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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #125 on: April 10, 2018, 12:10:17 »
Officially accepted my offer today and just wanted to thank everyone for the help along the process and sharing some useful information.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #126 on: April 10, 2018, 12:26:48 »
Officially accepted my offer today and just wanted to thank everyone for the help along the process and sharing some useful information.

Congrats!!! Any word on Dates for BMQ and what not?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #127 on: April 10, 2018, 12:32:03 »
BMQ in June but still no word on QL3 date , will most likely know more closer to enrolment date.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #128 on: April 10, 2018, 21:48:31 »
BMQ in June but still no word on QL3 date , will most likely know more closer to enrolment date.
If you only go to St Jean in June, there is no way you're going to make the Aug course; you will only be partway through BMQ when it starts on 1 Aug.  Count on next Jan.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #129 on: April 11, 2018, 09:04:54 »
Thank you Garb. I did not know the exact date for the Aug QL3 So I will have a couple months inbetween graduation and start of QL3 in January.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #130 on: April 11, 2018, 10:03:48 »
Yes.  Part of that "should" be BMQ-L but chances are you will be sent on OJE at, or near, where you were recruited for the remainder.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #131 on: April 11, 2018, 12:14:36 »
Why not send recruits to RCMP Academy ?After the Army they could then work for the RCMP .

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #132 on: April 11, 2018, 12:24:25 »
Why not send recruits to RCMP Academy ?After the Army they could then work for the RCMP .

Because we just spent 50 million on a brand new, state of art academy. Plus, we'd never keep anyone around. They'd all jump for the better pay, Overtime, Shift Diff, better shift rotations, court pay etc. Oh, and real police work.
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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #133 on: April 11, 2018, 12:42:15 »
Got my OT message today and got accepted :) Posted to BTL 18 July and hopefully course loaded on the August course.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #134 on: April 11, 2018, 15:58:07 »
Why not send recruits to RCMP Academy ?After the Army they could then work for the RCMP .

MPs can already lateral to the RCMP as it is.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #135 on: April 11, 2018, 16:17:07 »
Accepted my offer today as well. BMQ 18 of June!

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #136 on: April 11, 2018, 20:38:33 »
Why not send recruits to RCMP Academy ?After the Army they could then work for the RCMP .
It was actually looked at in the early 2000s, to the point of posting a MP to the Depot as an instructor.  One of the two who did that was posted to the Academy after his time at Depot was done to allow him to speak to both perspectives of how the training was similar/dissimilar etc.  End result was he ended up doing a lateral to RCMP a couple years on and we maintained our own Academy.

Pretty sure we talked about that in one of the threads here quite a few years ago...

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #137 on: April 11, 2018, 20:43:03 »
Do we know if the August course is full or not? Just trying to gauge my odds on making that course.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #138 on: April 11, 2018, 20:52:15 »
I doubt it is full.  Haven't seen the numbers but the last time I checked last year's SIP it hadn't been met, and even if it had there wasn't enough to meet the max load of the course.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #139 on: April 11, 2018, 21:25:40 »
Yeah, hopefully on the August course.  Would really suck to be demoted and lose spec pay just to wait for the course in January lol

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #140 on: April 11, 2018, 23:53:16 »
Finally! BII April 21/22!! Anyone else here got the notification?

Just got my flight booking today! I am interviewing on the 22nd  :D

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #141 on: April 12, 2018, 14:45:35 »
Hello guys, I have a few questions regarding the MP trade, that I am having issues finding the answers too. How does lodging work for MP'S after graduation from Borden? Can you instantly get your own house/apt? How often do you get moved/relocated as an MP?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #142 on: April 12, 2018, 23:15:28 »
Hey Garb, any estimation when MPOs should start getting their offers? Either from this year's fiscal year or from previous years' patterns?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #143 on: April 13, 2018, 11:22:03 »
Hello guys, I have a few questions regarding the MP trade, that I am having issues finding the answers too. How does lodging work for MP'S after graduation from Borden? Can you instantly get your own house/apt? How often do you get moved/relocated as an MP?
Once you graduate from the Academy, it is up to you to figure out your own housing.  Some locations, like Ottawa, no longer have single quarters so you won't have the option of going into shacks.  Some other locations have limited, or restricted, quarters and you may or may not be able to live in.  Other places it's totally up to you if you want to live in or move out.

How often do you get moved?  That's the million dollar question and it depends. I know people who have been moved after less than a year, I know other people who have remained in the same geographic location for almost their entire career.  There is no easy answer for that one.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #144 on: April 13, 2018, 11:45:46 »
Hey Garb, any estimation when MPOs should start getting their offers? Either from this year's fiscal year or from previous years' patterns?
I can't really speak to that.  The numbers selected for Direct Entry are so small I haven't been able to see a definitive pattern from where I've worked.  Having said that, in order to make the next MPOC which starts in Jan, you'd need to be in St Jean by mid-Juneish in order to get through BMOQ and BMOQ-A in time.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #145 on: April 13, 2018, 12:08:46 »
I can't really speak to that.  The numbers selected for Direct Entry are so small I haven't been able to see a definitive pattern from where I've worked.  Having said that, in order to make the next MPOC which starts in Jan, you'd need to be in St Jean by mid-Juneish in order to get through BMOQ and BMOQ-A in time.

Oh you keep reminding me that I eventually will have to do BMQ-L and the mods for PMQ-L.....  BARF

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #146 on: April 13, 2018, 23:42:23 »
Hey Garb, any estimation when MPOs should start getting their offers? Either from this year's fiscal year or from previous years' patterns?

I got my offer via special commissioning this week if that helps.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #147 on: April 14, 2018, 00:07:25 »
I got my offer via special commissioning this week if that helps.

Just getting disheartened seeing every active member on this forum receiving their offers, and I'm the only active civvie hoping to hear back.

But nonetheless, congratulations to everyone :) I'll keep my head up and hope for the best.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #148 on: April 14, 2018, 16:25:09 »
Just getting disheartened seeing every active member on this forum receiving their offers, and I'm the only active civvie hoping to hear back.

But nonetheless, congratulations to everyone :) I'll keep my head up and hope for the best.
Don't get disheartened.  So far, you're the only one posting who appears to be going DEO.  Trying to compare "your" situation to anyone else's isn't the way to go as every file and process is unique.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18
« Reply #149 on: April 14, 2018, 18:32:35 »
Don't get disheartened.  So far, you're the only one posting who appears to be going DEO.  Trying to compare "your" situation to anyone else's isn't the way to go as every file and process is unique.

Exactly! especially comparing to us Occupational Transfer guys/gals.