One have to remember that CAE is a TRTO ! Their main goal is to sell TR (and line training whenever possible). Only a few applicants (those with experience) will hopefully have TR paid by a company.
The CAE assessment isn't a company selection. The matter is to put successful candidates in a pool of pilots suitable to be assessed by companies that CAE works with. It's only after a second sel (company sel) that the applicants will get the opportunity to pay for their TR and line training... with CAE obviously.
Don't think of it as a reward. You will be assessed only because you pay for it and they make money out of that !
David / That the way it works, though