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YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by acehigh » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:00 am

Hi all,
I know this is being discussed in a few other threads so I thought it would be appropriate to consolidate.

I'm writing October 6th - this will be my first in-person assessment after writing the online test just a few months ago. Definitely a faster timeline than I expected.

Hoping to hear from others who have/will be writing in the coming days/weeks and good luck to all!
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by SZL » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 am

Congrats on your in person interview, acehigh. One step closer. I saw others posing this in other topics so I thought I would share my timeline.

FIR : YYZ
Preference order (FSS,VFR,IFR): IFR, VFR, FSS
Online Application Date: July 19, 2018
In person assessment invitation date: September 12, 2018
In person assessment: October 1, 2018
In person assessment result:
Phone Interview invite:
Phone Interview:
Phone Interview results :
In person interview invite:
In person Interview:
In person results :

I hope to continue to have good news as the days/weeks/months roll by.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by xpoy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm

I just posted a bit more info on my other thread.

http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopi ... 0&t=121158

Feel free to PM me if you have more questions.

Here is my time line but its a bit different
Preference order (FSS,VFR,IFR): VFR (Tower at Pearson is my most ideal situation), IFR, (FSS is not worth it for me)
Online Application Date: Jan 25 2017
In person assessment: December 11, 2017 (old assessment)
In person assessment result: Passed
Phone Interview invite: Early Jan 2018
Phone Interview: Jan 15 2018
Phone Interview results : Passed
(New) In person assessment invitation date: September 14 2018
(New) In person assessment: September 17 2018
(New) In person result:
In person interview invite:
In person Interview:
In person results :
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by SZL » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:28 pm

xpoy wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
I just posted a bit more info on my other thread.

http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopi ... 0&t=121158

Feel free to PM me if you have more questions.

Here is my time line but its a bit different
Preference order (FSS,VFR,IFR): VFR (Tower at Pearson is my most ideal situation), IFR, (FSS is not worth it for me)
Online Application Date: Jan 25 2017
In person assessment: December 11, 2017 (old assessment)
In person assessment result: Passed
Phone Interview invite: Early Jan 2018
Phone Interview: Jan 15 2018
Phone Interview results : Passed
(New) In person assessment invitation date: September 14 2018
(New) In person assessment: September 17 2018
(New) In person result:
In person interview invite:
In person Interview:
In person results :
OMG!!! So what you're saying is you are actually going through the process twice in essence because of the change in the admissions. WOW. While that absolutely sucks, I hope it means you are a strong enough candidate they wanted to be able to objectively assess you against others in the new system i.e. comparing apples to apples. I'm wishing you the best. This would be a dream come true for sure. I intend to post once I have taken the test. I know you cannot share much about exact contents of the testing but seeing others experience so far has given me a better sense of hope and makes me feel better to know there is nothing to do to prepare. Nothing worse than thinking there is something I SHOULD be doing but NOT doing. I look forward to future posts from you and hope to hear good news. Fingers crossed!
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by acehigh » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:22 am

Any updates? Did anyone test in the last week or so?

Days are creeping slowly along for me. Pretty pumped to test on the 6th.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by Anomander » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:10 pm

So I'm testing on the 3rd. Anybody know if the doodle thing actually saves your confirmation? I signed up for doodle and then sent my confirmation but looking at the link again just sorta resets it...
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by acehigh » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:01 am

I emailed Olivia after using doodle because I had the same fear and she confirmed me the time slot I originally booked in.

It really is a terrible interface though. Surprised they use it.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by acehigh » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:04 pm

Wrote FEAST today. It is indeed quite tough. Apparently it takes 4 weeks for results. YYZ running their bootcamp second week of November.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by xpoy » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:14 pm

Is your group today the last?
I was in the first group so it's been a few weeks.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by SZL » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:47 pm

So I took the BEAST, I mean FEAST last week Monday (10/1). WOW! That's about all I can say. I will be gracious if I am asked back for the bootcamp lol. No surprises but surprised all at the same time.

If the bootcamp is being held 2nd week of November, seems like we should know in a couple weeks ish? They told us 4-6 weeks to hear back but maybe that was factoring the first week of test takers? All speculation at this point. Anyway, congrats to everyone that made it far enough to get a taste of the FEAST and good luck moving forward. I'm keeping my eyes on this post to see who's going through. Hope to be so lucky!
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by acehigh » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:57 pm

My group yesterday was the last group for this FEAST “season”. The next course serials for which this seasons testers are gunning for begin in April. It’s the full complement (IFR, VFR, FSS, FIC).

Have any of the folks who tested earlier in Sept got their result back? Should be any day for you guys I would think.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by xpoy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:32 pm

Not sure if any of you are on the other topic I post in
I wanted to let you all know tha I got invite to Nov 15-16 bootcamp today so they are reaching out to ppl now.
Hope I hear good news from everyone else.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by runninsolo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:06 pm

xpoy wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Not sure if any of you are on the other topic I post in
I wanted to let you all know tha I got invite to Nov 15-16 bootcamp today so they are reaching out to ppl now.
Hope I hear good news from everyone else.
when did you go for FEAST?
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by acehigh » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:55 am

Based on the other thread I believe he wrote 3rd week of Sept. have you written runninsolo?
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by runninsolo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:29 am

Wrote mine Sept. 21
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by xpoy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:34 pm

I wrote on Sept 20
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by xpoy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:36 pm

Sorry correction, I wrote on Sept 17 the Monday. I was in the first group of this batch.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by BenjaminCook » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:19 pm

I wrote Sept. 17 as well. I've been invited to the 15/16th bootcamp. Really thought I bombed that FEAST test, to be honest. They must be scraping the bottom of the barrel :shock:
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by Ssauvage87 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:34 am

BenjaminCook wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:19 pm
I wrote Sept. 17 as well. I've been invited to the 15/16th bootcamp. Really thought I bombed that FEAST test, to be honest. They must be scraping the bottom of the barrel :shock:
Haha I thought the same thing, (I wrote it in April) but you don't have to think that, it's 100% computer scored and only the top get selected to move on. In my case it was the top 30 out of 250.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by BenjaminCook » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:35 am

Jesus, 30 of 250? That's an 8.3% pass rate. These people are crazy.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by kevenv » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 pm

BenjaminCook wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:35 am
Jesus, 30 of 250? That's an 8.3% pass rate. These people are crazy.
30 of 250 is a 12% pass rate not 8.3.

Plus it is not a pass rate. 30 people didn't pass with 220 people failing. They took the top 30 scores. Big difference from 220 peopled failed.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by BenjaminCook » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:57 am

kevenv wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 pm
30 of 250 is a 12% pass rate not 8.3.

Plus it is not a pass rate. 30 people didn't pass with 220 people failing. They took the top 30 scores. Big difference from 220 peopled failed.
First, I am ashamed that I miscalculated so significantly.

Second, it is a pass rate. They took the top 30, therefore Nav Canada only progressed 30 of 250 people. The pass rate is 12%. Regardless of whether or not those 220 people passed FEAST, they failed the assessment.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by Anomander » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:49 pm

It is not a pass rate. You may not get selected for whatever the intake this period is but you can still get selected next round assuming you passed FEAST.

Let's make an extreme hypothetical example, No Glitches, No Cheating involved, just a statistical anomaly. 240/250 people scored perfect on FEAST. If they only take 30 people/intake, then the next 7 intake's worth of testers are screwed unless if they also score perfect. So those other 210 people did not fail the assessment, there just wasn't enough intake capacity to accommodate them.

Now realistically, the scores won't be that high, but as long as those candidates scored high enough, they'll still be in the running for the next couple of intakes. Until NavCanada has a larger pool of candidates with exceptional results on FEAST, even the person who scores only 1 point above the "pass" for FEAST could be considered.
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by acehigh » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:00 am

Has anyone who wrote between 1-6 October received any word (good or bad) yet?
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Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

Post by Ssauvage87 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:40 am

Anomander wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:49 pm
It is not a pass rate. You may not get selected for whatever the intake this period is but you can still get selected next round assuming you passed FEAST.

Let's make an extreme hypothetical example, No Glitches, No Cheating involved, just a statistical anomaly. 240/250 people scored perfect on FEAST. If they only take 30 people/intake, then the next 7 intake's worth of testers are screwed unless if they also score perfect. So those other 210 people did not fail the assessment, there just wasn't enough intake capacity to accommodate them.

Now realistically, the scores won't be that high, but as long as those candidates scored high enough, they'll still be in the running for the next couple of intakes. Until NavCanada has a larger pool of candidates with exceptional results on FEAST, even the person who scores only 1 point above the "pass" for FEAST could be considered.
i think maybe you are confusing FEAST round 1 with round 2.

those that do not go forward into round 2, HAVE failed FEAST, as the FEAST screening consists of FEAST 1,2, and 3. #3 is not conducted until the round 2 two-day 'bootcamp' session.

so in my case, the 30 of the 250 that were selected made it to round 2 (myself included), and THEY were competing for spots in training, which were only around 10. the other 220 people that didnt make it in round 1, are not kept in the pool, they are invited to reapply in a year.

after round 2, you will be told if you 'passed - offered training', 'passed - not offered training at this time', or 'failed', the fails will again be invited to reapply in a year.

FWIW: i have been streamed IFR and was on standby for the end of august class, but no spot opened up, so i am now confirmed for the April class.
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