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BMQ Reserves 2018 - present

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If I did not want to do the weekend BMQ for P.Res could I ask to do the Reg.F. BMQ at St.Jean?  I already sent the recruiter an emailed but he said he is out of the office until next month.

After my interview for P.Res I was advised BMQ will only be every other weekend instead of full time and I honestly really want a true bootcamp experience! I want to push myself and see exactly what I am capable of and want to be the best soldier I can be and St. Jean BMQ is where I see myself doing basic and helping me reach my goals.

I do have a goal to CT to Reg after a few years in Res but now second guessing and maybe should just do Reg from the start; opinions?
 

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LadyPhoenix89 said:
I do have a goal to CT to Reg after a few years in Res but now second guessing and maybe should just do Reg from the start; opinions?

Depends if you want a full-time or part-time job.

If considering a CT, some have shared their experiences with the process,

Component Transfer ( CT ) - Reserve to Regular 
https://army.ca/forums/threads/12797.1250
58 pages.
 

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If your goal is to ct to the regular force in a couple years then you should switch from the reserves to the regular force and do it now.
 
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mariomike said:
Depends if you want a full-time or part-time job.

If considering a CT, some have shared their experiences with the process,

Component Transfer ( CT ) - Reserve to Regular 
https://army.ca/forums/threads/12797.1250
58 pages.

If my medical is approved and I am accepted and offered a position, I wanted a B class and do full time Res anyway.
 

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Full time Class B positions tend to be very competitive and sought after. Until you are at the very least trade qualified you will have a hard time successfully landing one of those contracts, as you will be competing with people who have years of experience in their trade or in the job being applied for.
 

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LadyPhoenix89 said:
If I did not want to do the weekend BMQ for P.Res could I ask to do the Reg.F. BMQ at St.Jean?  I already sent the recruiter an emailed but he said he is out of the office until next month.

After my interview for P.Res I was advised BMQ will only be every other weekend instead of full time and I honestly really want a true bootcamp experience! I want to push myself and see exactly what I am capable of and want to be the best soldier I can be and St. Jean BMQ is where I see myself doing basic and helping me reach my goals.

I do have a goal to CT to Reg after a few years in Res but now second guessing and maybe should just do Reg from the start; opinions?


Reg F BMQ is for Reg F. Some air reservists do it but army and navy reservists have their own BMQ. The navy has a summer BMQ option if you want a full time experience. It won't be the same as Reg F but likely a closer experience than weekend BMQ.



However if your goal is to push yourself and see what your limits are by doing Reg F bmq, why not just go Reg F now?
 
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paleomedic said:
However if your goal is to push yourself and see what your limits are by doing Reg F bmq, why not just go Reg F now?

I have talked to my husband and sent the recruiter another email; I am switching my application from Reserve to Regular Force! Decided to not waste time when I can meet my end goal sooner if I just got Reg Force from the start.
 

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LadyPhoenix89 said:
I have talked to my husband and sent the recruiter another email; I am switching my application from Reserve to Regular Force! Decided to not waste time when I can meet my end goal sooner if I just got Reg Force from the start.

Good choice.

The reserves aren't bad(as in waste of time) but it's very difficult to get a career or full time employment as a reservist. The chances of you getting a class B contract as a newly trained reservist was probably pretty small.
 
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