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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2011, 11:55:06 »
good stuff, which trades did you apply for?

Orginally I applied for infantry, combat arms and weapson tech. Now I'm going in for armored since infantry is closed.  I have a friend thats with the dragoons, and talked to him and he said that armored is fun. You drive lavs and other vehicles (and very rarely you *might* see a leopard, but don't hold your breath).
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2011, 21:26:37 »
Did you get word that armoured is open? I ask because I applied for a different trade a year ago (qualified for all trades NCM and Officer) and armoured is my second choice and when i was at the CFRC not even a month ago they said it was still closed...just curious if they said any different to you

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2011, 23:31:36 »
Did you get word that armoured is open? I ask because I applied for a different trade a year ago (qualified for all trades NCM and Officer) and armoured is my second choice and when i was at the CFRC not even a month ago they said it was still closed...just curious if they said any different to you

Is it 1 April 2011 yet?
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2011, 23:41:28 »
Is it 1 April 2011 yet?

The CFRCs wont even be open yet on the 1st and there will already have been 50 facking posts asking if the poster's pet trade is open or "its April 1st....why havent i got a call yet ??"

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2011, 23:55:11 »
And the site owner, I've heard, has a bit of a reputation for things happening on 1 April.
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2011, 08:21:32 »
Oh April 1'st should be hilarious on this website. I can't wait.

You don't have to wait until 1st of April.  The site has some pretty hilarious posts already.......especially those posted by people who claim to have an education but post like someone in kindergarten.   :facepalm:
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2011, 21:01:37 »
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Thanks for your post NavyHopeful.  These trades have been In Demand for a couple of years now.  Same thing at CFRC Barrie.  In our group, a Construction Engineering Officer (Air Force) hopeful and myself appeared to have been the only ones applying for trades In Demand.  Most of the other applicants are for Infantry and Armour / Infantry, I think.  They're lengthy lists I hear ...

I had 5 other recruits with me:  1 was going for infantry officer, 1 for armoured reserve, and the rest were going for sig ops.  They looked at me like I had lost my marbles when I told them I was going Navy  ;D  You live in the Barrie area???  I used to live in Cookstown.  Has it really turned into an extension of Toronto in the last five years or so???

[quoteI had applied last Fall as well, had app closed, and then reopened based on conversations with the Sgt at the CFRC.  REALLY helpful guy.

My CFAT was awesome, my background checks are going on right now, have interview with an Officer this week, and medical exam in a week and a half.  Am working out in my spare time as usual.[/quote]

Yeah, my Sgt has been really helpful, even with the limited info on my trades at his CFRC.  He's the one that actually pointed me towards this site, so I should send him a thank you (but I don't want to draw unneccesary attention to him, so I'll just say "Thanks Sgt!!!")

I've already done all of my testing, and I think all of my checks are done too.  Now it's the "wait" portion of the "hurry up and wait" motto of military life that I've been told is in abundance, and to get used to.  They say patience is a virtue, but anyone who knows me would not confuse me with a virtuous person...  not in the least!!   ;) ;D

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2011, 14:25:07 »
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You live in the Barrie area???  I used to live in Cookstown.  Has it really turned into an extension of Toronto in the last five years or so???
I'm about 2 or 2 and a half hours away and it's the closest CFRC to home.

It really is an extension these days.  My cousin who was living there, she's moved down to around Bradford to help solve the lengthy commute to work in Toronto.  What a wasted day!  1.5 to 2 hours on the road everyday at the start of and end of an 8 or 12 hour shift.

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Now it's the "wait" portion of the "hurry up and wait" motto ...

Damned straight!  Wait, wait, wait .....
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2011, 17:59:26 »
I have had everything complete since august of 2010, i applied December of 2009. was merit listed for NWT in October 2010 and am still wait to have a job offer, its a pain all this waiting, but hopefully in april i will be picked up and off to BMQ cause i am also going NCMSEP in september so hopefully im able to get my BMQ done before i go off to school.
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2011, 11:31:48 »
I have an application in Field Arty reserves right now... Going down to the recruiting centre this week to switch off to Infantry in the Regs... Anyone have any clue how long the wait (approximately) will be if I get everything done by about April 15th? I'd rather not wait so long to be part of the Forces cause I've been wanting to join since I was about 13 or 14. Though on the bright side, I might be able to finish highschool if the wait is long.

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2011, 11:38:50 »
You realize RegF infantry is closed and probably won't open on 1 April right?

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2011, 11:50:27 »
You realize RegF infantry is closed and probably won't open on 1 April right?

From what I've heard. Is there a thread or something with any info about when it will?

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2011, 11:51:41 »
From what I've heard. Is there a thread or something with any info about when it will?

Yep.  This one:  Trades OPEN / Closed ?
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2011, 11:57:59 »
Yep.  This one:  Trades OPEN / Closed ?

Thanks... Kind of confusing though. So I have to wait until a time near when infantry will be open then hope I get on the merit list? Why don't they just gather all the applications while the trade is "closed" and review them when they're open? Oh well, I'm more than willing to wait a year or two to get a chance for this.
Could you perhaps explain this to me? Or point me to a thread that explains what exactly I'm going to have to go through? This is so confusing and I never saw anything of this nature on my "Steps to enlist" papers I got from the recruiters (surprise, surprise, eh?)

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2011, 12:01:56 »
The recruiting system is not going to waste time collecting applications for a trade that is at 120% manning levels. They're going to process paperwork for trades the CF needs right now. If they forecast that Infantry will open up due to attrition in the CF, then they'll take files and merit list them.

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2011, 12:02:21 »
Thanks... Kind of confusing though. So I have to wait until a time near when infantry will be open then hope I get on the merit list? Why don't they just gather all the applications while the trade is "closed" and review them when they're open? Oh well, I'm more than willing to wait a year or two to get a chance for this.
Could you perhaps explain this to me? Or point me to a thread that explains what exactly I'm going to have to go through? This is so confusing and I never saw anything of this nature on my "Steps to enlist" papers I got from the recruiters (surprise, surprise, eh?)

You'll just have to be patient.  The trades will open when they open.  It's been said here before that there's no sense in processing applications when there are no openings.
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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2011, 12:03:32 »
The recruiting system is not going to waste time collecting applications for a trade that is at 120% manning levels. They're going to process paperwork for trades the CF needs right now. If they forecast that Infantry will open up due to attrition in the CF, then they'll take files and merit list them.

Good point. I should have looked at the big picture. Just kind of bummed out I might have to wait a few years to be infantry  :-[

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Re: Anyone have an open file right now?
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2011, 11:24:12 »
Did you get word that armoured is open? I ask because I applied for a different trade a year ago (qualified for all trades NCM and Officer) and armoured is my second choice and when i was at the CFRC not even a month ago they said it was still closed...just curious if they said any different to you

This was after the cfat, he asked what i wanted to do, i said id like infantry but knew it would probably be closed, so i said id like to do armoured, he said ok. come back in the middle of march to set up an interview date and medical... wasnt much to it.. This being said, I have never once said armored is open, im just telling you what MY recruiting process has been like.
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