 » Tue May 21, 2019 4:24 pm

Not sure when YVR may be doing their next assessment, but it is my understanding they are currently running them in that region around twice a year. With the addition of FEAST it seems that applications are being processed a little quicker than with the old w-sim. At least that is what I am noticing with my own application, however this is my first time applying.

As for your second question, when I applied earlier this year you could select the FIR's you wanted to apply to. However, just be aware that whatever ones you choose to apply for you are responsible for travel to and from whichever FIR your application goes forward in. Hope this helps.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by whatisttv » Tue May 21, 2019 6:44 pm

Hey thanks! Do you know when the last in-person assessment session was for this year? Where are you in the application process?
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by joey2804 » Thu May 23, 2019 10:55 am

I did the online test over Christmas and just sitting on "Assessment" when I log into my profile with NavCanada.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by hopefulguy » Thu May 23, 2019 1:41 pm

Jan 20something. We still have not (or at least I haven't, dunno about the others) gotten our interviews yet. We also did the old w-sim test, not FEAST.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by YVRFlier » Thu May 23, 2019 9:40 pm

hopefulguy wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Jan 20something. We still have not (or at least I haven't, dunno about the others) gotten our interviews yet. We also did the old w-sim test, not FEAST.
I think it was January 23rd. I'm in the same boat. In the "Interview" stage but no word yet as of when that will be
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by whatisttv » Sun May 26, 2019 5:55 am

joey2804 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:55 am
I did the online test over Christmas and just sitting on "Assessment" when I log into my profile with NavCanada.
Does showing "assessment" on your profile indicate that youve passed the online test? If so, how can you be sure of it?
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by whatisttv » Sun May 26, 2019 5:57 am

hopefulguy wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Jan 20something. We still have not (or at least I haven't, dunno about the others) gotten our interviews yet. We also did the old w-sim test, not FEAST.
Wait so Jan 20something (but Jan 23rd as mentioned by someone else) was the last w-sim assessment session for 2019?
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by joey2804 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:55 pm

whatisttv wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 5:55 am
joey2804 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:55 am
I did the online test over Christmas and just sitting on "Assessment" when I log into my profile with NavCanada.
Does showing "assessment" on your profile indicate that youve passed the online test? If so, how can you be sure of it?
From what I've read, "assessment" means you passed the online test and are awaiting the next stage, but they haven't gotten to you yet.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by korwynkim » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:51 pm

Looks like they are running sessions in October. It says no advanced prep is required. Does that mean they are using FEAST instead of w-sim?
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by largesizzler » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:40 pm

I was just invited for sessions the week of October 15, the invite says no prep required so I'm guessing its the FEAST.

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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by whatisttv » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:20 pm

korwynkim wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:51 pm
Looks like they are running sessions in October. It says no advanced prep is required. Does that mean they are using FEAST instead of w-sim?
Yep! DM'd you
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by riasvox » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:49 pm

Yep, it’s def in October, week of Oct 15-21. Does anyone know if the FEAST test is for FSS also, though?
I got invited to do the test, but it said not to do it if you wanted FSS only.
I want all three, but if FSS doesn’t require this intense test, I’d rather go FSS, it’s more my style.
But if FSS also requires this test, then I might as well do it, no sweat LOLOL
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by Nekton » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:36 am

I would be interested in that answer too. I am under the impression that all streams do the same testing and that your results will dictate whether you get an offer for training, and for what kind. If anyone can confirm/clarify the testing and interview stages for VFR, IFR, FSS that would be much appreciated.
I am in the early stages of the process right now, submitted application and completed online test in early Sept., now sitting at 'assessment' and waiting. Although my primary interest is VFR I could also be quite happy with FSS and understanding the testing regime, and how it might impact my success, would be very helpful.
Once you make it through the session in Oct. and find this out would you post back here please? Thks.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by alphavictor » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 am

For those that did the assessment last week, how did it go? Any word on the timeline going forward?
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by PostmasterGeneral » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:47 pm

Could it be true?? YVR is getting more controllers? Could this be the end of crossing times on sky clear days and 90 mile vectors for “traffic”?
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by Xanthe » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:28 pm

alphavictor wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 am
For those that did the assessment last week, how did it go? Any word on the timeline going forward?
I did my assessment for YVR on Oct 21st and I still haven’t heard anything! It’s still showing as “status: assessment.”
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by Aguaymanto » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:27 pm

Nekton wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:36 am
I would be interested in that answer too. I am under the impression that all streams do the same testing and that your results will dictate whether you get an offer for training, and for what kind. If anyone can confirm/clarify the testing and interview stages for VFR, IFR, FSS that would be much appreciated.
I also have this same question!
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by utkarsh132 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:52 pm

how to check status online for the application. I noticed in many thread that peopleare discussing that app status is "assessment"

How to find that? When I login to see my application, all I see is "You've already applied for this job"and do not find any status anywhere.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by moosetracks » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:16 pm

In workday click on your username in the top right then go to "candidate home". There you will find your application with current status. If you click on the application it will take you to an area that has "your tasks" that lists things you need to do if any. When you get a task to do you should also get an email from workday telling you to do something. For example when they invite you to FEAST you will get an email telling you, and then you will schedule the date on this "your tasks" section of workday.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by moosetracks » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:21 pm

Aguaymanto wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:27 pm
Nekton wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:36 am
I would be interested in that answer too. I am under the impression that all streams do the same testing and that your results will dictate whether you get an offer for training, and for what kind. If anyone can confirm/clarify the testing and interview stages for VFR, IFR, FSS that would be much appreciated.
I also have this same question!
I know that VFR and IFR follow the same testing and interview steps; online, FEAST, Bootcamp (although a few FIR may still be using the old WSIM, not 100% on that and they are switching everything over soon).

For FSS I am not sure at all after the online test so best to contact atscareers@navcanada.ca with that question. I'm betting it is still FEAST but the pass mark may be lower or they just simply draw from that pool or even the Bootcamp to fill those positions as needed. I'm not really sure how many people they need for FSS classes or if they run on a regular basis or just need based. Could vary by FIR.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by utkarsh132 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:34 pm

moosetracks wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:16 pm
In workday click on your username in the top right then go to "candidate home". There you will find your application with current status. If you click on the application it will take you to an area that has "your tasks" that lists things you need to do if any. When you get a task to do you should also get an email from workday telling you to do something. For example when they invite you to FEAST you will get an email telling you, and then you will schedule the date on this "your tasks" section of workday.
thank you so much.. that really helped me finding my status. Its assessment now with no pending tasks. I really appreciate your guidance.
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by rcminvcr » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:09 pm

2 questions.

1) For any YVR applicants that completed the w-Sim in-person assessment, but not FEAST, would they still be considered for interviews?
2) Has anyone heard when the next round of interviews is?

I'm hoping either of these may have been mentioned at the in-person assessment.

Cheers,
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Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Post by novemberalpha » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:31 pm

rcminvcr wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:09 pm
2 questions.

1) For any YVR applicants that completed the w-Sim in-person assessment, but not FEAST, would they still be considered for interviews?
2) Has anyone heard when the next round of interviews is?

I'm hoping either of these may have been mentioned at the in-person assessment.

Cheers,
I was in the last W-Sim for the YVR FIR in late January; they ran interviews for those successful in the in-person assessment between end of June and mid-July this summer. Given that fact and that they've moved over to the FEAST system now and ran assessments at the end of October, I would expect that it may be possible, but it is probably unlikely that those who completed the W-Sim would be considered for interviews now.

That said, I don't think anyone is super clear on if/how they compare candidates coming out of the old system versus the new, or how the switch over will affect offers extended. I get the feeling NavCanada holds those cards real close to the chest.
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