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General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« on: October 13, 2012, 15:31:57 »
Hello all applicants. I am a File Manager at CFRC Barrie and I am willing to answer your questions to the best of my ability. If I don't know the answer to your questions I shall do my best to find out an answer for you. I cannot speak of the details of your personal application unless you call a recruiter or manager to confirm your identity. So with that out of the way shoot! Also please be patient awaiting replays.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 16:10:30 »
Thanks for taking the time and effort to come here and try to help people out.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 12:09:17 »
Great idea for a thread!  [mountie]
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 22:20:49 »
Hello all applicants. I am a File Manager at CFRC Barrie and I am willing to answer your questions to the best of my ability. If I don't know the answer to your questions I shall do my best to find out an answer for you. I cannot speak of the details of your personal application unless you call a recruiter or manager to confirm your identity. So with that out of the way shoot! Also please be patient awaiting replays.

I want to visit the CFRC here in Toronto soon, would they have a list of open trades?

I've also applied in the past, I'd like to start a whole new application as I kind of rushed the first one online. Will this effect my application?

Thanks, and that's great your offering your help  :)

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 22:43:25 »
Thank you so much for doing this thread. It will be really helpful for a lot of the hopefuls that are trying to get into the CF.  :salute:
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 00:01:35 »
Hey all, I have had some great questions from a lot of you and I will compile a list of questions that I believe are important to all in the future. I still prefer to answer all your questions by personal replies and again please be patient, however a 12 hour return to questions is manageable for me. Again to all good luck!

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 16:59:22 »
Hi,

Thank you for giving of your time on this thread! I saw on another thread that the pilot's trade (DEO) is closed for the actual fiscal year, could you confirm?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 18:24:17 »
If I were to put my application in October 29th, how long would it take before I could expect a reply from the Canadian Forces ? I personally want to be out of here (my town)by March

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 18:27:34 »
If I were to put my application in October 29th, how long would it take before I could expect a reply from the Canadian Forces ? I personally want to be out of here (my town)by March

Didn't you post a similar question here earlier today?  The answer you received is probably the best one you're going to get.  If you want to be out of your town by March, no one is stopping you.....
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 18:33:19 »
Didn't you post a similar question here earlier today?  The answer you received is probably the best one you're going to get.  If you want to be out of your town by March, no one is stopping you.....

I second this response....   :+1:
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 19:16:45 »
thanks for your feedback DAA

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 19:36:19 »
Didn't you post a similar question here earlier today?  The answer you received is probably the best one you're going to get.  If you want to be out of your town by March, no one is stopping you.....


I completely forgot about the other post, my apologies. A moderator can feel free to delete the post in question. Again, my apologies
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2012, 17:24:22 »
Hi,

Thank you for giving of your time on this thread! I saw on another thread that the pilot's trade (DEO) is closed for the actual fiscal year, could you confirm?

Thanks in advance!

At the moment, it is closed to new applications but that's not to say it won't reopen prior to 31 Mar 13.  So if you have completed your processing, it is now a waiting game.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 18:39:49 »
Just a quick question: Say my selection date is November 27th for the trade I selected and I complete my interview around Nov 1st. Will I still have plenty of time to receive a response from Ottawa?
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012, 18:43:53 »
Just a quick question: Say my selection date is November 27th for the trade I selected and I complete my interview around Nov 1st. Will I still have plenty of time to receive a response from Ottawa?

What do you mean by "my selection date"?
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2012, 18:55:57 »
What do you mean by "my selection date"?

I mean my as in my trade. Not specifically mine. The trade I have chose is ACISS.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2012, 19:06:04 »
Just a quick question: Say my selection date is November 27th for the trade I selected and I complete my interview around Nov 1st. Will I still have plenty of time to receive a response from Ottawa?

Okay, gotcha.  I believe that ACCIS selection is done locally, so if your CFRC is telling you the "selection date" is 27 Nov, then provided that all your processing and interview are completed prior to that, you should be merit listed in time.  I really don't think they would be processing your application if it wouldn't be finished and ready for the selection boards.  So if your interview is a go, then you should be okay...
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2012, 19:11:04 »
Okay, gotcha.  I believe that ACCIS selection is done locally, so if your CFRC is telling you the "selection date" is 27 Nov, then provided that all your processing and interview are completed prior to that, you should be merit listed in time.  I really don't think they would be processing your application if it wouldn't be finished and ready for the selection boards.  So if your interview is a go, then you should be okay...

Appreciate the response DAA. Thank you.
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2012, 18:49:34 »
Hi, thank you for being here and open to questions. I really appreciate the fact that I can find some help beside going to the recruitment centre.

I'm currently in my 4th year of university, and graduating in April. I plan to join the CF as soon as I graduate, and I was wondering what is the best time to start the application process? I was thinking of Jan. 2013 but will that be fine since I will not be receiving my degree until April or May.

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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2012, 21:02:34 »
 Hey DAA Thanks for taking your own time to answer these questions. I have a couple.

I was reg force 0043 not QL3 qualified. and I Vr'd because of a girl..I know I know stupidest decision I ever made. I got out Sept,17,08. I am in a better situation now, married with a wife that supports my decision. I was told that I would have to do the enrollment all over is this true? Is it because I have been out for too long? Also I've developed kerataconus in my left eye, so I doubt it my left eye would pass for a combat trade. I was thinking RMS clerk, something different for me. Should I start my online application? Sorry for the novel I wrote you, I'm just real excited to get going! Thanks again!! :)
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2012, 23:27:12 »
Hi, thank you for being here and open to questions. I really appreciate the fact that I can find some help beside going to the recruitment centre.

I'm currently in my 4th year of university, and graduating in April. I plan to join the CF as soon as I graduate, and I was wondering what is the best time to start the application process? I was thinking of Jan. 2013 but will that be fine since I will not be receiving my degree until April or May.

Nothing happens fast. Apply now, get your name in the queue. My girlfriend has been in the process for a year for a pretty straightforward trade that she's well educated and qualified for.

You may be told your desired trade is full. If that happens, spots may become available again after April 1st. Do not, however, think of this as akin to any normal job where some manager makes a decision to hire you within the space of a month.
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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2012, 00:24:23 »
Nothing happens fast. Apply now, get your name in the queue. My girlfriend has been in the process for a year for a pretty straightforward trade that she's well educated and qualified for.

You may be told your desired trade is full. If that happens, spots may become available again after April 1st. Do not, however, think of this as akin to any normal job where some manager makes a decision to hire you within the space of a month.

Thank you Brihard! This is really good news to me, and now I can sleep in peace.   ;D

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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 08:38:37 »
Hey DAA Thanks for taking your own time to answer these questions. I have a couple.

I was reg force 0043 not QL3 qualified. and I Vr'd because of a girl..I know I know stupidest decision I ever made. I got out Sept,17,08. I am in a better situation now, married with a wife that supports my decision. I was told that I would have to do the enrollment all over is this true? Is it because I have been out for too long? Also I've developed kerataconus in my left eye, so I doubt it my left eye would pass for a combat trade. I was thinking RMS clerk, something different for me. Should I start my online application? Sorry for the novel I wrote you, I'm just real excited to get going! Thanks again!! :)

Because you did not reach your OFP (ie; QL3 qualified) you may very well have to complete BMQ over again but that is at the discretion of the CFRC (but don't quote me on that).  Nevertheless, you will be processed in the same manner as a "new" applicant with no prior service.  I would start the application process NOW and see how it goes.  At least this will give you the chance to talk to a recruiter regarding your submitted application and how competitive it may be.  They can then provide you with advice on how to increase your possibilities for re-enrolment.  Good luck!
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 12:36:39 »
Thanks for such a quick response DAA. I'm heading to CFRC Ottawa tomorrow morning to get this started!!
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2012, 17:48:56 »
Thanks for such a quick response DAA. I'm heading to CFRC Ottawa tomorrow morning to get this started!!

You can always apply "online" and get the same service.  Not sure if Ottawa will accept a paper application these days but it's up to you what you want to do.....
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