Frequently Asked Questions

What does the CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) require for their physical abilities standard?

The Agency's Physical Abilities Standard test is a screening tool used to assess a person's ability to perform the physically demanding use of force training that is taught as part of the Officer Induction Training Program.

Candidates are required to complete the Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation (PARE) test during the CBSA officer trainee (developmental) selection process. This test is used by several law enforcement agencies and other government departments throughout Canada.

Candidates must complete the PARE test in 4:45 minutes or less. Meeting this standard is an operational requirement for recruits to be appointed to the CBSA officer trainee (developmental) position.

Candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the PARE at the interview. Failure to do so will result in the candidate's elimination from further consideration and will have to re-apply to the selection process.

When you test with Police Fit Canada you will receive a PARE CERTIFICATE of Results which will be signed, dated and stamped by your accredited Police Fit Canada PARE Administrator.

Your results will be scanned and forwarded to the CBSA recruiters as per CBSA protocols.

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