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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #250 on: April 23, 2017, 22:47:42 »
For example what if I am unable to take time off my work in the next year to complete the training?

Might be a good question to ask your unit recruiter  before   you join?  :)
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #251 on: April 24, 2017, 08:59:32 »
A lot will vary with the unit. As mariomike suggested, you need to discuss this with the unit recruiter. I'd be surprised if there wasn't an interview with one of the more senior Officers as part of the recruiting process for a prospective officer.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #252 on: April 30, 2017, 15:27:24 »
Hello Readers,

Q1: Can you join reserves at the age of 16 while i am a full time student, i'm 16 at the moment and i am going for infantry. It says "Reserve Force - Applicants may be 16 years of age if they are also enrolled as a full-time high school student." But i am unsure if you must be finished grade 10 or not

Q2: How would basic training work since i'm still in school would i do basic periodically or during the summer

Q3: How long would i take for me to actually start basic after I've talked to a recruiter

Thanks for reading and if anyone has the awnser to any of my questions please do answer since i wish to apply as soon as possible  :cdn:

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #253 on: April 30, 2017, 15:45:06 »
i am unsure if you must be finished grade 10 or not

To apply to the Forces, you must:
Have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV (in Quebec).
http://www.forces.ca/en/page/applynow-100#who

How would basic training work since i'm still in school would i do basic periodically or during the summer

Reserve Weekend or Summer BMQ
( As a student, if you have summers available, you may prefer Summer BMQ. )
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+BMQ+weekend+summer&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=bz8GWcauAsiC8Qee6Y_4Cg&gws_rd=ssl#spf=1

How long would i take for me to actually start basic after I've talked to a recruiter

TIMINGS - ESTIMATED TIMES FOR_______________ 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=81054.0

See also,

QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=16735.125
8 pages.

OP: AdrianInfantry
Joining the Reserves 
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,125669.msg1486580.html#msg1486580

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #254 on: April 30, 2017, 16:55:04 »
Hi Adrian,

Just to expand a tiny bit more on what mariomike quite helpfully posted, talking to the CFRC (surely what he meant by "recruiting") will be your best bet. In the meantime, please have a read of the links he posted, and please keep your questions to one single thread. It really helps when it's all in one spot.

Good luck!

Edit: clarity.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 17:04:26 by Scott »
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #255 on: April 30, 2017, 19:33:58 »
In future please only post your queries to one thread - and please use the search feature as your questions have been asked and answered many times :-)

PS. Thank you mariomike & George Wallace; I hadn't even noticed the double thread.  This topic is locked and the other topic is removed.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #256 on: May 03, 2017, 15:58:44 »
Hello Readers,

I am finishing up grade 10 and i'm currently 16 but i wish to do basic training over the summer for the two months.
I'm finishing up grade 10 and i have about 1 month and a few weeks until i finish grade 10 but i know there is processing
involved, which i am required to show but the time that i finish will it be too late to join because i have waited a year so far
and i rather not wait another would it be possible for them to check my records education and such now? because i'm afraid
i will have to wait another year to do basic during summer.

If anyone has the answers to my question please do answer thanks.  :cdn:

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #257 on: May 03, 2017, 16:18:06 »

AdrianInfantry,  I accidentally clicked the Modify button in my reply to your post.
I did not edit or modify anything.  My mistake. My apologies.


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #258 on: May 03, 2017, 17:14:19 »
I have merged your two threads. Please do not start new threads asking much the same questions.

Did you read the links that mariomike generously provided? If not, please do so, as Scott already requested.

We do not know where you are in the recruiting process, so it is not possible to even guess. You seem to be asking if you can be given a higher priority, though. If that is correct, then you are not likely to be so accommodated.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #259 on: May 15, 2017, 17:49:50 »
Hello,

I am returning in the fall as a full-time student to a university in Edmonton. I am interested in finding out more about the Reserve Force but I don't know which unit to contact in Edmonton to learn more (there are many under 'Find a Recruiter' in forces.ca). I live 9 hours from Edmonton so I can't drop by an office. I am wondering if there is even still time to join the Reserves [if accepted] in time for summer training? Lastly, does a position under 'Find a Recruiter' have to say "(Now Hiring)" to be available?

Thanks

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #260 on: May 15, 2017, 22:10:22 »
Hello,

I am returning in the fall as a full-time student to a university in Edmonton. I am interested in finding out more about the Reserve Force but I don't know which unit to contact in Edmonton to learn more (there are many under 'Find a Recruiter' in forces.ca). I live 9 hours from Edmonton so I can't drop by an office. I am wondering if there is even still time to join the Reserves [if accepted] in time for summer training? Lastly, does a position under 'Find a Recruiter' have to say "(Now Hiring)" to be available?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #261 on: May 16, 2017, 21:26:08 »
Hello,

I am returning in the fall as a full-time student to a university in Edmonton. I am interested in finding out more about the Reserve Force but I don't know which unit to contact in Edmonton to learn more (there are many under 'Find a Recruiter' in forces.ca). I live 9 hours from Edmonton so I can't drop by an office. I am wondering if there is even still time to join the Reserves [if accepted] in time for summer training? Lastly, does a position under 'Find a Recruiter' have to say "(Now Hiring)" to be available?

Thanks

I can't speak for approximate PRes recruiting durations in Edmonton, but if they're similar to my neck of the woods (31 Brigade--well, our unit was recently moved to 32) it's highly unlikely you'll make it in time for summer training. But get a hold of a recruiter and decide which unit you'd like to join and get the process started. Hopefully it will be fairly straightforward for you.

http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/loyal-edmonton-regiment/index.page

http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/41-cer/index.page

https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=749.0

These should get you started, good luck with school.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #262 on: May 16, 2017, 22:51:07 »
I can't speak for approximate PRes recruiting durations in Edmonton, but if they're similar to my neck of the woods (31 Brigade--well, our unit was recently moved to 32) it's highly unlikely you'll make it in time for summer training. But get a hold of a recruiter and decide which unit you'd like to join and get the process started. Hopefully it will be fairly straightforward for you.

http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/loyal-edmonton-regiment/index.page

http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/41-cer/index.page

https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=749.0

These should get you started, good luck with school.
Still possible here at 41 Brigade but if applicants want to get on BMQ this summer applications need to be submitted now.


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #263 on: June 21, 2017, 21:38:40 »
Hello, I recently contacted my local recruiter from a reserve unit and started the application process for a part time infantry soldier, I met for an interview and everything seemed to have went well, I was told I would need photo id, high school transcripts and a birth certificate, I was also told where the physical test would take place. I was just wondering, am I supposed to receive any forms to fill out? because I have not received any and I have not received any response from the recruiter. Does this mean I am no longer being considered for the position? because I assumed that I would have been told so and they wouldn't have asked me to gather these documents and where the physical test was.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #264 on: June 22, 2017, 09:54:04 »
The best thing for you to do is contact the point person during your recruitment process. Get used to using the Chain of Command for inquiries like this. Only from an official source can you gain accurate information. Any other information you gather from other sources will be unofficial.

The individual who you deal with as a potential recruit is there to help you along the way. Use them as such.

Hello, I recently contacted my local recruiter from a reserve unit and started the application process for a part time infantry soldier, I met for an interview and everything seemed to have went well, I was told I would need photo id, high school transcripts and a birth certificate, I was also told where the physical test would take place. I was just wondering, am I supposed to receive any forms to fill out? because I have not received any and I have not received any response from the recruiter. Does this mean I am no longer being considered for the position? because I assumed that I would have been told so and they wouldn't have asked me to gather these documents and where the physical test was.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #265 on: June 22, 2017, 11:40:09 »
Army Reserve units are in charge of their own recruiting, while the CFRC's do give assistance (in regards to the CFAT, medical, etc); it's the Reserve Unit that chooses their own applicants.  My advice is to go into the reserve unit and try to speak with the recruiter you originally did or ask to speak with if they're currently on tasking.

Note that most reserve units go to minimum manning as of the beginning of June and go away on summer training and don't operate at full capacity again until September.  This could very well be why you're not hearing back from the recruiter.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #266 on: June 23, 2017, 19:44:37 »
Hey guys,

I'm drawing a complete blank from the info session I attended  for the Reserves. The physical test we have to pass is now just the FORCE test? Not the old push up/sit up/run standard? A friend of mine is helping me with getting in shape and would like the specifics so we know how far I have to go. Thanks!

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #268 on: June 23, 2017, 20:43:05 »
@mariomike,

I have email inquiries in to recruiting for various questions but I was hoping for a quicker answer.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #269 on: June 23, 2017, 22:50:05 »
@mariomike,

I have email inquiries in to recruiting for various questions but I was hoping for a quicker answer.
See the link. All good info.

https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/psp/dfit/fitness/forceprogram/pages/about-the-force-program.aspx


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #270 on: June 23, 2017, 22:54:02 »
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #271 on: July 06, 2017, 22:55:26 »
Hey guys i want to join the army reserves how would i do so? Im 16 btw

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #272 on: July 06, 2017, 23:04:24 »
Hi i want to join the reserves as an infantry soldier, im 16 and i live in ontario what should i do to join?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #273 on: July 11, 2017, 09:29:55 »
You will need to speak with a Recruiter at a Local Unit.
http://www.forces.ca/en/centres/findarecruiter-110

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #274 on: July 16, 2017, 21:16:17 »
Hey guys i want to join the army reserves how would i do so? Im 16 btw

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