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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2012, 20:50:17 »
I've heard that the online applications aren't the best way to go..now this is only here say, would I be better off doing it online?
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2012, 21:12:33 »
I've heard that the online applications aren't the best way to go..now this is only here say, would I be better off doing it online?

Makes no difference...your going to receive the same level of service.  Eventually, "online" will be the only way to go.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2012, 04:37:04 »
Unfortunately, CF File Manager is no longer able to use unofficial means to respond to official queries and has asked for their account to be removed.

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2012, 18:26:48 »
Hi there. My situation is i started the process by applying online in march, did my cfat in august was told i did relly well and could have any trade my education could apply for. My interview was october second and medical on the fourth. I was told i did great on the medical and my interview went well. I had too get a form filled out by an optometrist wgich i did on the way home and brought it in the 12. I was last told it was on its way to ottawa last week. I have applied for infantry, artillery ground defence, artillery air defence. Only negative i heard throughout the process was my grades in high school were pretty low. I'm 19 and only have my diploma. Also my refrences went well. Just wondering if theres a chance i could be sworn in anytime soon and be shipped somewhere. Think about this everyday an can't wait?I'm in toronto by the way.

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2012, 21:11:55 »
Hi there. My situation is i started the process by applying online in march, did my cfat in august was told i did relly well and could have any trade my education could apply for. My interview was october second and medical on the fourth. I was told i did great on the medical and my interview went well. I had too get a form filled out by an optometrist wgich i did on the way home and brought it in the 12. I was last told it was on its way to ottawa last week. I have applied for infantry, artillery ground defence, artillery air defence. Only negative i heard throughout the process was my grades in high school were pretty low. I'm 19 and only have my diploma. Also my refrences went well. Just wondering if theres a chance i could be sworn in anytime soon and be shipped somewhere. Think about this everyday an can't wait?I'm in toronto by the way.

Well, I am on the merit list right now waiting for a job offer, and I used to be in the reserves 3 years ago, so  from my personal experience what I can say is that you better get used to waiting (there will be alot of it). As far as I know, once your file is back from Ottawa, you will be merit listed (if everything is good). Once you are merit listed, you wait for a job offer. How soon you will get a call depends on where you stand on the list and the amount of positions available for the job and some other things, there are plenty of threads regarding this topic so I wont go into it. As far as being "shipped" somewhere, if you mean deployed, then dont worry thats the last thing that should be on your mind, pass bmq, sq, etc... first.

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2012, 11:13:16 »
Hey I am currently merit listed for DEO Mars officerand I heard selection will be sometime in November, can you tell me how many MARS officer positions are available and how competitive of a position MARS is? Thanks!

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2012, 17:12:41 »
Unfortunately, CF File Manager is no longer able to use unofficial means to respond to official queries and has asked for their account to be removed.



Apparently you guys didn't read this, did you?
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2012, 14:56:40 »


Apparently you guys didn't read this, did you?

Doesn't mean that you still can't get "unofficlal" responses to your queries...regretably, the individual identified themself and thus became an "official" source of info.  On top of that, CF File Manager refused to post any responses publicly, which doesn't provide a service to help anyone.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2012, 15:45:31 »
Hello, Im new to this post and new applicant for the CF. I want to enter as a Medic in the reserves. I have university degrees and community college ect, but scared about my math.
I have  an file processed and an pre interview chat this evening with  a CO. HOw long after this pre interview this evening will I have before my cfat as I want practice? I am thinking of getting a math tutor to get me up to  speed so I alteast feel confident in math area.. english is np. Thnx

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2012, 16:29:20 »
Hello, Im new to this post and new applicant for the CF. I want to enter as a Medic in the reserves. I have university degrees and community college ect, but scared about my math.
I have  an file processed and an pre interview chat this evening with  a CO. HOw long after this pre interview this evening will I have before my cfat as I want practice? I am thinking of getting a math tutor to get me up to  speed so I alteast feel confident in math area.. english is np. Thnx

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2012, 16:44:20 »
Doesn't mean that you still can't get "unofficlal" responses to your queries...regretably, the individual identified themself and thus became an "official" source of info.  On top of that, CF File Manager refused to post any responses publicly, which doesn't provide a service to help anyone.

Actually, the individual in question was very willing to help, but given the official word to shut down from their chain of command. Official information must come directly from approved sources so the best advice is still 'contact your recruiter'.

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2012, 01:25:27 »
Is the Infantry trade open at the moment?
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2012, 03:14:08 »
Is the Infantry trade open at the moment?
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Speaking with a recruiter would probably be your best bet for an accurate answer.

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2012, 03:17:39 »
My mistake, I didn't read the OPs first post. Apparently not that competent at posting on my phone.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2012, 13:51:23 »
Is the Infantry trade open at the moment?
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I'm not a recruiter, but, as far as i know Infantry is closed. At least thats what North Bay told me.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2012, 16:42:19 »
Okay thanks... guess I have to wait until the next time it opens next, which will be... April? Gahh.
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CFAT: Wrote May 14, 2013, passed.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2012, 17:58:49 »
I know how you feel dude. Hurry up and wait haha. In the meantime try to make your application as competitive as possible.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2012, 00:52:43 »
Yeah, I'm kinda stuck. The only fall back I have is to apply for a college next year if I don't get in by next October.
I might put in for an armoured soldier also, but from what I've heard, Infantry is worth waiting for.
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CFAT: Wrote May 14, 2013, passed.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2012, 23:28:29 »
So Today I just did my CFAT and scored well enough for every possible job as a NCM in the Canadian Forces, but I want to be an officer. Is it possible too just rank up through being a NCM or any other way, or would I need to retake my CFAT
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2012, 23:51:27 »
Did you even try the SEARCH function?
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2012, 00:14:47 »
I cant seem to find it, i'm new on this forum. If you could help in any way that'd be awesome! thanks

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2012, 00:19:10 »
Go to the top of the page and look for the rectangle with the word SEARCH beside it. I wager that's the search function. Hope this helps.
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2012, 00:50:39 »
So Today I just did my CFAT and scored well enough forevery possible job as a NCM in the Canadian Forces, but I want to be an officer. Is it possible too just rank up through being a NCM or any other way, or would I need to retake my CFAT
Thanks Guys!

Yes. There are multiple options available, each with their own requirements beyond CFAT threshold.

UTPNCM. University Transfer Plan NCM. Soldiers without degrees are paid to go to school and receive a omission at the end. Similar to ROTP.

SCP. Special Commissioning Plan. Soldiers who have degrees apply to comission. Similar to DEO.

CFR. Comission from the ranks. Unlike the previous two, which require application, this is offered by the CO to his SNCOs and WOs who show outstanding officer like qualities.  No immediate requirement for a degree.

CEOTP. Continuing Education Officer Training Plan. Identical to one available to civvies. Not always offered. Application is made with intent to achieve a degree during service.

SRCP. Special Requirements Commissioning Plan. Available to CWOs. Commission, usually acting lacking, into the rank of captain. I'm not entirely sure, but I believe this is typically accompanied by a release after 5 or so years- but most who get it already have 25+ years in.

There's probably a few I've missed, but there you go.

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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2012, 01:33:02 »
Congrats! How was it?
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Ahh, I called in and instead of just infantry, im: 1-infantry, 2-armoured 3-combat engineer for occupation choices.
The CF aren't recruiting infantry, I know until next year, in the spring-summer area they said. Apparently there are thousands of applications to go through, but not enough jobs for the taking, which is what the recruiter said to me.

Does anybody know when armoured/combat engineer would be recruiting? Same time as infantry maybe?
Recruiting Center: CFRC Vancouver
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: Infantry
Trade choice 2: -
Tade Choice 3: -
Applied: October 2012
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CFAT: Wrote May 14, 2013, passed.
Medical: May 14, 2013.
Interview: May 14, 2013.
Position offered: July 19, 2013
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Re: General Questions regarding your application [MERGED]
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2012, 02:44:57 »
So Today I just did my CFAT and scored well enough forevery possible job as a NCM in the Canadian Forces, but I want to be an officer. Is it possible too just rank up through being a NCM or any other way, or would I need to retake my CFAT
Thanks Guys!

I take it that you did not score high enough on the CFAT for officer occupations.  If you join as an NCM, there are in-service avenues to commissioning (the various plans already identified) but as part of the processing for in-service commissioning your existing CFAT score will be reviewed and, if it does not meet the cut-off for officer, you should be offered the opportunity to retake it.  If you don't meet the CFAT scores for officer, you don't get commissioned.
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