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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2012, 15:13:00 »
I've been interested in joining the army for a while so i wnt ahead and contacted a recrutiter, he said that you are able to join the reserves at 16 with parental consent but today my mom wanted more information about the reserves so she contacted a recruiter and he told her that you cannot join reserves under the age of 18 so im just wondering if this is true?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 15:16:39 »
I joined the reserves at 16 with parental consent. The rules have changed a bit though since then, someone correct me if I am wrong. I believe it is 17 with parental consent for reserves and 16 with parental consent while applying for RMC

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2012, 15:23:32 »
I joined the reserves at 16 with parental consent. The rules have changed a bit though since then, someone correct me if I am wrong. I believe it is 17 with parental consent for reserves and 16 with parental consent while applying for RMC
   Well that sucks i was really looking forward to enlisting but i've been waiting for 6 years one mores not so bad.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2012, 15:29:12 »
Off forces.ca

Be 17 years of age (with parental or guardian consent) or older, except:

    Regular Officer Training Plan – Junior applicants, who must be 16 years of age or older

This has also been discussed on the this forum before, remember to use the search function (or google, it works better) before starting a new thread and good luck with your eventual process.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2012, 16:22:43 »
It is correct that the age is now 17. However I would still reccomend trying, for me they still processed me while I was 16 but I was not able to swear in until I turned 17. I can't guarantee it will happen, but its worth a try.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2012, 16:30:27 »
yeah i hope i could get my processing done at least and to be honest i'm not sure if the guy even knew everything because he said there is no possible way to get into the forces until the age of 18 unless i do a high school coop program and i don't think thats true.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2012, 16:49:19 »
Patience, Youngling. The rest of your life before you, you have.

In the meantime, spellcheck, proper grammar, sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation please use.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2012, 16:49:29 »
From CANFORGEN 038/11

3. IN THE RESERVE FORCE, AN APPLICANT MUST BE:

A. AGE 18, IF THE APPLICANT ENROLS IN THE COATS OR CANADIAN RANGERS

B. AGE 16, IF THE APPLICANT IS SELECTED FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING AT A ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OR OTHERWISE MAINTAINS FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS UNTIL AGE 17.



Nothing here says that high school does not count. I know that I enrolled a guy in January who is 16 and who had no trouble going through CFRC. He's still in high school full time. I do not know if explicitly that reasoning was used by CFRC, but there was no hindrance and they certainly knew his age.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2012, 19:25:02 »
From CANFORGEN 038/11

3. IN THE RESERVE FORCE, AN APPLICANT MUST BE:

A. AGE 18, IF THE APPLICANT ENROLS IN THE COATS OR CANADIAN RANGERS

B. AGE 16, IF THE APPLICANT IS SELECTED FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING AT A ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OR OTHERWISE MAINTAINS FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS UNTIL AGE 17.



Nothing here says that high school does not count. I know that I enrolled a guy in January who is 16 and who had no trouble going through CFRC. He's still in high school full time. I do not know if explicitly that reasoning was used by CFRC, but there was no hindrance and they certainly knew his age.
 
Yeah I'm going to head down to the recruiting office sometime next week and see if there's anyway I could at least start my processing now. I have no problem waiting I was just confused because I was told different things.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2012, 19:56:24 »
 
Yeah I'm going to head down to the recruiting office sometime next week and see if there's anyway I could at least start my processing now. I have no problem waiting I was just confused because I was told different things.

All you can do is get the forms and fill them out.  The CFRC will not process them until such time as you are of age.   The forms in the meantime may become lost or destroyed.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2012, 20:37:35 »
All you can do is get the forms and fill them out.  The CFRC will not process them until such time as you are of age.   The forms in the meantime may become lost or destroyed.

The previous poster stated he had a member sworn in at 16 this past January. Given that, CFRC would process him at 16.

3b of CANFORGEN 038/11 would appear to apply.


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2012, 22:23:52 »
I'm beyond confused I understand you need to be 17 to enlist but I have different people telling me all different things so I'm just going to have to wait till next week when I am able to go in to the recruiting centre to see what they have to say.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2012, 23:10:18 »
I'm beyond confused I understand you need to be 17 to enlist but I have different people telling me all different things so I'm just going to have to wait till next week when I am able to go in to the recruiting centre to see what they have to say.

Sounds like a plan. Let us know what CFRC's latest take is.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2012, 23:25:48 »
Well you can look at my situation.

Currently I am still 16 (turn 17 in May) and I already started my application at an artillery reserve unit in Vancouver (dropped it off on Feb. 28th). I was told by the recruiter that all my testing and interview can be finished right now, but I have wait till my 17th birthday to actually be sworn in. (And for the trade to open up April 1st)

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2012, 10:32:36 »
I talked to them today and they said there is no way of joining at 16, 17 is the legal age and they recommended I go to the cadets.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2012, 20:07:32 »
I talked to them today and they said there is no way of joining at 16, 17 is the legal age and they recommended I go to the cadets.

You are incorrect. Went to the CFRC the other day and was told at 16 I'm fine. I asked about the entry plan and he asked, "Are you in high school?" I of course answered yes. He told me that's it! So if you're 16, in high school and have parental consent you are in fact ale to join to reserves.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2012, 21:09:44 »
You are incorrect. Went to the CFRC the other day and was told at 16 I'm fine. I asked about the entry plan and he asked, "Are you in high school?" I of course answered yes. He told me that's it! So if you're 16, in high school and have parental consent you are in fact ale to join to reserves.

You might try PM'ing the name and contact info of that recruiter to the poster who was told otherwise.

Trying to trump a local CFRC recruiter's knowledge with "this guy on the internet told me you're wrong" might be less than productive.

A name@forces.gc.ca e-mail address should be sufficient.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2012, 21:15:59 »
To be quite honest, I forget his name - if I saw it I would remember but there's no staff list for me to look up online. I'm surprised two different recruiters are saying two completely different things though.

He was from the Toronto CFRC and I believe it was polish (ended in ski) and started with a K.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2012, 21:19:52 »
Greenr, you are 16 years old right now correct?  Will you be turning 17 in this year? 

To enlist in the PRes you do have to be 17, this changed last year?  If you are currently 16 but will be turning 17 soon you can probably start the application process. Perhaps that is why your recruiter said it wasn't a problem.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2012, 21:22:42 »
Wow I am really getting fed up with this, everyone keeps saying 16 which i know is true but when I talk to somebody they tell me to go join the cadets.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2012, 21:26:28 »
http://www.forces.ca/en/page/howtoapply-106

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To be eligible to apply to the Canadian Forces, you must meet the following three minimum requirements:
 
1. Be a Canadian Citizen
 
2. Be 17 years of age (with parental or guardian consent) or older, except: • Regular Officer Training Plan – Junior applicants, who must be 16 years of age or older
 

3. Meet the minimum education requirements for your desired military occupation: • Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Quebec, and additional educational prerequisites as specified by the occupation


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2012, 21:27:34 »
Wow I am really getting fed up with this, everyone keeps saying 16 which i know is true but when I talk to somebody they tell me to go join the cadets.


Trust me, it's 17.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2012, 21:27:52 »
But what about this also off the website
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would like to join the Canadian Forces. What are the basic requirements?
 
 
 
You must meet the following minimal conditions: be a Canadian citizen; be at least 17 years of age (16 for the Reserves and Military College) with parental/guardian consent for minors; have successfully completed Grade 10 (Sec III in Quebec); some entry programs have additional academic prerequisites.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2012, 21:31:10 »
There was a message some time ago that stated the age for the Reserves is 17.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2012, 21:32:48 »
jackmomma,  not all parts of that site are up to date;  trust us it is 17.  I believe the official message that states the change was posted on the forums aswell.