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Joe,

I suggest you start searching and reading about the questions you may have.  Most of them have been answered here before or are answered on current CF websites.  For example, on the recruiting website, under the Reserve section, it says:

Education and Training

You must meet the minimum education requirements for your entry plan and occupation, which can vary from Grade 10 to a university degree. Reservists usually train on evenings and weekends, however, most of them need two weeks of full-time service every year to keep their qualifications current.

If you are as dedicated as you make us believe, please do some research by yourself before asking!  If you have questions AFTER you searched, pleased ask them.

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Perhaps this will help:

NFLD Sapper said:
How about doing a search first, there are at least a couple of topics on this.

EDITED TO ADD:

Try this:

FIRST OFF - Do you meet the 3 CRITERIA to join the Canadian Forces?


First:
  Are you a Canadian Citizen?

          You MUST be a Canadian Citizen.

          If you are not, then you must attain your Canadian Citizenship first.

Second:
  Do you meet the AGE requirements?

          You must be 16 years of age to join the Primary Reserves, and have Parental Consent.

          You must be 17 years of age to join the Regular Forces, and have Parental Consent.

          Age of Majority is 18 years of age, and you can join without Parental Consent after your eighteenth birthday, not before.

          You must be able to complete BMQ, SQ and Trades Training before Compulsory Retirement Age.

Third: 
  Do you meet the EDUCATION requirements?

          These will vary from Province to Province and for what "Entry Plan" you are applying for.  In Ontario, for example, it is Grade 10 (Quebec Secondary III) is the minimum to join the Primary Reserves.  Visit your local CFRC to find out what your Provincial requirements are.  It is highly recommended that if you want to make the CF a full-time career, you graduate from High School with a diploma.


You can get more information from your CFRC:

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First of all, i'm fifteen and i'm in tenth grade. I'll be sixteen by next summer which means i'll be able to join the army reserves.
I have a few questions though
1)How far, how fast and how long would a normal person in the reserves be expected to run? I can run very fast but only for about a kilometer before tiring. I can jog a long distance though.
2)I live in ottawa, where will the basic training be?
3)Is there any chance at all of me being sent overseas without volunteering?
 

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Most of these questions are answered on the board somewhere, but the search function is a little difficult to use. Quick answers are below.

1) If you're a sprinter, you'll practice running distances is. Sounds like you're in shape, don't worry about it.
2) Could end up in Meaford for the summer, but most BMQs are run on weekends now.
3) Not unless there's an act of Parliament passed, and you cannot be deployed overseas until you are 18.
 

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ɹǝʌɐǝq ǝɥ┴ said:
One more thing: What's the maximum weight for entering the reserves?

Hi,

You should really use the search function on the forum. It will help you find your answers.

http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/23364/post-369101.html#msg369101
http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/16007.0.html
http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/69700.0.html
http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/92139.0.html

etcetera, etcetera...!

Enjoy,
Alea
 

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Alea said:
Hi,

You should really use the search function on the forum. It will help you find your answers.

http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/23364/post-369101.html#msg369101
http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/16007.0.html
http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/69700.0.html
http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/92139.0.html

etcetera, etcetera...!

Enjoy,
Alea

The advice to search is wise; however, none of those links refer to weight limits for enrolment.

To answer the question, there are no limits on height or weight for enrolment in the CF.  That said, there are restrictions for some specific jobs, for example - pilot (related to the ejection seat).

Despite no official height/weight limit, you are required to meet the physical fitness standards at BMQ - which Alea's links do explain quite well.  If you're obese, these tests will be extremely difficult to pass.
 
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Hey, my name is shaheer, and I need some help so hopefully if anyone takes the time to read this you could help me :), well I'm 16 I live in Pickering, Ontario, I'm still in high-school (grade 10) and it's been a dream of mine to join the army, and I know I'm probably a bit to young to just drop everything and join, but I've heard of the army reserve program I'm not to sure on what they exactly do, or where they are located in my area, but I want to become an infantry soldier. But I don't really know anyone who could help me with this, I could really use some help to find out how to get signed up, and get one step closer to my dream. thank you for taking the time to read this, it would be very very helpful if someone could help me get  started on this childhood dream of mine. Thank you have a great day! :)

*p.s you could also send me an email if you'd prefer that better my email is; shaheerhussain30@hotmail.com
 

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As one or more of the Mods will tell you....welcome to the forum, please feel free to use the search bar conveniently located on the top right of your page.  I am an army reserve medical technician so i can answer some of the basic questions

1)if you are 16 you can apply for the reserves in canada
2)CF recruiting website has all info you will need for requirements
3)CF recruiting website will have contact info for reserve units in your area
4)upon locating a suitable reserve unit in your area, they will have a staff recruiter who will tell you if there are any positions available within that unit and various entry programs available and timelines of application to entry

Good Luck and check out the recruiting page on this site

Happy reading

RTG :cdn:
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Shaheer,

The Queen's Own Rifles have a company in Dalton Armoury in Scarborough, which would be closest to you.

Here's a link to their recruiting page, you'll want to get in touch with them to discuss your options.

http://www.qor.com/recruiting.html
 
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and thank you mister mod! ill be sure to check out the recruiting page but one more question what do the army reserves do? I'm 16 so what would I be doing?
 

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That depends on what unit you join and what your trade is (medic, infanteer, etc)  fairly safe to say that 1 night a week is for training purposes and weekends are for more extensive training (field work, range work)

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Hey! It's me Shaheer again :p, I was just wondering what do the army reserves do? and how do I apply at my nearest branch? also I'm 15 so could I still apply right now? or should I wait till I turn 16 in a upcoming January? thanks for taking the time to read :) bye!
 

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Locked usual caveats apply.

miiistershaheer as was stated please use the search function in the main forum area, lots of work has gone into setting up FAQs and organizing information where you can find it. And how old are? You were 16 yesterday and now you are 15....?

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apparently my initial answer was not sufficent for the young one there.... no one can tell you exactly what a unit does, unless they have that specific training schedule.
 

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On my BMQ, there was a man who was in his early 60s. Mind you, this was reserves. Saw some people on their SQ who were in their 40s.
Wasn't a problem at all.
 
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