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Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 09, 2013, 20:21:06
Just a random topic, but, how do some people know when selection dates are? It would be interesting to know when the dates are for my selected trades. I've tried calling the CFRC, but it's near impossible to get ahold of anyone. So, what do you guys think? I applied for Sonar Op and NCI OP. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on November 09, 2013, 22:18:16
Just a random topic, but, how do some people know when selection dates are? It would be interesting to know when the dates are for my selected trades. I've tried calling the CFRC, but it's near impossible to get ahold of anyone. So, what do you guys think? I applied for Sonar Op and NCI OP. Thanks in advance.

On the Halifax system, i had better luck leaving a message on the General inq. line (opt7?) compared to the completed medical, physical and interview line
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BYFROMSCHOOL on November 11, 2013, 20:16:02
Try calling Friday afternoon. Sorry, that's all I got.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 14, 2013, 11:11:55
Just a random topic, but, how do some people know when selection dates are? It would be interesting to know when the dates are for my selected trades. I've tried calling the CFRC, but it's near impossible to get ahold of anyone. So, what do you guys think? I applied for Sonar Op and NCI OP. Thanks in advance.

21 Nov for both...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Okanagan Guy on November 14, 2013, 18:05:16
21 Nov for both...

Hey DAA,

how about ACop???
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 14, 2013, 18:07:20
how about ACop???

21 Nov as well...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on November 14, 2013, 18:10:47
hey DAA, did you get my pm ?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Okanagan Guy on November 14, 2013, 18:13:46
21 Nov as well...

Thanks!

Darn! I won't be Merit Listed in time. Do you know when the next one is or will that be based on Nov 21 results? How many positions are available? Last I heard there was only a couple spots left. If all positions are filled will there be no more selection until the new fiscal year (Spring)?

Is there a public site that has this info?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 14, 2013, 18:23:06
Darn! I won't be Merit Listed in time. Do you know when the next one is or will that be based on Nov 21 results? How many positions are available? Last I heard there was only a couple spots left. If all positions are filled will there be no more selection until the new fiscal year (Spring)?

Is there a public site that has this info?

If they don't fill the remaining spots this time around, then there will definitely be more selections later on.

"Is there a public site that has this info?"   Other than Army.ca?  I doubt it!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on November 14, 2013, 18:24:17
i would believe DAA has a inside track that few people have access to.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on November 14, 2013, 18:27:35
he's definitely the most helpful person i have dealt with, online and at CFRCs

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Okanagan Guy on November 14, 2013, 18:36:20
Agreed! See his name a lot and it's always to the point. I like it!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Eye In The Sky on November 14, 2013, 18:38:55
i would believe DAA has an inside track that few people have access to.

That's a big "roger!", so be nice to him.   ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 15, 2013, 18:50:39
21 Nov for both...

YES, Thank-you. Hopefully I hear some good news in the near future then! Thanks for the update. :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cp04dental on November 18, 2013, 21:51:18
Hey DAA, what about dental tech? any info you have would be greatly appreciated :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 19, 2013, 08:50:15
Hey DAA, what about dental tech? any info you have would be greatly appreciated :)

Nothing scheduled for that occupation at this time.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 19, 2013, 09:12:31
I'm highly anxious for the next two weeks, hopefully I'll get an offer!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on November 19, 2013, 11:54:35
I'm highly anxious for the next two weeks, hopefully I'll get an offer!

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJBeaton on November 19, 2013, 16:37:47
Are you aware if RMS Clerk positions will be selected on Nov. 21st as well? Thank you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chopper Tom on November 19, 2013, 17:51:34
Hello DAA,

I have been merit listed for Mar Eng, Weng Tech and Hull Tech as of early November. Are the selection dates for these trades 21 Nov? Also, I understand that these dates are often subject to change, as Mar Eng already has once from 7 Nov. Do you think this is likely to happen again?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 19, 2013, 18:04:57
Are you aware if RMS Clerk positions will be selected on Nov. 21st as well? Thank you.

Yup....

All DEO occupations with positions remaining are 19 Nov (today) and all NCM occupations with positions remaining are 21 Nov......

After that, selections will most likely occur on a weekly basis until all positions are filled.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BYFROMSCHOOL on November 19, 2013, 19:01:28
All DEO occupations with positions remaining are 19 Nov (today) and all NCM occupations with positions remaining are 21 Nov......

After that, selections will most likely occur on a weekly basis until all positions are filled.

DAA,

Does this apply to Infantry NCM selections? You posted in another thread that Infantry NCM is selected when a given CFRC sees fit.

Maybe you could help straighten me out? (I'm currently merit listed for Infantry NCM)

Thanks! Or sorry, if my question is redundant!

PS: Thanks for every other question you've already answered for me on this forum.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: forcountry on November 19, 2013, 21:03:36
DAA,

Does this apply to Infantry NCM selections? You posted in another thread that Infantry NCM is selected when a given CFRC sees fit.

Maybe you could help straighten me out? (I'm currently merit listed for Infantry NCM)

Thanks! Or sorry, if my question is redundant!

PS: Thanks for every other question you've already answered for me on this forum.


what he said  :nod:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 20, 2013, 10:34:56
DAA,
Does this apply to Infantry NCM selections? You posted in another thread that Infantry NCM is selected when a given CFRC sees fit.
Maybe you could help straighten me out? (I'm currently merit listed for Infantry NCM)
Thanks! Or sorry, if my question is redundant!
PS: Thanks for every other question you've already answered for me on this forum.

That is normally the case but as the "witching hour" draws near, selections are taken out of the hands of CFRC's for the most part.  So the guy from BC who applied for Infmn, is now competing against the guy from Nova Scotia for the same job......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BYFROMSCHOOL on November 20, 2013, 11:55:07
Good to know DAA. Still hoping for early 2014 BMQ.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on November 20, 2013, 13:57:14
Thank you so much for your insight DAA, it's been a big help.

I'm applying for AVS, had a bit of a snafu with extra medical forms and a credit issue that has to be figured out, but that should be taken care of this week. Just have my interview to do after that and then hopefully I'll get everything done in time to make it in for an early 2014 BMQ. I don't know if I'm being overly optimistic at this point or no, but I guess we'll see. Good luck to everyone!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 21, 2013, 09:13:43
For those of you who are merit listed and waiting for an offer, I hope you hear some good need in the next few weeks. Good Luck to all.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 22, 2013, 13:44:05
Another thing, what is the average tinge frame they get an offer for you then notify you?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Okanagan Guy on November 22, 2013, 13:46:23
Another thing, what is the average tinge frame they get an offer for you then notify you?

This is from DAA... I asked about selections on Nov 21...

Once the selections are done, then the results need to be validated.  Once they are validated, they must be approved.  After they are approved, then the results are sent to the respective CFRC's for continued processing.

So your CFRC probably isn't going to receive anything until early next week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 22, 2013, 14:14:19
Thanks for the info okanagan guy, also, sorry about my spelling errors people. My phone changes words sometime and I don't always catch it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on November 22, 2013, 18:25:50
my gut is telling me is may be as late as Dec 2nd till we get a yay or a nay
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chorn on November 22, 2013, 19:56:58
I wonder if I'll remember the excitement and anxiety I'm feeling now when a MCpl is yelling at me in St Jean. :)

Here's to hoping. I was Merit Listed on the 15th, guess my interviewer looked past my faults.

Good luck to everyone, soon we may be meeting face to face.

-Chorn
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on November 22, 2013, 20:12:04
I wonder if I'll remember the excitement and anxiety I'm feeling now when a MCpl is yelling at me in St Jean. :)

Here's to hoping. I was Merit Listed on the 15th, guess my interviewer looked past my faults.

Good luck to everyone, soon we may be meeting face to face.

-Chorn

They were not Faults, they were life lessons learned the hardway
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 26, 2013, 06:55:12
my gut is telling me is may be as late as Dec 2nd till we get a yay or a nay

I have a feeling you're right. Here's to hoping!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chorn on November 26, 2013, 12:45:49
Don't need to hope any longer. Crewman, BMQ January 6th.

WOOT!!

-Chorn
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ForeverLearning on November 26, 2013, 13:16:54
Don't need to hope any longer. Crewman, BMQ January 6th.

WOOT!!

-Chorn

Congrats!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Okanagan Guy on November 26, 2013, 16:05:23
Don't need to hope any longer. Crewman, BMQ January 6th.

WOOT!!

-Chorn

Congrats!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 26, 2013, 16:23:44
Don't need to hope any longer. Crewman, BMQ January 6th.

I had a friend years ago who applied and was offered Crewman but he turned it down.

When I found out, I asked him why?

His response, "Are you crazy!  There's no way I was about to take a job working on a ship!"   :rofl:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Okanagan Guy on November 26, 2013, 16:55:04
I had a friend years ago who applied and was offered Crewman but he turned it down.

When I found out, I asked him why?

His response, "Are you crazy!  There's no way I was about to take a job working on a ship!"   :rofl:

I couldn't imagine turning down a job with the CF... Did he ever get in?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jayrickson on November 26, 2013, 17:43:42
I couldn't imagine turning down a job with the CF...

No kidding!

Don't need to hope any longer. Crewman, BMQ January 6th.

WOOT!!

-Chorn

Excellent! Congratulations, sir.
I hope to be there with you!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on November 26, 2013, 18:25:19
Don't need to hope any longer. Crewman, BMQ January 6th.

WOOT!!

-Chorn

Huge congrats my friend.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on November 26, 2013, 18:57:09
Don't need to hope any longer. Crewman, BMQ January 6th.

WOOT!!

-Chorn

Congrats Chorn, i may see you in the hallway someday
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chorn on November 26, 2013, 19:53:41
You may get called tomorrow. I hope you do. Thanks for the congrats my friends. Now I'm going to lurk the BMQ threads.

Sorry to kinda hi-jack the thread.

-Chorn
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on November 26, 2013, 19:59:09
if you are going to hijack the other threads dont forget your side arm  :evilrifle: :P
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jayrickson on November 26, 2013, 21:27:57
Something tells me there are several BMQs coming up soon...

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on November 26, 2013, 21:50:36
Something tells me there are several BMQs coming up soon...

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page

i think they run around 20 BMQ a year, i got this number from the amount of 2013, most in Fall and Winter Times it seems
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on November 26, 2013, 22:05:30
Not all BMQ dates seem to be put on the website. Websites only function as good as their given "up loaders and updaters". DAA has confirmed BMQ for Jan 6, 14, 20 and 28th 2014 start dates. All are Mondays flown out the Friday before. Mesh with your platoon that weekend (start your geling/chemistry then) it will be awkward that weekend not knowing what to do, how to act etc. Just remember. Thousands have been there before. Congrads to everyone called thus far! Merry Christmas to all called! We are in for cold BMQ's (hope you get Article Gear as part of your kit).
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on November 26, 2013, 22:11:09
just messaged you mrjasonc, check your inbox :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SMG on December 01, 2013, 00:05:52
I handed in my last form and was told I was Merit Listed the past Friday, Nov 29..

Do I have a chance of getting in at all, at least in the first few months of 2014? I don't wanna be waiting until next fall  :-\
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 01, 2013, 00:21:17
SMG I - it all depends on selection dates. What was published the last few weeks was Nov 14, 21st and 28th as selection dates. I personal have not heard of December dates as of yet. Normally it will depend on your occupation choices and how many openings there are in your choice.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 01, 2013, 00:26:12
if you are merit listed, and there are open spots in your selected career paths, and depending on how far down the list you are, anything could happen.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 02, 2013, 06:41:38
Here's to another day of hoping!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SMG on December 02, 2013, 08:37:37
Here's to another day of hoping!

I'm with you buddy!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 02, 2013, 09:33:02
Best of luck, to all us waiters. I wish I had work to preoccupy myself, but tire season looks to be winding down till the first storm.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on December 02, 2013, 09:37:16
positivity! this is the week! :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 02, 2013, 10:55:19
Another good luck to everyone ....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: May123 on December 02, 2013, 14:45:16
Just got my call! jan 6 BMQ! Infantry here we come!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 02, 2013, 14:47:41
Congrats May123!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on December 02, 2013, 14:49:27
Congrats may123! what RC are you?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BYFROMSCHOOL on December 02, 2013, 15:32:50
I hope I get the same news May123! Congrats. My RC told me just now to call back in a week's time if I "don't hear from them before then," so I'm really anxious right now!

(No sign of deer today, so I thought I'd get some job hunting in: called the RC in the middle of the woods.)

 :camo:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 02, 2013, 15:37:07
Just got my call! jan 6 BMQ! Infantry here we come!
Huge congrats! ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wallys28 on December 02, 2013, 15:51:31
Congrats May123. Just received my call as well BMQ Jan.13th for Infantry
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 03, 2013, 14:44:06
Got my call Jan 20th bmq fly out Jan 18th
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Van Gogh on December 04, 2013, 00:10:42
Congrats guys on your calls. You must be very excited !!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 00:26:19
Congrats guys on your calls. You must be very excited !!!

Can't talk for anyone else. But I am very excited to do endless pushups and work in the extensive team environment that is the CAF's! Will be a nice month and a bit to spend with family, etc before I am flown out to St Jean for January 20th!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DBrtka on December 04, 2013, 01:50:38
Got my call today for Infantry. Being flown out Jan 4th and BMQ starts Jan 6th ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 02:11:30
Got my call today for Infantry. Being flown out Jan 4th and BMQ starts Jan 6th ;D

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Twobite on December 04, 2013, 02:29:44
congrats
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 04, 2013, 07:30:44
Got my call today for Infantry. Being flown out Jan 4th and BMQ starts Jan 6th ;D
Congrats, where are you from?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chorn on December 04, 2013, 08:03:05
Congrats!!
DBrtka We may be in the same course. So far I've seen combat arms starting on the 6th and tech/mechs  on the 20th.

I did an extra km on the run for May123 when he got his call. Now I'll have to do one for you too.

-Chorn
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJBeaton on December 04, 2013, 08:49:13
Has anyone east of Ottawa been notified as a successful candidate? I'm patiently waiting with CFRC Halifax...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 04, 2013, 09:13:22
Has anyone east of Ottawa been notified as a successful candidate? I'm patiently waiting with CFRC Halifax...

I don't think so. Marinemec knows he is in but didn't receive an official call.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 10:05:13
I don't think so. Marinemec knows he is in but didn't receive an official call.

Hang in there guys/ladies. You will get your calls. If you Jan 6th bmq you a couple weeks yet to "stay on schedule". They are probably "focusing" there to be ready before the break as my enrollment is the week before my start date.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJBeaton on December 04, 2013, 10:43:23
Has anyone east of Ottawa been notified as a successful candidate? I'm patiently waiting with CFRC Halifax...

Just received "the call"... start BMQ on January 27th!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 10:44:07
Just received "the call"... start BMQ on January 27th!!

Congrats!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 04, 2013, 10:55:44
Congratulations
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on December 04, 2013, 11:22:22
Congrats, I may have to Gove them, a little nudge

Just don't "gove" them too hard!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 11:27:45
Just don't "gove" them too hard!

Lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 04, 2013, 11:39:33
And I just got my call, fly out on the 25th
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 04, 2013, 11:40:12
Lol
dang, autocorrect lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: May123 on December 04, 2013, 11:40:43

And I just got my call, fly out on the 25th
Congrats bud!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 11:42:20
And I just got my call, fly out on the 25th

Finally! Congrats buddy!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on December 04, 2013, 11:42:42
startin to feel pretty lonely here............ lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SMG on December 04, 2013, 11:43:29
startin to feel pretty lonely here............ lol

You said it..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 11:44:28
Just got my email this morning from RC confirming my travel date and a few doc's to fill out ..... Nothing like a job offer followed by "by the way who is your next of kin?" .....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 04, 2013, 11:44:47
And I just got my call, fly out on the 25th

Finally Haha. Good job!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 04, 2013, 11:47:18
startin to feel pretty lonely here............ lol

I hear ya. I don't think i made this round selections but more are coming!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 12:34:43
I hear ya. I don't think i made this round selections but more are coming!

Hattie, you will get there. Hang in there. If not this round your setup for the next when your occupation opens up. forces.ca is not showing "hiring" by your fields ..... Granted a website is only as good as it's updater.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 04, 2013, 13:33:43
Hattie, you will get there. Hang in there. If not this round your setup for the next when your occupation opens up. forces.ca is not showing "hiring" by your fields ..... Granted a website is only as good as it's updater.

Thanks for the motivation haha. I was informed "top up" selections on the 9th for my trades, so hopefully ill make that cut.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 13:35:09
Thanks for the motivation haha. I was informed "top up" selections on the 9th for my trades, so hopefully ill make that cut.

That is what were supposed to do right? Keep each other motivated ...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 04, 2013, 13:49:52
Yup
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MnsisNT on December 04, 2013, 16:16:24
I am right to believe that is the last week we have a chance to know if we were chosen for this selection? If not, what could be the limit date? Thank you and congratulations to all those who are successful  ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 16:19:50
I am right to believe that is the last week we have a chance to know if we were chosen for this selection? If not, what could be the limit date? Thank you and congratulations to all those who are successful  ;)

That would depend on your BMQ date I would think. If you start Jan 6th there is still sometime in the month to "get the call". Just remember. Some people may turn down an offer for whatever reasons. So they still may fill those gaps.

For those in BMQ later in January there is still significant time to get them situated. It wouldn't surprise me of there was another selection before the holiday break and 1 after ....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on December 04, 2013, 16:24:39
It wouldn't surprise me of there was another selection before the holiday break and 1 after ....

9 Dec.....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 04, 2013, 16:29:12
9 Dec.....

Hey, there the man speaks now lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on December 05, 2013, 14:48:57
Just got "the call" ladies and gents. Accepted EO Tech position, BMQ on 27 JAN 2014!!!!! good luck to all those still waiting :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 05, 2013, 16:56:09
Good job amills990! Congrats buddy
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on December 05, 2013, 19:30:05
thanks mrjasonc, see you at the swearing in ceremony
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on December 05, 2013, 19:43:14
Will be nice to put a face by the name!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: amills990 on December 05, 2013, 19:46:24
for sure
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MnsisNT on December 09, 2013, 14:59:17
Is that all participants of the December 9th selection will be informed before the holiday break whether they were selected?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: NorthWinds on December 09, 2013, 16:07:06
Congrats to everyone who got the call! Best of luck on course. I really hope my paperwork gets sorted out soon. Old Man Murphy has been fighting with me every step of the way... Sad I'm not joining you  :crybaby: Time to wait some more.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Corey Hadden on December 09, 2013, 22:28:07
I'm curious if anyone is in the same boat as me, I got Merritt listed around early November, and I applied for combat engineer Ncm wondering when the next selection date is for this. Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 16, 2013, 21:33:42
Here's to another week of waiting! ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on December 16, 2013, 22:16:57
Here's to another week of waiting! ;D

Here's to us both getting calls.  ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MnsisNT on December 17, 2013, 01:50:43
Well, I just sent a express letter to the North pole :nod:, I wish you luck guys.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 17, 2013, 18:12:18
Here's to us both getting calls.  ;D

I hope it comes this week! For me and you! I have a feeling it won't be this week. Lol.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: D!V3R-13 on December 17, 2013, 22:21:38
I hope it comes this week! For me and you! I have a feeling it won't be this week. Lol.

Pretty sure they're closed until the new year, like Jan 6th or something. Not sure exactly but someone will probably jump on and correct me. DAA maybe. Good luck however and happy holidays
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 18, 2013, 06:54:07
Pretty sure they're closed until the new year, like Jan 6th or something. Not sure exactly but someone will probably jump on and correct me. DAA maybe. Good luck however and happy holidays

Yeah you're probably right. It'd be nice to know if i get an offer before break as i need to give my current employer 3 weeks notice haha. Guess Im just being hopeful.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on December 19, 2013, 10:36:15
Yeah you're probably right. It'd be nice to know if i get an offer before break as i need to give my current employer 3 weeks notice haha. Guess Im just being hopeful.

Give them a call and ask for an update!  They should be open until this Friday (20 Dec) and then back to work on Mon 6 Jan or possibly even Thurs 2 Jan 14.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 19, 2013, 18:18:29
Give them a call and ask for an update!  They should be open until this Friday (20 Dec) and then back to work on Mon 6 Jan or possibly even Thurs 2 Jan 14.

I'll try bit out of a possible 20 times I've called the file manager, I can never get through.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: D!V3R-13 on December 19, 2013, 21:10:55
Give them a call and ask for an update!  They should be open until this Friday (20 Dec) and then back to work on Mon 6 Jan or possibly even Thurs 2 Jan 14.

Note: Sorry about the wrong date, for CFRC Victoria it was December 19th that they are out of office.

Actually I got a call Dec 18th, like, last minute, to book my medical and interview in the new year (for this CFRC its January 6th) and I was at work!!!  :crybaby: All kidding aside, im sure if I call on the 6th they'll book me in by the 9th which is the first window the nice lady on the voicemail gave me. I didn get the message until literally 5 minutes AFTER they closed :/

Tried a few times today, every single line and extension on the automated answering machine and to no avail.

Onwards to the new year I suppose!!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on December 21, 2013, 14:07:44
Yeah, I didn't hear anything this week... so, at least I can rest a bit easy and not have my phone glued to my hand for the next two weeks. 

So, I guess we'll wait until after the break and hopefully have a bunch of calls in the New Year!

Good luck everyone, and have a great holiday!  :christmas happy: :snowman:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Tiffany0x on December 21, 2013, 15:54:51
Yeah, I didn't hear anything this week... so, at least I can rest a bit easy and not have my phone glued to my hand for the next two weeks. 

So, I guess we'll wait until after the break and hopefully have a bunch of calls in the New Year!

Good luck everyone, and have a great holiday!  :christmas happy: :snowman:

You'll probably get an offer for AVS Tech, because I'm in basic right now as a med tech and they only took me because I was a nurse. Right now they're only taking people who are actually paramedics through direct entry, so if you're not going direct then you'll probably get the air force offer. :) I know that most of the people getting into basic right now are air force trades so you definitely have a great shot.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on December 21, 2013, 17:53:20
Yeah, I didn't hear anything this week... so, at least I can rest a bit easy and not have my phone glued to my hand for the next two weeks. 

So, I guess we'll wait until after the break and hopefully have a bunch of calls in the New Year!

Good luck everyone, and have a great holiday!  :christmas happy: :snowman:

Yeah me either :( but, as you said, we still have a chance. I hope everyone hears some good news in the new year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on December 22, 2013, 10:42:48
Yeah me either :( but, as you said, we still have a chance. I hope everyone hears some good news in the new year.

I'm very much hoping I get some good news in the beginning of the new year. Waiting for a year sucks!  :threat: lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marinemech on December 22, 2013, 13:21:26
I'm very much hoping I get some good news in the beginning of the new year. Waiting for a year sucks!  :threat: lol

Yes, It does suck but a year is really not that long, when you really want it, I waited close to 18 months from start to finish, its worse when you know you are heading out soon, and your place of employment is DEAD (i am waiting on a new broom, as i have worn it out) and they are forcing you out as it is that slow, I managed to bide my time to around January 10th (I hope). I will go back to NB for a little break before swear in, as I have no family here in NS, come back for swear in, packing and finally get on that Q400 to Saint Jean.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on December 22, 2013, 13:25:17
I will go back to NB for a little break before swear in, as I have no family here in NS

I am also from NB, I have only an Aunt living here in Halifax. I will be glad to go back to the country side, instead of living in this city.... haha.

Happy Holidays Marinemech, and best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on January 06, 2014, 09:06:42
Heres to yet another week of getting the call!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on January 06, 2014, 11:35:25
Here's hoping for both of us Hattie, although at this point I wouldn't mind a later start date. I managed to catch pneumonia over the New Year and am still in recovery mode, so at this point... if they don't call till the end of Jan, I'm okay by that. The last thing I want to do is go to St. Jean still hacking and feeling like I got run over by a truck.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on January 06, 2014, 11:39:11
Here's hoping for both of us Hattie, although at this point I wouldn't mind a later start date. I managed to catch pneumonia over the New Year and am still in recovery mode, so at this point... if they don't call till the end of Jan, I'm okay by that. The last thing I want to do is go to St. Jean still hacking and feeling like I got run over by a truck.

Its official, i got the call. I start on the 27th.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on January 06, 2014, 11:54:14
Its official, i got the call. I start on the 27th.

CONGRATS!! That's awesome!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on January 06, 2014, 12:29:56
CONGRATS!! That's awesome!

Thanks! I hope you feel better, such a bummer to get a serious sickness, especially right now.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on January 06, 2014, 14:24:44
Yeah, definitely not how I wanted to spend my holidays. I've never had anything like pneumonia before, so I'm a bit vague on how long till I can get back to training or how long this is supposed to affect me... The last thing I want to do is be unprepared because I got sick.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on January 06, 2014, 16:34:45
Pneumonia is serious of handle wrong. Age is on your side in regards to recovery. I'm sure your aware but the easy way to describe it is "fluid on top of the lungs". If you work to hard you can get yourself into a fever and over heat yourself (very bad thing). Keep your head above feet when sleeping (letting gravity do its thing). Try to move but keep it simple. No actual physically demanding activities. My 5 year old had pneumonia 3 times in his first 3 years of life. Its rough. I had it last year as well. You'll get throw it tho. Full recovery for me took about a month. To get get full lung capacity back and feeling 100%. Mind your everyone is different in regards to their immune system.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on January 06, 2014, 19:04:22
Congrats Hattie!! :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: OdoyleRules on January 08, 2014, 23:38:42
Well, congratulations to everyone who made the cut!

For the rest of us, I imagine that the selections are all done for this fiscal year (correct me if i may be wrong), Does anyone know when they open up again?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on January 09, 2014, 10:45:58
Well, congratulations to everyone who made the cut!

For the rest of us, I imagine that the selections are all done for this fiscal year (correct me if i may be wrong), Does anyone know when they open up again?

They must still be doing selections for some trades, because I just got the call for AVS today!! My BMQ is Feb 3rd! So excited!!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hattie56 on January 09, 2014, 13:43:16
They must still be doing selections for some trades, because I just got the call for AVS today!! My BMQ is Feb 3rd! So excited!!!

Haha Woah, congrats!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on January 10, 2014, 21:20:15
Haha Woah, congrats!!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: WesMurray on February 02, 2014, 23:03:34
Pretty sure there are some trades that do selections consistently. Other than that the the next selection date is march 18th for most NCM trades if I remember correctly. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: c91williamson on February 03, 2014, 01:30:44
Got my call last week for Vehicle Tech! Swearing in on the 19th, headed to BMQ the 22nd!

Anyone else?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: WesMurray on February 03, 2014, 20:59:48
Congrats!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on February 03, 2014, 21:25:25
Does anyone know the selection dates for ACISS, Combat Engineer, and Nav Com?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: WesMurray on February 04, 2014, 13:11:40
March 18th for a majority of NCM trades. Thats what I have read anyways.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on February 04, 2014, 13:16:50
March 18th for a majority of NCM trades. Thats what I have read anyways.

Dang, unless my application gets a serious boost in speed after my CFAT it doesn't look like I will make the March 18 date.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SMG on February 04, 2014, 13:38:12
I'm not sure when the selection dates are really. I thought it would be March 18 for most trades including Combat Arms, but I just got selected for Artillery.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 04, 2014, 14:34:02
I'm not sure when the selection dates are really. I thought it would be March 18 for most trades including Combat Arms, but I just got selected for Artillery.

Chances are, someone else turned down their offer and you were next in line.

Congrats!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SMG on February 04, 2014, 14:39:52
Chances are, someone else turned down their offer and you were next in line.

Congrats!

Hey, no complaining over here!  8)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on February 04, 2014, 14:41:17
Chances are, someone else turned down their offer and you were next in line.

Congrats!

So I guess that's the confirmation that selections will be in March? I heard April will have selections as well, but hey it's the internet nothing is always right on the internet.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SMG on February 04, 2014, 15:07:09
So I guess that's the confirmation that selections will be in March? I heard April will have selections as well, but hey it's the internet nothing is always right on the internet.

Anything can happen, but yeah, looks like March.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 04, 2014, 15:13:16
So I guess that's the confirmation that selections will be in March? I heard April will have selections as well, but hey it's the internet nothing is always right on the internet.

Depends on the occupation but that's a fair assessment.  Selections occur on a regular basis, some occupations more often than others.  I wouldn't be concerned with the exact dates but more concerned about getting the processing done and being Merit Listed.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on February 07, 2014, 15:52:00
Hello there,

I'm new to this forum but I was wondering if anyone had any info on selection dates for MP, I've been going through the selection process for a year now and was recently told that I had been merit listed, any info would help

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: D_A87 on February 10, 2014, 15:17:33
I was told I was just merit listed today for AVS Tech.  Are the next selections for this occupation in March, or will there be selections before then?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SMG on February 10, 2014, 15:32:40
There's always the possibility for selections at any time.

Right now, the selection date for most NCM trades is around March 18.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 10, 2014, 16:43:49
Hello there,
I'm new to this forum but I was wondering if anyone had any info on selection dates for MP, I've been going through the selection process for a year now and was recently told that I had been merit listed, any info would help
Thanks in advance

Have you attended the MPAC yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on February 10, 2014, 16:56:40
No, I have not. It's been 2 months since my interview and I have yet to be contacted. It's been a week since I had a reply about my application status, I plan to go into CFRC 2 days from now. My MCC said I was "currently being merit listed". With encouragement from this forum I believe it is safe to go and personally ask about my application and where it's stands.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 10, 2014, 17:01:40
No, I have not. It's been 2 months since my interview and I have yet to be contacted. It's been a week since I had a reply about my application status, I plan to go into CFRC 2 days from now. My MCC said I was "currently being merit listed". With encouragement from this forum I believe it is safe to go and personally ask about my application and where it's stands.

Don't forget to ask the question, "When are the next MPAC dates?"
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on February 10, 2014, 18:50:12
Thank you DAA, for replying to both posts. I will be using the advice you gave me.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 10, 2014, 18:57:24
Thank you DAA, for replying to both posts. I will be using the advice you gave me.

The sooner the better......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ForeverLearning on February 11, 2014, 16:11:12
Did anyone else get a job offer today?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on February 11, 2014, 16:13:05
No, I'm assuming you received an offer?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ForeverLearning on February 11, 2014, 16:29:50
Yes i got an offer today for BMQ March 10th
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on February 11, 2014, 16:43:43
What was your trade and when did you apply, I couldn't find this info in the thread
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: D_A87 on February 14, 2014, 10:04:04
I got my call yesterday so they are still doing selections for AVS techs.


Recruting Center: London
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: AVS Tech
Trade Choice 2: AVN Tech
Trade Choice 3: ACS Tech
Application Date: August 9, 2013
First Contact: August 27, 2013
CFAT completed : October 8, 2013
Interview completed: January 15, 2014
Medical completed: January 15, 2014
Medical cleared: January 29, 2014
Merit Listed: February 10, 2014
Position Offered: February 13, 2014 - AVS Tech
Swearing in: February 26, 2014
Basic Training Begins: March 10, 2014
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: gbishop on February 16, 2014, 22:41:17
I got my call on the 14th for AVS tech.

Recruting Center: Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: ACOP
Trade Choice 2: AVS tech
Trade Choice 3: MP
Application Date: Feb 2013
First Contact: March 2013
CFAT completed : May 2013
Interview completed: August 2014
Medical completed: October 2014
Medical cleared: January 21, 2014
Merit Listed: Unkown
Position Offered: February 14, 2014 - AVS Tech
Swearing in: March 05, 2014
Basic Training Begins: March 10, 2014
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: D_A87 on February 17, 2014, 10:25:09
Congrats gbishop, I will see you there!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: EngSteve on February 20, 2014, 12:30:23
Does anyone know when the next selection dates are for BMOQ. I applied for Eng O and was recently informed that I was being Merit listed. I was also told by my MCC that there are 15 spots available for FY 2013 and another 15 for FY 2014.

Any information is appreciated.

 :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on March 02, 2014, 22:13:38
Since those pilots will head to BMOQ on May 5, so there may be a few other spots to sqeeze in...
official selection dates for Officers... no idea....  :o
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 05, 2014, 13:41:46
SO I called and asked for an update today because I had nothing better to do and I was informed by the person at the phone that they probably would not even receive the list for Infantry until April 1st, does this mean that selections are no longer on the 18th?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 05, 2014, 13:56:40
It probably has something to do with the new application process. It really seems to be messing everything up, as recruiters don't know how to process new applicants. When I called yesterday for an update the recruiter I spoke to said they have no idea when they are going to select people for further processing i.e. medicals and interviews. That may have something to do with things changing.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 05, 2014, 17:02:23
That would suck on so many different levels.. >:(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 05, 2014, 17:08:51
SO I called and asked for an update today because I had nothing better to do and I was informed by the person at the phone that they probably would not even receive the list for Infantry until April 1st, does this mean that selections are no longer on the 18th?

18th is still a go......for those who have completed their processing and are already Merit Listed and waiting for an offer of employment.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 05, 2014, 17:19:41
That would suck on so many different levels.. >:(

At least you're merit listed. I've been waiting for close to 5 months now to be selected for further processing and the CFRC told me today it could be upwards of a few months to a few years before I hear anything.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on March 05, 2014, 17:22:04
At least you're merit listed. I've been waiting for close to 5 months now to be selected for further processing and the CFRC told me today it could be upwards of a few months to a few years before I hear anything.

That's rough...I don't understand what on earth could hold you up so much.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Drake.Kho on March 05, 2014, 21:36:23
At least you're merit listed. I've been waiting for close to 5 months now to be selected for further processing and the CFRC told me today it could be upwards of a few months to a few years before I hear anything.

i think it's because you applied through the Toronto CFRC, they seem to process applicants slower then normal because they are overworked (too many applicants, too few counsellors). i've also been waiting about 4 months with no response since the CFAT. i personally know people who applied at other CFRC in january 2014 who have already completed their interviews and medicals.

BTW KerryBlue, what have you heard about the new application process, my recruiter mentioned it but didn't have much information about it, and since then i have been unable to reach him for about 2 months. the only thing i know about the new application process is that they now conduct the interviews BEFORE it is sent to Ottawa.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 05, 2014, 22:52:17
My file is in Ottawa, I only applied through Toronto because at the time I was home between school years.

What I have heard from DAA, and my recruiters is this. The new process for the most part as you see in the application process is that CFVRC no longer screens applications or takes source documents from applicants. Instead the files usually now within a week are transferred to the local CFRC. When you are called to come in and book your CFAT, or your initial contact you bring in your source documents i.e. birth certificate, transcripts etc. You then book your CFAT and once completed and you pass you are put into holding. What I mean by this is to lessen the administrative burden on CFRC's they only take the best CFAT scores/applicants. You need to be selected for further processing. So basically if you are not competitive my recruiter said you could be stuck in the system for a long long time. BUT, and that is a BIG BUT right now because of the transition a lot of CFRC's have no idea what to do with applicants. DAA can maybe pipe in and attest to this, but recruiters don't know how to proceed.
 
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I hear your pain and trust me, I do!  The system is going through a transition and even I am struggling to figure out how this "new" thing works.  You think you're frustrated, well I am not much better.

At this point in time, I just don't know what to say or how to counsel you and the same goes for everyone else here on Army.ca.  The rule book has been thrown out the window and it's now a free for all. 


So some people end up like yourself and me who are stuck waiting and waiting because our CFRC's do no know how to proceed further while others are just operating under the old system and continuing to book people and process people etc.. It is frustrating when my recruiter is telling me they are now primarily relying on the CFAT, and myself knowing that my score was high enough for Pilot and other officer trades and here I am applying NCM.


I hope DAA doesn't get mad at me for posting that PM here  ::)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 17, 2014, 18:34:28
For those who have already completed the process and are waiting for job offers.  Happy Selection Date tomorrow and good luck.    :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wezoin on March 18, 2014, 09:48:14
So the selection date is today then?

My recruiter advised the 16th but I thought it a little odd that selections would be done on a Sunday. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 18, 2014, 14:36:34
Soooooooo....anyone get a job offer yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 18, 2014, 16:14:24
Soooooooo....anyone get a job offer yet?

You probably won't hear anything until early next week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on March 18, 2014, 16:25:41
I have been reading through this thread, and i am concerned i am doing something wrong;
I was merit listed in July, 2013, for Infantry , and was informed I was high on the merit list. Is there something i should be doing to ensure i pop out for selections?
Thx.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 18, 2014, 16:27:47
I have been reading through this thread, and i am concerned i am doing something wrong;
I was merit listed in July, 2013, for Infantry , and was informed I was high on the merit list. Is there something i should be doing to ensure i pop out for selections?
Thx.

If you haven't been in contact with your CFRC within the past little while, you should give them a call to find out what's up with your file.  If you were in fact Merit Listed back in Jul 13 and haven't heard anything since, then something is wrong.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 18, 2014, 16:35:03
You probably won't hear anything until early next week.
..Well then time to go sit in a corner and hibernate until next week
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on March 18, 2014, 17:03:29

If you haven't been in contact with your CFRC within the past little while, you should give them a call to find out what's up with your file.  If you were in fact Merit Listed back in Jul 13 and haven't heard anything since, then something is wrong.

Thanks, I had spoken with them and were surprised about the length as well, but I was informed Infantry is currently being selected. So hopefully I make the list and hear soon!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 18, 2014, 18:08:21
Thanks, I had spoken with them and were surprised about the length as well, but I was informed Infantry is currently being selected. So hopefully I make the list and hear soon!

Just try and maintain contact, at least once every 30 days.  Even if it is to say "Hello, I'm still alive."  But that's another story.......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on March 18, 2014, 19:39:30
Haha will do, many thanks DAA.
As well, to prevent sounding self-centered with my earlier post, best of luck to the rest of you merited for Infantry! Feel free to PM, I would like to share stories and excitement for BMQ.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 21, 2014, 15:36:46
I hope everyone else isnt as bored as I am :boring:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on March 21, 2014, 16:44:17
Today a recruiter informed me some may wait longer because selections are made in zones as well. The example given was; they may only choose to fill infantry from Manitoba. Can this be true?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on March 21, 2014, 16:53:03
Just got a call start my MPAC on april 22
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 21, 2014, 16:54:27
Just got a call start my MPAC on april 22
Congratulations :D Military Police?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on March 21, 2014, 16:58:56
Congratulations cwatson91!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on March 21, 2014, 17:00:11
Yes sir!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on March 21, 2014, 17:01:10
Thank you SJantzi
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 21, 2014, 17:30:57
Today a recruiter informed me some may wait longer because selections are made in zones as well. The example given was; they may only choose to fill infantry from Manitoba. Can this be true?

NO and that's one I never heard before!

But come to think of it, that's not such a bad idea.  Infantry are required to build defensive positions from time to time and one would think that people from Manitoba would be pretty good at filling sandbags, so they might make good infantry soldiers.     ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on March 21, 2014, 17:37:45

NO and that's one I never heard before!

But come to think of it, that's not such a bad idea.  Infantry are required to build defensive positions from time to time and one would think that people from Manitoba would be pretty good at filling sandbags, so they might make good infantry soldiers.     ;)

I believe what they meant was, Manitoba only during one selection period. I still figured it to be bogus. I like your humor DAA :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 21, 2014, 18:24:00
I believe what they meant was, Manitoba only during one selection period. I still figured it to be bogus. I like your humor DAA :)

Selections are now done on a national basis with no preference given to specific areas or regions.  So once you're merit listed, you are now competing for that job, against "all" applicants and not just the ones from your local area.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wezoin on March 22, 2014, 08:50:42
Just got the call (yesterday), BMOQ starting May 5th  ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 22, 2014, 13:57:11
Just got the call (yesterday), BMOQ starting May 5th  ;D

congratulations what trade are you in for?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Drake.Kho on March 22, 2014, 14:49:01
Just got the call (yesterday), BMOQ starting May 5th  ;D

are you apply as a ROTP? or DEO?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: verstrat10 on March 22, 2014, 16:08:56
Just got the call (yesterday), BMOQ starting May 5th  ;D

Hey bud congrats! I guess i'll be seein' yeah in St Jean May 5th!
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 22, 2014, 16:10:42
are you apply as a ROTP? or DEO?

Since first round for ROTP is in April I believe DEO is a safe assumption.

Edit to add: I also checked his post history :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wezoin on March 22, 2014, 20:29:44
congratulations what trade are you in for?

Thanks, going DEO Pilot
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on March 23, 2014, 22:51:40
Hopefully I get a call for infantry this week ive waited so long!

GOODLUCK TO EVERYONE
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on March 23, 2014, 23:13:57
I hope to get my call to do my medical/interview this week.

Hopefully I get a call for infantry this week ive waited so long!

GOODLUCK TO EVERYONE


Also how long is so long haha? I have been in the process for almost a year now.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 23, 2014, 23:18:24
I hope to get my call to do my medical/interview this week.
 
Also how long is so long haha? I have been in the process for almost a year now.

For us waiting for meds/interview were probably not going to here until after April 1...., at which point I will be 9 days shy of a full year..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on March 23, 2014, 23:23:42
For us waiting for meds/interview were probably not going to here until after April 1...., at which point I will be 9 days shy of a full year..

Very, very likely. I am only just hoping I get a call this week, I know it wont likely be until April for when we may get our meds/interview.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 23, 2014, 23:26:35
Very, very likely. I am only just hoping I get a call this week, I know it wont likely be until April for when we may get our meds/interview.

From what I heard calls for booking med/interviews won't be going out until the new fiscal year...so more likely may for everything we need..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Drake.Kho on March 24, 2014, 01:45:24
From what I heard calls for booking med/interviews won't be going out until the new fiscal year...so more likely may for everything we need..

I'm not sure when the deadline for ROPT applicants is, but i was told by CFRC Toronto that they will be focusing exclusively on interviewing and med testing ROTP applicants only till the deadline.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on March 24, 2014, 12:24:18
I hope to get my call to do my medical/interview this week.
 

Also how long is so long haha? I have been in the process for almost a year now.

ive been in the process since june haha the recruiting process involves alot of waiting. keep in touch with ur file managers and let him know you're eager to continue on with the process thats what i did and he booked me my medical in January and my interview was in February. Just keep in touch and be patient thats all you could really do! For those wondering i applied for infantry soldier
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 24, 2014, 12:39:03
I'm not sure when the deadline for ROPT applicants is, but i was told by CFRC Toronto that they will be focusing exclusively on interviewing and med testing ROTP applicants only till the deadline.

I am not an ROTP applicant, but that does make sense. Acceptances for ROTP start going out in April, but the deadline for them to apply was back in January.
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 24, 2014, 14:43:57
I am not an ROTP applicant, but that does make sense. Acceptances for ROTP start going out in April, but the deadline for them to apply was back in January.

I believe that makes sense. That very well could be a reference to the "deadline" for proper merit listing; or simply up to [and perhaps including] the day first round selections take place.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 24, 2014, 15:33:49
So Im assuming noone got a call today?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on March 24, 2014, 15:38:16
No call on my end... CFRC Toronto said they would have a list of successful applicants on April 1st. I remember you posting the same thing in the past.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 24, 2014, 15:41:56
No call on my end... CFRC Toronto said they would have a list of successful applicants on April 1st. I remember you posting the same thing in the past.

In my long time as an applicant Ive learned not to have absolute trust in everything the CFRCs tell me
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on March 24, 2014, 20:40:37
I'd imagine since last Tuesday was apparently the selection date for the ncm's , calls would start going out this week sometime? Has anybody heard anything for any trades today?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 24, 2014, 20:53:03

I'd imagine since last Tuesday was apparently the selection date for the ncm's , calls would start going out this week sometime? Has anybody heard anything for any trades today?

All depends on you particular CFRC.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on March 24, 2014, 21:11:57
No call on my end today. My file was put forward to be merit listed on March the 5th. I guess its just a waiting game from here.
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 24, 2014, 21:18:35
No call on my end today. My file was put forward to be merit listed on March the 5th. I guess its just a waiting game from here.

Have you double-checked to make sure you were/have been merit-listed since then? Always good and recommended [at least to myself] to make sure.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on March 24, 2014, 21:33:39
Have you double-checked to make sure you were/have been merit-listed since then? Always good and recommended [at least to myself] to make sure.

I usually keep in contact on a monthly basis, but now that you mention it, I'm going to get in contact with my local CFRC tomorrow. Thank you for the advice.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on March 24, 2014, 21:49:34
Good call, I confirmed a couple weeks ago and I am merit listed for infantry, they wouldn't give me a straight answer about when they were making calls for job offers though. Guess we all keep waiting!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on March 25, 2014, 15:13:31
Still no call on my end  >:(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: WesMurray on March 25, 2014, 15:18:53
Don't get your hopes up. You will eventually get in. Just depends on how long you want to wait. :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: EJAY on March 25, 2014, 20:30:49
Got my call this morning for DEO Pilot!! ;D I'll be seeing everyone else who got an offer on May 5th at BMOQ! To the rest of you, good luck, your job offer will come! :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on March 25, 2014, 21:08:06
Does anyone know if they will be making calls each day for ncm trades? For example I see some people have received a call today, does that mean the selections have been completed for this round, or will it be an ongoing process over the next few days? Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 25, 2014, 21:20:45
Does anyone know if they will be making calls each day for ncm trades? For example I see some people have received a call today, does that mean the selections have been completed for this round, or will it be an ongoing process over the next few days? Thanks!

It will be on going until all the spots for FY 2014-2015 are filled, and their are 441 for infantry. Relax if you are merit listed you are further ahead then most people hoping to get in for FY 2014-2015.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: verstrat10 on March 25, 2014, 22:35:03
Got my call this morning for DEO Pilot!! ;D I'll be seeing everyone else who got an offer on May 5th at BMOQ! To the rest of you, good luck, your job offer will come! :salute:

Congrats EJAY! Ill be seeing yeah May 5th!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 26, 2014, 08:30:05
According to forces.ca a few more trades just went into demand such as ACISS and Air Weapons System tech. just to give a little bit more hope to applicants waiting for things like medicals/interviews/merit list
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wezoin on March 26, 2014, 09:06:15
Got my call this morning for DEO Pilot!! ;D I'll be seeing everyone else who got an offer on May 5th at BMOQ! To the rest of you, good luck, your job offer will come! :salute:

Congratulations!  Looks like our group is going to have a decent number of pilots.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: kanataguy1 on March 26, 2014, 12:31:25
I just talked to my recruiting center and the next round of calls for medical and interviews will be going out apr 1st
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 26, 2014, 12:41:56
I just talked to my recruiting center and the next round of calls for medical and interviews will be going out apr 1st
Music to my ears lol ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 26, 2014, 13:08:47
I just talked to my recruiting center and the next round of calls for medical and interviews will be going out apr 1st

This must be from CFRC Ottawa, hallelujah only 6 months of waiting by the time I get the call....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 26, 2014, 13:32:05
I feel like its a bit weird that barely anyone has heard anything and its the middle of the week
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on March 26, 2014, 13:37:11
I feel like its a bit weird that barely anyone has heard anything and its the middle of the week

I'm betting on the fact that next week is probably when things will pick up. No worries
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 26, 2014, 13:39:22
I feel like its a bit weird that barely anyone has heard anything and its the middle of the week

Well part of it is also a lot of CFRC's for some reason are waiting until 1 Apr to even further process applicants, so compared to this time last year there are not as many people merit listed to be selected....
I'm betting on the fact that next week is probably when things will pick up. No worries

This is probably pretty on the money as to what is going to happen...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 26, 2014, 13:44:16
You guys are probably right but a man can dream can't he? :')
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 26, 2014, 13:54:58
Oh believe me, I've been dreaming for almost six months that I would get a medical and Interview booked someday soon....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 26, 2014, 14:07:34
It would be awesome if we all get in for may 5th bmq lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 26, 2014, 14:15:03
It would be awesome if we all get in for may 5th bmq lol
Im pretty sure the may 5th date is BMOQ, April 26 or 28th or something like that is BMQ well the nearest date I know of atleast
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 26, 2014, 14:21:05
Yeah your probably right. I may have misread another post.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 26, 2014, 14:24:05
Yeah your probably right. I may have misread another post.

June or July is probably more realistic....hell even August is probably most likely for lots of us..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 26, 2014, 14:26:00
June or July is probably more realistic....hell even August is probably most likely for lots of us..

Thank god Im merit listed Kerry, I feel so bad for you and others in your situation who got screwed over like you did. I really do hope you get through quickly
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 26, 2014, 15:01:55
Does anyone know if they will be making calls each day for ncm trades? For example I see some people have received a call today, does that mean the selections have been completed for this round, or will it be an ongoing process over the next few days? Thanks!

It will be on going until all the spots for FY 2014-2015 are filled, and their are 441 for infantry. Relax if you are merit listed you are further ahead then most people hoping to get in for FY 2014-2015.

To expand on KB's post:

They will be continuing to make calls and selections until the FY numbers are met or as needs require. However, there are multiple "rounds" in the sense that not all trade selections occur at one singular time. Selections are made throughout the year on an ongoing basis. So, someone like myself or KB who are not merit listed now are still able to be selected once we are. We would not have to wait until the next FY began; as long as spots are still available, which there undoubtedly should be.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: GFPHALI on March 26, 2014, 19:25:29
It will be on going until all the spots for FY 2014-2015 are filled, and their are 441 for infantry. Relax if you are merit listed you are further ahead then most people hoping to get in for FY 2014-2015.

Where did you get that number from (441 for infantry)? You're file manager?
My recruiting centre won't tell me anything.
I was there yesterday and one person told me when I asked about selection "You know just as much as I do about selection..." FML

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 26, 2014, 19:40:51
Where did you get that number from (441 for infantry)? You're file manager?
My recruiting centre won't tell me anything.
I was there yesterday and one person told me when I asked about selection "You know just as much as I do about selection..." FML

"441", seems kind of low to me.  I think the CF might have hired close to 500 last year but still, it seems reasonable.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on March 26, 2014, 20:14:51
Where did you get that number from (441 for infantry)? You're file manager?
My recruiting centre won't tell me anything.
I was there yesterday and one person told me when I asked about selection "You know just as much as I do about selection..." FML

Yep, well sometimes my RC is useless. Like when I ask the question when am I going to be further processed. Then there are times where they are actually very helpful, and have good information but most of that is post recruiting process stuff.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: OdoyleRules on March 26, 2014, 20:20:20
Hey DAA, any news on your side of this? I thought the results from the selection on the 18th would of been out by now?

So far no one has comment on any NCM hiring.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 26, 2014, 20:27:23
Hey DAA, any news on your side of this? I thought the results from the selection on the 18th would of been out by now?

So far no one has comment on any NCM hiring.

I think the 18th were for DEO occupations, so I think some of the people picked up were for DEO Pilot and have already posted here.  Other than that, not quite sure what to make of it.  Seems like pickings may have been rather slim.
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 26, 2014, 20:32:20
I think the 18th were for DEO occupations, so I think some of the people picked up were for DEO Pilot and have already posted here.  Other than that, not quite sure what to make of it.  Seems like pickings may have been rather slim.

Are there particular times in the year they would hire on more people out of the recruiting numbers than others?

Simply a question of interest since not all spots are given out on the first selection date. Or would that imply a method to the madness? :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 26, 2014, 20:46:01
Are there particular times in the year they would hire on more people out of the recruiting numbers than others?

Simply a question of interest since not all spots are given out on the first selection date. Or would that imply a method to the madness? :)

There is a method to the "madness" but far more complicated than anyone could explain.  Generally, it's just a steady stream based on available applicants to available positions to available BMQ/BMOQ vacancies.

Nothing more.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 26, 2014, 20:57:55

There is a method to the "madness" but far more complicated than anyone could explain.  Generally, it's just a steady stream based on available applicants to available positions to available BMQ/BMOQ vacancies.

Nothing more.

Fair enough.

PS: Nothing negative meant by "madness", simply using an expression.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 26, 2014, 21:10:44
I couldn't help my self lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 26, 2014, 22:30:25
I think the 18th were for DEO occupations, so I think some of the people picked up were for DEO Pilot and have already posted here.  Other than that, not quite sure what to make of it.  Seems like pickings may have been rather slim.

If that is true then that absolutely sucks..probably won't get picked up anytime soon then I guess 
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Sharp on March 26, 2014, 22:57:13
Wait a second... Isn't the recruiting process even longer after the medical/interview?

Should I be complaining or excited?
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 26, 2014, 23:05:44
Wait a second... Isn't the recruiting process even longer after the medical/interview?

Should I be complaining or excited?

Eh?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Sharp on March 26, 2014, 23:06:17

Eh?

Well I don't know... Lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 26, 2014, 23:06:53

Well I don't know... Lol

You referring to the time to be selected? Obviously that varies :P ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 27, 2014, 07:51:35
Wait a second... Isn't the recruiting process even longer after the medical/interview?

Should I be complaining or excited?
I've heard of some being told they were merit listed after their interview and medical but I think before a job offer is given the medical has to clear ottawa first.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on March 27, 2014, 08:05:29
I've heard of some being told they were merit listed after their interview and medical but I think before a job offer is given the medical has to clear ottawa first.

I had my Interview a week before my Medical processing, and was told after the Interview that I am now merit listed... After the Medical, to which I was told that I am medically fit, the Medical Officer told me that my medical file has to be sent to Ottawa for a higher up to process because they can "over rule" their judgement on my medical, so they need to clear it first. If they deem me medically unfit, I will receive a letter in the mail within 6 weeks.

Hope this helps,


-Brandonfw
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 27, 2014, 08:09:26
I figured it was something along those lines. At least you were able to get past that hurdle lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on March 27, 2014, 08:12:57
I figured it was something along those lines. At least you were able to get past that hurdle lol

 I've been waiting for over a year now haha. I am just glad that ALL the paper work on my end is now complete, and that I can relax and wait for the call :D
I figured that since it will take up to 6 weeks to see if I get mail or not, that I wont receive a call during that time, so anytime from mid April and on I could receive a call, since I was Interviewed for Veh Tech, which is in demand. But who knows, one can hope right? RIGHT?! haha
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on March 27, 2014, 08:17:36
"Waiting is the hardest part" lol but I hope you get the call soon, but shows you are dedicated to be waiting over a year :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on March 27, 2014, 08:40:09
Oh I know, and thanks :D

Good luck to you as well, hopefully you get all your stuff completed soon!

-Brandon
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 27, 2014, 10:40:32
I had my Interview a week before my Medical processing, and was told after the Interview that I am now merit listed

Did you follow up a week or two after and "confirm" that you were in fact Merit Listed?  Bet you didn't!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on March 27, 2014, 11:16:48
Did you follow up a week or two after and "confirm" that you were in fact Merit Listed?  Bet you didn't!

No, no I did not. It has only been 9 days since my Medical has been completed. I was told by the person who conducted my Interview to follow up after a few weeks though. :)

-Brandonfw
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 27, 2014, 11:24:14
No, no I did not. It has only been 9 days since my Medical has been completed. I was told by the person who conducted my Interview to follow up after a few weeks though. :)

-Brandonfw

Okay, just wanted to make sure that you knew it's a good thing to follow up a few weeks afterwards.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on March 27, 2014, 11:28:46
Okay, just wanted to make sure that you knew it's a good thing to follow up a few weeks afterwards.

I just got off the phone with them now, and I was told that, No I am not merit listed right now, as my medical has to clear first, and to call back within the next two weeks to find out if I have been as I have been "recommended". During my Interview, my Interviewer said she noticed that I have called for updates several times which is good. I will call back next Friday for another update and see, and so forth.

Thanks for letting me know none the less DAA :)

-Brandonfw
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 27, 2014, 12:47:39
Spoke to a recruiter at CFRC Toronto today he said that selections for NCM's such as infantry were on the 18th but even though you may have been selected they have to wait for some sort of priority list from Ottawa to be updated before they can let us know. Hopefully DAA can confirm this to be true? Dont give up hope just yet boys ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on March 27, 2014, 12:55:24
Spoke to a recruiter at CFRC Toronto today he said that selections for NCM's such as infantry were on the 18th but even though you may have been selected they have to wait for some sort of priority list from Ottawa to be updated before they can let us know. Hopefully DAA can confirm this to be true? Dont give up hope just yet boys ;D

That's what I was talking about before, I was told when I called that they will hopefully receive this list by April 1st.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on March 27, 2014, 13:01:44
LOL sorry man when you said april 1st I didnt know actually know what you were talking about
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 27, 2014, 14:42:52
I had my Interview a week before my Medical processing, and was told after the Interview that I am now merit listed... After the Medical, to which I was told that I am medically fit, the Medical Officer told me that my medical file has to be sent to Ottawa for a higher up to process because they can "over rule" their judgement on my medical, so they need to clear it first. If they deem me medically unfit, I will receive a letter in the mail within 6 weeks.

Hope this helps,


-Brandonfw

DAA is this accurate? After my medical - which was actually the same day as my interview - they told me I could not be merit-listed until AFTER Ottawa's approval.

Edit to add:

Never mind, I saw the below. It does bring up another question though: what exactly does "recommended" mean in the case DAA?:


I just got off the phone with them now, and I was told that, No I am not merit listed right now, as my medical has to clear first, and to call back within the next two weeks to find out if I have been as I have been "recommended". During my Interview, my Interviewer said she noticed that I have called for updates several times which is good. I will call back next Friday for another update and see, and so forth.

Thanks for letting me know none the less DAA :)

-Brandonfw

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 27, 2014, 15:50:26
DAA is this accurate? After my medical - which was actually the same day as my interview - they told me I could not be merit-listed until AFTER Ottawa's approval.

Edit to add:

Never mind, I saw the below. It does bring up another question though: what exactly does "recommended" mean in the case DAA?:

Sometimes, things can and do happen "out of sequence" but at the end of the day, everything must be done, prior to being Merit Listed.  Generally, if you do the Med and Interview on the same day, they still have to wait for the Medical Exam results to be "approved".  Provided there are no glaring issues, they could probably Merit List you without having the approved medical back but in most cases, they tend not to do that, just to be on the safe side.

So my guess the use of the term "recommended", means recommended for Merit Listing pending receipt of the approved medical.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 27, 2014, 18:52:41

Sometimes, things can and do happen "out of sequence" but at the end of the day, everything must be done, prior to being Merit Listed.  Generally, if you do the Med and Interview on the same day, they still have to wait for the Medical Exam results to be "approved".  Provided there are no glaring issues, they could probably Merit List you without having the approved medical back but in most cases, they tend not to do that, just to be on the safe side.

So my guess the use of the term "recommended", means recommended for Merit Listing pending receipt of the approved medical.

Oh okay that makes good sense. Thank you for the clarification :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on March 28, 2014, 14:24:04
Have you double-checked to make sure you were/have been merit-listed since then? Always good and recommended [at least to myself] to make sure.

Update; I was officially merit listed on March the 10th for Aircraft Structure Technician according to my local CFRC. I was told all I can do now is wait and see do I get picked. I'm used to the waiting game, so it's nothing new to me. I've been going through the recruiting process now for 11 months. I've used the time wisely to prepare myself physically and mentally. I would recommend anyone to else do the same.
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on March 28, 2014, 14:46:56

Update; I was officially merit listed on March the 10th for Aircraft Structure Technician according to my local CFRC. I was told all I can do now is wait and see do I get picked. I'm used to the waiting game, so it's nothing new to me. I've been going through the recruiting process now for 11 months. I've used the time wisely to prepare myself physically and mentally. I would recommend anyone to else do the same.

Glad to hear it! Good luck! :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on March 29, 2014, 04:55:06
Let's hope offers go out this week!!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: armygirl95 on March 30, 2014, 07:26:17
Good luck everyone! I'm hoping for my interview this week (wrote my aptitude test Feb 19th). Keeping those fingers crossed for you guys! :-*
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on March 30, 2014, 09:09:35
As they say, "hurry up and wait". Patience is key. Good luck to all.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on March 31, 2014, 22:21:24
Anyone else excited it's finally April tomorrow? Let's hope the word on the street is in fact true, I know I sure am  ready both mentally and physically for the next step to BMQ! Any other infantry applicants out there??
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on March 31, 2014, 22:49:43

Anyone else excited it's finally April tomorrow? Let's hope the word on the street is in fact true, I know I sure am  ready both mentally and physically for the next step to BMQ! Any other infantry applicants out there??

Haha yup fingers crossed! Infantry here as well, patiently waiting on merit for 7 months now.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 31, 2014, 23:05:26
Okay, sorry for the late response but I will try my best....

Let's hope offers go out this week!!!

Selections were done two weeks ago, if you haven't been called by now, you probably didn't get selected.

Good luck everyone! I'm hoping for my interview this week (wrote my aptitude test Feb 19th). Keeping those fingers crossed for you guys! :-*

Good luck to you too but "Selection Dates" has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not you're going to get scheduled for your Medical and Interview.

Anyone else excited it's finally April tomorrow? Let's hope the word on the street is in fact true, I know I sure am  ready both mentally and physically for the next step to BMQ! Any other infantry applicants out there??

Yup, tomorrow is April "Fools" Days!  Just another day on the calendar, has no significance unless you're a bean counter.

Seen allot of posts in the recruiting forums lately with reference to this magical date of "1 Apr".  Still can't see any significance, other than the fact it's April "Fools" Day.   
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on March 31, 2014, 23:08:33

Selections were done two weeks ago, if you haven't been called by now, you probably didn't get selected.

What does this mean for those of us who did not receive a call? How long before the next selection date rolls around?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on March 31, 2014, 23:28:35
What does this mean for those of us who did not receive a call? How long before the next selection date rolls around?

I guess it means you just have to wait even more.  21 Apr,  there are no BMQ's scheduled to start in the month of May and the next one I think is like the first week of Jun.

Also, think I saw something like "Ottawa has to approve the selections and that won't be done until after 1 Apr" or something similar to that.  Good luck with that one but you never know, stranger things have happened.

The lucky few who were selected, were probably enrolled today or earlier.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on April 01, 2014, 00:48:08
I guess it means you just have to wait even more.  21 Apr,  there are no BMQ's scheduled to start in the month of May and the next one I think is like the first week of Jun.

Also, think I saw something like "Ottawa has to approve the selections and that won't be done until after 1 Apr" or something similar to that.  Good luck with that one but you never know, stranger things have happened.

The lucky few who were selected, were probably enrolled today or earlier.

I hear you. I've called CFRC Toronto and the individual who picks up the phone has told me the same thing twice. Wait for April 1st as those confirmed will most likely receive a call around that time. Either I'm not clear enough when I ask my question or he isn't understanding me. The individual has brought up some list...Priority list or selections list saying that they wouldn't know who is going to the next BMQ until they receive it. That is what I have been told.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 01, 2014, 01:24:19
Just want to get this show on the road and take my next step in life.

Tell me about it, at least you've done your medical and interview and are merit listed....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 01, 2014, 01:26:14
I've called CFRC Toronto and the individual who picks up the phone isn't understanding me.  The individual has brought up some list...Priority list or selections list saying that they wouldn't know who is going to the next BMQ until they receive it.  

Just want to get this show on the road and take my next step in life.

Oh no, the person understands you perfectly.  They just don't know how to say what they need to say.  Simple as that.

The later part in yellow, is probably true.......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on April 01, 2014, 01:30:23
Alright, fair game.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on April 01, 2014, 04:13:25
If selections actually did already happen then that really sucks. I was really hyped about it being the 1st of April hoping calls would go out. Surprises me that no one has shared that they got a call considering selections were supposedly done 2 weeks ago. Still waiting for that infantry call!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jayjaycf on April 01, 2014, 11:33:49
There have been a few people who got called, maybe there weren't that many spot to fill on the 18 selection, now suck it up and wait some more, most of youre post have been whining about not getting called, bitching about it on the forum wont make things any faster for you. April 21 is the next selection date good luck on that one.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Newguy1 on April 01, 2014, 13:49:46
Anyone know what trades are up for selection april 21?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 01, 2014, 13:58:32
Probably any NCM trade with spots to fill....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on April 01, 2014, 16:36:05
I just got back from my recruitment centre to just touch base and I was told by my recruiting officer "you can be selected at any time for infantry as it is the largest trade in numbers. The selection dates for infantry occur all the time and are not necessarily on specific dates" . So I guess that doesn't apply for all trades but those of you applying for infantry, it sounds to me like you can receive an offer at anytime if you have been merit listed. So keep your heads up it'll happen!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mab163 on April 01, 2014, 17:09:17
Any idea when is the next pilot selection?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 01, 2014, 17:26:20
I just got back from my recruitment centre to just touch base and I was told by my recruiting officer "you can be selected at any time for infantry as it is the largest trade in numbers. The selection dates for infantry occur all the time and are not necessarily on specific dates" . So I guess that doesn't apply for all trades but those of you applying for infantry, it sounds to me like you can receive an offer at anytime if you have been merit listed. So keep your heads up it'll happen!

Your "recruiting officer" has no control over selections and yes there are specific dates.  However, there can be occassions when onezies or twozies could be selected on short notice.

Any idea when is the next pilot selection?

Probably sometime around the first week of Jul.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mab163 on April 01, 2014, 17:55:11
Probably sometime around the first week of Jul.

Wow! Thank you DAA for your quick answer. I believed that another selection will take place before BMOQ in May...  :o
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FwuzzyWabbit on April 01, 2014, 18:14:38
Called my CFRC today for an update on my application. Was told my references were called and that they're just waiting on some check to come back and I should be merit listed in the coming weeks, recommending that I should call in the next week and a half to see. Applied for ACISS and was wondering what the selections are like for this trade.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 01, 2014, 18:25:51
Wow! Thank you DAA for your quick answer. I believed that another selection will take place before BMOQ in May...  :o

That's entirely possible for BMOQ (DEO Serial).  There may very well be openings available that would definitely need to be filled.

So short notice or as required selections could very well take place.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mab163 on April 02, 2014, 08:47:32
That's entirely possible for BMOQ (DEO Serial).  There may very well be openings available that would definitely need to be filled.

So short notice or as required selections could very well take place.

Glad to hear that! Thank you once again DAA!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: wedge1 on April 03, 2014, 10:42:16
Reading around these past few days I feel that there's a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) on the recruiting forums.  I've been sitting on the merit list for the past year, looking at getting passed up for another selection (because it's already happened apparently) and having to re-do my interview and medical, but what else is there?  Reading and discussing it online until my head explodes or just keep waiting?

Don't worry so much about selection dates, just keep everything current and keep waiting, because in the end worrying about it will not change anything.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: infabas on April 07, 2014, 13:33:49
Anyone else excited it's finally April tomorrow? Let's hope the word on the street is in fact true, I know I sure am  ready both mentally and physically for the next step to BMQ! Any other infantry applicants out there??

Yes also waiting for infantry.. the told me to call them back the 2nd week of april to schedule my interview and medical so i'll call tomorrow hope to be with some of you guys this summer at st-jean.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on April 08, 2014, 13:53:33
Spoke to someone about the priority list today, they said infantry is 4th on the list and theres nothing even close in regards to infantry selections. Right now the biggest priority is ROTP, just thought I should let you guys know.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on April 10, 2014, 14:48:12
lol... my trade is the 6th on list.........LOL.......not in demand at all````
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 10, 2014, 16:24:24
Spoke to someone about the priority list today, they said infantry is 4th on the list and theres nothing even close in regards to infantry selections. Right now the biggest priority is ROTP, just thought I should let you guys know.

Learned something new today.  The "priority list", never heard that one before.     :facepalm:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on April 10, 2014, 19:29:36
Learned something new today.  The "priority list", never heard that one before.     :facepalm:

tisk tisk to the recruiters making up fake lists then  ::)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on April 12, 2014, 00:44:38
Learned something new today.  The "priority list", never heard that one before.     :facepalm:

The new selecting system they are running this year...?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 12, 2014, 14:48:55
Any word on when applicants merit list in April will be receiving a job offer or the selection time? Especially in regards to Infantry and NCM.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on April 12, 2014, 15:03:37
Any word on when applicants merit list in April will be receiving a job offer or the selection time? Especially in regards to Infantry and NCM.

your guess is as good as anyone elses..The offer will come when it will come and there aint nothing we can do to speed up it up  :2c:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 12, 2014, 15:04:02
Had you looked back one measly page you would have come across this post by DAA

21 Apr,  there are no BMQ's scheduled to start in the month of May and the next one I think is like the first week of Jun.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 12, 2014, 15:12:40
Had you looked back one measly page you would have come across this post by DAA

My mistake I did look through this thread but must have missed it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 13, 2014, 12:43:29
Any word on when applicants merit list in April will be receiving a job offer or the selection time? Especially in regards to Infantry and NCM.

There are currently no scheduled time for Infantryman.  I "think" the only combat arms trade being selected (ie; 4 Apr and 21 Apr) is probably Artilleryman.  The rest are pretty much support occupations.

Calls for the 4 Apr selections should be going out this week.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on April 13, 2014, 21:29:54
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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on April 14, 2014, 02:26:33
keep ur heads up youll eventually get the call!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: infabas on April 14, 2014, 16:36:42
hi guys for those who like me are at Montreal CFRC they are going to schedule  combat trade interview and medical in may . Not before that
so good luck everyone.

I just called today the caporal who is in charge of my application.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 14, 2014, 17:16:54
hi guys for those who like me are at Montreal CFRC they are going to schedule  combat trade interview and medical in may . Not before that
so good luck everyone.

I just called today the caporal who is in charge of my application.

Your talking about "scheduling" for additional processing (ie; Medical and Interview), which has nothing to do with "Selections" (ie; those already Merit Listed).
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 14, 2014, 17:51:27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMyCa35_mOg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMyCa35_mOg)

Anyone else reminded of this song? ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on April 15, 2014, 08:46:17
With the upcoming selection date rapidly approaching, once again. I'd like to wish everyone good luck. That feeling of anxiousness is returning once again. :P
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: OdoyleRules on April 15, 2014, 21:20:23
Hello everyone!

Just got the call today for Bosn!

It's been a long process so good luck to everyone who is still waiting!   :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on April 15, 2014, 22:26:27
Hello everyone!

Just got the call today for Bosn!

It's been a long process so good luck to everyone who is still waiting!   :salute:

Congratulations :D when is your BMQ?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: joecrack on April 16, 2014, 00:06:02
I got my offer today finally. I have to swear in on the 31st of may. My basic at St. Jean starts on June 2nd.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on April 16, 2014, 11:50:14
Congrats on the offer! Which trade have you been selected for?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on April 16, 2014, 16:47:37
With the upcoming selection date rapidly approaching, once again. I'd like to wish everyone good luck. That feeling of anxiousness is returning once again. :P

I just noticed you've applied for Air Structure Tech too :) wanted to wish you good luck, our fingers are crossed for my son to get his call soon as well. He's all finished processing, his file was in final review/ and then he was told he'd be merit listed... hopefully he'll get a call for a basic trg date in the summer,  we really want him to finish grade 12/ only 2 more months till he graduates! I agree the selection process/ waiting can be very nerve-wracking, but as a former military family of 22 yrs, we know what it means to hurry up and wait!
Good Luck wished, hopefully we won't be waiting too much longer :)
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on April 16, 2014, 19:04:26
I just noticed you've applied for Air Structure Tech too :) wanted to wish you good luck, our fingers are crossed for my son to get his call soon as well. He's all finished processing, his file was in final review/ and then he was told he'd be merit listed...

If he has not done so he should call and confirm he has been merit listed. Always recommended to wait a couple weeks after they first tell you to re-confirm.

...hopefully he'll get a call for a basic trg date in the summer,  we really want him to finish grade 12/ only 2 more months till he graduates! I agree the selection process/ waiting can be very nerve-wracking, but as a former military family of 22 yrs, we know what it means to hurry up and wait!

With that being the case, if he were get a call beforehand he could just request that he be sent to BMQ after completion. Obviously, there are no guarantees but as I am sure you know, the CAF values education
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on April 17, 2014, 16:40:46
I was talking to my file manager today and was told that the next selection for Combat engineer will occur on may 26Th. Here's hoping for then!!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 17, 2014, 17:02:22
Damn, that's earlier then I expected. My file will more then likely not be ready for that. Well more waiting to come  :'(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 17, 2014, 18:37:05
I was talking to my file manager today and was told that the next selection for Combat engineer will occur on may 26Th. Here's hoping for then!!!

I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and say Infantry should be selected around that time too.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jayjaycf on April 17, 2014, 19:30:08
Thats all it is a stab in the dark, unless DAA or someone actually spoke to a recruiter about upcoming date in regard to infantry selection your guess doesnt mean much.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 17, 2014, 20:24:55
Thats all it is a stab in the dark, unless DAA or someone actually spoke to a recruiter about upcoming date in regard to infantry selection your guess doesnt mean much.

How would I know, I only guess at this stuff.  The post does sound "reasonable" but at this time, I have no guess.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 17, 2014, 21:43:59
Thats all it is a stab in the dark, unless DAA or someone actually spoke to a recruiter about upcoming date in regard to infantry selection your guess doesnt mean much.

To bad you couldn't put yourself in cryofreeze timed to wake up with you get a job offer.  ;D

But always good to have extra time to get that much more prepared and to spend with the people you'll be leaving behind for a bit.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on April 18, 2014, 01:11:13
Damn, that's earlier then I expected. My file will more then likely not be ready for that. Well more waiting to come  :'(


Have you Scheduled your interview or medical yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jayjaycf on April 18, 2014, 01:49:29
To bad you couldn't put yourself in cryofreeze timed to wake up with you get a job offer.  ;D

But always good to have extra time to get that much more prepared and to spend with the people you'll be leaving behind for a bit.

That would be awesome, ill try to get ahold of my file manager next week and see if he has any info concerning infantry selection. Hopefully your blind guess will turn out to be somewhat close.  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: joecrack on April 18, 2014, 02:43:49
Congrats on the offer! Which trade have you been selected for?

Thank you. It has been a long process for me. I have been selected for AVN tech , which was my first pick.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 18, 2014, 10:10:53


Have you Scheduled your interview or medical yet?

HA that's a nice joke. Nope 6 months and still nothing...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on April 18, 2014, 15:16:21
HA that's a nice joke. Nope 6 months and still nothing...

You saying on top of them? You gotta be on top of them or they just forget about you :S
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 18, 2014, 15:32:07
You saying on top of them? You gotta be on top of them or they just forget about you :S

Is going to the CFRC once a week enough...as well as calling once a week...Believe me I'm trying, and am more the keeping on top of them. Still not a thing.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 18, 2014, 16:56:33
Is going to the CFRC once a week enough...as well as calling once a week...Believe me I'm trying, and am more the keeping on top of them. Still not a thing.

Kerry its only been around two or so months for me and I am starting to get your annoyances and slowly starting to feel your pain. My main trade is "in-demand" and all that I know is that my application is currently still in processing, and once my reliability check clears I will be scheduled for my medical and interview. I call about once every 2 weeks and was told just yesterday "Your file is still in processing. There is no need to contact us as we will contact you." But at this point if I didn't keep in contact with my File Manager I probably wouldn't have been scheduled to do my CFAT. I am probably going to go back to the calling once every month rule, if by chance I still haven't been scheduled that is.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on April 18, 2014, 17:36:35
Hopefully my backround check, and liver function test gets processed quick so I can be ready for May selections if there is one. Been waiting since October 2012 for this application process to finally finish. Keep your heads up everyone, our calls coming.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 18, 2014, 18:05:07
Once my reliability check clears I will be scheduled for my medical and interview.

Not to be a dick, but don't count on it...That's the same line I heard after my CFAT, then again in November when they "forgot" to do it, then after a month I did like they said and came back and whoops we can't process you now, new system sorry.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 18, 2014, 18:08:01
Not to be a dick, but don't count on it...That's the same line I heard after my CFAT, then again in November when they "forgot" to do it, then after a month I did like they said and came back and whoops we can't process you now, new system sorry.

At this point I still hope to get a medical and interview scheduled., I mean they hounded me to get my direct deposit information to reimburse me, but it almost seems like I don't I have the right* to hound them about scheduling my medical and interview. And I know they have been doing my reliability screening since I contacted a few references and they have in fact been contacted.

Not everyone is having so much of an issue it seems, there are some people getting contacted for theirs and there are some people who aren't its just a battle of the waiting.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: geterdone123 on April 22, 2014, 01:52:19
On the merit list for combat engineering, hoping to get the call soon!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: geterdone123 on April 22, 2014, 01:54:56
Also I was wondering, does anybody know if/when you get a job offer, do they email you as well as a phone call? My voicemail sometimes deletes messages before I get a chance to hear them, and I'm a little worried about missing it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on April 22, 2014, 02:20:19
Also I was wondering, does anybody know if/when you get a job offer, do they email you as well as a phone call? My voicemail sometimes deletes messages before I get a chance to hear them, and I'm a little worried about missing it.

My best friend only got a phone call (left a voicemail and he called back) based on what he told me. If that is the case with your phone though (and you do not have another primary number they could call) I would contact your CFRC and explain that email would the best option for contacting you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 22, 2014, 03:34:49
My best friend only got a phone call (left a voicemail and he called back) based on what he told me. If that is the case with your phone though (and you do not have another primary number they could call) I would contact your CFRC and explain that email would the best option for contacting you.

Do they call from a Private Number or Blocked Call? I have those numbers blacklisted on my phone.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on April 22, 2014, 05:16:13
Do they call from a Private Number or Blocked Call? I have those numbers blacklisted on my phone.

CFRCs numbers are blocked.
Title: Dates for Merit Boards?
Post by: Buchanan1950 on April 22, 2014, 17:48:15
Can anyone tell me when the next merit boards are being held for:

- Crewman (Army)
- Com. Eng (Army)
- Boatswain (Navy)

I'm in the tail end of my application and wondering what my chances are for making BMQ in June. Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on April 22, 2014, 17:51:25
CFRCs numbers are blocked.

Lol, you for real?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on April 22, 2014, 17:55:38
When CFRC Toronto called my cell for an offer, it showed up as the main line number.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 22, 2014, 18:01:40
When CFRC Toronto called my cell for an offer, it showed up as the main line number.

Ditto this. Never once did the CFRC's number show up as private or blocked.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on April 22, 2014, 18:07:04
CFRC Hamilton had always been a blocked number for me. Must depend on your RC.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on April 22, 2014, 21:15:54
When CFRC Toronto called my cell for an offer, it showed up as the main line number.

CFRC Hamilton had always been a blocked number for me. Must depend on your RC.

Interesting. I guess it must be CFRC dependant. Mine has always been blocked. The recruiter who called me the first time, after noticing my surprise at a blocked number, informed me that most were blocked as per protocol. I gather he may have been mistaken by the above.
Title: Re: Dates for Merit Boards?
Post by: Goose15 on April 22, 2014, 21:31:42
Can anyone tell me when the next merit boards are being held for:

- Crewman (Army)
- Com. Eng (Army)
- Boatswain (Navy)

This thread is more likely to give you an answer for that: Selection Dates (http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=112790.325)

I'm in the tail end of my application and wondering what my chances are for making BMQ in June. Thanks!

I would NOT use the dates you are given as a sign of when you will be leaving for BMQ.

Good luck :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 22, 2014, 21:54:54
Interesting. I guess it must be CFRC dependant. Mine has always been blocked. The recruiter who called me the first time, after noticing my surprise at a blocked number, informed me that most were blocked as per protocol. I gather he may have been mistaken by the above.

I find it hard to believe, that a Government Department like Recruiting is paying for the "blocking" of their phone number.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 22, 2014, 22:08:09
My CFRC doesn't block theirs. It shows up as Govt. Of Canada.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Goose15 on April 23, 2014, 00:22:01
I find it hard to believe, that a Government Department like Recruiting is paying for the "blocking" of their phone number.

Not sure quite what to tell you to be honest. It's blocked every time they call me and the recruiter I spoke to told me that it was protocol :dunno:
Title: Re: Dates for Merit Boards?
Post by: Buchanan1950 on April 23, 2014, 08:26:20
I would NOT use the dates you are given as a sign of when you will be leaving for BMQ.

Good luck :)



Thanks Goose15, appreciate it.

Does anyone have a general idea of how long the background check can take?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mac Isaac on April 23, 2014, 08:45:14
My CFRC doesn't block theirs. It shows up as Govt. Of Canada.
When Hamilton called me it came up unknown name, I now pick up any unknown name or number and end up hearing a pre recorded message that I just won a cruise lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: George Wallace on April 23, 2014, 08:55:39
When Hamilton called me it came up unknown name, I now pick up any unknown name or number and end up hearing a pre recorded message that I just won a cruise lol

Applying for a Navy Trade, are you?     >:D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MrMace on April 23, 2014, 10:22:44
Anyone hear about any combat arm trades getting selected yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 23, 2014, 15:10:43
Anyone hear about any combat arm trades getting selected yet?

No we are all going to have to wait patiently and eagerly.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 23, 2014, 15:27:50
Anyone hear about any combat arm trades getting selected yet?

Only Artymn.  I'm sure some will come out of the shadows shortly.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 23, 2014, 15:40:32
Only Artymn.  I'm sure some will come out of the shadows shortly.

 :D Excited...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 23, 2014, 17:43:51
Only Artymn.  I'm sure some will come out of the shadows shortly.

They'll probably fill all the spots right around the time someone finally calls me for a medical/interview......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MrMace on April 23, 2014, 19:22:04
I got in touch with recruiters at CFRC Edmonton I was told that Infantry, Arty and Combat Engineers will have selections at the end of May. Good luck.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on April 23, 2014, 23:58:46
I got in touch with recruiters at CFRC Edmonton I was told that Infantry, Arty and Combat Engineers will have selections at the end of May. Good luck.

I was told the same by CFRC Halifax. My recruiter had told me that combat engineers will be selected on May 26Th.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FwuzzyWabbit on April 25, 2014, 01:13:06
Called my CFRC today for an update on my application. Was told my references were called and that they're just waiting on some check to come back and I should be merit listed in the coming weeks, recommending that I should call in the next week and a half to see. Applied for ACISS and was wondering what the selections are like for this trade.

Called Thursday last week and they still had the same thing to say as when I posted this on April 1st. Going to try and get ahold of the CFRC Friday to see if I've finally been merit listed. Would also be cool if someone had any info about ACISS selections.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on April 25, 2014, 14:23:34
I got a call last Wednesday to come to my local CFRC and do a second medical. I showed up Thursday and completed the medical. I was then informed I was scheduled for a second interview, which I also completed. At the end of this interview I was told I had a good chance of getting a job position offer early as Tuesday ( I may or may not have seen a computer screen stating that I was to be given a job offer as soon as my paperwork was updated and processed aswell, if everything was good).

Here comes the odd part. To the best of my knowledge and that of those involved that day I was told everything was in good standing. However I've yet to have any contact from my CFRC. I've emailed two different email addresses, one the general inquiry and the other of a officer, without any response. I'm beginning to worry something may have went wrong and I don't want to miss this opportunity. Has anyone else  had an experience like this or similar to it?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on April 25, 2014, 17:17:15
Called in to CFRC Winnipeg today to check on my file and was informed by my file manager that next selection will be end of May. I don't know if ACISS will fall into that selection as I'm not sure what the acronym stands for but I would assume if it's a regular force NCM position you will probably be up for review/consideration at that time if you've been merit listed. Your best source of information would be to call your local recruitment centre and ask though. Fingers crossed, good luck to everyone else waiting.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on April 25, 2014, 17:58:23
Mods, can this thread be merged with the application process sample one?  It's pretty much turned into that.....

Edit to add:  Case in point:

From Selection Dates:
I got a call last Wednesday to come to my local CFRC and do a second medical. I showed up Thursday and completed the medical. I was then informed I was scheduled for a second interview, which I also completed. At the end of this interview I was told I had a good chance of getting a job position offer early as Tuesday ( I may or may not have seen a computer screen stating that I was to be given a job offer as soon as my paperwork was updated and processed aswell, if everything was good).

Here comes the odd part. To the best of my knowledge and that of those involved that day I was told everything was in good standing. However I've yet to have any contact from my CFRC. I've emailed two different email addresses, one the general inquiry and the other of a officer, without any response. I'm beginning to worry something may have went wrong and I don't want to miss this opportunity. Has anyone else  had an experience like this or similar to it?

From Application Process Samples:
I got a call last Wednesday to come to my local CFRC and do a second medical. I showed up Thursday and completed the medical. I was then informed I was scheduled for a second interview, which I also completed. At the end of this interview I was told I had a good chance of getting a job position offer early as Tuesday ( I may or may not have seen a computer screen stating that I was to be given a job offer as soon as my paperwork was updated and processed as well, if everything was good).

Here comes the odd part. To the best of my knowledge and that of those involved that day I was told everything was in good standing. However I've yet to have any contact from my CFRC. I've emailed two different email addresses, the general inquiry and the other of an officer (who conducted my first interview), without any response. I'm beginning to worry something may have went wrong and I don't want to miss this opportunity. Has anyone else had an experience like this or similar to it?

It's like deja vu!   :nod:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 25, 2014, 19:26:30
I'd second that.

"Selection Dates" is now being interpreted as "selections for medical and interviews" rather than "job offers".

Maybe the MODS can magically create a new thread called something like "Processing Dates"?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on April 25, 2014, 19:29:38
Maybe the MODS can magically create a new thread called something like "Processing Dates"?

Oh, let them not and say they did.  It just turns into application/merit listing/etc comparisons and personal stories anyway.  Just an observation. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on April 25, 2014, 19:38:38
Last time I checked these forums were here to help people seek the answers they are looking for, not to ridicule them and use them as examples to prove your own points... Whatever floats your boat and makes you feel good about yourself though.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 25, 2014, 19:52:22
Oh, let them not and say they did.  It just turns into application/merit listing/etc comparisons and personal stories anyway.  Just an observation.

But I like the personal stories, they're better than reading "crime watch" in a newspaper some days.  Besides, it keeps things reasonably organized/on topic and brings newcomers to Army.ca.  Not that they bother to take the time to subscribe   ----->   http://army.ca/subscribe/

Heck, why not make a separate area for "subscribers only", where you might be able to find "more better" answers to your questions.      ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on April 25, 2014, 20:13:51
But I like the personal stories, they're better than reading "crime watch" in a newspaper some days.  Besides, it keeps things reasonably organized/on topic and brings newcomers to Army.ca.  Not that they bother to take the time to subscribe   ----->   http://army.ca/subscribe/

Heck, why not make a separate area for "subscribers only", where you might be able to find "more better" answers to your questions.      ;D

I am a subscriber.   :nod:

Last time I checked these forums were here to help people seek the answers they are looking for, not to ridicule them and use them as examples to prove your own points... Whatever floats your boat and makes you feel good about yourself though.

I'm not ridiculing anyone, your post just happened to come up as a great example (you know the Mods frown on double posts, right?).  Yes, people do seek answers here and having multiple threads on the same topics only makes the search process that much more sluggish.  No wonder people don't want to use it.

And as far as feeling good about myself, I'm fine, thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 25, 2014, 20:20:20
I am a subscriber.   :nod:

I'm not ridiculing anyone, your post just happened to come up as a great example (you know the Mods frown on double posts, right?).  Yes, people do seek answers here and having multiple threads on the same topics only makes the search process that much more sluggish.  No wonder people don't want to use it.

And as far as feeling good about myself, I'm fine, thanks.

Off Topic:
Well I just don't plain use the search feature cause it doesn't work 99% of the time.

On Topic:
Does anyone know when selections for Steward are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 25, 2014, 20:34:16
Off Topic:
Well I just don't plain use the search feature cause it doesn't work 99% of the time.

On Topic:
Does anyone know when selections for Steward are?

You can always go to Google and in the search bar try "army.ca/?s=" and then after the "=" sign without any spaces, insert your search terms.

Or I can just say, 26 May because you're a subscriber.......    ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 25, 2014, 20:38:15
You can always go to Google and in the search bar try "army.ca/?s=" and then after the "=" sign without any spaces, insert your search terms.

Or I can just say, 26 May because you're a subscriber.......    ;)

Thank you kindly  :salute:, unfortunately I probably wont make it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on April 25, 2014, 22:51:27
Maaaan Alpha, just call your CFRC and just say you're ready to go for a medical... pretty crappy theyre dicking you around like this.


Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 25, 2014, 23:21:24
Maaaan Alpha, just call your CFRC and just say you're ready to go for a medical... pretty crappy theyre dicking you around like this.

Unfortunately I feel that'll do no good, as I contacted my file manager a week or so ago and received this as a response. "Your file is still in processing.There is no need to contact us as we will contact you."
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 26, 2014, 00:53:33
Unfortunately I feel that'll do no good, as I contacted my file manager a week or so ago an received this as a response. "Your file is still in processing.There is no need to contact us as we will contact you."

Welcome to the new recruiting system. No one know's when things will happen, or can tell you anything about your file's status. We're just expected to sit and wait..
I've had a real blast sitting around waiting the last 6 months trying to figure out if I'll ever be booked for a medical or interview

(Yes, I'm whining. :crybaby: )
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 26, 2014, 00:56:28
Welcome to the new recruiting system. No one know's when things will happen, or can tell you anything about your file's status. We're just expected to sit and wait..
I've had a real blast sitting around waiting the last 6 months trying to figure out if I'll ever be booked for a medical or interview

(Yes, I'm whining. :crybaby: )

I had to break the news to a buddy of mine, he told me that they told him they would give him a call within 2 weeks to schedule a medical and interview, and I told him the harsh reality.. What will really tick me off if they do in fact contact him and not me considering he lived in the states for about a year, and just did his CFAT last week (Same recruiting centre as I).

He insists that they will still contact him within a week or two...

I too am whining  :crybaby:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 26, 2014, 10:31:49
It bothers me, their are a few people who wrote their CFAT around the same time as me and they got processed through(medical/interview) like I was told I should be, and are now sitting merit listed. And here I am whining on an internet forum that I don't have a Med or int date anywhere on the horizon.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on April 26, 2014, 11:54:48
I'm not sure if you can or not, but maybe try switching recruitment centers? I dealt with Hamilton (which is not a far drive from toronto) and was processed very quickly from CFAT through to merit listing. If it is possible I'd recommend that maybe, good luck I hope it works out for you!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on April 26, 2014, 12:19:53
I'm not sure if you can or not, but maybe try switching recruitment centers? I dealt with Hamilton (which is not a far drive from toronto) and was processed very quickly from CFAT through to merit listing. If it is possible I'd recommend that maybe, good luck I hope it works out for you!

I already switched from Ottawa to Toronto, and Hamilton is only a detachment of Toronto. Soo yep..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 26, 2014, 15:15:18
Unfortunately, switching for me is not an option the only other recruiting center is in Victoria which is a 2.5hr to 3hr drive and a ferry ride away. And Kerry its bothering me as well! I hate whining in general especially on a internet forum, its bad taste but if he does get scheduled before me then something might be up with my application.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on April 26, 2014, 19:02:36
Unfortunately, switching for me is not an option the only other recruiting center is in Victoria which is a 2.5hr to 3hr drive and a ferry ride away. And Kerry its bothering me as well! I hate whining in general especially on a internet forum, its bad taste but if he does get scheduled before me then something fishy is going on.

I wouldn't say fishy, as no one is out to get you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 26, 2014, 19:07:20
I wouldn't say fishy, as no one is out to get you.

I corrected it, I really didn't mean as "They were out to get me" I meant it as something must be wrong with my application, and my file manager isn't telling me jack about it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on April 26, 2014, 19:29:48
You should guess how my roommate feels... merit listed then taken off it due to paperwork being all messed up. Then someone on here applied straight out of high school and got his position haha... also me being processed faster then him  ::)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on April 26, 2014, 19:53:58
You should guess how my roommate feels... merit listed then taken off it due to paperwork being all messed up. Then someone on here applied straight out of high school and got his position haha... also me being processed faster then him  ::)

Well I applied a year ago, and my buddy applied in November, lived in the states for a year and just did his aptitude test like last week. I would be flustered if he got contacted first, it would honestly make me think something is wrong with my application.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on April 27, 2014, 23:28:09
That would be pretty bad since he was stateside haha x.x
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on April 29, 2014, 16:37:41
Well ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to take the time to let everyone know I've received my call! BMQ is June 2nd!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on April 29, 2014, 16:43:29
Congrats! What trade?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on April 29, 2014, 16:49:10
Congrats! What trade?

It's in his sig block...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on April 29, 2014, 17:32:45
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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on April 29, 2014, 17:37:54
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Noted
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on April 29, 2014, 17:51:11
Congrats! What trade?

Aircraft structure technician.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Rohandro on April 29, 2014, 17:58:07
Aircraft structure technician.

Congratulations hopefully some more people will start getting their offers soon too :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lelliott on April 29, 2014, 20:06:00
Received my offer yesterday. Starting BMOQ May 5 for MARS Officer!! :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on April 29, 2014, 23:00:51
Congrats to everyone on their offers!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on April 29, 2014, 23:25:27
Well ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to take the time to let everyone know I've received my call! BMQ is June 2nd!
Congrats!!! I hope my son receives his call soon - he just checked on his file yesterday with his file manager and he's now finished the final review and been confirmed that he's merit listed. Hopefully the call won't be long coming! He's going for Air Structures Tech as well. He has until end June to finish Highschool, and write his last diploma exam so he can't really leave for BMQ until July , however , we hope and are crossing fingers and toes that he gets his offer soon :)
Congratulations and good luck in your upcoming training!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 30, 2014, 00:57:55
Good going everyone for job offers. Hope I get mine soon.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: hfh38j on April 30, 2014, 11:25:31
Also got my offer! Swear in is May 29!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on April 30, 2014, 17:21:39
Any word on selection dates for NCM Weapons Engineering Technician?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 30, 2014, 17:53:48
Any word on selection dates for NCM Weapons Engineering Technician?

26 May.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on April 30, 2014, 18:00:24
Hi DAA :) Would you happen to know when the next selections for NCM Air Structure Tech would be?? My son's anxiously awaiting -- but finishing grade 12 too, so the wait is bearable at the moment! :)
Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 30, 2014, 18:03:36
26 May.

Good luck!

Same for all Combat Arms trades including Infantry?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 30, 2014, 18:14:27
Hi DAA :) Would you happen to know when the next selections for NCM Air Structure Tech would be?? My son's anxiously awaiting -- but finishing grade 12 too, so the wait is bearable at the moment! :)
Thanks!

Same for all Combat Arms trades including Infantry?

 :nod:   26 May.....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on April 30, 2014, 18:20:29
 :) Thank for taking time to update all us "hopefuls" much appreciated
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 30, 2014, 18:31:00
:) Thank for taking time to update all us "hopefuls" much appreciated

My son's  anxiously awaiting -- but finishing grade 12 too, so the wait is bearable at the moment! :)

If there is one thing that I enjoy seeing, it's a "parent" taking interest in and then supporting their childs application to the CF.  Such a step, is sometimes just brushed off by parents.

If you haven't already seen the link at the forces.ca website titled "For Familes", I'd encourage you to do so.   --->  http://www.forces.ca/en/page/forfamilies-151

Good luck to your son!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on April 30, 2014, 18:52:07
Thank you so much for that link DAA :) We were a military family for 22 yrs supporting my husband through his career as a Combat Engineer (WO) until he retired in 2009 and took on a second career as a Sheriff. The military life was wonderful to us, and there's nothing more that I would love than to see my son see the same success as his dad and enjoy an enriching life following his dream.
I'll look up the link :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on April 30, 2014, 19:43:47
:nod:   26 May.....

Nice. Thanks for the information! :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on May 01, 2014, 13:49:40
It would be great if someone at CFRC Toronto answered my calls or returned my voicemails. Still waiting for a interview/medical and was hoping to be done by may 26 but now that looks like a pipe dream.

Maybe Jun or July will be nicer to me.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: vdignard on May 01, 2014, 18:59:13
Does anyone know the selection date for Med Tech? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on May 01, 2014, 21:02:59
Based on people I've been talking too, and people who've already been selected, mid-May or June is picking time for semi-skilled/skilled applicants. Unsure about unskilled sorry.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on May 01, 2014, 23:51:13
Thanks again DAA, and best of luck to what looks like  90% of everyone the end of may!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: petercushing on May 02, 2014, 02:16:18
Thanks again DAA, and best of luck to what looks like  90% of everyone the end of may!!

Yea let's hope we all get our job offers!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 02, 2014, 10:06:46
Does anyone know the selection date for Med Tech? Thanks in advance!

Probably not until Jul or Aug.  And you have to be Merit Listed to be considered for selections.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on May 02, 2014, 10:26:53
Just remember everyone (though its hard, I know I've been where you are) to continue living your life while you wait. Waiting sucks we know but you have to move on. That said good luck to everyone that's listed and waiting for calls!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: vdignard on May 02, 2014, 15:05:03
Probably not until Jul or Aug.  And you have to be Merit Listed to be considered for selections.


Thanks DAA! I've been Merit Listed and now just waiting.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 02, 2014, 15:16:38

Thanks DAA! I've been Merit Listed and now just waiting.

That's what everyone says......but

Did you call them back a few weeks after doing your interview to confirm this?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buchanan1950 on May 02, 2014, 16:17:48
Hey DAA,

Any idea on selection dates for Armour crewman or Boatswain?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 02, 2014, 16:27:35
Hey DAA,

Any idea on selection dates for Armour crewman or Boatswain?

Crewman is 26 May along with most Combat Arms occupations but nothing for Bosn but I would guess sometime around 10-11 Jun.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buchanan1950 on May 02, 2014, 16:42:34
Thanks for the reply DAA, appreciate it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on May 02, 2014, 17:06:44
Better get crackin on my interview o.o, gotta impress if i wanna make that Med Tech intake.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on May 02, 2014, 17:37:32
26 May.

Good luck!

Thanks DAA! Fingers crossed!

Am I right in thinking those of us selected may 26 probably won't be in the June bmq? Or is the selection date specifically to fill those courses up?

Thanks again, and good luck to everyone!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 02, 2014, 17:47:17
Thanks DAA! Fingers crossed!

Am I right in thinking those of us selected may 26 probably won't be in the June bmq? Or is the selection date specifically to fill those courses up?

Thanks again, and good luck to everyone!

Apr selections were for the Jun BMQ's, so the May selections would be for the Jul BMQ.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on May 02, 2014, 17:58:35
Apr selections were for the Jun BMQ's, so the May selections would be for the Jul BMQ.

Where can I find the bmq dates for July? The list I found on the forces.gc.ca site only goes until June. Or will that list be updated soon?

Thanks again for your help!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mrjasonc on May 02, 2014, 23:40:40
Where can I find the bmq dates for July? The list I found on the forces.gc.ca site only goes until June. Or will that list be updated soon?

Thanks again for your help!

I have found That list is updated usually quarterly. Usually a month or so after the last bmq date. But that's just what I have noticed. Both websites are usually out dated.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: burkus2 on May 03, 2014, 02:51:15
Any dates for bmq for June?? I'm a reservist in the sigs and I was sworn in last week..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on May 03, 2014, 05:20:15
I know there's been a bit of a bombardment of questions, but any idea when selections for RMS Clerk might be? It sounds like it might not be till summer, but I just wanted to clarify. Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on May 03, 2014, 07:58:15
Any dates for bmq for June?? I'm a reservist in the sigs and I was sworn in last week..


If you were sworn in already you don't have to worry, they'll call you when it's time. From what I've heard you do BMQ within 30 days of being sworn in.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hosenmeister on May 03, 2014, 12:03:22
As I read through this thread, I noticed that many of the comments are from people waiting to be scheduled for the medical/interview. Last Monday I went to CFRC Toronto with a similar concern and was told that one's score on the CFAT is directly responsible for the timing of their medical/interview, e.g. The people with the highest scores on the CFAT are selected to take the interview. The scores from the interview are then combined with the scores from the CFAT and the candidates with the highest cumulative scores are then selected to be inducted into the Forces (assuming there are no problems with the medical check). In terms of numbers, I was told that the Recruiting Centres are given a certain number of job openings they need to fill for each trade. The Recruiting Centres then grant interviews to about double the number of people as spots they have to fill.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tejsinghm on May 03, 2014, 19:25:08
Any dates for bmq for June??
Platoon#: R0035E & R0036E   Start:June 2, 2014       Grad:August 21, 2014
                 R0037E & R0038F            June 16, 2014                September 4, 2014
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: burkus2 on May 03, 2014, 19:39:52
Isn't bmq for reserves only 5 weeks?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: puckhead on May 04, 2014, 14:32:50
Wondering if you can update on what has happened with you. Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on May 05, 2014, 16:19:52
Any further information when the selection of DEO will happen this year? excluding pilot```
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tejsinghm on May 05, 2014, 18:28:47
Isn't bmq for reserves only 5 weeks?
yes its 5 weeks for reserves (as far as i know). reserved can chose to do densely packed bmq at the reserve base they applied to for 5 week or do full 13 week bmq at st jean sir richelieu.(source: word of mouth from another applicant)
those dates are from official forces.gc.ca website and are for 13 week bmq only.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MikeL on May 05, 2014, 18:38:20
yes its 5 weeks for reserves (as far as i know). reserved can chose to do densely packed bmq at the reserve base they applied to for 5 week or do full 13 week bmq at st jean sir richelieu.(source: word of mouth from another applicant)
those dates are from official forces.gc.ca website and are for 13 week bmq only.


AFAIK Air and Navy Reservists do a full time BMQ(not sure if same length as Reg Force BMQ or slightly shorter).

Army Reservists will mainly do a weekend BMQ in their local area(I've heard some may be run outside the local area). The BMQ could be out of the armoury that houses their(the Recruit's) unit, or they could go to another armoury in the area. Some Divisions(Areas) may also offer a full time BMQ in the summer at a Area Training Centre. I have not seen or heard of any Army Reservist taking the Regular Force BMQ in St Jean.

Also as a FYI, don't get your info about the CAF from other applicants.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: burkus2 on May 05, 2014, 18:53:16

AFAIK Air and Navy Reservists do a full time BMQ(not sure if same length as Reg Force BMQ or slightly shorter).

Army Reservists will mainly do a weekend BMQ in their local area(I've heard some may be run outside the local area). The BMQ could be out of the armoury that houses their(the Recruit's) unit, or they could go to another armoury in the area. Some Divisions(Areas) may also offer a full time BMQ in the summer at a Area Training Centre. I have not seen or heard of any Army Reservist taking the Regular Force BMQ in St Jean.

Also as a FYI, don't get your info about the CAF from other applicants.

Thanks for the info guys
I know for a fact (been told by recruiters and Sargents in my unit) that there aren't any part time courses being held in my area this summer. Totally alright with that I'll be glad to get out of the province for a few weeks...
Hopefully going to be doing BMQ in Wainwright or Edmonton and not Brandon!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Newguy1 on May 05, 2014, 21:53:14
Are RMS clerks being selected May 26 as well?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: scubasteve on May 06, 2014, 03:18:11
Anyone else here notice that on the forces.ca website it seems that Combat Engineer and Infantry for ncm aren't hiring anymore? I know the website is always outdated or wrong (from what I've heard) but it seems a little strange it doesn't say they're hiring right before the combat arms trades are supposed to be selected.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on May 06, 2014, 03:53:03
Yeah I noticed the same thing for my Trade, I know its out dated and or wrong but I don't know how out dated or wrong it is haha. Maybe give a call to your Recruiting Center tomorrow to see if they are indeed hiring?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: thejadepixie on May 06, 2014, 09:29:39
I think they have recently updated it. I go on there and check usually once every couple weeks. I noticed the other a day a lot of trades were no longer hiring. I can only assume that they maybe received enough applicants or have an over abundance for certain trades and they may not want to encourage others to apply now?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on May 06, 2014, 15:27:58
I think they have recently updated it. I go on there and check usually once every couple weeks. I noticed the other a day a lot of trades were no longer hiring. I can only assume that they maybe received enough applicants or have an over abundance for certain trades and they may not want to encourage others to apply now?

Going to have to agree with Sarah on that one. I usually check every few days myself, and it must've changed today. I believe it means they have received enough applicants, so they no longer offer it. It's unfortunate for a lot of people on these forums, but should contact your RC since you have an application going for that position already so it doesn't count you out.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: scubasteve on May 06, 2014, 16:09:41
Yea, will do. Hopefully I'm still in the game seeing as I have been merit listed already.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 06, 2014, 16:24:00
I think they have recently updated it. I go on there and check usually once every couple weeks. I noticed the other a day a lot of trades were no longer hiring. I can only assume that they maybe received enough applicants or have an over abundance for certain trades and they may not want to encourage others to apply now?

I like what Sarah H said which makes sense.  Don't think it has much impact on current applications that they are already working on though.    ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on May 06, 2014, 16:28:11
Phew  ::) haha, I am still holding out hope to be merit listed before May Selection..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: sky888 on May 06, 2014, 17:40:30
When you're merit listed,  are we necessarily guaranteed to get a job offer soon or later ? Let's say if not this year, but could they call you next year if you get selected ?  ???
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on May 06, 2014, 18:50:14
Phew  ::) haha, I am still holding out hope to be merit listed before May Selection..

The selections are in 20 days...if they contacted you for a medical and interview it would probably be around the 26th. At this point whatever shred of hope I had of making may selections is gone. Maybe i'll be done by september...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 06, 2014, 19:23:16
When you're merit listed,  are we necessarily guaranteed to get a job offer soon or later ? Let's say if not this year, but could they call you next year if you get selected ?  ???

There is never any guarantee you will get a job offer after having been merit listed.  Your Medical, Interview, background checks and reliability screening are only good for 12 months.  Then everything needs to be redone/updated.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: infabas on May 08, 2014, 18:52:04
Based on people I've been talking too, and people who've already been selected, mid-May or June is picking time for semi-skilled/skilled applicants. Unsure about unskilled sorry.

sorry but what do you mean by skill.. unskilled applicants ?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Traintosucceed on May 09, 2014, 11:55:18
sorry but what do you mean by skill.. unskilled applicants ?

People with previous training in their chosen field versus people who have no training.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on May 09, 2014, 12:02:40
sorry but what do you mean by skill.. unskilled applicants ?

From my understanding, and how a recruiter explained it to me pertaining to my application, this is how I understood it:

Skilled means you have both outside training as well as prior military training
Semi-skilled means you have outside training/education pertaining to the trade you want. Since I have both work experience and education I am considered on the high end of semi-skilled (so I was told).
Unskilled means you have no prior experience, no education, and no training in the trade of your choice. To put it bluntly, joe blow off the street.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 09, 2014, 16:14:26
From my understanding, and how a recruiter explained it to me pertaining to my application, this is how I understood it:

Skilled means you have both outside training as well as prior military training
Semi-skilled means you have outside training/education pertaining to the trade you want. Since I have both work experience and education I am considered on the high end of semi-skilled (so I was told).
Unskilled means you have no prior experience, no education, and no training in the trade of your choice. To put it bluntly, joe blow off the street.

That's pretty close.

Skilled are those with prior military experience who require NO training at the time of enrolment and are ready for immediate employment in their chosen occupation.

Semi-skilled is based on educational or professional qualifications/certifications applicable or related to the chosen occupation.  And unskilled, is just that and pretty much as you mentioned.

Skilled applicants are treated differently and semi-skilled/unskilled are usually thrown into the same group.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BMDS on May 09, 2014, 16:26:38
I have previous military experience and I was told to apply as unskilled, since I have to go through all military training.
Different armies, different ways.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: infabas on May 09, 2014, 19:23:26
thanks you very much guys.

I was just a little bit confused how a guy could be ''skilled'' to be infantry... exept  being in shape.. use to work long hours... or whatever could fit.

 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: skylarsun on May 10, 2014, 21:16:00
Hi  guys
I am new here.
I got my offer on April 26. I am just wondering how much time it usually takes to get into the next step(enrollment)?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: WesMurray on May 10, 2014, 21:26:45
Hi  guys
I am new here.
I got my offer on April 26. I am just wondering how much time it usually takes to get into the next step(enrollment)?

The recruiting office should have told you when they gave you your job offer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: skylarsun on May 10, 2014, 21:44:12
thank you!
they sent me an email
"You will be contacted by telephone to further discuss the details of this offer and to collect information required to complete the selection process.  The date of your enrolment, as well as your reporting date, are yet to be determined but will be provided to you once available."

so the enrollment date was not provided at that time.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Hosenmeister on May 11, 2014, 18:32:43
I got my offer on April 26.

Congratulations! Best of luck to you in St. Jean!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 12, 2014, 09:17:22
Hi  guys
I am new here.
I got my offer on April 26. I am just wondering how much time it usually takes to get into the next step(enrollment)?

ROTP?  If so, then for Montreal, enrolment will be in early Jul 14.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: skylarsun on May 13, 2014, 12:32:04
ROTP?  If so, then for Montreal, enrolment will be in early Jul 14.

thanks!
My file was transferred to Ottawa as I study in Carleton University in Ottaenwa. And I emailed my recruiter yesterday, the enrolment will be something between July 7 to 11.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Dnas17 on May 13, 2014, 19:40:38
I called my RC today to get a check up on my file, I wrote my CFAT about a month ago and qualified for my trades etc. I had a quick talk with a Sgt who told me that from this point on its a waiting game and to basically wait for a call for a medical/interview. Today when I called the man on the phone explained to me that basically the system works by gauging your competitiveness based on your CFAT scores, and that someone looks at your file and basically decides if you are competitive. If you are, you get picked for med/interview. All this I pretty much knew, but then he told me that if you aren't selected as a competitive application that you wont hear back from them. So what exactly does that mean for your file? Is it scrapped and is that pretty much the end of your chance at joining the CF? What happens from there. When I asked the recruiter on the phone he told me he couldn't tell if if or if not my file was selected as competitive so I am quite confused.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on May 13, 2014, 19:55:06
That's the way it works now, thankfully I know they are still processing me :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Dnas17 on May 13, 2014, 22:15:58
So if you don't get a call for a medical/interview a few months after your CFAT...thats it? Your shot at joining the CF is over?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on May 13, 2014, 22:36:06
Not necessarily, just call your recruiting center and make sure they are still processing you, I know that from other people if they decided not to process you they will tell you. I am just waiting for my background check to clear and once it does I will be scheduled.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tomgoetz on May 13, 2014, 23:28:17
I waited six months before I heard anything other than keep waiting.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on May 15, 2014, 10:48:03
I called my File Manager today, and was told that I have been Merit Listed since May 8th, and the next Selection Date for Vehicle Tech is on the 26th of May. She said that they usually don't get the names until a few days after the selection date as it has to trickle down from Ontario to here in Halifax. So fingers crossed!! :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on May 15, 2014, 17:01:45
Thought I would share with the ladies and gents in here that I finally, after 7 months of waiting was given date for my interview. May 29th cannot get here fast enough.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on May 15, 2014, 17:16:48
Awesome!!! Glad too hear it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Newguy1 on May 23, 2014, 22:19:58
I completed my interview, medical and cfat and background check about a month ago, they told me wait a couple weeks to put u on the merit list, called today to check again, said it will be another week, so looks like I will  miss the selection date for the 26th of May.

Any idea when the next selection for RMS clerk will be?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on May 23, 2014, 22:55:16
I completed my interview, medical and cfat and background check about a month ago, they told me wait a couple weeks to put u on the merit list, called today to check again, said it will be another week, so looks like I will  miss the selection date for the 26th of May.

Any idea when the next selection for RMS clerk will be?
Just an educated guess, around the middle of August.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on May 24, 2014, 00:23:01
 Looks like I'll be missing May 26th as well. Just waiting on my background check which was submitted in March... I was really hoping it would be done by now.

Oh well, more time to train right? I just hope the next selection for WEng Tech isn't months away.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on May 24, 2014, 00:29:47
Looks like I'll be missing May 26th as well. Just waiting on my background check which was submitted in March... I was really hoping it would be done by now.

Oh well, more time to train right? I just hope the next selection for WEng Tech isn't months away.

There is a Enhanced reliability screening and a background check, enhanced reliability screening took me 3 months to clear (Haven't left Canada, no criminal record, and good credit.) The background check is only supposed to take 14 business from the day it was initiated.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on May 24, 2014, 09:48:48
There is a Enhanced reliability screening and a background check, enhanced reliability screening took me 3 months to clear (Haven't left Canada, no criminal record, and good credit.) The background check is only supposed to take 14 business from the day it was initiated.

Interesting. My file manager said that it would be 2 to 4 weeks for the background check to clear, and that's what we were waiting on. I was under the impression it was just taking towards the long side of that, and would be finished shortly after the 26th.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: northbound23 on May 24, 2014, 20:24:03
There is a Enhanced reliability screening and a background check, enhanced reliability screening took me 3 months to clear (Haven't left Canada, no criminal record, and good credit.) The background check is only supposed to take 14 business from the day it was initiated.

Did you call them to find out if your enhanced reliability screening was cleared or did they call you?
 I did my CFAT Feb. 4th at New West and I just got word yesterday from a reference that he'd been called.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on May 24, 2014, 22:03:51
I emailed a person who works at HQ I think and they replied, and then my reference was called on Tuesday, so I am hoping to hear news soon... As for Pilot, I was certain you would have been contacted soon considering your under the ROTP but from what I hear ROTP selections are done fairly soon.

DEO Pilot is Direct Entry, not Regular Officer Training Plan
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: northbound23 on May 24, 2014, 22:08:28
I emailed a person who works at HQ I think and they replied, and then my reference was called on Tuesday, so I am hoping to hear news soon... As for Pilot, I was certain you would have been contacted soon considering your under the ROTP but from what I hear ROTP selections are done fairly soon.

I am applying as DEO. I was told I got in at a weird time for DEO pilot because they were concentrating on ROTP at the moment. However he did say that they would be going back to concentrating on DEO June 2nd. I don't know if I buy that but there's nothing to do but wait. Also, I was one of those people who's file was lost. After not getting a call back in 3 months I called them and they said they needed a bunch of stuff. I did that in late January and was given a CFAT date within a few days. But I also have immediate family members outside of Canada so that's going to hold it up too.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on May 25, 2014, 15:09:48
Just an educated guess, around the middle of August.

What makes you say August? From what I've seen and read on here I was thinking it would be closer to June or July.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on May 25, 2014, 16:52:32
My recruiter said that 26 may selection date is for Armoured Soldier and propably some other trade  :cdn: Finger Cross !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on May 25, 2014, 21:05:09
Good luck to everyone hoping to get an offer this week  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on May 25, 2014, 21:19:58
I was told Infantry as well, 500 positions this year! Best of luck to all!! :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: scubasteve on May 26, 2014, 03:48:00
Anyone know how long it takes for offers to start to roll out? I know tomorrow is the big day but not sure how long it takes for offers to roll.  I've had my fingers crossed for a while now like most of you.   In case you're wondering I applied for combat engineer last fall and have been merit listed since April. Good luck to all!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on May 26, 2014, 06:16:22
Anyone know how long it takes for offers to start to roll out? I know tomorrow is the big day but not sure how long it takes for offers to roll.  I've had my fingers crossed for a while now like most of you.   In case you're wondering I applied for combat engineer last fall and have been merit listed since April. Good luck to all!

I was told that the Selection date is today (May 26th) and it may take up to a few days for the Recruiting Center to receive those names. I was told that if I don't hear anything after a few days from today, to call my file manager and see if they have the names yet.
By the way, I selected Veh Tech, and that is being selected today as well.


-Brandonfw
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 26, 2014, 09:25:34
I completed my interview, medical and cfat and background check about a month ago, they told me wait a couple weeks to put u on the merit list, called today to check again, said it will be another week, so looks like I will  miss the selection date for the 26th of May.

Any idea when the next selection for RMS clerk will be?

23 Jun. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 26, 2014, 20:16:35
I was told that the Selection date is today (May 26th) and it may take up to a few days for the Recruiting Center to receive those names. I was told that if I don't hear anything after a few days from today, to call my file manager and see if they have the names yet.
By the way, I selected Veh Tech, and that is being selected today as well.


-Brandonfw

Well, I guess ill call my new file manager on wednesday/thuraday to see if ive been selected.

Been waiting months for this week.

Just a question, does anyone know what all is in the enrollment package? I know theres things like a will&testiment, but what else is in it? Im just curious so I can start gathering related documents..

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on May 27, 2014, 20:23:36
Has anybody received a call?  Let's hope those offers are coming out soon!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 27, 2014, 21:13:42
Has anybody received a call?  Let's hope those offers are coming out soon!

No call yet, should start rolling out starting tomorrow I'd guess.

Selection date being the 26th (day 1), so the first day is administration picking the people to fill the trades and possibly sending the names out to the recruiting offices for contact. Today the 27th (day 2) would likely be used for further recruiting office contact. And tomorrow the 28th (day3) would be the day all the offices start making contact.

This is basically what I'd guess but I could be wrong.. Have been before, will be again...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on May 27, 2014, 22:09:04
Has anybody received a call?  Let's hope those offers are coming out soon!

Still waiting. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FwuzzyWabbit on May 27, 2014, 23:03:13
Was told by my recruiting centre to call this Friday and that I should be merit listed then. When would the next time be likely for ACISS/NCM selections? Good luck to all who made it onto the list for this round!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on May 27, 2014, 23:36:40
Anxiously awaiting with baited breath hoping my son gets his call this selection round! I'd love for him to have his future set before graduation on June 14th! The waiting is very stressful, just hoping his call comes shortly!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 27, 2014, 23:41:12
Anxiously awaiting with baited breath hoping my son gets his call this selection round! I'd love for him to have his future set before graduation on June 14th! The waiting is very stressful, just hoping his call comes shortly!

What is your son merit listed for if you dont mind my asking?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 28, 2014, 10:38:32
So everyone, 'tis day 3 of the selection process... Calls ought to be rolling out shortly.

Best of luck to all merit listees and long time waiters.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on May 28, 2014, 10:44:38
To you too!
May the odds be ever in your favor!
:salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on May 28, 2014, 11:27:57
Good luck to everyone !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Patrickmah on May 28, 2014, 13:07:42
Has anyone got the call yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on May 28, 2014, 13:20:19
What is your son merit listed for if you dont mind my asking?

Hi :) He's merit listed for Air Structures Technician
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 28, 2014, 13:58:35
Has anyone got the call yet?

No call yet, hopfully tomorrow :/
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on May 28, 2014, 14:56:36
They can call this afternoon ?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tejsinghm on May 28, 2014, 15:01:58
about 20 mins ago I GOT A CALL!!! from my mom at work telling me to take out the trash (im serious). Man, this is torture
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 28, 2014, 15:06:13
about 20 mins ago I GOT A CALL!!! from my mom at work telling me to take out the trash (im serious). Man, this is torture

I feel the pain. About 35 mins ago I looked at my cell and it was on silent so I had a missed call...

Heart racing I call my voicemain to check the message and it was a temp agency I worked for asking if I was still available for on call shifts...

Needless to say I didnt call back. Im pissed.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on May 28, 2014, 15:08:12
about 20 mins ago I GOT A CALL!!! from my mom at work telling me to take out the trash (im serious). Man, this is torture

Hahaha me too every call I get I think is from ``Gouv. Canada``
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 28, 2014, 15:14:38
Hahaha me too every call I get I think is from ``Gouv. Canada``

Thats going to be everyones issue this week I fear... But hey, were all being attentive arent we.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: geterdone123 on May 28, 2014, 16:20:05
I was just starting to feel pretty despairing for not having gotten a call yet, so it's nice to see I'm not alone. Best of luck to all!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on May 28, 2014, 16:22:00
I think call will be rolling out like tomorrow, friday and a bit the next week
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 28, 2014, 16:41:11
I was reading early on in yhis thread and it looks like most of the selections take about 4-5 days to start rolling out. So it does look like tomorrow and Friday theyll start bouncing around... Race ya to see who posts about it first! :p
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Skalh on May 28, 2014, 17:38:47
My phone rang this morning with a number I didn't recognize. Thinking it could have been the CF, I immediatly respond.

Now I have an appointement with my dentist.. so cool
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BeyondTheNow on May 28, 2014, 23:28:39
Folks:

I know you're excited. I know you're anxious. I know this is probably one of the single most important steps of your life. 'Pretty sure it is for everyone.

So how about we stop guesstimating when it'll happen, if it'll happen, what you'll be doing when, wondering if you missed it, wondering if they accidentally dialed the wrong number, wondering if there's something wrong with your voicemail, wondering if they decided to take you off the merit-list and didn't notify you, etc., etc., etc.

How about WHEN someone actually receives a call they post the wonderful news that everyone is just dying to hear. That might be a little more helpful.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on May 29, 2014, 01:40:27
This thread has the majority of my attention right now and I have to say I'm more then happy to hear any kind of news about anything selection oriented from any of my possible fellow comrades that have been patiently waiting. Looking forward to seeing all your posts tomorrow ...or soon!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on May 29, 2014, 06:41:54
Hello!

So I have been a guest around here for a long time as I have been considering a career in the CF for many years, and finally at 41 have decided that the time is now for me to "s*** or get off the pot" and I got my application in.

I have been reading your posts about this week being selection week, and since I just got my file sent to Ottawa last Friday (May 23), I clearly won't be considered for this round of selection. Does anyone know how many selection dates there are? (monthly? quarterly? on an as needed basis??) 

Does selection vary by trade... or like everything else I've read on these forums, is the answer a resounding "it depends"!? ;)

Good luck to all on their selection.  :yellow:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 29, 2014, 08:03:32
Hello!

So I have been a guest around here for a long time as I have been considering a career in the CF for many years, and finally at 41 have decided that the time is now for me to "s*** or get off the pot" and I got my application in.

I have been reading your posts about this week being selection week, and since I just got my file sent to Ottawa last Friday (May 23), I clearly won't be considered for this round of selection. Does anyone know how many selection dates there are? (monthly? quarterly? on an as needed basis??) 

Does selection vary by trade... or like everything else I've read on these forums, is the answer a resounding "it depends"!? ;)

Good luck to all on their selection.  :yellow:

Unfortunately, it really does depend. If youre a straight A student, played every extra curricular sport, volunteered hundreds of hours, and have never been canned from a job you could still be waiting years for a call.. It all depends on the trade you select and the likelihood of it becoming open and with enough slots to for you to squeeze in.


My guess is as long as it's a support role youve selected, theres likely going to be a mid summer-fall BMQ selection for those trades. Combat arms on the other hand I have no clue.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on May 29, 2014, 08:30:01
Folks:

I know you're excited. I know you're anxious. I know this is probably one of the single most important steps of your life. 'Pretty sure it is for everyone.

So how about we stop guesstimating when it'll happen, if it'll happen, what you'll be doing when, wondering if you missed it, wondering if they accidentally dialed the wrong number, wondering if there's something wrong with your voicemail, wondering if they decided to take you off the merit-list and didn't notify you, etc., etc., etc.

How about WHEN someone actually receives a call they post the wonderful news that everyone is just dying to hear. That might be a little more helpful.

 :goodpost:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on May 29, 2014, 11:05:32
I've been merit listed for infantry since April 29 th heard selections are here. Mini heart attacks when the phone rings. I hope I get the call soon
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Patrickmah on May 29, 2014, 14:04:59
Anyone get the call yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on May 29, 2014, 14:48:12
Nothing yet, looks like we get to wait a little more
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on May 29, 2014, 15:30:37
Nothing here either.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on May 29, 2014, 15:32:25
And the great wait continues, minutes feel like hours, hours feels like days
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MrMace on May 30, 2014, 18:28:36
Anyone get any info from recruiters?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on May 30, 2014, 19:10:52
Anyone get any info from recruiters?

Nope, tried contacting my file manager several times today with no answer. They must be extremely busy possibly?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JStacey on May 30, 2014, 19:27:25
I spoke with my file manager yesterday. He said that they were still waiting for the selection list to trickle down to them (CFRC Montreal). He also said that there will be another 3 selection dates. One on June 2nd.
I am merit listed for Infantry.
My file manager also stated that they would be closed next week, I don't know if that is just them or across Canada. Trust me, I know the wait is long but your patience will pay off. Good luck to everyone waiting for that call.



J Stacey
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MrMace on May 30, 2014, 19:28:54
Nope, tried contacting my file manager several times today with no answer. They must be extremely busy possibly?

Same here, no answer. Must be pretty busy.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: vivelespatates on May 30, 2014, 19:33:38
Same here, no answer. Must be pretty busy.

If i can give u an advice! Call him like 5 minutes before the office close. This is what i go when I wanna talk to my recruiter!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on June 01, 2014, 23:20:22
JStacey, another selection date June 2 for which trades?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 02, 2014, 00:10:57
JStacey, another selection date June 2 for which trades?

Its likely theyre for the same trades that the last selection was for.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 02, 2014, 00:28:38
No one report anything about the selection date of 26 may.. I hope call will roll out this week!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JStacey on June 02, 2014, 01:15:03
JStacey, another selection date June 2 for which trades?

Infantry, from what my file manager said to me. I'm not sure if that also consists of other combat arms trades. I wouldn't be surprised though if it did.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 02, 2014, 01:18:08
Infantry, from what my file manager said to me. I'm not sure if that also consists of other combat arms trades. I wouldn't be surprised though if it did.

Its likely for all the combat arms trades that were being selected for last week. Im not 100% sure but I think it included several support roles if not just vehicle tech (as I was told there were over 100 openings for Veh tech).

No one report anything about the selection date of 26 may.. I hope call will roll out this week!

Best of luck to you and everyone else waiting so.... "patiently" (myself included).... On the call.

Got a good feeling about tomorrow, laughingly, since ive had a good feeling all week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on June 02, 2014, 01:39:44
My File Manager told me that Vehicle Tech was also on the May 26th selection. Hopefully some calls will be coming in this week! :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 02, 2014, 01:46:40
My File Manager told me that Vehicle Tech was also on the May 26th selection. Hopefully some calls will be coming in this week! :D

You were hoping for Veh tech most I assume? The recruiter kind of just threw it on my file and I let it stay there, but im sure ill get a call for something else, assuming I get a call...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on June 02, 2014, 05:02:33
Well, originally I wanted MP, but at the time it was closed, and the Captain and I went over some more trades, and ended up going for Vehicle Tech instead. I was also then processed and interviewed for Vehicle Tech only, being told that my application for Vehicle Tech was highly competitive.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 02, 2014, 06:17:58
Well, originally I wanted MP, but at the time it was closed, and the Captain and I went over some more trades, and ended up going for Vehicle Tech instead. I was also then processed and interviewed for Vehicle Tech only, being told that my application for Vehicle Tech was highly competitive.

This is in no way offensive, its more sarcastic towards the recruiters.

Competative only because most everyone wants to drive and fire the tanks, not repair em..

If its the one you have taken most interest in I would guess you take to repairing and or taking stuff apart and rebuilding it to see how it works? Or youre a mechanic by trade in civi clothes.

The first reason there is why its on my application.



GOOD LUCK TODAY AND THIS WEEK EVERYONE!
Oohrah!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on June 02, 2014, 16:33:34

If its the one you have taken most interest in I would guess you take to repairing and or taking stuff apart and rebuilding it to see how it works? Or youre a mechanic by trade in civi clothes.


Actually, I already know how to repair vehicles of many kinds. Been doing that ever since I was a kid with my father. I do not have any degree or "blocks" or any of the such, I guess you can call it street smarts haha. I know how to yank a engine and rebuild it, along with many other things.

Although trying to fix up a 1971 Elan ski-doo is hard when you cannot find the right parts anywheres.... haha
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MrMace on June 03, 2014, 17:32:48
I remember back when I joined the Reserves when I was 16 it took me 9 months to finally get in. I'm just now remembering how annoying the wait was, but rest assure guys that once your in it doesn't seem like you ever have time off. Enjoy the free time while it lasts haha! Hopfully the next 3 days and into next week pays off finally for all of us.
 :camo: ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on June 03, 2014, 18:41:52
Good Afternoon...

I'm feeling a tad deflated. My son emailed his file manager today to just do a update and ask if she had any idea when selections would take place for his trade (Air Structure Tech). She's not a very warm file manager.... however she does get back to him via email, so that is a positive. The news was not what we wanted to hear ....this is a sum up of how it went:
Good day, you've been merit listed. There was just a selection and you weren't chosen for a job offer. We don't know when the next selections might be. We will contact you when and If we have a job offer for you.

Congrats on your graduation.

File Mgr....

So, looks like he wasn't selected for the last selections that just took place. It is very upsetting as we where so hoping he'd be off to basic training after graduation. The wait is so frustrating, and I admit that email just made me want to shed a few tears...it sounded so discouraging.  He hasn't been waiting too long..... His first contact, interview (March 6) Medical (March 6) reference checks (April) and merit Listing (beginning May) went very fast..... it looked so promising. Now I am wondering if he really will have a chance at getting into his trade with little lexperience (Just graduating grade 12 in 2 weeks). It's what he's really wanted for 2 yrs. It looked very positive there for awhile, his interview went well, and everyone he talked to at the RC said , it's a trade in need , it looked good for him. I am trying to keep a positive outlook for my son and encourage him to not give up hope. It's hard not knowing when/ or if you will get a call, it can really be frustrating not having that prize at the end of all the hard work of processing. He really worked hard to make a good impression and I'd love to see him realize his dream. Not making this round of selections makes me wonder how his standing is on the merit list..... it's hard not knowing.
I Just had to vent somewhere where I know there are others who will understand the sadness and frustration of not making this round of selections. However, there's not much we can do but encourage him to brush himself off, and not lose hope..... hopefully next time will be his time :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 03, 2014, 19:06:55
I am sorry for your son.. But he only choose 1 trade : Air Structure Tech ?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on June 03, 2014, 19:14:21
I am sorry for your son.. But he only choose 1 trade : Air Structure Tech ?
Hi :) That is the only trade he wanted along with Traffic Tech/ however they told him after the CFAT that they would continue processing for Air Structure Tech if he wanted to proceed. He said definitely, yes he'd like to ....then at the interview, they started asking him questions about Traffic Tech too, he knew some stuff about the trade, but thought they weren't letting him proceed with that choice, so he only really studied up on Air Structure Tech. However, they decided to ask the questions for both trades anyway since he was there..... now, I am not sure if he was merit listed for both, that is a question we have into the file manager today, after her dissapointing news about the recent selections..... It would be nice to know for sure, is he only merit listed for ACS or for both traffic tech and ACS..... we await her response.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: d_edwards on June 03, 2014, 19:16:38
Keep in mind that they can only load  so many people on a BMQ course, and your sons chosen trade is only one of many that require people.  There will be more courses and as they pick their way through the list in the future I am sure his number will come up. It is rather out of the file managers hands at this point until they receieve an offer to process.   


Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 03, 2014, 20:47:23
Keep in mind that they can only load  so many people on a BMQ course, and your sons chosen trade is only one of many that require people.  There will be more courses and as they pick their way through the list in the future I am sure his number will come up. It is rather out of the file managers hands at this point until they receieve an offer to process.

This, all youve gotta do is be patient and hope for the next selection date.

Its possible that your sons Competative but it could be also that the trade(s) he selected might not be hiring that many people.

Just gotta take everything with a grain of salt.

He should look for a job right now though if he doesnt already have one as it could be some time before your sons trades open up again.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 03, 2014, 21:46:18
Yeah.. I hope the best for your son Good Luck !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on June 03, 2014, 22:06:49
Thank you all so much! You've made me feel much better! I will keep the hope :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Foster007 on June 03, 2014, 23:33:13
I was merit listed just last Friday, he told me my trade selection was June 2nd. Do they call day of? Day later? Or have I missed this selection date? Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 03, 2014, 23:34:54
I was merit listed just last Friday, he told me my trade selection was June 2nd. Do they call day of? Day later? Or have I missed this selection date? Thanks!

Which trade would that be, if you don't mind me asking. And it can take a couple weeks before they finish calling everyone to my belief
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 03, 2014, 23:37:16
I was merit listed just last Friday, he told me my trade selection was June 2nd. Do they call day of? Day later? Or have I missed this selection date? Thanks!

Most (if not all) of the current contributors to this thread are still waiting on word for the may 26th selections...

Give it about a week and a half before you start getting worried..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fox87 on June 04, 2014, 00:01:12
Maybe I missed it, but I checked every page... Does anyone know when selection dates are for the trades I picked? they're in my signature?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 00:11:46
Maybe I missed it, but I checked every page... Does anyone know when selection dates are for the trades I picked? they're in my signature?

If youre atill waiting on a medical and interview, you arent merit listed.

I wouldnt worry so much now about the selection date as you should be about getting your file merit list ready. (medical and interview)

Just call the recruiter and ask to schedule the nearest date for a medical and interview. Call weekly for these since they have to schedule the med tech to be in and/or free for the medical.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 04, 2014, 00:14:12
If youre atill waiting on a medical and interview, you arent merit listed.

I wouldn't worry so much now about the selection date as you should be about getting your file merit list ready. (medical and interview)

Just call the recruiter and ask to schedule the nearest date for a medical and interview. Call weekly for these since they have to schedule the med tech to be in and/or free for the medical.

Going to stop you right there, the way processing works now it doesn't work like that. At least that's what my File Manager has told me.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 00:19:29
Going to stop you right there, the way processing works now it doesn't work like that. At least that's what my File Manager has told me.

Veering off topic but in what sense has it changed?

Not sure how one can become merit listed without being deemed physically healthy and characteristically fit for the roles applied for.

Unless you were referring to the medical and interview sxheduling? In that case, fill me in. I like to learn.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 04, 2014, 00:25:35
Veering off topic but in what sense has it changed?

Not sure how one can become merit listed without being deemed physically healthy and characteristically fit for the roles applied for.

Unless you were referring to the medical and interview sxheduling? In that case, fill me in. I like to learn.

I was talking about scheduled dates about medical and interview. I was told by my file manager that the way processing is now not everyone gets a medical and interview. After the CFAT they decide whether or not they're going to process you further, and that's even if you qualified for your trades. If you qualify for your trades but are deemed not competitive enough they offer other trades or tell you that they will not be continuing processing.

In my case I am still being processed, and I am waiting for a medical and interview scheduled date, I just can't call them up and ask for a medical and interview scheduled date.... I have to wait for my file manager to contact me.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 00:32:34
I was talking about scheduled dates about medical and interview. I was told by my file manager that the way processing is now not everyone gets a medical and interview. After the CFAT they decide whether or not they're going to process you further, and that's even if you qualified for your trades. If you qualify for your trades but are deemed not competitive enough they offer other trades or tell you that they will not be continuing processing.

In my case I am still being processed, and I am waiting for a medical and interview scheduled date, I just can't call them up and ask for a medical and interview scheduled date.... I have to wait for my file manager to contact me.

Well then, either way with that being said what I stated still holds true, if you havent completed a medical and interview than youre not merit listed.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on June 04, 2014, 01:02:41
For those still waiting patiently I spoke with my CFRC(Winnipeg) earlier today(Tues. June 3rd) and I was told they haven't got wind of anything yet for may 26th selections. I'm not sure what that translates to for the rest of you in different cities but sounds like selections haven't went out yet at least not here they haven't.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on June 04, 2014, 08:30:19
Good Afternoon...

I'm feeling a tad deflated. My son emailed his file manager today to just do a update and ask if she had any idea when selections would take place for his trade (Air Structure Tech). There was just a selection and you weren't chosen for a job offer. We don't know when the next selections might be. We will contact you when and If we have a job offer for you.


13 Aug.....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: d_edwards on June 04, 2014, 09:51:25
Is there a reason that recruiting centers like to keep this information to themselves?   
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 10:17:19
Is there a reason that recruiting centers like to keep this information to themselves?

Probably to prevent the possibility of misinformation spreading...

Wouldnt qant an office in Ontario stating that somethibg is one way and one in Alberta says its a different way.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on June 04, 2014, 10:27:09
Is there a reason that recruiting centers like to keep this information to themselves?

Maybe because if recruits who are merit listed knew the selection dates, they'd be calling the CFRC constantly.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 10:37:04
Maybe because if recruits who are merit listed knew the selection dates, they'd be calling the CFRC constantly.

Comedian over here...

Look dude, if youve got nothing nice to say to anyone (which a majority of posts ive read by you show no pleasantries) dont say it.

Dont give me that bullshit about "the Platoon Commanders wont be talking to you nicely so youd better get used to it" because you arent training us, you are an equal here.

Treat your equals with respect and maybe contribute something to this thread instead of jumping in only to bash those who want this so badly.

Replying will get you no where, as in, I will not be replying back.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on June 04, 2014, 10:51:19
Treat your equals with respect and maybe contribute something to this thread instead of jumping in only to bash those who want this so badly.

I think her post on why the CFRC's keep info to themselves was much more helpful then yours calling her out. She may not be pleasant at all time's but her answers are exactly what most recruits on here need to hear, a dose of reality.

And to say you are equals is a stretch of the imagination.....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: George Wallace on June 04, 2014, 10:55:35
Comedian over here...

Look dude, if youve got nothing nice to say to anyone (which a majority of posts ive read by you show no pleasantries) dont say it.

Dont give me that bullshit about "the Platoon Commanders wont be talking to you nicely so youd better get used to it" because you arent training us, you are an equal here.

Treat your equals with respect and maybe contribute something to this thread instead of jumping in only to bash those who want this so badly.

Replying will get you no where, as in, I will not be replying back.

Perhaps, instead of being a smartass, you check the profile of the person posting before making such an assss of yourself. 

First, PMedMoe is not a "dude" but a woman.......A woman with over 20 years service and substantial rank.......A woman, who for all you know, may land up training you someday.....Definitely not one of your "equals".......If you don't want to listen to such advice as  "the Platoon Commanders wont be talking to you nicely so you'd better get used to it", then perhaps you have chosen the wrong profession to aspire to.   I am sure none of us really care if you reply back or not, so that is irrelevant. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on June 04, 2014, 11:21:37
Perhaps, instead of being a smartass, you check the profile of the person posting before making such an assss of yourself. 

First, PMedMoe is not a "dude" but a woman.......A woman with over 20 years service and substantial rank.......A woman, who for all you know, may land up training you someday.....Definitely not one of your "equals".......If you don't want to listen to such advice as  "the Platoon Commanders wont be talking to you nicely so you'd better get used to it", then perhaps you have chosen the wrong profession to aspire to.   I am sure none of us really care if you reply back or not, so that is irrelevant.

 :goodpost:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on June 04, 2014, 11:28:35
Comedian over here...

Newsflash: That was not an attempt at humour.  That is the scenario I imagined, based on the amount of "Anyone hear anything yet?" posts in this thread (and others), which I know does not represent all recruits in the system.  I can only imagine the number of applicants who would be calling daily (if not by the hour) if they knew the selection date for their trade.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JStacey on June 04, 2014, 12:02:29
Let's leave the posts content to the actual topic title. It's not fun shuffling through pages of useless information and people bickering.

Now back to selection dates, has anyone heard anything? My recruiting center said the would be closed this week starting today. So I was wondering if that was across Canada or just specific to my RC. If that's the case, I'm just assuming here, but maybe the calls will roll out for the May 26th and June 2nd selection all together possibly.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 12:08:46
Let's leave the posts content to the actual topic title. It's not fun shuffling through pages of useless information and people bickering.

Now back to selection dates, has anyone heard anything? My recruiting center said the would be closed this week starting today. So I was wondering if that was across Canada or just specific to my RC. If that's the case, I'm just assuming here, but maybe the calls will roll out for the May 26th and June 2nd selection all together possibly.

My RC (london) is set to be closed this Friday, and re open for Monday. What effect this will have on the contact of new recruits is unknown.

Patience buddy, patience..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 04, 2014, 12:11:21
Let's leave the posts content to the actual topic title. It's not fun shuffling through pages of useless information and people bickering.

Now back to selection dates, has anyone heard anything? My recruiting center said the would be closed this week starting today. So I was wondering if that was across Canada or just specific to my RC. If that's the case, I'm just assuming here, but maybe the calls will roll out for the May 26th and June 2nd selection all together possibly.
My CFRC is still open, mind you they are closed for like the 7th Friday in a row.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tejsinghm on June 04, 2014, 12:52:22
Is there a reason that recruiting centers like to keep this information to themselves?   

need to know basis. "just wait for the call" thats all everone is told from whenever they are interviewed/merit listed. :)

in my interview way back in late january, i asked my interviewer if i could just get an idea about when i can expect the call, he said anywhere from a week to few months (my application was "highly competative", as he told me). he probably knew this but next selection date for armoured soldier wasnt for another 5 months (from what i know).
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: recceguy on June 04, 2014, 13:56:12
Comedian over here...

Look dude, if youve got nothing nice to say to anyone (which a majority of posts ive read by you show no pleasantries) dont say it.

Dont give me that bullshit about "the Platoon Commanders wont be talking to you nicely so youd better get used to it" because you arent training us, you are an equal here.

Treat your equals with respect  and maybe contribute something to this thread instead of jumping in only to bash those who want this so badly.

Replying will get you no where, as in, I will not be replying back.

I'm not sure what delusion your suffering from but, forum or not, you are not equal to the majority of posters here.

If you're inclined not to listen to the opinion of your professional betters, don't respond.

Thumbing your electronic nose will only create bunfights and then I'll have to get nasty.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tejsinghm on June 04, 2014, 14:24:56
CALLS ARE GOING OUT GUYS!!!!!! just got my call (not from my mom this time) from new westminister for armoured soldier for reg force. bmq starts 21 july to 10 oct. be patient!!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 04, 2014, 14:26:16
CALLS ARE GOING OUT GUYS!!!!!! just got my call (not from my mom this time) from new westminister for armoured soldier for reg force. bmq starts 21 july to 10 oct. be patient!!!

Congrats! Good to know New Westminster CFRC is actually up and kicking today.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tomgoetz on June 04, 2014, 14:40:40
CALLS ARE GOING OUT GUYS!!!!!! just got my call (not from my mom this time) from new westminister for armoured soldier for reg force. bmq starts 21 july to 10 oct. be patient!!!

Awesome! Congratulations!!! Here's hoping I get one too!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 04, 2014, 14:43:43
CALLS ARE GOING OUT GUYS!!!!!! just got my call (not from my mom this time) from new westminister for armoured soldier for reg force. bmq starts 21 july to 10 oct. be patient!!!

Nice men ! Have a nice career in the Canadian Armed Forces !
I take the same trade I hope I get the call !! My CFRC is close this week
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 14:45:57
CALLS ARE GOING OUT GUYS!!!!!! just got my call (not from my mom this time) from new westminister for armoured soldier for reg force. bmq starts 21 july to 10 oct. be patient!!!

Congrats buddy! Hope to see you there, whens your swearing in? Or have they not said anything about that yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tejsinghm on June 04, 2014, 14:51:08
Congrats buddy! Hope to see you there, whens your swearing in? Or have they not said anything about that yet?
swearing in is on 25 june.
thanks everybody. ya'll are gonna get ur calls too very soon. :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Krow on June 04, 2014, 15:07:57
Just got my call from CFRC Hamilton guys. Reg Force Infantry, swearing in on the 16th of July and leaving for BMQ on the 19th!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 04, 2014, 15:11:29
CALLS ARE GOING OUT GUYS!!!!!! just got my call (not from my mom this time) from new westminister for armoured soldier for reg force. bmq starts 21 july to 10 oct. be patient!!!
Congrats man you must be so excited, now time to go home and check my caller Id
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on June 04, 2014, 16:08:57
Congratulations you guys!!! I'm NCM Infantry, RC Hamilton as well, hopefully I get word as well :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 04, 2014, 16:10:14
I'm Hamilton NCM infantry and waiting Oh so patiently
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 04, 2014, 16:52:12
Our Recruit center at Quebec and Montreal are close this week ! I hope they call out next week !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jordan10 on June 04, 2014, 17:03:51
Got my call today, swearing in July 16th. BMQ July 21st. Congrats to everyone who has received a call, and good luck to those still waiting!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on June 04, 2014, 17:14:29
I was merit listed just last Friday, he told me my trade selection was June 2nd. Do they call day of? Day later? Or have I missed this selection date? Thanks!

Chances are you missed that round but time will tell.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 04, 2014, 17:15:47
Do calls only go out for one day or.........
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 17:21:11
Do calls only go out for one day or.........

Depends on the Recruiting centre and how many recruits that centre has offers for.

One thing ive already learned about the army; nothing is set in stone.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on June 04, 2014, 17:23:35
13 Aug.....
Thank you DAA :) bummer to hear ACS tech selections are so far and few between, however that is the trade he wants, so we will just have to continue to wait it out. Hearing all the calls starting to trickle in makes me sad it wasn't my son's turn.....but I'm happy for those whose wait is finally over!
I hope next selection round brings good news for us.
Fingers crossed :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 17:49:30
Newsflash: That was not an attempt at humour.  That is the scenario I imagined, based on the amount of "Anyone hear anything yet?" posts in this thread (and others), which I know does not represent all recruits in the system.  I can only imagine the number of applicants who would be calling daily (if not by the hour) if they knew the selection date for their trade.
My original reply was premature and I was only venting my frustrations because of the problems I have experienced in the recruiting process.  Should I manage to one day get an offer and end up at BMQ, I don't think I would exactly be talking to my course staff like this and I shouldn't have done so to you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on June 04, 2014, 18:00:59
My original reply was premature and I was only venting my frustrations because of the problems I have experienced in the recruiting process.  Should I manage to one day get an offer and end up at BMQ, I don't think I would exactly be talking to my course staff like this and I shouldn't have done so to you.

No biggie.  I understand you are anxious to get that call, but I couldn't imagine being a recruiter and having to field dozens of phone calls from like-minded candidates (if they published selection dates).  Not to mention, the CFRCs probably don't even know anyway.

Hope you get your call soon.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 04, 2014, 18:11:53
No biggie.  I understand you are anxious to get that call, but I couldn't imagine being a recruiter and having to field dozens of phone calls from like-minded candidates (if they published selection dates).  Not to mention, the CFRCs probably don't even know anyway.

Hope you get your call soon.

Truth of the matter is, I seldom call my recruiter/file manager. I think through my whole process ive called them about 5 times, and emailed maybe 7 times combined among about 3 occasions.

But yes, I do know some "soon to be's" like to harass the recruitment staff. I apologize on their behalf.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on June 04, 2014, 19:17:43
Didn't make it this round :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:


Congrats everyone else on your offers!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Red Iron on June 04, 2014, 20:39:25
Hi All!

I just want to thank everybody for their contribution to this thread specifically. I have been following it for some time now, and I figured I'd make a profile and contribute myself. Today I received my offer! I swear in on July 25th, and fly to St-Jean on the 26th. NCM Infantry. Hope you all waiting receive the calls you're looking forward to!

Take Care.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: scubasteve on June 04, 2014, 21:01:52
well my file manager is out until Monday, hopefully I'll get a call then. Congrats to everyone who made it!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: NorthWinds on June 04, 2014, 21:51:55
Got my call today! Best of luck to everyone else in this and future rounds :) Hang tight, it was a long process for me and still very worth it.

 Red Iron, we have the same swear in date and flight, don`t be a stranger on the 25th!

Recruting Center: Edmonton, AB
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry Soldier
Trade Choice 2: N/A
Trade Choice 3: N/A
Application Date: February 2013
First Contact: September 2013
CFAT completed : Nov 28  (PASSED)
Medical Completed: Nov 28 (PASSED)
Interview completed: Nov 28 (Passed
Merit Listed: January 21, 2014
Swearing in: July 25, 2014
BMQ start date: July 28, 2014
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Matt11 on June 05, 2014, 00:08:47
congratulations everyone with there offers!!! i was hoping my trade was in the selection but my file manager told me it wasnt.

my trade is being selected June 23rd!! crossing some fingers!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on June 05, 2014, 01:43:31
congratulations everyone with there offers!!! i was hoping my trade was in the selection but my file manager told me it wasnt.

my trade is being selected June 23rd!! crossing some fingers!

What trade have you applied for?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Matt11 on June 05, 2014, 10:17:01
Firefighter!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: geterdone123 on June 05, 2014, 16:10:51
Anyone from CFRC Victoria hear anything yet? Know if they're still sending out calls? I'm getting worried   ???
My trade choices are combat engineer and infantry
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 05, 2014, 16:17:48
^same situation here, anyone from CFRC london hear anything yet...? Hamiltons gotten word and the two of them (Hamilton and london) are both detachments of Torontos main office.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 05, 2014, 16:39:00
Called and was told I was on the merit and when I'm choosen for my trade they will call.. That is all
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on June 05, 2014, 17:16:54
My son heard from his file manager today that he's only been merit listed for AIR STRUCTURE TECH as he was not meeting the medical requirements for Traffic Tech (He has a V4 and needed V3 for that trade)

So this means... he's awaiting selection on a pretty small trade, and only one choice. However, I told him to just hold tight to his dream and stick with what he wants...hopefully he will get the call for ACS one of these fine months in the "not-too-far future!" I'm not losing hope yet.

here's how his process is looking thus far:

Recruiting Centre: Edmonton
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: Air Structure Tech
Trade choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Applied: Feb 2014
Selected for further processing: Feb 2014
CFAT: Feb 19, 2014
Medical: - March 6, 2014
Interview: - March 6, 2014 (his 18th bday  )
File in Final review/ references contacted: early April
Merit Listed: - April 28, 2014 confirmed merit listed by File mgr (could have been sooner but that's when he emailed her to confirm he was indeed merit listed)
Position offered: -
Enrollment/swearing in:-
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shawn l on June 05, 2014, 19:53:17
I had the same problem as your son... i was v4 too and did not meet the standard for the job i wanted .. so i decide to go do the lasik eye operation last month ..and now im v1 .. it cost a lot but it really worth it .. now that im v1 i can do every combat arm job and dont have to pay for the rest of my life for a pair of glasse ... if you can afford it ... it may be a good option
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CanadianPanzer on June 05, 2014, 21:28:17
I had the same problem as your son... i was v4 too and did not meet the standard for the job i wanted .. so i decide to go do the lasik eye operation last month ..and now im v1 .. it cost a lot but it really worth it .. now that im v1 i can do every combat arm job and dont have to pay for the rest of my life for a pair of glasse ... if you can afford it ... it may be a good option
May I ask you how much did it cost, because I'm currently thinking about it so I can add armour back.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Newguy1 on June 05, 2014, 22:04:13
If you get lasik, it will suspend your application for one year I believe, as you have to wait one year after your lasik operation to be cleared. It might be six months but im pretty sure its one year
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Coady18 on June 06, 2014, 11:10:40
Has anyone dealing with the Halifax CFRC heard any news? I seem to be having difficulty getting through.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahEm115 on June 06, 2014, 14:08:35
Has anyone dealing with the Halifax CFRC heard any news? I seem to be having difficulty getting through.

I got a hold of them yesterday around 1:30 but usually I can never get through. No good news came of it though anyway :(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Red Iron on June 06, 2014, 16:50:04
If you get lasik, it will suspend your application for one year I believe, as you have to wait one year after your lasik operation to be cleared. It might be six months but im pretty sure its one year

I failed my first medical because my eyesight was too bad for any combat arms job. So I walked out, two weeks later I was under the knife, and after 3 months I was cleared for combat arms. It coated me over 3000, but it was well worth it!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on June 06, 2014, 18:56:29

I failed my first medical because my eyesight was too bad for any combat arms job. So I walked out, two weeks later I was under the knife, and after 3 months I was cleared for combat arms. It coated me over 3000, but it was well worth it!

I also had the exact same experience including only 3 month wait until cleared for combat arms. Granted this was May 2013 I was cleared, things could have changed?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shawn l on June 06, 2014, 20:41:04
its not 1 year or 6 month ... my recruter tell me its 3 to 4 month ... on the lasik md site they say its 490$ by eye but me it cost me 4000$ for the 2 eyes .. but i took the big package ...custom lasik laser 100% with life time free retouch .. it cost more but the heal time is really faster .... and sorry for the misspelling  i dont write english very often
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on June 07, 2014, 08:25:41
Has anyone dealing with the Halifax CFRC heard any news? I seem to be having difficulty getting through.

I spoke with my file manager yesterday here at CFRC Halifax, she said that I have been selected for Vehicle Tech from the May 26th selection, and I start my BMQ on July 21st!!! Woot! She said I will receive the call this week coming to accept the offer. I cannot wait till July 21st now!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 07, 2014, 08:30:10
I spoke with my file manager yesterday here at CFRC Halifax, she said that I have been selected for Vehicle Tech from the May 26th selection, and I start my BMQ on July 21st!!! Woot! She said I will receive the call this week coming to accept the offer. I cannot wait till July 21st now!!

Congrats Brandon!!! Glad to see you finally got your offer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on June 07, 2014, 08:33:25
Thanks!! It has been a VERY long process, but well worth the wait!  ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 07, 2014, 08:37:41
Thanks!! It has been a VERY long process, but well worth the wait!  ;D
Oh you don't need to tell me, haha I applied a month later and look how far I have gotten.  :facepalm: I will be so relieved when I get my medical and interview scheduled/done.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CanadianPanzer on June 07, 2014, 09:50:04
its not 1 year or 6 month ... my recruiter tell me its 3 to 4 month ... on the lasik md site they say its 490$ by eye but me it cost me 4000$ for the 2 eyes .. but i took the big package ...custom lasik laser 100% with life time free retouch .. it cost more but the heal time is really faster .... and sorry for the misspelling  i dont write english very often
Alright, thanks everyone for the answers,  i'll do it this summer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shooked1 on June 07, 2014, 12:32:27
its not 1 year or 6 month ... my recruter tell me its 3 to 4 month ... on the lasik md site they say its 490$ by eye but me it cost me 4000$ for the 2 eyes .. but i took the big package ...custom lasik laser 100% with life time free retouch .. it cost more but the heal time is really faster .... and sorry for the misspelling  i dont write english very often

I going for my consultation with the doctor this week to have my eyes done. I have just started my application have finished my cfat this week. 6 months is already the least amount of time I was expecting to wait anyway, does anyone know if they will continue processing while you heal from surgery and are cleared or do you have to wait till your fully healed before they continue processing.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on June 07, 2014, 12:58:58
Your file will be closed until you are 'ready' (3 months)  then update them that you had your surgery and they will schedule your medical to continue to verify you now qualify for combat arms trades
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shooked1 on June 07, 2014, 17:50:29
Your file will be closed until you are 'ready' (3 months)  then update them that you had your surgery and they will schedule your medical to continue to verify you now qualify for combat arms trades

I was just planning on having the surgery an then telling them about it at my medical when that happens seeing as it my be longer than 3 months till the medical and if they close my file it would just be a addition 3 months or however long for me to wait for my application to continue to get processed.

So my question is it really need necessary to inform the recruitment centre when I am already waiting anyway.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on June 07, 2014, 20:55:09
So it appears you didn't even do your medical yet for them to decline you and close your file.
Technically yes it won't close if you never tell them. BUT If they already know you require corrective lenses I would definitely let them know. If you do say something your medical could be waiting for you after the 3 month mark.

So in then end through all they hypotheticals I'd advise telling them because if you get your medical scheduled in the second month of healing you will in the end have to tell them and cancel causing frustrations, and my guess if they love to keep updated with what your doing to make you more competitive
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shooked1 on June 07, 2014, 21:11:04
So it appears you didn't even do your medical yet for them to decline you and close your file.
Technically yes it won't close if you never tell them. BUT If they already know you require corrective lenses I would definitely let them know. If you do say something your medical could be waiting for you after the 3 month mark.

So in then end through all they hypotheticals I'd advise telling them because if you get your medical scheduled in the second month of healing you will in the end have to tell them and cancel causing frustrations, and my guess if they love to keep updated with what your doing to make you more competitive

Thank you for your thoughts I will definitely take them into consideration.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on June 07, 2014, 22:06:13
Thank you for your thoughts I will definitely take them into consideration.

In the most simple of terms and based on your prior posts here at Army.ca.  From what I can see, you don't appear to have even reached the Medical screening portion of the recruiting process yet and have only written the CFAT/TSD.

Have you even had your Medical yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shooked1 on June 07, 2014, 22:17:53
In the most simple of terms and based on your prior posts here at Army.ca.  From what I can see, you don't appear to have even reached the Medical screening portion of the recruiting process yet and have only written the CFAT/TSD.

Have you even had your Medical yet?

I have not had my medical yet, I just passed my CFAT/TSD this past week. Just I am blind as a bat without my glasses and am sure I will not pass the vision standards without corrective surgery. I have a consultation booked is week and I am wondering if I should inform the CFRC when I plan to have surgery or just have the surgery and bring it up at my medical whenever that will be.

PS.
       I sorry if this seems like a re-post from above I have asked this question whenever I've called or gone into the CFRC but they never seem to have a medic in for me to talk to and I just trying to get a general consensus  from the community or see if someone has been in this situation and see how they handled it and how it worked out.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on June 07, 2014, 22:51:08
I have not had my medical yet, I just passed my CFAT/TSD this past week. Just I am blind as a bat without my glasses and am sure I will not pass the vision standards without corrective surgery. I have a consultation booked is week and I am wondering if I should inform the CFRC when I plan to have surgery or just have the surgery and bring it up at my medical whenever that will be.

PS.
       I sorry if this seems like a re-post from above I have asked this question whenever I've called or gone into the CFRC but they never seem to have a medic in for me to talk to and I just trying to get a general consensus  from the community or see if someone has been in this situation and see how they handled it and how it worked out.

Your best bet, just wait until they actually schedule you for the Medical.   Then go from there........
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shooked1 on June 08, 2014, 00:24:54
Your best bet, just wait until they actually schedule you for the Medical.   Then go from there........

Thank you for your input
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 08, 2014, 13:36:33
This 6 june I think all the recrutement center was close.. But Someone say he get a call this friday when it was close.. Hum weird
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on June 08, 2014, 15:43:16
This 6 june I think all the recrutement center was close.. But Someone say he get a call this friday when it was close.. Hum weird

I was never called, I called them. I spoke to my File Manager who told me that my BMQ start date is July 21st, and that I will receive a call this coming week with the offer to accept, but have been chosen for the July 21st bmq... Sorry if that confused you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BobbyCarr57 on June 08, 2014, 16:40:12
Calling the Recruiting Detachment tomorrow morning. Hopefully I get a call this week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 08, 2014, 19:38:09
Calling the Recruiting Detachment tomorrow morning. Hopefully I get a call this week.

Me too im gonna call tomorrow Good luck to you !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jayjaycf on June 08, 2014, 22:18:38
Why don't you guys just wait and see what happens, it never crossed your mind that recruiter are that hard to reach because they are busy ? They have many files to deal with and if you got selected you will get the call no matter if you call them tomorrow or not. Must be hard for a recruiter to do his work if he has to answer 50 phone calls from recruit who want to know if they have been selected, whatever time they spend doing that is time they could have use to do their job. Just my  :2c: as I said earlier if you got chosen you will get the call no need to rush the phone.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 08, 2014, 22:36:35
Why don't you guys just wait and see what happens, it never crossed your mind that recruiter are that hard to reach because they are busy ? They have many files to deal with and if you got selected you will get the call no matter if you call them tomorrow or not. Must be hard for a recruiter to do his work if he has to answer 50 phone calls from recruit who want to know if they have been selected, whatever time they spend doing that is time they could have use to do their job. Just my  :2c: as I said earlier if you got chosen you will get the call no need to rush the phone.
:goodpost:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 09, 2014, 14:53:35
Just got my call.
Infantryman.
Swearing in July 16.
Basic starts July 28.
Basic ends October 17.

Best of luck everyone!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 09, 2014, 15:00:45
Just got my call.
Infantryman.
Swearing in July 16.
Basic starts July 28.
Basic ends October 17.

Best of luck everyone!
Nice, congrats! Best of luck to you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 09, 2014, 15:05:37
Anyone lurking that has their swearing in the same day in london? Would be awesome to make early contact.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on June 09, 2014, 18:01:42
still waiting for DEO position.... no idea when... :-(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Househouse on June 09, 2014, 19:48:54
still waiting for DEO position.... no idea when... :-(

A while ago, perhaps in this thread perhaps in another, DAA (the one who seems to know everything) said that DEO selection boards were on July 23. Although I'm sure it depends on trade... it's never simple.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 09, 2014, 19:51:08
June 23 is Armoured Soldier selection. My recrutement center told me that today
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on June 09, 2014, 19:58:43
June 23 is Armoured Soldier selection. My recrutement center told me that today

Armoured was also part of the May 26th selection date as well, more then likely they are going to do Combat Arms once a month near the end till they fill up all the spots..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: tomgoetz on June 10, 2014, 17:43:45
Got the call today! Vehicle tech applied through Barrie. Swearing in July 9 BMQ starts August 4!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: B.Grewal on June 10, 2014, 17:49:45
Does anyone know when army communications information systems specialist would be selected? Or avionics systems tech? Those are my one and two choices, respectively.

I've been reluctant to call the recruiting office, I can only imagine the phone calls CFRC Toronto gets! I was merit listed in March and I won't lie every time the phone rings I hope it's them, it has not been them so far... If there's anyone out there who chose either of the above and has some info on selections, please share!

To the rest of you, I hope our time comes soon! Much congrats to all of you who have received their phone calls!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on June 10, 2014, 18:22:48
Armoured was also part of the May 26th selection date as well, more then likely they are going to do Combat Arms once a month near the end till they fill up all the spots..

My recruter said to me that they change the date once again.. Probably only for French side
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on June 10, 2014, 21:33:36
I got the official call today and accepted my offer of Vehicle Tech.  ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 10, 2014, 21:52:21
I got the official call today and accepted my offer of Vehicle Tech.  ;D

Awesome! I am still waiting on contact from my recruiting center about scheduling all my stuff, if they don't contact me this week I will be contacting them next Wednesday.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: scubasteve on June 11, 2014, 15:52:06
Just got the call, looks like I'll be heading to BMQ July 28th for infantry! Couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: village_idiot on June 12, 2014, 12:06:05
I got the call yesterday from CFRC Toronto for infantry. BMQ starts on July 21st.


Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on June 12, 2014, 17:22:06
Looks like they are making lots of infantry calls right now...
Does anyone know (or have an educated guess!) as to when upcoming selections for ACISS might be? I see the trade is still "In Demand".. (although it seems to be kind of a 'grey area' as to what that actually means!)
As you can see by my signature, I'm still in the process.. med forms are in waiting for some follow-up there.. just wondering about dates for that trade. Any help/insight would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on June 12, 2014, 19:18:41
Looks like they are making lots of infantry calls right now...
Does anyone know (or have an educated guess!) as to when upcoming selections for ACISS might be? I see the trade is still "In Demand".. (although it seems to be kind of a 'grey area' as to what that actually means!)
As you can see by my signature, I'm still in the process.. med forms are in waiting for some follow-up there.. just wondering about dates for that trade. Any help/insight would be appreciated!

As your still in the "process", you are sort of putting the cart before the horse.  But my guess would be 23 Jun.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on June 12, 2014, 19:33:46
As your still in the "process", you are sort of putting the cart before the horse.  But my guess would be 23 Jun.

I know.. just wondering. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on June 12, 2014, 19:42:08
I know.. just wondering. Thanks! :)

Selections happen throughout the year, on a continual basis, so if you miss a selection date because you haven't been merit listed, it's not that big a deal and nothing to lose sleep over.  There will be many more to come.......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on June 13, 2014, 13:28:59
Is any one here going for AVN? I'm still waiting for "THE CALL", but will like to know somebody else is in my same exact situation..

Ps. Congratulation everyone that got "THE CALL", you guys all deserve it and will be good soldiers :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FwuzzyWabbit on June 13, 2014, 16:55:55
Got the call today for ACISS! July 16 swearing in, July 21 BMQ, so happy!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on June 13, 2014, 17:38:14
Got the call today for ACISS! July 16 swearing in, July 21 BMQ, so happy!

Awesome... congratulations.. that's my chosen trade too.. hopefully the rest of the process will go quickly for me.
Best of luck to you!  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CanadianPanzer on June 13, 2014, 17:56:35
Got the call yesterday for Vehicle technician, swearing in at Montreal on the 29th July.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fox87 on June 15, 2014, 21:37:11
Is any one here going for AVN? I'm still waiting for "THE CALL", but will like to know somebody else is in my same exact situation..

Ps. Congratulation everyone that got "THE CALL", you guys all deserve it and will be good soldiers :)




Only call I got was a reply back to an voicemail I left and forgot to leave my name, but once I said my name, the MWO said that he just had my file in his hand and had been prioritizing the files after getting my scores from the TSD and combining them with my CFAT and that he was about to send me an email with more paper work to do (for the security clearance) so I could get an interview and medical done.  I asked how I did on the TSD and he said he couldn't discuss it with me, which I could understand but he seemed optimistic about it. I'm taking in my paper work tomorrow morning and hoping for the best, I have a clean record so I am not too worried, have some minor credit issues that I am currently working on to resolve so I am hoping I can get through ok.  I don't see too many people on here applying for AVN Tech.. are we the only ones? Anyone know anything about the need for bodies in this trade?

GETTING so excited... Really hoping to get in for AVN   ;D

Congrats to everyone who got their call and good luck to all those still waiting!  ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 15, 2014, 21:58:26
I am speculating that I will get some scheduling going on this week (For my Medical and Interview), my file manager emailed me letting me know that their systems have been down since last Friday, and she will be letting me know sometime this week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on June 15, 2014, 23:16:41



Only call I got was a reply back to an voicemail I left and forgot to leave my name, but once I said my name, the MWO said that he just had my file in his hand and had been prioritizing the files after getting my scores from the TSD and combining them with my CFAT and that he was about to send me an email with more paper work to do (for the security clearance) so I could get an interview and medical done.  I asked how I did on the TSD and he said he couldn't discuss it with me, which I could understand but he seemed optimistic about it. I'm taking in my paper work tomorrow morning and hoping for the best, I have a clean record so I am not too worried, have some minor credit issues that I am currently working on to resolve so I am hoping I can get through ok.  I don't see too many people on here applying for AVN Tech.. are we the only ones? Anyone know anything about the need for bodies in this trade?

GETTING so excited... Really hoping to get in for AVN   ;D

Congrats to everyone who got their call and good luck to all those still waiting!  ;)


Been there, know the feeling... I have almost a year on process, and my medical just got back the MRO. Just waiting on my PLAR result which is taking FOREVER . Last conversation with my recruiter  (last friday), he said and quote " your file is still active. I spoke with processing and encouraged them to follow-up on your prior learning assessment review. In the meantime we are proceeding with other aspect of your application.  Please know that your application is competitive and when the selection board is held (date is undetermined to date) it is very likely your application may be considered for several AVN TECH positions. While it is difficult to "hurry up and wait" it is the nature of the process". Hoping to get merit listed anytime know, but this is TURTURE.. But like they say : those who wait the long, can wait the short.. Hope everything go well with you, I have some credit issues, but was not a problem...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on June 16, 2014, 01:23:28
A while ago, perhaps in this thread perhaps in another, DAA (the one who seems to know everything) said that DEO selection boards were on July 23. Although I'm sure it depends on trade... it's never simple.

my trade will NOT select on July 23, loooool.....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on June 16, 2014, 14:52:16
Hey guys,

Im going in for AVN Tech aswell.
They just need to call my refrences and then i should be merit listed in about 1 month i hope...
The waiting around is hard but i think it will be worth it.
Hoping to get in on a Fall BMQ but the recruiter said there are no selection dates yet for AVN Tech...
So the wait continues.
Good luck to everyone.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: barkz05 on June 17, 2014, 15:13:51
Does anyone know when the next selection for the Naval operator trades will be? I've just been merit listed and my three trade choices are NES OP, NAVCOMM, and NCI OP. Thanks for any info!  :)
Title: Combat Engineer Selection Dates
Post by: ace1125 on June 18, 2014, 11:24:45
I was wondering if anyone knows the next selection date for Combat Engineers?  I am waiting on my reliability screening to go through so I'm hoping it will be done before the next selection.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Combat Engineer Selection Dates
Post by: MrMace on June 18, 2014, 12:00:52
I was wondering if anyone knows the next selection dates for Combat Engineers?  I am waiting on my reliability screening to go through so I'm hoping it will be done before the next selection.

Thanks!

I'd also like to know this as well. My recruiter doesn't know of a set date for them or Artillery.
Title: Re: Combat Engineer Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 18, 2014, 19:01:51
I'd also like to know this as well. My recruiter doesn't know of a set date for them or Artillery.

My guess would be, and this is just a guess, right after the current/next courses that are loaded with the selected tradesman.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on June 19, 2014, 09:01:06
Does anyone know when the next selection for the Naval operator trades will be? I've just been merit listed and my three trade choices are NES OP, NAVCOMM, and NCI OP. Thanks for any info!

13 Aug for all three of your choices.

I was wondering if anyone knows the next selection date for Combat Engineers?  I am waiting on my reliability screening to go through so I'm hoping it will be done before the next selection.

23 Jun
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Kolzoo on June 19, 2014, 18:01:06
Selection dates for Infantry?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 19, 2014, 18:02:21
Yeah infantry dates?  I don't think I made it this round kind of disappointed maybe next round
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on June 20, 2014, 00:15:27
Selection dates for Infantry?
I am pretty sure its the same as Cbt Eng, which I think is the 23rd of June.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on June 23, 2014, 04:15:11
Well, here we go again. Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 23, 2014, 09:50:55
Well, here we go again. Good luck everyone!

To those waiting on their selection today. Give the RC's twp weeks to process the files. Im being hippocritical, just be patient right now. The file managers are busy enough.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on June 23, 2014, 10:09:56
Good luck to one and all on Selection day today!

My interviewer told me that there are selection boards for ACISS, Comms Rsch, and Supply Tech today as well.
Apparently the next ones for ACISS and Supply Tech aren't scheduled until November.. more waiting for me...

 :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 23, 2014, 12:10:13
So there is another round of infantry selections again?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 23, 2014, 13:17:16
So there is another round of infantry selections again?
Read the thread... It was stated on this page.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Braveheart on June 23, 2014, 14:43:33
Today Leroy, the 23rd of June according to DAA's post. Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on June 23, 2014, 14:57:21
Leroy.. one thing that will get you in hot water around this place is not reading through previous posts before you ask a question. Not saying it's right or wrong, that's just the way it is.

In answer to your question you would have only had to look back to 12 June when DAA posted THIS:

"Selections happen throughout the year, on a continual basis, so if you miss a selection date because you haven't been merit listed, it's not that big a deal and nothing to lose sleep over.  There will be many more to come......."

You don't want to run afoul of the veteran posters/moderators here!  ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 23, 2014, 15:00:13
Sorry... I was just confirming if there was another round.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 23, 2014, 18:41:20
Sorry... I was just confirming if there was another round.

There will always be another round so long as Canada exists
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 23, 2014, 18:49:10
There will always be another round so long as Canada exists
You don't say
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: scubasteve on June 24, 2014, 02:38:42
just to let you guys know so you aren't getting super anxious, it took about 2 weeks after the last selection date to get my call for infantry. so keeps your heads up. best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 24, 2014, 10:04:40
just to let you guys know so you aren't getting super anxious, it took about 2 weeks after the last selection date to get my call for infantry. so keeps your heads up. best of luck!
Same here, 2 weeks is almost the minimum time between selection and "the call." A few of you will receive your calls on say the seconda Wednesday or Thursday after aelections, but most wont hear anything until the second Monday.
Be patient and best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 27, 2014, 10:02:30
Is it possible to be merit listed and never get the call?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on June 27, 2014, 10:30:29
Is it possible to be merit listed and never get the call?

If there are people on the list higher then you are and not enough jobs to go around yes. It is entirely possible to never get a call
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 27, 2014, 12:08:57
One more question, after how long on being on the list would you assume you won't get the call?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on June 27, 2014, 12:11:44
People have gotten the call anywhere from 6 months to a year or two after being merit listed. There is not set in stone date.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 27, 2014, 12:12:58
One more question, after how long on being on the list would you assume you won't get the call?
Its hard to say. If youre on the list that means your apt enough for the trade. Just cross some fingers, make some calls, and work on past failures.
Is it possible to be merit listed and never get the call?

If you are merit listed and dont receive a call for the first selection of your trades, you should take some courses be it night school, highschool, third party courses, college courses, etc... This will only add to your file and should with any luck raise your competativeness level...
Just my opinion based on everything ive read on here..
Dont get discouraged if you dont get a call right away, keep your head up, work on some old grades, and work out.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 27, 2014, 12:14:43
Ive seen a few examples of guys having waited 5+ years, but I believe that was their own doing; postponing their application to pursue other things.
Those are few and far between though..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on June 27, 2014, 12:15:09
Yeah I am in no hurry I was only listed a couple months ago so no need to panic right now, my time will come eventually
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 27, 2014, 12:23:33
Yeah I am in no hurry I was only listed a couple months ago so no need to panic right now, my time will come eventually

good [wo]man! Hope you get your call soon buddy.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on June 27, 2014, 17:54:02
To those that already have start dates, were you called in the morning or afternoon?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 27, 2014, 18:52:34
To those that already have start dates, were you called in the morning or afternoon?
Dont think it really matters, they call you when they have your job offer and have a few minutes to give you the offer.
My call lasted approximately 15 minutes and involved verbally accepting the offer. Being asked a series of relationship questions for benefits and to classify you as common law, single or married. Contact information confirmation. And being informed of an email to follow the verbal confirmation with written as documentable proof.

The email included a second offering of employment to be replied to in the affirmative or negative, a link to a website outlining everything to have upon arrival at cflrs, the date of your swearing ceremony (sometimes determined later on), the date of your bmq, 3 documents to fill out (two of which required for the swearing in and one for the first day of bmq) and some various personal specific information.

The three documents are;
the NOK identification - next of kin
The ECN - emergency contact notification
And;
Security clearance form (330-60E I believe)

Dont get hung up on exact and specific times for contact. It happena when it happens.

As far as having an autobiography written out..
Have fun finding some 8-1/2 x 14 paper... I ordered 3 pads of 50 sheets for 5$ a pad... No where carries it on hand, only catalogue.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on June 27, 2014, 19:06:03
Dont think it really matters, they call you when they have your job offer and have a few minutes to give you the offer.
My call lasted approximately 15 minutes and involved verbally accepting the offer. Being asked a series of relationship questions for benefits and to classify you as common law, single or married. Contact information confirmation. And being informed of an email to follow the verbal confirmation with written as documentable proof.

The email included a second offering of employment to be replied to in the affirmative or negative, a link to a website outlining everything to have upon arrival at cflrs, the date of your swearing ceremony (sometimes determined later on), the date of your bmq, 3 documents to fill out (two of which required for the swearing in and one for the first day of bmq) and some various personal specific information.

The three documents are;
the NOK identification - next of kin
The ECN - emergency contact notification
And;
Security clearance form (330-60E I believe)

Dont get hung up on exact and specific times for contact. It happena when it happens.

As far as having an autobiography written out..
Have fun finding some 8-1/2 x 14 paper... I ordered 3 pads of 50 sheets for 5$ a pad... No where carries it on hand, only catalogue.
Oh wow thanks for all the info! It's good to know that it's a longer call. My work is fairly lenient about cell phone use at work (especially for important stuff like this),  but if it's that long I'll make sure to wait for a break to return a missed call.

I guess 3pm on a Friday afternoon is safe to say they won't be making calls today. Does anyone know if the RCs are closed Monday for the holiday on Tues?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 27, 2014, 22:13:05
Oh wow thanks for all the info! It's good to know that it's a longer call. My work is fairly lenient about cell phone use at work (especially for important stuff like this),  but if it's that long I'll make sure to wait for a break to return a missed call.

I guess 3pm on a Friday afternoon is safe to say they won't be making calls today. Does anyone know if the RCs are closed Monday for the holiday on Tues?

From everyone ive talked to and everything Ive read on here; theyre almost all regionally dependent.... No saying what ones are open or closed. Best of luck.
Also, currently in the reply screen and cant remember when the last selection date was, when was selection for your trades SarahRad?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on June 28, 2014, 14:15:32
From everyone ive talked to and everything Ive read on here; theyre almost all regionally dependent.... No saying what ones are open or closed. Best of luck.
Also, currently in the reply screen and cant remember when the last selection date was, when was selection for your trades SarahRad?

Selection for my trade was June 23rd.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 28, 2014, 16:31:46
Selection for my trade was June 23rd.
Give it until NEXT Monday before you start to worry about being selected... I know the wait between selection date and the call feel like an eternity. Been there... Ive also been impationt but I waited for my call and I leav in exactly 4 weeks.

Just take it easy, continue to push your abilities in the gym and in running especially. The call will come when the rc has your offer
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on June 28, 2014, 18:00:05
Give it until NEXT Monday before you start to worry about being selected... I know the wait between selection date and the call feel like an eternity. Been there... Ive also been impationt but I waited for my call and I leav in exactly 4 weeks.

Just take it easy, continue to push your abilities in the gym and in running especially. The call will come when the rc has your offer

I've noticed that every other selection date I've seen on here has had a roughly 7-10 day wait for a phone call. I know I'm still a bit early here, but only by a few days. Last month there was 2 selection Mondays in a row which is why there was like 2 straight weeks of people getting phone calls.

I'm trying not to be impatient. I've had much longer waiting times for other jobs (that I didn't get unfortunately) but I can only have every single person I know ask me "have you heard yet?!" on a daily basis for so long before I scream. :P
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: steiner0400 on June 28, 2014, 18:20:55
I've noticed that every other selection date I've seen on here has had a roughly 7-10 day wait for a phone call. I know I'm still a bit early here, but only by a few days. Last month there was 2 selection Mondays in a row which is why there was like 2 straight weeks of people getting phone calls.

I'm trying not to be impatient. I've had much longer waiting times for other jobs (that I didn't get unfortunately) but I can only have every single person I know ask me "have you heard yet?!" on a daily basis for so long before I scream. :P
Inforn them that you will let them know when you know..?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on June 28, 2014, 18:22:33
Inforn them that you will let them know when you know..?

Trust me I have. They're all just as excited as I am though. Oh well. :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: halifamous on June 30, 2014, 15:50:11
I was talking about scheduled dates about medical and interview. I was told by my file manager that the way processing is now not everyone gets a medical and interview. After the CFAT they decide whether or not they're going to process you further, and that's even if you qualified for your trades. If you qualify for your trades but are deemed not competitive enough they offer other trades or tell you that they will not be continuing processing.

In my case I am still being processed, and I am waiting for a medical and interview scheduled date, I just can't call them up and ask for a medical and interview scheduled date.... I have to wait for my file manager to contact me.

When the recruiter called me to schedule a medical/interview he congratulated me. He said not everyone is sent through to this stage anymore. Makes sense to me, if your CFAT and other factors aren't competitive why bother spending the time and money on medical and interview.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: halifamous on June 30, 2014, 16:07:17
A while ago, perhaps in this thread perhaps in another, DAA (the one who seems to know everything) said that DEO selection boards were on July 23. Although I'm sure it depends on trade... it's never simple.

Looks like the conversation here: http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=114680.0

Some debate over last week of June and last week of July. Possible it's both with varying trades?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: George Wallace on June 30, 2014, 16:52:22
Can anyone verify this? i can't find the original post this is referring to and the search function is disabled.

 ::)


Like so many who are having trouble finding things, it can usually be traced back to their not READING, first the conditions of membership to the site, and then such "STICKIED" topics as this:

BEFORE YOU POST - READ THIS: (http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=82669.0)




Read that, and then pass it along to ALL your friends.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Matt11 on July 02, 2014, 16:03:45
GOT THE PHONE CALL!!!!! BMQ the 15 of sept ( in french)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on July 02, 2014, 16:13:46
GOT THE PHONE CALL!!!!! BMQ the 15 of sept ( in french)
Congratulations!! What trade?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Matt11 on July 02, 2014, 17:30:02
Congratulations!! What trade?
Firefighter!!!best of luck to everyone else! stay close to the phones lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Foster007 on July 03, 2014, 13:21:24
I just got the call for AWST! BMQ is September 8th. I'M SO EXCITED!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on July 03, 2014, 13:31:47
Hey everyone:

Anyone know when the next selection date for AVN Tech is?

Im starting to get very excited.

Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DukeLuke56 on July 03, 2014, 13:34:39
Congrats to both of you for getting the call for BMQ! Good luck!

Currently waiting to hear back to schedule a medical/interview. I doubt I'll get everything done in time for an August-September BMOQ date.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on July 03, 2014, 15:24:32
Hey Jim11333, I just came from the CFRC Toronto and was told AVN is currently NOT hiring, but could happen soon. I'm also just waiting on selection, that's why I went down to ask and got this shocking news :( hopefully we get the chance soon buddy
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on July 03, 2014, 15:34:03
That is very shocking! I was told in April there were several positions available...
I don't think there is a selection date yet for AVN Tech which is frustrating.
Looks like we may end up going on a winter BMQ at the earliest.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on July 03, 2014, 16:03:48
I was hopping to avoid that, but it look like we are gonna be running in the snow...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on July 03, 2014, 16:10:14
Beside that, Where are you from? Im from Toronto, you are the first person I know that share my waiting status...feel free to PM me anytime ans we can share the waiting experience, hopefully cutting the waiting stress ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: skuoc019 on July 03, 2014, 23:04:12
So I recently got a call to come in for a pre-security interview this month. I wrote the CFAT near the end of June and qualified for all the trades I wanted. I a just wondering as to if this interview is the one that comes with the medical part of the application process or a background check ? I noticed no one called their interview a pre-security interview and had their interview and medicals on the same day. I was told to dress business-casual and to bring some forms that needed to be filled out.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Tsaorina on July 04, 2014, 00:50:50
Does anyone know when the next selection dates for WFE tech and MET tech are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on July 04, 2014, 16:51:15

Does anyone know when the next selection dates for WFE tech and MET tech are?
I applied for both of those as well! I was told selection was July 23, but that could have been for my first choice.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: thejadepixie on July 04, 2014, 18:17:58
I just came from the CFRC Toronto and was told AVN is currently NOT hiring, but could happen soon.
That's weird because I was just at my RC today and was told they still had a lot of spots to fill for AVS and AVN this year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on July 04, 2014, 19:08:15
That's weird because I was just at my RC today and was told they still had a lot of spots to fill for AVS and AVN this year.

I really hope so, it wouldn't be the first they give me a wrong information. Did they give you any date for selection and how many openings?? :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: thejadepixie on July 04, 2014, 21:45:02
I really hope so, it wouldn't be the first they give me a wrong information. Did they give you any date for selection and how many openings?? :)
Nothing too specific unfortunately. All he said is that they have about 4000 openings (across all open/hiring trades) that need to be filled. I'm just hoping things start to pick up soon. I guess part of the reason for some of the lag with applications now is they're in a transition period. Apparently starting this September everything is being done out of Borden. The RC's call all applicants to write the CFAT, send the scores to the new "Head Office" for recruiting in Borden, and they decide which applicants from each RC is selected for further processing (medical, interviews).
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on July 04, 2014, 22:12:45
Oh wow I'm on home stretch, hope things get better or this coming selection. I still don't know why they cant just be open about. W all know this is a waiting game, making us wait on false hope is just tooooo much to handle. Thanks Sarah, hopefully we get to turn some fasteners in the same airframe one day  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on July 05, 2014, 16:30:34
I called my File manager a few weeks back and he told me that I now have a new file manager.  I've been merit listed since the end of February for infantry. Hopefully I get the call soon so I can begin my career in the CF.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on July 05, 2014, 17:18:43
My fingers are crossed for you DeadEye229! but I have been merit listed since September 2013 Infantry, so it MIGHT be a wait yet.. Best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Captain Mark on July 07, 2014, 09:51:18
Hey Jim11333, I just came from the CFRC Toronto and was told AVN is currently NOT hiring, but could happen soon. I'm also just waiting on selection, that's why I went down to ask and got this shocking news :( hopefully we get the chance soon buddy

By AVN, do you mean AVN TECH?

AVN TECH and AVS TECH are currently open. Selection boards will be held towards the end of July and August. Stay in touch with your Detachment.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on July 07, 2014, 10:29:16

Selection boards will be held towards the end of July and August. Stay in touch with your Detachment.


Good morning!

While we're on the subject, are there any selection boards for ACISS, Supply Tech or Comms Rsch scheduled this summer? When I completed my interview I was told that after 23 June there weren't any more on the calendar until November...but that they might be added based on demand/supply.

Thank you for your time!

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on July 07, 2014, 14:46:11
Hey, I am waiting on the call for AVN tech out of the Ottawa recruitment Center .

Are the selections that you speak for avn tech apply to all detachments?

I was told each detachment has different selection dates is this true?

Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: halifamous on July 07, 2014, 17:05:47
Hey, I am waiting on the call for AVN tech out of the Ottawa recruitment Center .

Are the selections that you speak for avn tech apply to all detachments?

I was told each detachment has different selection dates is this true?

Thank you

Based on what I've read so far, no that isn't true. It sounds like the selection board is done centrally and takes all the merit listed applicants from across the country.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Tsaorina on July 07, 2014, 17:31:51
I applied for both of those as well! I was told selection was July 23, but that could have been for my first choice.

Nice to see someone else applying to some of the same trades as me! Not sure if I will be ready for July 23rd though. Been waiting since around May 9 for my medical to be processed and background check to be completed. One of my references did let me know that he was contacted though. Fingers crossed for both of us.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on July 07, 2014, 17:32:15
Got The CALL ! Armoured Soldier BMQ start 15 Sept. (French Platoon)  :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on July 07, 2014, 17:34:17

Nice to see someone else applying to some of the same trades as me! Not sure if I will be ready for July 23rd though. Been waiting since around May 9 for my medical to be processed and background check to be completed. One of my references did let me know that he was contacted though. Fingers crossed for both of us.

Oh geez. My recruiting centre said they were trying to get me processed in time for selection but I JUST did my medical, my references haven't been contacted And my interview is tomorrow. I likely won't be ready either! We can still hope!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 07, 2014, 17:54:17
Got The CALL ! Armoured Soldier BMQ start 15 Sept. (French Platoon)  :cdn:

Congrats
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: sunny1994 on July 07, 2014, 20:44:49
Got The CALL ! Armoured Soldier BMQ start 15 Sept. (French Platoon)  :cdn:

NICE!! your application went sooo fast! Jealous!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on July 08, 2014, 13:30:38
I was getting concerned about not getting a call yet so I emailed my file manager last night to just touch base. I got an auto reply saying he was away July 3-9. That explains a lot! Nervous feelings gone. :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Matt11 on July 08, 2014, 14:04:42
Got The CALL ! Armoured Soldier BMQ start 15 Sept. (French Platoon)  :cdn:
  Nice! le meme que le mien! jai trop hate!! lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: infabas on July 09, 2014, 07:40:23
I got the call yesterday !
Infantry

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: runormal on July 09, 2014, 08:49:13
13 Aug for all three of your choices.


I see you said selection for these trades "NES OP, NAVCOMM, and NCI OP" are on that date. Would I be safe to assume that marine Engineer is also getting selected that day?

Thanks in advance, I have a friend who is applying for that trade.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on July 09, 2014, 09:40:53
I see you said selection for these trades "NES OP, NAVCOMM, and NCI OP" are on that date. Would I be safe to assume that marine Engineer is also getting selected that day?

Thanks in advance, I have a friend who is applying for that trade.

Dates have now changed to 23 Jul for your three choices and also for Mar Eng.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on July 09, 2014, 09:54:25
Can anyone confirm selection dates for AVN tech?

Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: George Wallace on July 09, 2014, 10:13:55
Hey everyone:

Anyone know when the next selection date for AVN Tech is?

Im starting to get very excited.

Thanks
Hey, I am waiting on the call for AVN tech out of the Ottawa recruitment Center .

Are the selections that you speak for avn tech apply to all detachments?

I was told each detachment has different selection dates is this true?

Thank you
Can anyone confirm selection dates for AVN tech?

Thanks

You are sounding like a broken record......If you can understand that......If not....Follow the advice to go visit your CAFRC and ask a Recruiter for that information.   You don't have to spam the site daily with the same friggin question.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on July 09, 2014, 10:46:06
I'm not trying to spam the site I'm just keeping contact with everyone.
I do not live close to my recruitment Center so I enjoy using this site for information. That is what it is here for.
Anyone with info on the AVN trade please let me know.
Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on July 09, 2014, 10:54:02
You should call your recruitment center and get fix on that selection date
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on July 09, 2014, 11:05:46
That's my plan but the last 2 weeks I have been trying and nobody ever answers so maybe they were closed for awhile.

Anyways I will contact them somehow.

Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on July 09, 2014, 11:11:48
That's my plan but the last 2 weeks I have been trying and nobody ever answers so maybe they were closed for awhile.

Anyways I will contact them somehow.

Thanks

When you gonna be with them on the phone, demand the post number of the person who processed your file.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Davidtp on July 09, 2014, 17:47:48
JUst received a voicemail asking me to call em back for files update ( i been merit listed since may 10th) finger crossed !!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on July 09, 2014, 23:43:53
I spoke to my file manager today and was informed that the next selection dates for combat engineer arn't until October. Alot more waiting to come...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on July 11, 2014, 19:24:48
Just got the call!! I start BMQ Sep 15. Best late Friday news ever!!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: stayfrosty on July 11, 2014, 19:39:41
I spoke to my file manager today and was informed that the next selection dates for combat engineer arn't until October. Alot more waiting to come...

I hear that... checked on my file this week and was told November is the next selection board for ACISS and SUP TECH.

As she said 'no news is good news'. I should only hear from them if for some reason my application isn't moving forward. She told me that I won't even get a call when/if I am merit listed! Anyone else encounter this?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SarahRad on July 11, 2014, 20:09:47
I hear that... checked on my file this week and was told November is the next selection board for ACISS and SUP TECH.

As she said 'no news is good news'. I should only hear from them if for some reason my application isn't moving forward. She told me that I won't even get a call when/if I am merit listed! Anyone else encounter this?

I received a letter in the mail telling me I was merit listed. It was the only progress with my file that wasn't accompanied by a phone call and/or email.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mlavoie on July 11, 2014, 20:10:49
I hear that... checked on my file this week and was told November is the next selection board for ACISS and SUP TECH.

As she said 'no news is good news'. I should only hear from them if for some reason my application isn't moving forward. She told me that I won't even get a call when/if I am merit listed! Anyone else encounter this?

I went to my CFRC today and been told to go back on Monday to sign a job offer and I didn't even knew I was merit listed and someone told me to get a job offer you have to be merit listed so I would think they don't call to let people know they are merit listed. but if you go in person to the recruitment center you might have better chances of getting updates.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fox87 on July 11, 2014, 20:56:55
I went to my CFRC today and been told to go back on Monday to sign a job offer and I didn't even knew I was merit listed and someone told me to get a job offer you have to be merit listed so I would think they don't call to let people know they are merit listed. but if you go in person to the recruitment center you might have better chances of getting updates.

Hey, just curious if they told you what job they were offering you.
Congratulations by the way :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mlavoie on July 11, 2014, 21:04:04
Hey, just curious if they told you what job they were offering you.
Congratulations by the way :)

Avs Tech  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DukeLuke56 on July 12, 2014, 07:54:16
Went to my CFRC yesterday for some more info or an update. Still no word for my medical/interview. They did tell me that the selection dates for AEC and Pilot were July 28th, and the following selection date isn't until mid-November. Considering I still have the initial interview/medical to do, as well as go through the Aircrew Selection in Trenton, it seems like November is the new goal.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Brandonfw on July 12, 2014, 22:07:10
Went to my CFRC yesterday for some more info or an update. Still no word for my medical/interview. They did tell me that the selection dates for AEC and Pilot were July 28th, and the following selection date isn't until mid-November. Considering I still have the initial interview/medical to do, as well as go through the Aircrew Selection in Trenton, it seems like November is the new goal.

Well good luck, and never give up!  ;D

-Brandonfw
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on July 13, 2014, 12:23:50
Went to my CFRC yesterday for some more info or an update. Still no word for my medical/interview. They did tell me that the selection dates for AEC and Pilot were July 28th, and the following selection date isn't until mid-November. Considering I still have the initial interview/medical to do, as well as go through the Aircrew Selection in Trenton, it seems like November is the new goal.
you have only waited a month for your medical/interview some of us have been waiting 4+ months.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on July 15, 2014, 23:57:01
Relax buddy, relax...

My file manager told me to update my references, and to give him a call if I don't hear anything by August 1st. DEO here, if it makes any difference.

I am perfectly relaxed haha, I am just saying be patient it takes time.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Newguy1 on July 16, 2014, 02:16:11
AC Op selection is July 23 or 25, couldn't quite hear what he said.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: LS3 on July 16, 2014, 17:40:33
Received "the" call today. Was selected for AESOp from the june 23rd selection board. Goes to show the calls are still going out. BMQ is September 1st. Good luck to those still waiting!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jim11333 on July 17, 2014, 16:24:30
Just got the job offer for AVN tech!

Off to BMQ September 1st.

So pumped.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on July 17, 2014, 16:41:06
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fox87 on July 17, 2014, 18:26:38
Just got the job offer for AVN tech!

Off to BMQ September 1st.

So pumped.

That's great, congrats!!! Guess I might miss this one. My medical and interview are not for another 2 weeks :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on July 17, 2014, 19:39:52
Oh waooo congrats... I hope I'll get my turn before the end of the month :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Terrance450 on July 18, 2014, 04:49:32
Way back on page 17 there was mention that selections for Med-Tech was in July or August.  If possible, could someone please confirm this? 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PMedMoe on July 18, 2014, 08:24:55
Way back on page 17 there was mention that selections for Med-Tech was in July or August.  If possible, could someone please confirm this?

Yes, it was on page 17.    ;D

 ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on July 18, 2014, 09:40:52
Way back on page 17 there was mention that selections for Med-Tech was in July or August.  If possible, could someone please confirm this?

As of today for Med Tech, Nov and Jan.  Dates are subject to change based on requirements.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: halifamous on July 18, 2014, 15:57:23
Went to my CFRC yesterday for some more info or an update. Still no word for my medical/interview. They did tell me that the selection dates for AEC and Pilot were July 28th, and the following selection date isn't until mid-November. Considering I still have the initial interview/medical to do, as well as go through the Aircrew Selection in Trenton, it seems like November is the new goal.

Last I had heard AEC selection was July 23. Has the date changed?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DukeLuke56 on July 19, 2014, 09:31:04
Last I had heard AEC selection was July 23. Has the date changed?

I am also applying for DEO for AEC. The sergeant at my local CFRC indicated that the selection date for AEC was July 28th.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on July 21, 2014, 15:11:40
Good luck to everyone on the coming selections July 23rd.

Fingers crossed! ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueDuck on July 21, 2014, 16:10:42
I've been told July 23 for all DEO positions.

Good luck all.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: GraemeCaughill on July 21, 2014, 19:55:29
Are the combat arms trades selecting in October and November? (Infantry) Or does anyone have an earlier date? Just waiting for my reference check. Finally through everything else. Almost a year into the process.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 21, 2014, 20:51:03
Are the combat arms trades selecting in October and November? (Infantry) Or does anyone have an earlier date? Just waiting for my reference check. Finally through everything else. Almost a year into the process.

Nov. 4 and 23rd for combat arms if in fact the 23rd ones happen. I have been hearing conflicting info about whether the selections on this date will still happen.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on July 21, 2014, 21:16:20
After I was given the "No" for MP I was told by my file manager during my follow-up interview that selection for combat arms is August 3rd. I changed my trades to Infanty, Armoured and Combat Engineer. So if you have been merit listed you may receive a call early to mid August; this is based on knowledge received from my file manager. Best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on July 22, 2014, 11:01:11
As we eagerly await July 23rd and hope for good news phone calls, I'm wondering how selection boards actually operate. I understand the process of being merit listed - you are awarded points for your performance on CFAT, medical, interview, etc. But how does the selection board actually select individuals? Is the applicant with the highest score on the merit list automatically offered the position, or does the selection board do a review of the files? Is the selection board made-up of officers in that trade, or is it a combination of different trades? I'm just curious as to how the process works  :)

I read a report that explains how the recruitment process for officers worked in the late 1990s but it seems to have changed quite a bit - back then, candidates were actually merit listed and assigned scores by the selection board, rather than by the recruiting center. The rationale was to be able to standardize how candidates were ranked nationally, but it seems like an awful lot of work!
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p010373.pdf
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: B.Grewal on July 22, 2014, 14:22:32
I am a little confused, is the 23rd of July the selection date for Officers, only? Just curious ...

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on July 22, 2014, 14:52:00
No, July 23 is for NCMs too.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ace1125 on July 23, 2014, 10:18:10
Nov. 4 and 23rd for combat arms if in fact the 23rd ones happen. I have been hearing conflicting info about whether the selections on this date will still happen.

Does anyone know if the 23rd selection date doesn't happen will they have another one shortly after to replace it? Just asking because I am on the verge of being merit listed but don't think it happened by the 22nd, calling later to find out.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 23, 2014, 10:22:31
Does anyone know if the 23rd selection date doesn't happen will they have another one shortly after to replace it? Just asking because I am on the verge of being merit listed but don't think it happened by the 22nd, calling later to find out.

From what I was told, Armoured is Aug 3rd, Infantry is Aug 25th, then nothing until November 3rd which I believe is Combat Eng
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on July 23, 2014, 12:04:25
Thats promising news KerryBlue. Hopefully my almost 2 year wait is finally going to end.   :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 23, 2014, 12:07:12
Thats promising news KerryBlue. Hopefully my almost 2 year wait is finally going to end.   :cdn:

Yep, I'm at what a year and 3 months. By the time I'm hopefully off to BMQ for either Inf or Eng it will be close to a year and a half 2 years.
Title: Jul 23 DEO Selections
Post by: BlueDuck on July 23, 2014, 12:10:43
Just thought I'd start a thread for anyone waiting to hear.  If you so wish, you can share what you have applied for and/or when you've received an offer. 

Hoping to be selected for PAO here.

Good luck all!!! :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on July 23, 2014, 12:12:36
The waiting game sucks but I know getting that call will make it all worth it. Good luck. :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on July 23, 2014, 18:15:12
I too am on the verge of or was just merit listed.
My CFRC does not provide selection dates anymore. Does anyone know what the selection date for
RMS Clerk
Met Tech
WFE Tech

Are after July 23rd selection?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Tsaorina on July 23, 2014, 20:27:48
I too am on the verge of or was just merit listed.
My CFRC does not provide selection dates anymore. Does anyone know what the selection date for
RMS Clerk
Met Tech
WFE Tech

Are after July 23rd selection?

From what my CFRC told me last week, Met tech has no openings anymore and WFE tech has only 4 openings and there is no other selection date scheduled. RMS - I have no idea.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on July 24, 2014, 08:38:29
I too am on the verge of or was just merit listed.
My CFRC does not provide selection dates anymore. Does anyone know what the selection date for
RMS Clerk
Met Tech
WFE Tech

Are after July 23rd selection?

RMS Clk - 25 Aug

Met Tech and WFE Tech - probably not until Jan 15.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on July 24, 2014, 08:39:40

RMS Clk - 25 Aug

Met Tech and WFE Tech - probably not until Jan 15.
Thank you! :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on July 24, 2014, 08:40:11

From what my CFRC told me last week, Met tech has no openings anymore and WFE tech has only 4 openings and there is no other selection date scheduled. RMS - I have no idea.
I had heard the same thing about Met Tech and WFE :(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on July 24, 2014, 11:23:04
Has anyone else tried getting a file update only to be told that they dont give updates anymore and were forced to sit and wait for them to call?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 24, 2014, 11:27:30
Has anyone else tried getting a file update only to be told that they dont give updates anymore and were forced to sit and wait for them to call?

Are you out of CFRC Toronto?

The new policy is that you can no longer call the main desk to get an update. Trying emailing your MCC or your file manager. Or the forces.cs website has a ling for a contact us about your online application email.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on July 24, 2014, 11:45:14
No, my CFRC was always very welcoming and actually encouraged me to follow-up every few weeks to ensure my file was moving along. That being said, I would follow-up in person. Having spent quite a bit of time in the lobby of the CFRC, I can attest to the fact that the person manning reception is often very busy and does not get to answer every phone call. I can only imagine that it would be even worst in a metropolis like Toronto!

Second point: CFRCs are renowned for not being "client-focused" - many applicants think of themselves as clients, but that is absolutely not the case (see thread about "the CF doesn't owe you a job"). The client in recruitment is the CF, and they have a huge pool of applicants to choose from (although the lack of follow-up is something that the ombudsman criticized in his 2006 review of the recruitment system). Imagine that the CF is like a client at the grocery store who needs 4 apples for a recipe, and they are trying to figure out which apples to buy from the bin. Only a fraction of the apples are going to get "inspected", and of these, even fewer will ultimately be purchased. Even though the grocery store client has glanced at all of the apples, not everyone gets to go on to every stage of the competition process - so if your CFAT score is on the lower end of the percentile, you may not be selected to continue on in the process. Or if you're a Gala apple but they need Red Delicious, you'll be put at the back of the bin. The point of this metaphor: If you have been waiting months for a medical or interview, you should ask them straight-up if your file is competitive or not. If you've been waiting months to just get through the door and have your file processed, you should ask them if the trades you applied for are in demand or not (if they are closed they won't process your file at that time). If the jobs you applied for are in demand, and you are told that your file is competitive, show your motivation for the job by showing up to the recruitment center once in a while to get an update on the process.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: dankcco on July 24, 2014, 12:08:22
No, my CFRC was always very welcoming and actually encouraged me to follow-up every few weeks to ensure my file was moving along. That being said, I would follow-up in person. Having spent quite a bit of time in the lobby of the CFRC, I can attest to the fact that the person manning reception is often very busy and does not get to answer every phone call. I can only imagine that it would be even worst in a metropolis like Toronto!

Second point: CFRCs are renowned for not being "client-focused" - many applicants think of themselves as clients, but that is absolutely not the case (see thread about "the CF doesn't owe you a job"). The client in recruitment is the CF, and they have a huge pool of applicants to choose from (although the lack of follow-up is something that the ombudsman criticized in his 2006 review of the recruitment system). Imagine that the CF is like a client at the grocery store who needs 4 apples for a recipe, and they are trying to figure out which apples to buy from the bin. Only a fraction of the apples are going to get "inspected", and of these, even fewer will ultimately be purchased. Even though the grocery store client has glanced at all of the apples, not everyone gets to go on to every stage of the competition process - so if your CFAT score is on the lower end of the percentile, you may not be selected to continue on in the process. Or if you're a Gala apple but they need Red Delicious, you'll be put at the back of the bin. The point of this metaphor: If you have been waiting months for a medical or interview, you should ask them straight-up if your file is competitive or not. If you've been waiting months to just get through the door and have your file processed, you should ask them if the trades you applied for are in demand or not (if they are closed they won't process your file at that time). If the jobs you applied for are in demand, and you are told that your file is competitive, show your motivation for the job by showing up to the recruitment center once in a while to get an update on the process.

 :goodpost:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on July 24, 2014, 12:21:52
Yes I'm out of Toronto. I've finished all testing and was just waiting on the commissionaires office to process my fingerprints to be merit listed. When last at the office someone told me after two months to call and make sure that I have been merit listed or they might misplace or forget my file. As I already went through this with the North Bay office slacking on sending my info to Toronto, I really want to know my answer. The distrust I have for these guys is immense. I'm going infantry by the way and hopefully I get in the next selection as I've been waiting since October 2012.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 24, 2014, 12:30:59
The distrust I have for these guys is immense. I'm going infantry by the way and hopefully I get in the next selection as I've been waiting since October 2012.

RC Ottawa "forgot" to process my request for transfer 3 times, RC Toronto has forgoten to initiate my Garda 3 times now. I should have been merit listed post med files coming back clean but now because someone "forgot" to start the Garda the week before my interview like they were supposed to I'm still sitting here not merit listed.

I hope my name makes it to the list for the Aug 25th Inf selections or bare minimum Nov 4th Combat Eng selections,.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on July 24, 2014, 13:09:48
RC Ottawa "forgot" to process my request for transfer 3 times, RC Toronto has forgoten to initiate my Garda 3 times now. I should have been merit listed post med files coming back clean but now because someone "forgot" to start the Garda the week before my interview like they were supposed to I'm still sitting here not merit listed.

I hope my name makes it to the list for the Aug 25th Inf selections or bare minimum Nov 4th Combat Eng selections,.

Wow..... Why am I not surprised though.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shooked1 on July 24, 2014, 20:54:48
I was never met/told how my file mangers how can I find out.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Dnas17 on July 25, 2014, 01:08:29
I was never met/told how my file mangers how can I find out.

I also never met my file manager and I have no idea who he or she may be or what their role is. Is this common practice? Only CFRC personnel I have had any contact with was the person who spoke to me following my CFAT and they never introduced themselves via name or title.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: achel on July 25, 2014, 21:15:47
I was never met/told how my file mangers how can I find out.

I only found out who my file manager was by (I'm guessing) annoying the person who I got on the phone every time and they told me who my file manager was. But I really lucked out as my file manager is awesome! I've always contacted him via email, he always responds basically within the hour and lets me know exactly whats going on with my file!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: GraemeCaughill on July 26, 2014, 14:10:53

Yep, I'm at what a year and 3 months. By the time I'm hopefully off to BMQ for either Inf or Eng it will be close to a year and a half 2 years.
Same here, been a year and 2 weeks.
I'm going for the same trades. Good luck! Hope we get the call finally.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on July 26, 2014, 22:07:51
Same here, been a year and 2 weeks.
I'm going for the same trades. Good luck! Hope we get the call finally.
Hey think of it this way, at least you guys have had your meds/interviews
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: GraemeCaughill on July 27, 2014, 18:25:38

Hey think of it this way, at least you guys have had your meds/interviews
This is true, and I hope you get those done soon!
The wait is certainly painful but all great things are worth some patience.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueDuck on July 28, 2014, 16:55:12
Apparently the DEO calls are starting to go out. Good luck everyone!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on July 28, 2014, 23:24:59
Apparently the DEO calls are starting to go out. Good luck everyone!!
what are the DEO position selected?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueDuck on July 28, 2014, 23:25:48
Apparently for all currently open DEO trades.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jacksonovff on July 29, 2014, 09:23:42
Do any of you know when selections for artillary and infantry are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 29, 2014, 09:28:19
Do any of you know when selections for artillary and infantry are?

Aug 25th is the next Infantry selection date, artillery is probably around the same time frame.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: barkz05 on July 29, 2014, 13:22:46
Has anyone gotten a call from the July 23rd selection yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on July 29, 2014, 13:25:52
Halifamous was called yesterday
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on July 29, 2014, 16:30:31
Halifamous was called yesterday

He is DEO, probably makes a difference.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ferna299 on July 30, 2014, 01:00:28
Does anyone know when the next selection dates for ACISS and Vehicle Tech are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on July 30, 2014, 08:08:59
Does anyone know when the next selection dates for ACISS and Vehicle Tech are?

3 Nov for both.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: theforcewithin on July 31, 2014, 11:23:03
DAA,

Can offers be made up to a week before BMOQ or BMQ starts?

Is that a regular occurrence, or is there no "average" time as to when someone is told they are going to Basic?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on July 31, 2014, 11:31:23
Based on this thread, last year some people were told a week before basic started - they had to accept right away and swear-in the day before they flew. I hope its not a regular occurrence as many people are contractually obligated to give a certain amount of notice to their employers!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: theforcewithin on July 31, 2014, 11:45:12
Thanks goarmy2014.

I remember somewhere in this thread that if you haven't been called 2 weeks after selection, you probably didn't get selected.

But I guess anything can happen until the position is officially closed for the year?


Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Shadzing on August 02, 2014, 18:06:57
does anyone know when the next selections for Combat Engineer are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: xshafted on August 02, 2014, 18:18:09
Hi, does anyone know when the selection dates for Weapons Technician (Land) will be? I heard that there was supposed to be 3, end of August, October & November. But I don't know if it's true..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: McDavid on August 03, 2014, 12:21:55
My recruitment center told me that most people are called within one to two weeks after the selection date but that's not always the case.

For example the selection dates for cooks was June 21st, it probably only took them a week or  two to review and rank everyone on the list but they couldn't call anyone yet. The hiring numbers weren't officialy approved until July 30th, I was called on July 31st.

My recruitment center said that usually you start BMQ 1 to 5 weeks after accepting the offer. I was told you usually get exactly ten days to accept the offer but sometimes less depending on the timeline. I was offered September 8th BMQ, gave my work a 3 and a half the week notice so I'm left with a week and a half to spend time with my spouse.

Those are the average timelines that my recruitment center told me but remember don't freak out if you don't get called back within two weeks because that's just the average timeline.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MartinD94 on August 04, 2014, 17:59:59
I am curious if anybody knows when the next selection date is for WFE NCMs as well as EGS NCMs? I was told by my RC that it is July 23rd, but as I had my interview/medical July 30th I doubt I qualify for this round of applications.

Recruiting Center: Winnipeg
Regular/Reserve: Regular Forces
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Water, Fuels, and Environmental Technician
Trade Choice 2: Meteorological Technician
Trade Choice 3: Electricity Generating Systems Technician.
Application Date: April 28th 2014
First Contact: Somewhere in End of May 2014
CFAT Date : June 25th 2014
Medical Date: July 30th 2014 
Interview Date: July 30th 2014
Merit Listed: -
Position Offered: -
Enrolment/Swearing in: -
BMQ Start Date: -
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on August 04, 2014, 19:53:00
does anyone know when the next selections for Combat Engineer are?

Nov 3rd
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Catsby on August 05, 2014, 02:31:42
Does anyone know when the Selection dates for Weapons Tech (Land) and Ammunition Tech are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on August 05, 2014, 11:29:35
Any NCMs heard from the CFRC yet from the Jul 23rd selections?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on August 06, 2014, 12:37:28
Hold on to your hats! Calls are coming out! Just got my call for Infantry! Best of luck all!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on August 06, 2014, 12:39:07
Hold on to your hats! Calls are coming out! Just got my call for Infantry! Best of luck all!

Congrats on the offer man, it sure took long enough...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on August 06, 2014, 13:48:46
Haha, thank you! yes, it was a long ride to the start line, but its finally about to start. Best wishes to everyone still waiting for their calls, and hope to see you in CFRLS halls!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on August 06, 2014, 13:58:04
Gratz SJantzi !  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on August 06, 2014, 18:57:32
Anxiously awaiting the selection dates, hoping with baited breath my son finally gets his call sometime this summer. He's applied for NCM Air Stuctures Tech, and has cleared all the processing and is merit listed (since May). It was going so well and so quickly with such positive insights from the recruiting centre and those who interviewed him, etc.... He didn't make the May selections, but a friend of ours works in recruiting and told us there where selections in July and August/ along with DAA's helpful advice that another selection was slated for August 13th....we are keeping the hope alive! We where told as well that his trade looks like it needed about 80 some people for this fiscal year still, so our friend told us to tell our son to not give up hope. We are supporting our son 110%, as you can imagine the wait is nerve wracking when one wants to start their future very badly! We are very hopeful something will come his way by the end of the summer! My question is, being that he's merit listed and finished processing, should he be emailing his file manager for updates still/ to show interest?? or should he just hold tight and wait for "The Call"??? would hate for him to be a pest/ but also don't want them to think he isn't still interested and invested. Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Gunshark on August 06, 2014, 19:20:33
Doesn't hurt to call for updates once in a while for sure!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Teamellis22 on August 06, 2014, 20:01:26
Hold on to your hats! Calls are coming out! Just got my call for Infantry! Best of luck all!

That is amazing that you stuck through it. Congratulations! That wait scares me.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on August 06, 2014, 23:04:14

That is amazing that you stuck through it. Congratulations! That wait scares me.

Haha thanks! The wait feels really long at times, but once you get "The Call" the wait feels 100% worth it! Just need to be patient, and not let it bother you ;)
:salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ferna299 on August 07, 2014, 04:39:22
Haha thanks! The wait feels really long at times, but once you get "The Call" the wait feels 100% worth it! Just need to be patient, and not let it bother you ;)
:salute:

Hey, If you don't mind me asking, why did your application take so long?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CBR2020 on August 07, 2014, 14:47:15
I was wondering if anyone knows when the next selections for Mar Eng would be? I know that the July 23 selections were the latest ones, I'm just curious as to how often they are being performed. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Newguy1 on August 07, 2014, 15:07:35
Anyone heard how many positions are left for RMS or MET?

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on August 07, 2014, 17:33:42

Anyone heard how many positions are left for RMS or MET?
Following with interest. :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on August 11, 2014, 10:27:20
Hold on to your hats! Calls are coming out! Just got my call for Infantry! Best of luck all!

Anyone else get an infantry offer? Is August 25th 100% the next selection date?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on August 11, 2014, 10:44:30
Anyone else get an infantry offer? Is August 25th 100% the next selection date?


Unless it has changed yes, Aug 25th is the next date. Only 2 weeks away.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on August 11, 2014, 13:13:12
Every week feels like a year I swear. Last time I called the CFRC she told me not to call so much. I don't even know if I'm merit listed yet and can't find out because they don't give updates. This whole process is the most frustrating thing.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on August 11, 2014, 13:16:23
Every week feels like a year I swear. Last time I called the CFRC she told me not to call so much. I don't even know if I'm merit listed yet and can't find out because they don't give updates. This whole process is the most frustrating thing.

Yeah.. I know the feel but dont worry It will come ! Good Luck  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on August 11, 2014, 14:13:58
Thanks buddy, congrats on your offer.  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CBR2020 on August 12, 2014, 12:06:14
Just got the Call! Swear in on Oct. 2nd and off to BMQ for Oct. 20th!  ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on August 12, 2014, 13:10:19
CBR2020 may I ask what trade you were accepted for? And detachment?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on August 12, 2014, 13:11:38
How rude of me.... Congratulations! You passed the test of hurry up and wait lol. All the best in your training!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chanellhelen on August 12, 2014, 13:12:16
Got my call! Swearing in Oct 8 BMQ Oct 20(leave the 18) out of Winnipeg! Nav com :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CBR2020 on August 12, 2014, 13:27:35
I was offered Marine Engineer and I'm currently out of CFRC Winnipeg.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on August 12, 2014, 13:30:18
Okay thank you. It appears cfrc Winnipeg are making their calls today! Good luck to all applicants out there!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on August 12, 2014, 18:40:26
 :) SOOO Happy!!! my son got the call just now for Aircraft Structure Tech, he's 18 and just graduated highschool this summer. He's so happy to be beginning his future, and I am one proud parent :)

He's being sworn in  on Oct 10!!
BMQ - Oct 20

Recruiting Centre: Edmonton
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade choice 1: Air Structure Tech
Trade choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Applied: Feb 2014
Selected for further processing: Feb 2014
CFAT: Feb 19, 2014
Medical: - March 6, 2014
Interview: - March 6, 2014 (his 18th bday  )
File in Final review/ references contacted: early April
Merit Listed: - April 28, 2014 confirmed merit listed by File mgr (could have been sooner but that's when he emailed her to confirm he was indeed merit listed)
Position offered: - AUGUST 12, 2014
Enrollment/swearing in:- October 10, 2014
BMQ – Oct 20, 2014

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on August 12, 2014, 19:14:17
:) SOOO Happy!!! my son got the call just now for Aircraft Structure Tech, he's 18 and just graduated highschool this summer. He's so happy to be beginning his future, and I am one proud parent :)

He's being sworn in  on Oct 10!!
BMQ - Oct 20

I am happy for you and your son !

Congratulations !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cosmojones on August 12, 2014, 20:08:02
Congrats everybody!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MnsisNT on August 13, 2014, 12:50:26
Just got my call for artillery, no word can express what I am feeling right now.
To everyone that are waiting for it at the moment I am not wishing you good luck but to be patient.

Keep it up and someday it will be "Your turn" ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: iCaz on August 13, 2014, 13:30:40
Congrats, good luck and keep your stick on the ice.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on August 13, 2014, 13:54:22
Congratulations to all of you, and chimo2u for your son, receiving the call for October BMQ!! Good luck, and keep training hard!
 :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: GraemeCaughill on August 13, 2014, 14:02:10
Congrats to everyone who got an offer! I hope I make the 25th selections for infantry.
Is there another selection date after that, that anyone is aware of?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on August 13, 2014, 14:11:24
Congrats to everyone who got an offer! I hope I make the 25th selections for infantry.
Is there another selection date after that, that anyone is aware of?

I believe the next ones are Nov.3 or 25th, maybe one more in between.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: GraemeCaughill on August 13, 2014, 14:14:45

I believe the next ones are Nov.3 or 25th, maybe one more in between.

Great, thanks for the response!
Positive thoughts.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on August 13, 2014, 14:15:47
Great, thanks for the response!
Positive thoughts.

If I were you I would call and make sure that you are merit listed if you haven't already done so.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: chimo2u on August 13, 2014, 18:01:15
Thank you all for the well wishes, with how competitive this process is we definitely don't take for granted the amazing opportunity he's been blessed with!
Good luck to all receiving and all awaiting that very special phone call,
Don't lose hope! :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: theforcewithin on August 13, 2014, 18:27:14
Haha thanks! The wait feels really long at times, but once you get "The Call" the wait feels 100% worth it! Just need to be patient, and not let it bother you ;)
:salute:

Yeah, good on you for waiting for sure! Congrats and best of luck!

I've been an applicant for 1.5 years now, and it'll probably be 2.5 once next selections happen (TDO 2015 selections predicted after new fiscal year). I'll keep you in mind through the process.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ferna299 on August 13, 2014, 18:56:46
Anyone else over here have Weapons Tech Land as one of their occupation choices? Apparently selections are at the end of the month and was wondering  how many spots are still open.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mswirski on August 14, 2014, 10:39:41
Just got the call a few minutes ago, caught me still half-asleep. Needless to say, I am no longer.

Oct 25th BMQ.  :salute:

Very, very excited. Congratulations to everyone else as well.  :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Teamellis22 on August 15, 2014, 19:20:40
I received an offer for infantry today!

BMQ starts Oct 20
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on August 15, 2014, 20:37:24
Gratz Guys !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: GraemeCaughill on August 16, 2014, 18:27:16

If I were you I would call and make sure that you are merit listed if you haven't already done so.
Found out that a piece of information for my medical was left out of my medical file so I have to wait another week to have my reference and name check completed. A bummer as it was out if my hands and the medical officer made a mistake. None the less I have an extremely competitive file (says my file manager) so with luck things will speed up again for me this next month.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on August 16, 2014, 18:47:16
Cook selection dates, anybody know em?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: McDavid on August 16, 2014, 19:15:45
The last cook selection date was June 21st but the hiring numbers weren't approved until July 30th I was offered a job on July 31st.

If you go to the center they have a list of the selection dates and about how many positions. I'm not sure what entry plan your doing but when i was there last i saw a selection date in September for cooks joining through the SEP I think there was around 11 positions (for our center).

Did you end up finishing your grade 12 math?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on August 16, 2014, 23:03:48
Well I just added it to my ongoing application which was for Steward, and changed it to my main trade. I know right now forces.ca says it's in-demand and hiring, but I also know take that with a grain of salt. I am likely going to be calling the recruiting center this upcoming week, and see if I can get scheduled for my medical and interview finally.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on August 18, 2014, 11:43:20
Next selection date for one of my trade choices is quickly approaching. Anyone else have a selection date "scheduled" for August 25? :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ace1125 on August 18, 2014, 12:32:39
I heard on here the July selection date for combat engineer did not happen, does anyone know if there is one between now and November? Is it even a possibility they can add selection dates for hiring trades or is it decided annually?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PetitorVeritas on August 20, 2014, 02:32:40
Looking at some of the more recent posts, it seems as though the selections for AVN Tech have recently been made. Does anyone know when the next dates for that particular trade might be? I'm still early in the application process but wanted to get an idea of how often they make selections for specific occupations.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on August 20, 2014, 09:20:52
I heard on here the July selection date for combat engineer did not happen, does anyone know if there is one between now and November? Is it even a possibility they can add selection dates for hiring trades or is it decided annually?

I think it did happen even though it wasn't scheduled.  Selection dates are only a "forecasting tool" which allow CFRC's sufficient notice/lead time to process applicants for their chosen occupations.  They can and do occur, at any time.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ace1125 on August 20, 2014, 21:18:51
I think it did happen even though it wasn't scheduled.  Selection dates are only a "forecasting tool" which allow CFRC's sufficient notice/lead time to process applicants for their chosen occupations.  They can and do occur, at any time.

Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on August 24, 2014, 11:49:17
I've been merit listed since the end of April for infantry and armoured, I've not been called for the last ten selection for my trade. Is it time to hang up the towel or is there still hope.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on August 24, 2014, 14:23:38
It is still early for you my friend! There is still hope :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on August 24, 2014, 15:36:01
Does anyone know the next Cook selection date? I heard it wont be until November, is this true?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on August 25, 2014, 08:17:49
I've been merit listed since the end of April for infantry and armoured, I've not been called for the last ten selection for my trade. Is it time to hang up the towel or is there still hope.

That's a question you need to ask your local Recruiter.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on August 25, 2014, 10:50:19
Good luck to those whose selection date starts today.  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on August 25, 2014, 23:23:15
Thought I would poke my head back in after 3-4 months of being MIA from the website. Any ears on Med Tech selections? My file manager doesn't have a pulse on anything till oct/nov, wanted to know if anyone else has heard something similar regarding Med techs.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on August 26, 2014, 11:23:33
Received my call not too long ago from RC Toronto, Swear in on the 3rd and BMQ starts on the 15th.

Good luck everyone, stay positive
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: SJantzi on August 26, 2014, 12:40:55
CONGRATULATIONS Winter272!
I'll be seeing you there! :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on August 26, 2014, 12:59:28
Thanks SJantzi, See you there!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on August 26, 2014, 13:34:52
Congratulations Winter! What trade?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on August 26, 2014, 14:07:12
Lol, all you infantry getting in.. congratulations to you all.


Thought I would give a shout out to the Med Techs here. Just got my PLAR done and getting my interview. File manager said they're getting med techs done and ready for intake soon.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mike12255 on August 26, 2014, 15:53:10
Anyone know any dates for ED Tech?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Winter727 on August 26, 2014, 16:03:11
Congratulations Winter! What trade?

Thanks Cwatson, Infantry is the position I accepted.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on August 26, 2014, 16:17:53
Thanks Cwatson, Infantry is the position I accepted.

Gratz See you at QMB ^^ Not in the same platoon but..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on August 26, 2014, 19:24:03
Does anyone know the cook selection dates? I have my interview in about 15 days and I hope to make it to basic for the winter.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on August 26, 2014, 19:46:48
Does anyone know the cook selection dates? I have my interview in about 15 days and I hope to make it to basic for the winter.

Probably Nov.......but could be sooner.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on August 26, 2014, 19:51:32
I called CFRC Halifax and they said they had no information about Combat engineer selection dates. Does anyone have any information regarding this?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on August 26, 2014, 19:56:33
I called CFRC Halifax and they said they had no information about Combat engineer selection dates. Does anyone have any information regarding this?

Probably Nov.......but could be sooner.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on August 26, 2014, 21:26:44
Probably Nov.......but could be sooner.

Agreed. It looks like their doing some huge hiring right now. Hope you get in mate!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ace1125 on August 26, 2014, 21:39:00
I called CFRC Halifax and they said they had no information about Combat engineer selection dates. Does anyone have any information regarding this?

I was told there are 2 combat engineer selection dates in November. I think I was told the 3rd and 25th or something around those dates.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KW13 on August 28, 2014, 12:14:36
Anyone heard for RMS Clerk from the selections on the 25th ?  :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infantryman2b on August 28, 2014, 12:31:02
Is the 25th infantry selections still going on? Also any word on the next one?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Celeias on August 28, 2014, 12:59:40
So far nothing for my AVS application in terms of getting a call.
You know what they say about hurrying up and waiting..

Does anyone have an idea of when next selections occur for my trade?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KW13 on August 28, 2014, 13:06:36
So far nothing for my AVS application in terms of getting a call.
You know what they say about hurrying up and waiting..

Does anyone have an idea of when next selections occur for my trade?


Was your selection on the 25th as well ? My recruiter told me it could take a few days even weeks to be given an offer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: niftynicolemarie on August 28, 2014, 13:20:12
Don't get too antsy yet, a lot of people from the July 23 selection weren't contacted until last week, so it could take a bit! :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KW13 on August 28, 2014, 13:27:13
Not what I wanted to hear, lol. Been over a year now waiting to be merit listed due to a medical thing that turned out to be nothing, so antsy doesn't even begin to describe it!! But thanks for the info!  :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Celeias on August 28, 2014, 14:26:04

Was your selection on the 25th as well ? My recruiter told me it could take a few days even weeks to be given an offer.

i have it as a selection date, the guys at the front desk confirmed it from what looked like an excel spreadsheet. unfortunately my recruiter is very very vague and does not give me selection dates at all.

best of luck to everyone by the way, chin up and back straight!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mike12255 on August 28, 2014, 14:44:22
Not what I wanted to hear, lol. Been over a year now waiting to be merit listed due to a medical thing that turned out to be nothing, so antsy doesn't even begin to describe it!! But thanks for the info!  :D


Over a year and a half here to get merit listed and I had no issues, consider yourself lucky haha
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KW13 on August 28, 2014, 14:55:02
Yea some recruiters are better at giving info than others, hopefully we all hear something soon!  :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on August 28, 2014, 22:10:15
I have also applied for avs and never heard anything yet. Good Luck
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FortYorkRifleman on August 29, 2014, 01:09:44
Anyone know of upcoming selection dates for infantry?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mlavoie on August 29, 2014, 07:25:38

I have also applied for avs and never heard anything yet. Good Luck

I applied for Avs Tech and been waiting and waiting and only when I went in person I been giving an appointment for my CFAT for some reason my application were lost or uncompleted and now I'm going for BMQ on Saturday as an Avs Tech so don't give up and try to get updates every once in a while. Just my 2c. :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on August 29, 2014, 14:18:32
Anyone know of upcoming selection dates for infantry?

They just happened.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on September 02, 2014, 19:48:02
I am merit listed and was in for the selection for last week for avs. I was wondering if anyone heard anything yet? Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on September 03, 2014, 08:40:14
I am merit listed and was in for the selection for last week for avs. I was wondering if anyone heard anything yet? Thanks

Probably not until after 12 Sep.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Celeias on September 03, 2014, 11:02:00
I am merit listed and was in for the selection for last week for avs. I was wondering if anyone heard anything yet? Thanks

i am in that one too. best of luck to you!

nothing yet..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: B.Grewal on September 03, 2014, 13:33:39
I also am in that selection, fingers crossed I guess!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zulopol on September 03, 2014, 15:33:32
For all of you waiting right now for a job offer.. Good Luck ! Hopeful you get in.
The feel of getting the call is amazing !
St-Jean in 10 days !  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on September 04, 2014, 22:14:28
Good Luck to you too and congrats for getting in.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on September 08, 2014, 17:31:49
I got the call today! So excited :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FortYorkRifleman on September 08, 2014, 20:48:54
Anyone know of any upcoming selection dates for Infantry?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on September 09, 2014, 06:44:55
Anyone know of any upcoming selection dates for Infantry?

Just missed them, next intake probably wont be till 2015. Selection dates for some other trades are in November though.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KW13 on September 09, 2014, 09:36:40
I got the call today! So excited :D

What trade did you get a call for ??
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on September 10, 2014, 19:44:48
I got an offer for AVS
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: geterdone123 on September 10, 2014, 19:58:27
Just got the call for Combat Engineer! Swearing in on Oct 1st and flying out of Vancouver on Oct 18th. SO excited, best of luck to everyone still waiting!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on September 10, 2014, 21:11:39
Congrats I may see you there Leaving October 25th
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jamzes on September 13, 2014, 19:14:52
Waiting to hear back about AVS. Maybe I missed the boat this round?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: B.Grewal on September 13, 2014, 19:24:23
When were you merit listed? I also am waiting to hear something, I suppose end next week is when you will have a better idea of whether or not you'll be making the cut.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on September 14, 2014, 14:28:28
I was merit listed on the 25th of August
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shawn l on September 16, 2014, 14:27:39
Anyone know when the next selection for armoured will be ??
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on September 16, 2014, 14:36:24
It might not be for a while, I was recently called for Armoured and start BMQ Oct. 20. Best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: benladimar on September 16, 2014, 14:46:29
I'm looking for the dates for the next selection of officers for intelligence, armour and artillery. Also, will that likely be the last selection for these trades for this fiscal year, and if so, when in the new fiscal year does the first round of recruitment typically happen (April, May?). Last question, if you'll allow me: if I receive an offer for BMOQ for a selection round in the fall, can I ask to defer my BMOQ date until the summer instead of the January intake (for example, if you have a contractual obligation with my current job to work until early spring). Thanks mates!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on September 16, 2014, 15:25:46
I'm looking for the dates for the next selection of officers for intelligence, armour and artillery. Also, will that likely be the last selection for these trades for this fiscal year, and if so, when in the new fiscal year does the first round of recruitment typically happen (April, May?). Last question, if you'll allow me: if I receive an offer for BMOQ for a selection round in the fall, can I ask to defer my BMOQ date until the summer instead of the January intake (for example, if you have a contractual obligation with my current job to work until early spring). Thanks mates!


No you cannot defer to take BMQ, especially since you want summer and not winter.. they'll eat you alive if you tell them that. When they offer it to you it's either take it or ask to remain on the waitlist.. which won't guarantee you getting in for the next round.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: benladimar on September 17, 2014, 10:02:36

No you cannot defer to take BMQ, especially since you want summer and not winter.. they'll eat you alive if you tell them that. When they offer it to you it's either take it or ask to remain on the waitlist.. which won't guarantee you getting in for the next round.

No offence intended, I appreciate your taking the time to respond, but I'd like to get an answer from someone within the system already if possible. :) And its not that I want summer training - I'm the type of person who deals better with cold than with mosquitoes. Its that I won't be available to do training until March because of my current job. I saw in other forums that someone got an offer in August for BMOQ starting in January, so I'm wondering if there is some flexibility there.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on September 17, 2014, 12:01:52
I'm looking for the dates for the next selection of officers for intelligence, armour and artillery. Also, will that likely be the last selection for these trades for this fiscal year, and if so, when in the new fiscal year does the first round of recruitment typically happen (April, May?). Last question, if you'll allow me: if I receive an offer for BMOQ for a selection round in the fall, can I ask to defer my BMOQ date until the summer instead of the January intake (for example, if you have a contractual obligation with my current job to work until early spring). Thanks mates!

Should be sometime around the third week of November with the BMOQ starting the third of Jan 15.  Fiscal year doesn't apply to selections.  Next round after Nov 14 will probably be in Feb 15 or later for BMOQ's starting after 1 Apr 15.

If selected, you probably could ask for a deferral but it's not likely to be entertained this late in the year as you MUST be enrolled prior to 1 Apr.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Celeias on September 19, 2014, 15:03:54
anyone heard anything in regards to AVS yet?

i've got nothing on my radar.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on September 19, 2014, 15:09:31
anyone heard anything in regards to AVS yet?

3 Nov and 24 Nov
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on September 19, 2014, 22:19:58
anyone heard anything in regards to AVS yet?

i've got nothing on my radar.

Literally most of page 36 is AVS chat.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jacksonovff on September 19, 2014, 22:46:45
Does anyone know when the next infantry or artillery selection is? Wasn't sure if the previous post was just for officers being selected third week in November thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: RyanHealy29 on September 20, 2014, 22:59:32
Sorry if this is a ridiculously overasked question but can anyone (DAA?) verify how many DEO pilot slots remain open as of now/for the November selection?

Thanks,
Ryan
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on September 21, 2014, 11:54:16
Does anyone know when the next infantry or artillery selection is? Wasn't sure if the previous post was just for officers being selected third week in November thanks in advance.

Nov 3 and 24
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Gunshark on September 23, 2014, 12:40:50
Sorry if this is a ridiculously overasked question but can anyone (DAA?) verify how many DEO pilot slots remain open as of now/for the November selection?

Thanks,
Ryan

Last I heard from multiple sources, 20-25 DEO pilot spots are to be filled during November selection. No selection took place yet, and I didn't see any recent pilot updates around this board, so I'm assuming these numbers are still accurate.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mab163 on September 23, 2014, 13:05:29
Last I heard from multiple sources, 20-25 DEO pilot spots are to be filled during November selection. No selection took place yet, and I didn't see any recent pilot updates around this board, so I'm assuming these numbers are still accurate.

This is accurate with what I heard. Next selection should take place around Mid-November to fill all remaining spots (about 25) for FY 2014/2015. Good luck to all!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: B.Grewal on September 23, 2014, 16:42:04
Just got my offer for ACISS. Funny feeling getting that phone call, seriously got it when I absolutely least expected it. It did not sink in till after the phone call concluded that I finally got an offer. Just when the workouts were starting to get boring, I feel like a fire just got lit under me. Time to start taking the training to a whole new level, going to take it that much further these next couple weeks!

Swear in October 15th, BMQ October 25th 2014.

Best of luck to you all, very pleased right now!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on September 23, 2014, 23:35:53
Anyone know when is the next DEO (excluding pilots) selection?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on September 24, 2014, 07:29:14
Anyone know when is the next DEO (excluding pilots) selection?

21 Oct
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: benladimar on September 24, 2014, 11:09:40
21 Oct

Does that mean that the Nov selection pushed forward to Oct 21?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mike12255 on September 24, 2014, 12:46:37
I dont have offical information but I'm pretty sure they are both two individual dates not replacements
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: benladimar on September 24, 2014, 13:53:45
If there is a selection on October 21 that would be awesome! More time to get my ducks in a row and give my employer ample warning if I have to do basic in January
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on September 24, 2014, 15:46:56
Couldnt be more happy :) nearly after a year after applying i got a missed call yesterday, today i went in to find out what's going, and i got an offer for AVN semiskilled :) leaving for BMQ November 1st... All im gonna say is: learn how to hurry up and wait, it is worth the wait... Btw im leaving from toronto if anyone wants to know :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mike12255 on September 24, 2014, 15:51:24
Couldnt be more happy :) nearly after a year after applying i got a missed call yesterday, today i went in to find out what's going, and i got an offer for AVN semiskilled :) leaving for BMQ November 1st... All im gonna say is: learn how to hurry up and wait, it is worth the wait... Btw im leaving from toronto if anyone wants to know :)

Congrats and good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on September 24, 2014, 17:24:45
Does that mean that the Nov selection pushed forward to Oct 21?

No, if you look at what I posted, it was in response to the question "Anyone know when the next DEO selection is?"

So if you are applying as an NCM, this has nothing to do with you!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: benladimar on September 24, 2014, 17:33:38
No, if you look at what I posted, it was in response to the question "Anyone know when the next DEO selection is?"

So if you are applying as an NCM, this has nothing to do with you!

I graduated with a BA this spring so I applied as an officer (choice #1 armoured, #2 artillery and #3 intelligence)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on September 24, 2014, 17:39:22
I graduated with a BA this spring so I applied as an officer (choice #1 armoured, #2 artillery and #3 intelligence)

Okay, sorry about that, I thought you were confusing things.  In which case you would be correct.  The previously provided date for DEO selections did change to 21 Oct.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: NurseGirl2013 on September 24, 2014, 19:38:53
I was wondering if anyone knows if Nurse Officer will be on the table for the upcoming selection in October.  I have been merit listed since June 2014. Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ace1125 on September 24, 2014, 19:45:20
I just got a job as a combat engineer today!  I am pumped! Needless to say some beers will be flowing tonight. BMQ Nov 3

Good luck to everyone waiting! It'll come and it is worth it when it does.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: benladimar on September 24, 2014, 20:26:28
Okay, sorry about that, I thought you were confusing things.  In which case you would be correct.  The previously provided date for DEO selections did change to 21 Oct.

Good luck!

Thanks for the info DAA! You rock! I am so happy right now that the selection has been changed to October. :) Good luck to everyone waiting!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mab163 on September 24, 2014, 23:11:35
Okay, sorry about that, I thought you were confusing things.  In which case you would be correct.  The previously provided date for DEO selections did change to 21 Oct.

Good luck!

Does this date include DEO pilot selections?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Dan62910 on September 25, 2014, 00:42:33
Nov 3 and 24

I've been hearing that those applying for infantry have to wait until April 2015
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on September 25, 2014, 09:29:54
Does this date include DEO pilot selections?

That date (21 Oct) includes ALL DEO Occupations with positions still available.

I've been hearing that those applying for infantry have to wait until April 2015

Newly applying or currently being processed probably but for those already merit listed no.  Selection dates for NCM's have also been changed and vary by occupation but are generally 6 Oct and again on 3 Nov.

Good luck!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on September 29, 2014, 15:46:41
21 Oct
That would be awesome... thanks DAA
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on September 29, 2014, 15:50:50
For cook are we looking at Novemberish? I am hoping I am not to late when it comes to the medical.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on September 30, 2014, 10:08:12
I've been hearing that those applying for infantry have to wait until April 2015

There was a bug infantry hire a month ago.. sounds right to me.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ducimus BTC on October 01, 2014, 13:25:00
There was a bug infantry hire a month ago.. sounds right to me.

Negative. DAA just confirmed the Infantry selection dates on the previous page.

Correction.. that is for those already merit listed not applying.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 01, 2014, 13:43:26
They always change.  NCM is 6 Oct and/or 3 Nov, varies by occupation and the wind direction.    :o
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on October 01, 2014, 14:39:55
I went to sign my offer yesterday anf had a glance of the dates written on the the board in the office.... From Toronto: october 3,10,17, Nov 6..that i can remember those are the dates from toronto..good luck
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on October 01, 2014, 15:59:39
I've been Merrit listed for infantry for almost a year now. I've contacted my file manager at least twice a month and I've been told the same thing 'your merrit listed so once we get a job offer for you we will contact you'. Still keeping my head high and my fitness is at an all time high.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Salt on October 01, 2014, 17:04:11
Anyone know when more boatswains are being selected?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 01, 2014, 17:19:21
Anyone know when more boatswains are being selected?

Probably, not until sometime in Feb 15.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Salt on October 01, 2014, 17:28:13
Probably, not until sometime in Feb 15.

Hmm, alright. I've been hearing different answers each time I've asked, from November to January to April. Regardless, thank you for the quick reply, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 01, 2014, 17:32:04
Hmm, alright. I've been hearing different answers each time I've asked, from November to January to April. Regardless, thank you for the quick reply, much appreciated.

Kind of hard to have a selection for Bosn, when there are no spots left.   :(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FortYorkRifleman on October 01, 2014, 17:43:52
Is the frequent selection dates for NCM Combat Arms trades due to the amount of people in those trades getting out, retiring etc? Just curious why trades like Infantry hire year round unlike some other trades
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Salt on October 01, 2014, 17:48:36
Kind of hard to have a selection for Bosn, when there are no spots left.   :(

Haha, yeah... I've been told just that twice already unfortunately. I went for my interview at the end of August and I was told then that there were 2, maybe 3 spots open and it was extremely likely I'd be one of those selected, but due to a "hiccup" I need to redo my interview on the first of November, so it looks like I did indeed miss the boat for those spots. My recruiter has since told me I should expect to be in by April at the latest, so I looked at the BMQ start dates and there are three courses starting in January and ending in April. When I saw that I got a little optimistic that he might have meant "in" as in done with BMQ by April. Looks like that might not end up being the case.

Ah well. More time to prepare is all it is I guess. Back to the waiting game!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 01, 2014, 17:54:22
Is the frequent selection dates for NCM Combat Arms trades due to the amount of people in those trades getting out, retiring etc? Just curious why trades like Infantry hire year round unlike some other trades

It pretty much has to do with "what happens to you after you graduate from BMQ".  Once you successfully complete BMQ and move on to your next phase of occupational training, there needs to be occupational training available, if it's not, then you end up sitting around on PAT Platoon (Personnel Awaiting Training) until the next occupational course is run.  So with the Combat Arms and a few other occupations, the selections need to be spaced out over the entire year, so as not to over tax, the units/people that are responsible for your next round of training.

In more simplistic terms...........

If you're the Manager at Walmart and KNOW that you are going to sell 1,000 loafs of bread in a year, the supplier could probably provide that relatively quickly, but you really don't want 1,000 loafs showing up all at the same time.  Some of that bread is going to spoil because it's been sitting around for so long.......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on October 01, 2014, 18:26:07
Hey guys after 4 months of being on the merit list I think I've gotten my call, I missed my call this afternoon but I'm pretty positive I'm being offered a job, anyways with in those months I have found myself a steady job that pays all right with benefits. My question is, could I ask to be a reservist instead of reg force?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 01, 2014, 18:32:19
Hey guys after 4 months of being on the merit list I think I've gotten my call, I missed my call this afternoon but I'm pretty positive I'm being offered a job, anyways with in those months I have found myself a steady job that pays all right with benefits. My question is, could I ask to be a reservist instead of reg force?

If the CF Reg F is where you want to be, stick with your current pursuit of the Reg F.  If you want to switch over to Res F, then you are going to have to contact a Reserve Unit in your local area first, to see if they have any positions available before you decide to make the change.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on October 01, 2014, 18:42:25
If the CF Reg F is where you want to be, stick with your current pursuit of the Reg F.  If you want to switch over to Res F, then you are going to have to contact a Reserve Unit in your local area first, to see if they have any positions available.
Must I go through the whole process again of applying? Would my recruiter have any information on this when I call him tomorrow?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 01, 2014, 18:59:46
Must I go through the whole process again of applying? Would my recruiter have any information on this when I call him tomorrow?

No, there should be no need to go through the process again.  Chances are, your recruiter will not have any information with regards to Reserve Force Recruiting.  That is managed by the individual units and their respective Brigades.

I would suggest you speak with a Reserve Unit directly before bringing this up with your CFRC.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on October 01, 2014, 19:14:25
No, there should be no need to go through the process again.  Chances are, your recruiter will not have any information with regards to Reserve Force Recruiting.  That is managed by the individual units and their respective Brigades.

I would suggest you speak with a Reserve Unit directly before bringing this up with your CFRC.
Thank you DAA you are extremely helpful
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 01, 2014, 19:27:20
Thank you DAA you are extremely helpful

***----->  http://www.forces.ca/en/centres/findarecruiter-110

Input your province and city, it will bring up the all the units in your local area.  You will see "tabs" which show the various Reserve Components available to you.  Just click on them.  Some have phone numbers or email addresses and some have nothing but an address.    >:(   That's your first point to start exploring options before you jump ship.....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: leroy707 on October 02, 2014, 17:00:17
Well it's been one year since first contact and I am happy to say I have been chosen for armoured solider and my bmq starts Nov 3rd, be patient everyone I almost gave up hope but my time has finally come
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: icunurse on October 02, 2014, 17:06:53
Hi DAA,

Would you be aware of any selection dates for DEO Nursing Officer, I have been on the merit list since august.

Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 02, 2014, 17:12:23
Would you be aware of any selection dates for DEO Nursing Officer, I have been on the merit list since august.

http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,112790.msg1329584.html#msg1329584
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 02, 2014, 17:31:11
Hey DAA, I don't often ask these kind of questions but you wouldn't happen to when the med tech selections are would you? My file manager said I should be merit listed within the next week or two, so I'm wondering if a possible October/November is still in my future :S.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 02, 2014, 17:32:54
Hey DAA, I don't often ask these kind of questions but you wouldn't happen to when the med tech selections are would you? My file manager said I should be merit listed within the next week or two, so I'm wondering if a possible October/November is still in my future :S.

http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,112790.msg1330554.html#msg1330554
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 02, 2014, 17:34:40
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,112790.msg1330554.html#msg1330554

Thanks thanks! I didn't see that post.. fingers.. crossed.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: genesis563 on October 04, 2014, 04:07:41
To anyone who might know this.
I've been told that since I'm a recruit school bypass, selection dates matter little to me. Is this accurate?
I'm an ex armored soldier who got out and is going back in with the avn, aws or acs tech trades. I've been merit listed and I've been told that selections are Oct 6th and November 3rd, so should these dates be important to me? And sorry if this has been answered previously, but if someone is selected, should he expect a call within a few days, a week, a few weeks, or god knows when?
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 06, 2014, 08:54:17
To anyone who might know this.
I've been told that since I'm a recruit school bypass, selection dates matter little to me. Is this accurate?
I'm an ex armored soldier who got out and is going back in with the avn, aws or acs tech trades. I've been merit listed and I've been told that selections are Oct 6th and November 3rd, so should these dates be important to me? And sorry if this has been answered previously, but if someone is selected, should he expect a call within a few days, a week, a few weeks, or god knows when?
Thanks guys.

Occupational selections are normally done at a "scheduled" time, regardless of entry plan.  If you are selected, it can take up to two weeks before you are notified.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: B.Grewal on October 06, 2014, 13:43:13
Ended up turning down ACISS and opted to hold out for AVS. Just got the call this morning, same bmq date as last offer. Fly in October 25th, start on the 27th October.

If anyone else is in a similar trade/same bmq date/flying out of T.O., P.M. me. Perhaps we will be on the same course/flight.

Good luck to all of you!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chris Wiley on October 06, 2014, 15:08:34
Does anyone know the next selection dates for ACISS?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on October 09, 2014, 10:51:16
Would anyone happen to know if there is a selection scheduled for PAO and Intelligence Officers on Oct 21?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: drbones on October 09, 2014, 11:02:20
It was mentioned a few pages back by DAA that DEO selection dates was moved to Oct 21st for all programs.
Also BMOQ would start Jan 19, 2015

http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,112790.msg1329584.html#msg1329584

Cheers
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on October 09, 2014, 14:35:32
Would anyone happen to know if there is a selection scheduled for PAO and Intelligence Officers on Oct 21?

Doesn't Int O only hire internally now, and pretty sure the 2 PAO spots that were open for the year were filled...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wuzzard on October 11, 2014, 19:41:03
Does anyone know the next selection dates for ACISS?

I was offered an ACISS job on the date you posted this. I'll be starting on the 20th of this month.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chris Wiley on October 12, 2014, 00:15:12
I was offered an ACISS job on the date you posted this. I'll be starting on the 20th of this month.
My file just got to Ottawa this week. I'm hoping I hear something by the next selection date.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Boethius525 on October 12, 2014, 14:54:59
Hi All! I'm a newbie here, but have been lurking for what feels like an eternity. 

Would anyone happen to know the selection date for Engineer Officers (Reserves)? With this, does anyone know when BMOQ for ENG Os would begin for Toronto?

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on October 14, 2014, 12:39:05
Doesn't Int O only hire internally now, and pretty sure the 2 PAO spots that were open for the year were filled...

Intelligence officers are also recruited "off the street", though not in the same numbers as many other trades :) I'm wondering if there is an intake next week (if so if they are looking at 1 or 2), or if it will be pushed to the next selection round again.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on October 14, 2014, 12:54:13
Somewhere on here someone mentioned that a recruiter told them that no DEO Int O's have been hired in over 4 years....but good luck anyways
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Gunshark on October 14, 2014, 14:13:01
Are the DEO selections still on for Oct 21? Just checking in case things have changed, as they often do. Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: George Wallace on October 14, 2014, 14:25:23
Intelligence officers are also recruited "off the street",

Do you have a source for that quote?

What type of qualifications/people are they targeting if they are hiring?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: drbones on October 14, 2014, 15:36:00
I've heard from my recruting centre that DEO is still on for Oct 21.  One week to go, best of luck ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Gunshark on October 14, 2014, 15:40:48
Thanks. Good luck all.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: thejadepixie on October 14, 2014, 16:30:56
I got a very random call from my RC this morning asking if Oct 27th would be too soon for me to go to BMQ. She said they still had some spots to fill for the 27th intake and they were calling recruits to see how many could make it. I said Yes I could, it's a little soon but I'd make it work. I honestly wasn't expecting this so suddenly. I figured I'd be going in January at the earliest, if I got an offer. I only had my medical 3 weeks ago o_O
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 14, 2014, 17:58:42
I got a very random call from my RC this morning asking if Oct 27th would be too soon for me to go to BMQ. She said they still had some spots to fill for the 27th intake and they were calling recruits to see how many could make it. I said Yes I could, it's a little soon but I'd make it work. I honestly wasn't expecting this so suddenly. I figured I'd be going in January at the earliest, if I got an offer. I only had my medical 3 weeks ago o_O


Take it lol.


. _ . I sure wish I got called lol.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Phossy on October 14, 2014, 18:12:12
I got a very random call from my RC this morning asking if Oct 27th would be too soon for me to go to BMQ. She said they still had some spots to fill for the 27th intake and they were calling recruits to see how many could make it. I said Yes I could, it's a little soon but I'd make it work. I honestly wasn't expecting this so suddenly. I figured I'd be going in January at the earliest, if I got an offer. I only had my medical 3 weeks ago o_O

Hi Sarah,

I got the very same call today. Same RC as well, but for Infantry, I thought he said he was going to call back today? I was wondering if you did hear back.

Thanks


Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: thejadepixie on October 14, 2014, 18:21:53
They didn't say when or if they would call back, but I've been glued to my phone all day regardless! I just hope they call soon...I'm going a little crazy not knowing.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cwatson91 on October 14, 2014, 18:48:52
Good luck guys! I'm on the BMQ the week before, I hope to see you all there!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on October 15, 2014, 10:30:15
Do you have a source for that quote?

What type of qualifications/people are they targeting if they are hiring?

The source I use is the fact that back in June I was told by my MCC that they were recruiting one DEO intelligence officer this year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 15, 2014, 16:03:43
The source I use is the fact that back in June I was told by my MCC that they were recruiting one DEO intelligence officer this year.
how many applied to Intelligence Officer this year? more than 1000 applicants?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Gunshark on October 15, 2014, 16:15:47
how many applied to Intelligence Officer this year? more than 1000 applicants?

It seems highly unlikely that the Recruiting Group would spend resources to process 1000+ applicants for 1 available spot. Unless that was sarcasm.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on October 15, 2014, 18:01:05
how many applied to Intelligence Officer this year? more than 1000 applicants?
How is this tangent related to my initial and unanswered question, which is: does anyone know if the selection for the DEO intelligence officer spot is happening on Monday, and if so, if they are still looking at filling one position?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 15, 2014, 18:08:41
does anyone know if the selection for the DEO intelligence officer spot is happening on Monday, and if so, if they are still looking at filling one position?

Yes to both, far as I can tell.  But stranger things have happened.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on October 15, 2014, 21:18:54
Hey DAA,

After my interview the recruiter told me that all 3 of my choices are being selected November 4.. I remember reading on here that combat engineer was very unlikely until the new year.. Do you know of there was a change? I figure at least vehicle tech will be making selections bit I'm really hoping for engineer!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 15, 2014, 21:36:38
Hey DAA,

After my interview the recruiter told me that all 3 of my choices are being selected November 4.. I remember reading on here that combat engineer was very unlikely until the new year.. Do you know of there was a change? I figure at least vehicle tech will be making selections bit I'm really hoping for engineer!


 :PM:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: goarmy2014 on October 16, 2014, 11:47:05
Thanks for the info DAA!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on October 19, 2014, 05:44:55
I have my medical on Wednesday(Provided all goes well) I was just wondering if we are still looking at end of Novemberish for Cook selections? 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on October 19, 2014, 10:47:09
I think is fair to say, if you are not merit listed by now, you won't be selected at least not until next year. Everybody is different but it took 2 weeks for them to send my file to the RMO after the medical was and all the doctors paper was summited ( they forgot to send it out the first time), 4-6 weeks to process, 2-3 for the RC to finished "paper work" related to it, about 3 to weeks to get in the list, and who knows how long to get selected for the offer.....and all the way of the process I was told my file was one of the most competitive for my trade so it was moving fast...

My first lesson with the military was: "hurry up and wait 101- how to implement patience for new recruits"

I'm not an expert and don't have much Knowlage, I might be wrong, but that's my experience, just my  :2c:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on October 19, 2014, 11:13:16
I think is fair to say, if you are not merit listed by now, you won't be selected at least not until next year.

I dont think that's fair to say. My file was sent for background within 3 days and I'm told I will have no issue being listed by November. Of course its different for everyone. (Some need extra medical papers, some have immediate family out-of-country slowing down security checks) but I wouldn't say he's out for the next selection.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on October 19, 2014, 11:44:45
If that makes you feel confident and hopeful, good luck next week on the selection for nov 10 bmq..... Btw that's the last bmq of the year and they need at least two from offer to bmq for processing
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on October 19, 2014, 12:21:09
I dont think that's fair to say. My file was sent for background within 3 days and I'm told I will have no issue being listed by November. Of course its different for everyone. (Some need extra medical papers, some have immediate family out-of-country slowing down security checks) but I wouldn't say he's out for the next selection.

It is fair, his medical will probably take 1-2 weeks to go to the RMO to be given the ok. If there is one hiccup and it takes longer then a week he's going to miss the Nov 3rd date. There's some more dates later in Nov(24th I believe) but even then if there are any hiccups and issues he might not make it.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Spimx on October 19, 2014, 12:54:19
It is fair, his medical will probably take 1-2 weeks to go to the RMO to be given the ok. If there is one hiccup and it takes longer then a week he's going to miss the Nov 3rd date. There's some more dates later in Nov(24th I believe) but even then if there are any hiccups and issues he might not make it.

You see the logic, I know the feeling of waiting and want to start serving, but is good to keep an open mind and be real about the process
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on October 19, 2014, 13:04:54
You see the logic, I know the feeling of waiting and want to start serving, but is good to keep an open mind and be real about the process

I do see the logic, I have been told since may 18th that my background check was sent off to garda. I have been emailing and emailing my MCC since then and keep getting the its been sent, were waiting etc etc. I got a call this week on the 17th stating the my security form expired as it was only good for a year and I signed it in Sept 2013, so I knew for the last 6 months they have not even bothered with the background check. However I was told I should be just in time for Nov selection dates, but I'm not holding my breath.

Just gives us more time to train and prepare for basic.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: thejadepixie on October 19, 2014, 13:12:53
I think is fair to say, if you are not merit listed by now, you won't be selected at least not until next year.
It is possible he could get picked up for the late Nov selections. I only had my medical at the end of September and was initially told I wouldn't get selected until November if all went well and there were no hiccups. I was told at best I would be merit listed after 3 weeks. Well just 3 weeks later I got my call and I'm starting Oct 27th. But like you said, everyone is different. You just never really know these days with the CF. Anything is possible :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: colorful1 on October 19, 2014, 13:36:51
So I am new on here, but I originally applied in 2009 and have been waiting a really long time due to a medical issue. I was finally medically fit in September and had my interview on 'October 1st. I have confirmed that they have spoken to at least 3 of my references...in others' experiences, is this a good sign for me for upcoming selection dates?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on October 19, 2014, 13:42:56
So I am new on here, but I originally applied in 2009 and have been waiting a really long time due to a medical issue. I was finally medically fit in September and had my interview on 'October 1st. I have confirmed that they have spoken to at least 3 of my references...in others' experiences, is this a good sign for me for upcoming selection dates?

Usually yes, call tomorrow to ask if you have been merit listed. If you have been then your name will be considered for the next round of selections, if the trades you have selected are hiring.

Btw which trades have you applied for, would probably help get you a better answer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on October 19, 2014, 14:54:17
Well I am going to try and stay confident. My medical is the only thing now from getting me on the merit list considering I have been through the security checks and all that.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: colorful1 on October 19, 2014, 15:57:44
Usually yes, call tomorrow to ask if you have been merit listed. If you have been then your name will be considered for the next round of selections, if the trades you have selected are hiring.

Btw which trades have you applied for, would probably help get you a better answer.

Oh ya eh..ATIS Tech, Avionics systems tech and aviation systems tech...in that order. Interviewed for all 3.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PennyDW on October 21, 2014, 10:01:16
I got merit listed on the 25th of august and selection was on the 26th and I got selected
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mike12255 on October 21, 2014, 20:23:28
Just putting it out there that someone got offered a position today for AVS Tech BMQ starting Janurary 5th
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 23, 2014, 16:07:42
very quiet here... huh....
I guess they are on the validation stage of the selection(DEO selection), and waiting to be approved.
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 23, 2014, 16:14:52
I think enough dates have been said on DEO stuff that not much more needs saying : s
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 23, 2014, 20:07:21
I think enough dates have been said on DEO stuff that not much more needs saying : s
nah... they been talking about NCM selection all around the year````
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 23, 2014, 20:35:46
nah... they been talking about NCM selection all around the year````

Pages 35 onward is basically about DEO :s
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Vell on October 23, 2014, 20:43:20
Heck, I would just settle for knowing weather or nor I have been merit listed at all (doubt it though... darn security check is likely going to prevent that for a few months yet, but there is no way for me to know).
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on October 23, 2014, 20:47:00
Heck, I would just settle for knowing weather or nor I have been merit listed at all (doubt it though... darn security check is likely going to prevent that for a few months yet, but there is no way for me to know).

The background/credit check they did on me came back practically two days later. When was the last time you were in contact with them? Wouldn't hurt to give them a call and see if there has been any movement on it, maybe you're merit listed and don't even know. From what I've noticed, they don't always straight up tell you unless they have a job offer ready.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 23, 2014, 20:55:33
Call~
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Vell on October 23, 2014, 22:38:19
The background/credit check they did on me came back practically two days later. When was the last time you were in contact with them? Wouldn't hurt to give them a call and see if there has been any movement on it, maybe you're merit listed and don't even know. From what I've noticed, they don't always straight up tell you unless they have a job offer ready.

It will take a much longer time for me since I am an out of Canada applicant. It also means I do not have the option to go in person.

Call~

If only it were so simple. My emails are rarely returned and my calls (to the extension I was informed to call) have never been answered or returned even once in the over one year I have been in processing. I sent an email early this month though, so if they do not answer as usual by next month, I can call aggressively until I get a hold of someone (I don't like bothering them like that, but if it is the only way to get in contact with someone, the only other choice I know seems to be to not contact them at all). The Toronto office is just swamped with work it seems.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 23, 2014, 23:42:14
If the extention doesn't work call the main line and try to ask for an update if you can. If not, try North Bay maybe? RC T.O. is a busy place...applying out of there, from what i read on this site, is a struggle especially with calls and getting updates.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 24, 2014, 01:35:15
If the extention doesn't work call the main line and try to ask for an update if you can. If not, try North Bay maybe? RC T.O. is a busy place...applying out of there, from what i read on this site, is a struggle especially with calls and getting updates.
There is RC Toronto, and RC elsewhere, you won't understand```
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: genesis563 on October 24, 2014, 03:49:17
To anyone who might know this.

The three trades i applied to are AVN, AWS and ACS tech. I've been told that the next selection dates for all three are as follows;

AVN: 3 Nov, 1 Jan
AWS:1 Jan
ACS: 3 Nov, 1 Jan

Now i don't know about you guys, but i don't know many government employees who work on New Year's day. Which makes me wonder if the info i have is correct, because it definitely doesn't make sense to me. I've also heard 24 Nov thrown out the for the AVN and AWS tech trades, can anyone confirm?

Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 24, 2014, 07:35:45
There is RC Toronto, and RC elsewhere, you won't understand```

I've applied out of RC Toronto before, I know how it can be.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 24, 2014, 08:56:29
The three trades i applied to are AVN, AWS and ACS tech. I've been told that the next selection dates for all three are as follows;

AVN: 3 Nov
AWS: No selections currently scheduled
ACS: 3 Nov
Now i don't know about you guys, but i don't know many government employees who work on New Year's day. Which makes me wonder if the info i have is correct, because it definitely doesn't make sense to me. I've also heard 24 Nov thrown out the for the AVN and AWS tech trades, can anyone confirm?

Cleaned up your post above.  3 Nov applies to ALL NCM occupations with spots remaining.  After that, probably 1 Dec.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 24, 2014, 17:47:24
I've applied out of RC Toronto before, I know how it can be.
'before' and 'now', different story```
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 24, 2014, 18:11:52
'before' and 'now', different story```

Clearly nothing has change soooooooooo.... same book. They must've sent the good ones to St. Johns x)

Edit: Shots fired  :tank2:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 26, 2014, 13:32:44
Clearly nothing has change soooooooooo.... same book. They must've sent the good ones to St. Johns x)

Edit: Shots fired  :tank2:
well... you are making an assumption```
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: maxx14 on October 27, 2014, 17:32:44
Hey,

Anyone got news from the DEO selection on october?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Veilside on October 27, 2014, 18:47:51
Hey,

Anyone got news from the DEO selection on october?

+1
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on October 27, 2014, 19:01:04
It was mentioned a few pages back by DAA that DEO selection dates was moved to Oct 21st for all programs.
Also BMOQ would start Jan 19, 2015

http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,112790.msg1329584.html#msg1329584

Cheers
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: maxx14 on October 27, 2014, 19:09:10
Hey

My intention here for DEO selection was : Does anyone got the call yet?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Steph_S on October 28, 2014, 10:52:36
Wondering same (applied for pharmacy), but maybe still too soon? Fingers crossed for everyone....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 28, 2014, 10:58:18
Wondering same (applied for pharmacy), but maybe still too soon? Fingers crossed for everyone....

It can take up to two weeks before CFRC's are notified of the results, sometimes longer.  As BMOQ doesn't start until 19 Jan, They probably won't put a big rush on this.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: drbones on October 28, 2014, 11:19:00
Waiting as well. Fingers crossed for everyone.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FortYorkRifleman on October 28, 2014, 14:07:24
DAA,

For those that havent had an interview and medical booked and/or done for NCM Combat Arms can we expect these things to happen in the new fiscal year? Or will we have the chance for the interview and medical between now and March, then if deemed suited be merit listed and hired for the selections in the new fiscal year?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Benzyme on October 28, 2014, 16:27:27
My wife just got the call today for DEO HCA.

Good luck guys and gals.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Benzyme on October 28, 2014, 17:49:38
How long is the training after BMOQ for Health Care Admin Os? The recruitment site doesn't say a whole lot.

Anyone have any information on this?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 28, 2014, 21:27:14
My wife just got the call today for DEO HCA.

Good luck guys and gals.
hey congrats``` 1st DEO on here
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 29, 2014, 10:41:49
How long is the training after BMOQ for Health Care Admin Os? The recruitment site doesn't say a whole lot.
Anyone have any information on this?

I'm thinking the BHCAC is approx 3 months long, broken down into 3 phases of varying length, conducted in sequence, one right after the other.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on October 29, 2014, 12:11:40
Just got my call for infantryman enrolment ceremony December 10 fly out to BMQ January 3rd wooooo
Btw what exactly is done at the enrolment ceremony? GOODLUCK EVERYONE PATIENCE IS KEY
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on October 29, 2014, 12:25:35
Just got my call for infantryman enrolment ceremony December 10 fly out to BMQ January 3rd wooooo
Btw what exactly is done at the enrolment ceremony? GOODLUCK EVERYONE PATIENCE IS KEY

It's the swear in ceremony. There are tons of videos on youtube. Also, just curious, when did you complete your application steps?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on October 29, 2014, 12:49:18
It's the swear in ceremony. There are tons of videos on youtube. Also, just curious, when did you complete your application steps?

I completed everything February of 2013 I've been waiting awhile.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on October 29, 2014, 13:09:37
I completed everything February of 2013 I've been waiting awhile.

Damn, I would say longer than a while. Congrats on finally getting through though!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 29, 2014, 13:42:26
I completed everything February of 2013 I've been waiting awhile.
Do you mean the year 2014 Feb?
Hey, i'm only one here waited from 2013 March till now.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on October 29, 2014, 16:30:07
Do you mean the year 2014 Feb?
Hey, i'm only one here waited from 2013 March till now.

My apologies I did mean feb2014
And that's crazy that you've been waiting for that long....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on October 29, 2014, 21:03:35
My apologies I did mean feb2014
And that's crazy that you've been waiting for that long....
i know...waiting really sucks....maybe i should switch to NCM next year....  :boring:
congrats to you too man...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: drbones on October 31, 2014, 12:20:41
Received an offer today for DEO. Swear in on Dec 10th and leave for BMOQ Jan 17th. Good luck to everyone :nod:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: maxx14 on October 31, 2014, 12:55:27
Grats!

What is your trade you have been selected !?

Good luck with BMOQ
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: drbones on October 31, 2014, 12:57:36
Thanks. Trade is dental. Best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: icunurse on October 31, 2014, 19:11:17
Got an offer too for DEO nursing officer, swear in on January 6 and BMOQ january 17th :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: NurseGirl2013 on October 31, 2014, 21:31:25
icunurse what CFRC did you apply out of.  I also applied for DEO nurse but my CFRC is Winnipeg.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on October 31, 2014, 22:04:43
With some selections coming up in the next week, can anyone shed some light on how long it usually takes to find out if you made the cut after the selection date? I'm curious if it depends on the recruiting centre getting to all of their applicants or if the actual selection process takes a while.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on November 01, 2014, 02:30:53
With some selections coming up in the next week, can anyone shed some light on how long it usually takes to find out if you made the cut after the selection date? I'm curious if it depends on the recruiting centre getting to all of their applicants or if the actual selection process takes a while.

It can take recruiting centers up to two weeks to receive news as to who has been offered a job. I would say from what I have learned here, if you don't hear back after 3-4 weeks you probably have not been selected.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: icunurse on November 01, 2014, 10:26:17
I am with CRFC Montreal
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BorisK on November 02, 2014, 15:27:47
Anyone have knowledge when selection dates are for E.O. Technicians (000327)?

Is it done for the year and closed till April and beyond?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on November 02, 2014, 17:58:39
Anyone flying out January 3rd to BMQ out of London? If so PM me
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on November 03, 2014, 17:07:19
Pretty sure I missed today's selections (background check). Is it Too soon to know if there will be more Cbt Engineer selections this calendar year?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on November 03, 2014, 17:10:22
Pretty sure I missed today's selections (background check). Is it Too soon to know if there will be more Cbt Engineer selections this calendar year?

There's like 25 or so spots left, if they don't fill all pretty sure they are selecting again either Nov 24th or Dec 7th or so.

Pretty sure I also missed out.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on November 03, 2014, 18:02:00
The 27th isn't bad! Mind if i ask where you got those days? Hope they save some spots for us!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on November 03, 2014, 18:05:02
The 27th isn't bad! Mind if i ask where you got those days? Hope they save some spots for us!

My file manager gave them to me. The December one isn't 100% though, but I believe the 24th is. I really hope by then I am merit listed and there are still some spots available.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on November 05, 2014, 18:11:19
So, all DEO s received their offer already...?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: maxx14 on November 06, 2014, 16:23:34
Good question!

I called to check what's going on this week (Monday) and they say that offer has been made for my trade, but the recruit center didn't know who got selected.

Sorry for my lack on English, my first language is french!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on November 06, 2014, 17:04:41
May I ask, What is your trade?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: maxx14 on November 06, 2014, 17:28:01
Hey

My trade is infantry! What about you ?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: RyanHealy29 on November 06, 2014, 18:14:18
I can confirm that DEO offers are still going out as of today. At least from CFRC Toronto.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on November 06, 2014, 19:25:07
I can confirm that DEO offers are still going out as of today. At least from CFRC Toronto.

Assuming the same for NCM?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on November 06, 2014, 19:42:22
Assuming the same for NCM?

As long as there are still spots offers will continue to roll out.

Have you checked whether or not you are even merit listed. You will not get an offer if you aren't on the merit list...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on November 06, 2014, 19:45:08
As long as there are still spots offers will continue to roll out.

Have you checked whether or not you are even merit listed. You will not get an offer if you aren't on the merit list...

Wasn't told specifically that I was or not as I did not ask, but I know they have contacted my references and past workplaces and the recruiter was aiming to have me ready to go for this round of selections.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 06, 2014, 20:26:49
Wasn't told specifically that I was or not as I did not ask, but I know they have contacted my references and past workplaces and the recruiter was aiming to have me ready to go for this round of selections.

I'd suggest you ask this question to your CFRC, about being Merit Listed.  You don't want to be "that" guy!  You know, the one who did what was asked, provided everything that was asked, had the entire process completed and told he was "good to go" and wished good luck.  Only to find out 8 months later that someone forgot to "push a button" and merit list him.     :facepalm:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on November 06, 2014, 21:31:57
I'd suggest you ask this question to your CFRC, about being Merit Listed.  You don't want to be "that" guy!  You know, the one who did what was asked, provided everything that was asked, had the entire process completed and told he was "good to go" and wished good luck.  Only to find out 8 months later that someone forgot to "push a button" and merit list him.     :facepalm:

I hear ya. If I don't get any news by end of day tomorrow, I'll likely give them a call early next week or stop by in person when I'm close by.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: HopefulPiloteer on November 07, 2014, 17:31:47
I was hoping someone (DAA?) could answer these few questions for me.  I'm getting papers ready to submit my application soon for Pilot (only). 

1) I have seen that the next BMOQ is Jan 17th 2015.  Are the future start dates all chosen?  If so can you tell me the next one or two start dates so that I have an idea of what my time limit sort of looks like?  Obviously I will aim to get all my application processes done long before then, but I'm curious.  If there are three BMOQ start dates per year or something then I know I probably can't make the one directly after January's.

2) Any numbers on pilot positions?  Forgive me if I misunderstand but you seem to have access to the number of filled/remaining positions.  If Pilot is still listed as Now Hiring on Forces.ca, can I allow myself hope that they didn't completely fill the need with the recent hiring period?

I searched the last few pages for mention of pilot and didn't see anything, apologies if I missed some information already stated..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 07, 2014, 17:57:50
I was hoping someone (DAA?) could answer these few questions for me.  I'm getting papers ready to submit my application soon for Pilot (only). 

1) I have seen that the next BMOQ is Jan 17th 2015.  Are the future start dates all chosen?  If so can you tell me the next one or two start dates so that I have an idea of what my time limit sort of looks like?  Obviously I will aim to get all my application processes done long before then, but I'm curious.  If there are three BMOQ start dates per year or something then I know I probably can't make the one directly after January's.

2) Any numbers on pilot positions?  Forgive me if I misunderstand but you seem to have access to the number of filled/remaining positions.  If Pilot is still listed as Now Hiring on Forces.ca, can I allow myself hope that they didn't completely fill the need with the recent hiring period?

I searched the last few pages for mention of pilot and didn't see anything, apologies if I missed some information already stated..

Sure, I will try.......and let's not put the cart before the horse here.

First, you need to submit your online application, that's the easy part these days.  First email back is nothing more than a "server" acknowledgement, which doesn't mean much.  Within 3-5 working days you should get a second email telling you to contact CFRC X for continued processing and this is when the fun starts..........

Once you have made contact with your CFRC, they will book you for the CFAT and TSD.  Once you write both these, then the waiting begins.......

After those tests, if you should be "fortunate" enough to be identified for continued processing, then comes the Medical. Security, Background Checks and the Interview.  After all the "checks" in those boxes....

Then comes Aircrew Selection (ASC) and if successful for Pilot during the ASC, straight to Aircrew (Pilot) Medical.  Then more waiting.........

If you are selecting Pilot as an occupation, it's pretty much a long drawn out process.  So even if you applied right this moment, had impecable qualifications, excelled on all the testing and all the stars aligned, you'd be lucky to be starting BMOQ (Officer Basic) in Jul/Aug next year.

All you need to apply, is your Birth Certificate, Proof of Cdn Citizenship (if applic) and your Academic Transcipts.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BorisK on November 07, 2014, 19:43:36
Just went into the CFRC today to inquire about my application status (interview and medical were both 6 weeks ago).  Good timing since today I became merit listed according to the system. 

I am reading through this thread page by page to try and find it, but in the meantime if I may be so bold : does anyone know when selection dates are for 000327 (Electronic-Optronic Technician)?

Best of luck to all applicants.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: HopefulPiloteer on November 08, 2014, 20:31:23
Thank you DAA for all the information. I'll be applying ASAP now. If the stars don't align, the next BMOQ is January 2016? Both would work pretty well for me to finish getting my engineering license, which is a nice milestone to reach before I get out of the field.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 10, 2014, 09:14:41
I am reading through this thread page by page to try and find it, but in the meantime if I may be so bold : does anyone know when selection dates are for 000327 (Electronic-Optronic Technician)?

The next round of selections for NCM occupations (including EO Tech) with positions remaining is 8 Dec.  For DEO occupations where spots are still available, weekly.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: colorful1 on November 11, 2014, 14:47:35
I received my call yesterday :) I begin bmq January 5th, 2015 for ATIS Tech Enrollment ceremony is December 8th :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mamor on November 11, 2014, 15:48:52
Nice to hear colorful1. Im still waiting for a call. Good luck in your bmq.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Flatliner on November 11, 2014, 18:48:20
I received my call yesterday :) I begin bmq January 5th, 2015 for ATIS Tech Enrollment ceremony is December 8th :)

Jealous! Seriously though, congrats and good luck.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jacksonovff on November 11, 2014, 19:20:26
I got my offer yesterday as well artillery BMQ Jan 12th if anyone in the calgary area is heading out at that time to PM me
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on November 11, 2014, 19:30:02
Grats to all of you . _.!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: smash2861 on November 11, 2014, 23:38:38
I second that jealousy and also the congrats!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Pwegman on November 12, 2014, 00:49:06
yeah i second them .. Gratz to u lucky ba***  :salute:  and stil havnt done my CFAT , cant wait to be done with that part   :boring:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DeadEye229 on November 13, 2014, 12:19:59
stay positive and be patient everyone your time will come :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: sebas626 on November 14, 2014, 13:17:36
Just got the call of a lifetime :p
Bmq february 9th (french platoon), for traffic tech!!!!!! The wait will have been a year exactly... BOOM! :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mamor on November 14, 2014, 15:47:36
Congrats sebas, im still waiting for a call, I will call monday. I know that my production clerk was not there so maybe his colleague is Overloaded..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Veilside on November 14, 2014, 21:03:09
For those in DEO, I just got an offer for Pilot. BMOQ starting on Jan 17. Best day of my life! :nod:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueShield on November 14, 2014, 21:34:34
For those in DEO, I just got an offer for Pilot. BMOQ starting on Jan 17. Best day of my life! :nod:
Congrats ! Enjoy BMOQ on Jan 19
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: kerr007 on November 16, 2014, 22:19:15
Any chance DAA knows a date for construction tech selections?! Recently completed my PLAR and merit listed. Been a long, well worth waiting process. Now just hoping for the best.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BorisK on November 16, 2014, 22:57:55

Any chance DAA knows a date for construction tech selections?! Recently completed my PLAR and merit listed. Been a long, well worth waiting process. Now just hoping for the best.

You are looking for this answer I believe (assuming there are still spots remaining in your trade) :


The next round of selections for NCM occupations (including EO Tech) with positions remaining is 8 Dec.  For DEO occupations where spots are still available, weekly.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 17, 2014, 10:04:08
Any chance DAA knows a date for construction tech selections?! Recently completed my PLAR and merit listed. Been a long, well worth waiting process. Now just hoping for the best.

Const Tech has been CLOSED since Apr/May 14.  There appear to be positions remaining but no indications of a selection date at this time.

It's not a popular occupation, so your chances of receiving an offer would be "very good" but not until after they schedule a selection.

Good luck!

PS - NCM selection dates have changed again.......     :facepalm:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mab163 on November 18, 2014, 12:22:42
For those in DEO, I just got an offer for Pilot. BMOQ starting on Jan 17. Best day of my life! :nod:

Wow congrats!! I'm still waiting a call for DEO pilot too. Let's hope there are some remaining spots and a selection soon.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wilbz on November 22, 2014, 03:33:11
Hi all,

I found out a few days ago that I had been merit-listed. Does anyone know if I could possibly be selected in the next few weeks if my trades are:

1) Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer
2) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer
3) Signals Officer

I've gone through quite a few of the posts in this thread and am aware that DEO selections are happening on a weekly basis right now. If anyone could tell me even more than that (i.e. whether or not these trades are open or have been filled, how many spots there were etc.) that would be much appreciated. I'm with CFRC Vancouver if that matters.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlphaBravo on November 22, 2014, 04:17:51
Hi all,

I found out a few days ago that I had been merit-listed. Does anyone know if I could possibly be selected in the next few weeks if my trades are:

1) Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer
2) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer
3) Signals Officer

I've gone through quite a few of the posts in this thread and am aware that DEO selections are happening on a weekly basis right now. If anyone could tell me even more than that (i.e. whether or not these trades are open or have been filled, how many spots there were etc.) that would be much appreciated. I'm with CFRC Vancouver if that matters.

Thank you.

Spots I wont be able to give you... But a list of jobs that are hiring including your chosen trades is readily available.... http://www.forces.ca/en/jobexplorer/browsejobs-70
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Moore on November 22, 2014, 08:56:26
Spots I wont be able to give you... But a list of jobs that are hiring including your chosen trades is readily available.... http://www.forces.ca/en/jobexplorer/browsejobs-70

I've heard numerous times that the site is pretty outdated and it takes awhile to get updated to the correct information. I know they have been hiring Combat Engineers this month for example and I applied in September and the trade has never once said that it was hiring on the website.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: pd89 on November 22, 2014, 15:35:22
Hi all,

I found out a few days ago that I had been merit-listed. Does anyone know if I could possibly be selected in the next few weeks if my trades are:

1) Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer
2) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer
3) Signals Officer

I've gone through quite a few of the posts in this thread and am aware that DEO selections are happening on a weekly basis right now. If anyone could tell me even more than that (i.e. whether or not these trades are open or have been filled, how many spots there were etc.) that would be much appreciated. I'm with CFRC Vancouver if that matters.

Thank you.

I cant help you much, but for what its worth, i dont think DEO selections are happening every week for every open trade. I am am AEC applicant and i was told a few weeks ago by my file manager that the next AEC selection would be on nov 27th.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 24, 2014, 09:32:06
Does anyone know if I could possibly be selected in the next few weeks if my trades are:

1) Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer
2) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer
3) Signals Officer

I've gone through quite a few of the posts in this thread and am aware that DEO selections are happening on a weekly basis right now. If anyone could tell me even more than that (i.e. whether or not these trades are open or have been filled, how many spots there were etc.) that would be much appreciated. I'm with CFRC Vancouver if that matters.

1)  No
2)  No
3)  YES.......
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wilbz on November 24, 2014, 19:37:23
Spots I wont be able to give you... But a list of jobs that are hiring including your chosen trades is readily available.... http://www.forces.ca/en/jobexplorer/browsejobs-70
I've heard numerous times that the site is pretty outdated and it takes awhile to get updated to the correct information. I know they have been hiring Combat Engineers this month for example and I applied in September and the trade has never once said that it was hiring on the website.

Yeah unfortunately, in my experience as well that page is usually outdated. Thanks though.

I cant help you much, but for what its worth, i dont think DEO selections are happening every week for every open trade. I am am AEC applicant and i was told a few weeks ago by my file manager that the next AEC selection would be on nov 27th.
1)  No
2)  No
3)  YES.......

Thanks for the hope guys. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

If we don't get selected soon, then our next chance will be in March 2015, correct?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 25, 2014, 08:38:53
If we don't get selected soon, then our next chance will be in March 2015, correct?

Or sooner.  Depends on when the next BMOQ after Jan 15 starts.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: NapoV on November 26, 2014, 07:38:50
Is there a second pilot selection taking place in November?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 26, 2014, 11:30:07
Is there a second pilot selection taking place in November?

Selections for all DEO occupations with spots remaining, including Pilot, is scheduled for 28 Nov.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: NapoV on November 26, 2014, 11:44:09
Selections for all DEO occupations with spots remaining, including Pilot, is scheduled for 28 Nov.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wilbz on December 02, 2014, 20:36:05
Got the call today to become a Signals Officer!  ;D  :salute: Guess I got picked last Friday. January BMOQ here I come!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mab163 on December 03, 2014, 12:14:32
Got the call today to become a Signals Officer!  ;D  :salute: Guess I got picked last Friday. January BMOQ here I come!

Congrats! I got the call yesterday too! An offer for pilot. Starting BMOQ January 17th.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: drbones on December 03, 2014, 12:25:08
Congrats! Did you guys find out which platoon you are in? See you there.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on December 03, 2014, 15:29:04
Anyone have a pulse on next med tech intake?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Chef Tony on December 03, 2014, 15:58:30
For those waiting for ACS dates. I have been informed that the January schedule will be released mid-December.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wilbz on December 04, 2014, 01:19:35
Congrats! I got the call yesterday too! An offer for pilot. Starting BMOQ January 17th.
Congrats! Did you guys find out which platoon you are in? See you there.

Thanks and congrats to the both of you as well! I don't know which platoon I'm in unfortunately, maybe I missed something.

Best of luck to those still waiting!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: drbones on December 04, 2014, 07:58:36
Thanks and congrats to the both of you as well! I don't know which platoon I'm in unfortunately, maybe I missed something.


I don't think you missed something. My recruiter did not tell me what platoon I was in either. It seems some people get this information when they get their offer over the phone and I guess I'll find out at my swear in ceremony.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DEOHopeful on December 04, 2014, 12:30:03
Does anyone know if there are still DEO Infantry Officer positions open for selection for this fiscal year or is selection closed for this occupation?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: rightangledrhombus on December 04, 2014, 13:14:04
Does anyone know if there are still DEO Infantry Officer positions open for selection for this coming year or is selection closed for this occupation?

I have the same question as DEOHopeful but for DEO Artillery Officer.

Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: 4drian on December 04, 2014, 13:55:35
Hey guys! anyone know when are the selection dates for Traffic tech or Vehicle tech?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: pd89 on December 04, 2014, 21:31:28
I received an AEC DEO offer today. Good luck to everyone waiting.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Wilbz on December 07, 2014, 02:57:47
Congrats!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on December 08, 2014, 12:09:32
Does anyone know if there are still DEO Infantry Officer positions open for selection for this fiscal year or is selection closed for this occupation?

I have the same question as DEOHopeful but for DEO Artillery Officer.

Both DEO Inf and Arty are done selecting for the current recruiting year but I would expect them to start selecting again in mid/late Feb 15 for BMOQ's starting after 1 Apr.

Hey guys! anyone know when are the selection dates for Traffic tech or Vehicle tech?

Veh Tech 19 Jan.  Tfc Tech is done for the current recruiting year with selections to start again in mid/late Feb 15.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: samandar on December 08, 2014, 21:01:36
Hello Everyone! anyone know when are the selection dates for Marine eng, E-tech, and Weapons tech?
Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: runormal on December 08, 2014, 21:27:00
Hello Everyone! anyone know when are the selection dates for Marine eng, E-tech, and Weapons tech?
Thanks

My buddy got an Offer for Mar Eng today.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jd3 on January 12, 2015, 09:23:51
I see that Jan 19th is the next selection date for Vehicle Tech, does anyone have a date for Aircraft Structures Tech?
Thank-you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 12, 2015, 10:01:03
I see that Jan 19th is the next selection date for Vehicle Tech, does anyone have a date for Aircraft Structures Tech?

19 Jan for all NCM occupations, with positions still available.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jd3 on January 12, 2015, 10:04:09
Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DontKnowAnything on January 12, 2015, 13:21:25
Any word on AVN or ATIS

Cheers,
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: 4drian on January 13, 2015, 12:36:45
Any word on AVN or ATIS

Cheers,

Just got a call from CFRC Toronto for Aviation technician. Accepted it and start date Feb 15. Best of luck to anyone and see you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ilaplante on January 13, 2015, 12:57:06
Just got a call from CFRC Toronto for Aviation technician. Accepted it and start date Feb 15. Best of luck to anyone and see you

Congratulation ! Our path will cross at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Quid99 on January 13, 2015, 13:32:20
Anyone got any idea when the selection dates for RMS clerk are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: krimynal on January 13, 2015, 13:34:58
I might be completely Offtrack but wasn't there a site where people could see when the next selection date / next BMQ was done at ST-Jean ???? ( or was it only BMQ ) .....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Moore on January 13, 2015, 14:05:09
Only BMQ and the next selection for all trades that still need to be filled is January 19th.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: krimynal on January 13, 2015, 14:07:45
alright been a long time since I've been following it haha ! I'm still waiting for my transfer paperwork which take forever hahah !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Quid99 on January 13, 2015, 14:11:16
Only BMQ and the next selection for all trades that still need to be filled is January 19th.

Can you point me to where you can find out which trades needs to be filled or is it word of mouth at the moment?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Moore on January 13, 2015, 14:12:45
Can you point me to where you can find out which trades needs to be filled or is it word of mouth at the moment?

The only source that I know of is DAA since he pretty much knows everything, you'll just have to wait for him to reply to this thread if he sees it. I'm sure he wouldn't mind helping you if you messaged him either.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: krimynal on January 13, 2015, 14:16:26
DAA is basically the freaking bible of this site ! lol
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 13, 2015, 14:45:50
Can you point me to where you can find out which trades needs to be filled or is it word of mouth at the moment?

Here you go    ---->  http://www.forces.ca/en/jobexplorer/browsejobs-70

Right now, there are still some spots to fill for the current year (ie; BMQ starting before 31 Mar) and most if not ALL occupations for the next recruiting year (ie; BMQ/BMOQ starting after 1 Apr) are currently OPEN for processing.

The link to the CAF Recruiting website above is reasonably accurate at the present time.  So if the occupation has the "Now Hiring" beside it, that means it's currently OPEN.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Quid99 on January 14, 2015, 16:45:20
Here you go    ---->  http://www.forces.ca/en/jobexplorer/browsejobs-70

Right now, there are still some spots to fill for the current year (ie; BMQ starting before 31 Mar) and most if not ALL occupations for the next recruiting year (ie; BMQ/BMOQ starting after 1 Apr) are currently OPEN for processing.

The link to the CAF Recruiting website above is reasonably accurate at the present time.  So if the occupation has the "Now Hiring" beside it, that means it's currently OPEN.

When you say currently open, does that mean still open for the 2015/2016 year or for BMQ starting before March 31?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on January 14, 2015, 16:48:07
When you say currently open, does that mean still open for the 2015/2016 year or for BMQ starting before March 31?


Right now, there are still some spots to fill for the current year (ie; BMQ starting before 31 Mar) and most if not ALL occupations for the next recruiting year (ie; BMQ/BMOQ starting after 1 Apr) are currently OPEN for processing.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Pwegman on January 14, 2015, 21:53:08

The link to the CAF Recruiting website above is reasonably accurate at the present time.  So if the occupation has the "Now Hiring" beside it, that means it's currently OPEN.

DAA, i think that if i could, I would kiss you for that answer  ( don't worry. I am talking in a non gay way  :P ) .Its  Been a while since i was wondering if those "Now Hiring" was accurate on the CAF website and now i know .  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on January 19, 2015, 15:23:06
Was the January 19th selection for leftover NCM job selections or was everything included in it?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 19, 2015, 22:23:18
Was the January 19th selection for leftover NCM job selections or was everything included in it?

Leftovers.

Selections for the upcoming recruiting year (ie; BMQ's starting in Apr), probably won't start until late Feb.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 26, 2015, 09:47:49
So they select for the next fiscal year before the fiscal year even starts?

Any chance of getting selected for NESOP before the new fiscal year?

YES and YES.   Selections for next years recruiting numbers, normally begin in mid/late Feb for BMQ's starting after 1 Apr.  However, to be considered for selection, you have to already be Merit Listed and to be Merit Listed, your application has to be fully processed.  So "processing" applications for these jobs usually begins in mid-Dec at the latest.

Any advice you are given with regards to an application where someone is attaching the date "1 Apr".......is BAD advice!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FortYorkRifleman on January 26, 2015, 13:56:22
YES and YES.   Selections for next years recruiting numbers, normally begin in mid/late Feb for BMQ's starting after 1 Apr.  However, to be considered for selection, you have to already be Merit Listed and to be Merit Listed, your application has to be fully processed.  So "processing" applications for these jobs usually begins in mid-Dec at the latest.

Any advice you are given with regards to an application where someone is attaching the date "1 Apr".......is BAD advice!

With that being said where does that leave applicants like myself who are not on the Merit List and are still waiting for an Interview and Medical. My file is on hold until 28 Feb 15 so will I see any movement on it before or after the new Fiscal Year? I am applying for Infantry NCM
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 26, 2015, 14:16:28
With that being said where does that leave applicants like myself who are not on the Merit List and are still waiting for an Interview and Medical. My file is on hold until 28 Feb 15 so will I see any movement on it before or after the new Fiscal Year? I am applying for Infantry NCM

I'm sure you will start to see some movement by the end of Feb or sometime in Mar, if not sooner.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: James17 on January 26, 2015, 19:48:08
Please excuse my lack of understanding all this haha, so with my medical and interview scheduled for Thursday (Jan 29th) Does this mean that I am on the merit list for this year as an AVN tech? (my first choice). Im hoping to head off to Basic training before July 2015, is it a realistic hope?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: krimynal on January 26, 2015, 19:54:39
Please excuse my lack of understanding all this haha, so with my medical and interview scheduled for Thursday (Jan 29th) Does this mean that I am on the merit list for this year as an AVN tech? (my first choice). Im hoping to head off to Basic training before July 2015, is it a realistic hope?

it could be a realistic hope, but this doesn't mean you will get a position offer by then ( chances are you will , but we never know ) it all depends on the trades you chose and the number of position available , once that's done , you will get a formal job offer for the 1st , 2ND or 3rd pick on your list , depending on the CFAT results. 

so depending on a lot of factors you could very well leave for July , or you could only leave next year , it all depends on the number of spots , and your personal file and score.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: James17 on January 26, 2015, 20:07:53
Yea I figured, I just wasn't sure if I would even be considered yet as I am not finished my interview or medical yet. I know its all done on test results and availability ect. I appreciate the reply! THANKS!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 27, 2015, 10:10:16
Please excuse my lack of understanding all this haha, so with my medical and interview scheduled for Thursday (Jan 29th) Does this mean that I am on the merit list for this year as an AVN tech? (my first choice). Im hoping to head off to Basic training before July 2015, is it a realistic hope?

If you have not yet completed the Medical and Interview stages of your application, then you would not be on the Merit List.  After completing the Med and Interview, it could still be another 4-6 weeks, if not longer, before you could be merit listed.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: James17 on January 27, 2015, 11:09:16
Ok thanks! appreciate the reply!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Bruins91 on January 28, 2015, 18:13:03
So if you are merit listed and your trades are marked as recruiting now (logs and Mars) DEO the next BMOQ won't be until after April 1st? Do they generally give you 3 weeks to a month before BMOQ starts in order to get yourself situated from the date of the job offer? Glad I am getting some sort of time frame, thank you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 28, 2015, 22:27:59
So if you are merit listed and your trades are marked as recruiting now (logs and Mars) DEO the next BMOQ won't be until after April 1st? Do they generally give you 3 weeks to a month before BMOQ starts in order to get yourself situated from the date of the job offer? Glad I am getting some sort of time frame, thank you.

Not sure when the next BMOQ will be, but definitely after 1 Apr.  Selections are usually done 60-days prior to the start of BMOQ/BMQ, with employment offers being given 30-45 days before the course starts.  That's the norm, but on occasion there will be instances of short notice offers.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: James17 on January 29, 2015, 08:55:26
There is a new group every two weeks in BMQ (Based on what my recruiter has told me). How soon and if you go is dependant on where you rank merit wise.

Best of luck and following up with your recruiting office will certainly speed up the process.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on January 29, 2015, 20:46:43
my interview and medical have recently expired and have to be redone. Will this put me further back on the selection list and delay me from getting "The Call" ?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 29, 2015, 20:59:45
How fast do BMQ's generally fill up? I see a thread for people already selected for the February 23rd BMQ. This early on, what % capacity is that BMQ at would you guess?

They start filling BMQ's 60 days or more prior to the start date and try to have them filled 45 days prior.  Given the time frame, I'd say that BMQ should be 100% full and if not, they will fill it very soon.

my interview and medical have recently expired and have to be redone. Will this put me further back on the selection list and delay me from getting "The Call" ?

If the med and interview have expired, they usually remove you from the Merit List pending these items being updated.  But the bad news is..........you will now be subject to the new system, so you may very well be thrown back into the pool of applicants, who are waiting for their medical and interview.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on January 29, 2015, 21:21:31
But the bad news is..........you will now be subject to the new system, so you may very well be thrown back into the pool of applicants, who are waiting for their medical and interview.

What are the differences in the new system?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on January 30, 2015, 00:41:01
What are the differences in the new system?

Your CFAT score determines whether or not you receive a medical and interview. If you do not pass a certain threshold score on the CFAT you may be waiting for a long time.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jd3 on January 30, 2015, 09:22:38

Selections for the upcoming recruiting year (ie; BMQ's starting in Apr), probably won't start until late Feb.

Just wondering if there are any confirmed dates for the next selection? Or is it still too early?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 30, 2015, 09:23:57
What are the differences in the new system?

Your CFAT score determines whether or not you receive a medical and interview. If you do not pass a certain threshold score on the CFAT you may be waiting for a long time.

That pretty much sums things up.  The better you do, the greater the chances of moving forward.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on January 30, 2015, 12:25:29
Just wondering if there are any confirmed dates for the next selection? Or is it still too early?
Thanks.

At this point probably whenever they have openings on BMQ's and spots to fill someone will be selected. The selection dates for the next FY will probably be late February.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jd3 on January 30, 2015, 16:12:08
Well, looks like I made the Merit List for the last selection, I got a job offer today for Vehicle Tech and accepted!!!! Cannot wait to start.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on January 30, 2015, 16:13:35
Well, looks like I made the Merit List for the last selection, I got a job offer today for Vehicle Tech and accepted!!!! Cannot wait to start.


See you there mang.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on February 09, 2015, 22:30:29
Does anybody know if calls have started going out for March 2? I accepted my offer already, just waiting for a call with the finer details! Supposed to come when everyone else gets the offers...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on February 09, 2015, 22:39:40
Does anybody know if calls have started going out for March 2? I accepted my offer already, just waiting for a call with the finer details! Supposed to come when everyone else gets the offers...

Calls are still going out for people starting on the 16th. They're playing a bit of catch up I think. Hopefully selection dates for march and BMQ dates for April 2015 are confirmed soon also..
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on February 09, 2015, 22:43:08
Ah, very behind if they're only giving 2 weeks notice. Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on February 09, 2015, 22:44:51
Ah, very behind if they're only giving 2 weeks notice. Thanks!
At this point its only a few days notice...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Treemoss on February 10, 2015, 19:54:39
Yea I feel a little bad for people getting calls for the 23rd at this point.. let alone the 16th still. Time is on the mind. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on February 10, 2015, 22:36:20
Yep, I'm glad I called to check up on things or I'd be in that boat. Lucky me got a good months notice. Just need someone to call me with the details now >.<
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Coldtoast2113 on February 18, 2015, 22:04:31
I was wondering if anyone would know if they've started running MPAC's yet?

My application has been finished processing as of about a month ago and I'm just curious as to when they start going through the list.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 19, 2015, 09:15:52
I was wondering if anyone would know if they've started running MPAC's yet?

My application has been finished processing as of about a month ago and I'm just curious as to when they start going through the list.

MPAC/MPOAC is running right now and ends early next week.
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on February 19, 2015, 11:45:12
I know they're behind schedule, but does anyone know when they will start selecting/calling for March 2? I have a feeling my brother will be called soon ;)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shooked1 on February 19, 2015, 15:09:43
It seems like their very behind I got called for Feb 23 BMQ yesterday. My advice to your brother is if he could reach to his RC and get in contact maybe he could get a bit of a heads up when he may start BMQ. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ShadyBrah on February 19, 2015, 15:23:48
Yea, I doubt he'll get on for the same date. Just a hope! And I couldn't believe it when I read your post, I'm panicking with a good month of notice! I just hope some people get offers soon for the 2nd so I know who I have to put up with! ;p
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Coldtoast2113 on February 19, 2015, 21:21:34
MPAC/MPOAC is running right now and ends early next week.

Thanks! Much appreciated, I'm also wondering if you'd have any knowledge as to when they'd be running more.  Again my application finished processing at the end of January so I never expected to hear from MPAC for atleast until April.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 20, 2015, 09:35:43
Thanks! Much appreciated, I'm also wondering if you'd have any knowledge as to when they'd be running more.  Again my application finished processing at the end of January so I never expected to hear from MPAC for atleast until April.

I think they normally run 2-4 blocks per year and usually every 3-5 months depending on the needs of the CF.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on February 23, 2015, 11:42:53
I called my recruitment center about booking a interview/medical and was told that they wont have to be done until after i was selected. Now three days later i received an email with my interview/medical date. does this mean i have been selected?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 23, 2015, 12:29:46
I called my recruitment center about booking a interview/medical and was told that they wont have to be done until after i was selected. Now three days later i received an email with my interview/medical date. does this mean i have been selected?

It means you have been "selected for further processing" which is a good thing!

Now you just have to get past the Medical/Interview and if successful at those, then come the background checks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Conrod94 on February 23, 2015, 12:55:18
It means you have been "selected for further processing" which is a good thing!

Now you just have to get past the Medical/Interview and if successful at those, then come the background checks.

This is my second interview/medical because my other ones have expired. does this make a difference?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on February 23, 2015, 13:18:04
This is my second interview/medical because my other ones have expired. does this make a difference?

If this is your second go round, then chances are everything has expired and will need to be redone.  The only bright side, is that this will be an update and shouldn't take as long as the last time.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Dnas17 on May 08, 2015, 18:42:26
Any word on the big intakes for Infantry occur for the upcoming BMQs? (May 25th, June 15, July etc)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 12, 2015, 09:24:26
Any word on the big intakes for Infantry occur for the upcoming BMQs? (May 25th, June 15, July etc)

There are no "big intakes" for Infantryman.  They are spread out over the entire year and selected when required.  The May BMQ is full but there are still a few posns remaining on the Franco Serial.

So don't expect any job offer, until your process is completed and you have been officially merit listed.
Title: When are the 2015 Artillery and Armoured Crewman selections?
Post by: eastcoast1993 on May 12, 2015, 14:06:55
I was just wondering if anyone had any Intel on when the next selections are 2015 Artillery  and Armored Crewman selections will be for this year in the CF?
Title: Re: When are the 2015 Artillery and Armoured Crewman selections?
Post by: Master Corporal Steven on May 12, 2015, 14:13:18
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Title: 2015 Combart Arms Selections
Post by: eastcoast1993 on May 12, 2015, 14:28:35
Does any one know when the Combat  Arms selections are for 2015?

Specifically Artillery and Crewman
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on May 12, 2015, 14:34:02
Any idea when selections for Veh Tech will be? I'm sure I'll probably miss them for the July BMQ, but I figured I'd ask anyway.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 12, 2015, 14:37:29
Any idea when selections for Veh Tech will be? I'm sure I'll probably miss them for the July BMQ, but I figured I'd ask anyway.

At this time of the year, pretty much every 2-4 weeks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Colta on May 12, 2015, 15:25:05
At this time of the year, pretty much every 2-4 weeks.

Awesome! Thanks DAA!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jolessana on May 25, 2015, 10:48:14
I was wondering if anyone might be able to provide some insight on when selection dates for RMS clerks might happen? Or are clerks something that they send to BMQ fairly frequently?

Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on May 25, 2015, 11:37:25
I was wondering if anyone might be able to provide some insight on when selection dates for RMS clerks might happen? Or are clerks something that they send to BMQ fairly frequently?

Thank you

Every 2-3 weeks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Reserve6 on May 28, 2015, 12:00:57
Does anyone know what the start and end dates of summer BMQ for primary reserve members? I want to know these dates so I can plan my summer around these dates.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: George Wallace on May 28, 2015, 12:16:42
Does anyone know what the start and end dates of summer BMQ for primary reserve members? I want to know these dates so I can plan my summer around these dates.

If your application process has not completed, you may face the prospect, as mentioned in other threads, of NOT being enrolled in time to attend a Summer BMQ.  Stay in touch with your CFRC and unit to keep up to date on the progress made on your application.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: baconk2 on July 10, 2015, 13:37:47
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me the upcoming selection dates for AC op. I know that there will be one on Monday July 13 2015. However, I was wondering if any additional selection dates have been released. 

Also if anyone has any insight, advice or personal experiences into how long it could take to receive an AF# (based on the application timeline listed in my signature below) and be merit listed (I realize that this is a completely case by case situation) it would be greatly appreciated, as my application is complete and only waiting for my AF to be merited. 

Thank you for your knowledge and experience...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Leeworthy on July 11, 2015, 12:53:01
Anyone happen to know the selection dates for MSE OP?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: VanIslander on July 22, 2015, 18:10:28
Anyone know selection dates for AERE?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: RMJOE on July 22, 2015, 18:13:36
Does anyone happen to know selection dates for RM tech and if there are any spots left?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on July 23, 2015, 12:40:05
NCM's selections are scheduled for this coming Monday, I think and then usually at 2-3 week intervals.  DEO Officer Selections are tentatively scheduled for the first week of Aug.    Good luck!!!

Does anyone happen to know selection dates for RM tech and if there are any spots left?

Yes, plenty of room for RM Techs!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: RMJOE on July 23, 2015, 12:43:08
NCM's selections are scheduled for this coming Monday, I think and then usually at 2-3 week intervals.  DEO Officer Selections are tentatively scheduled for the first week of Aug.    Good luck!!!

Yes, plenty of room for RM Techs!
Thanks DAA you have been awesome for information. Keep up the good work. You just took a weight off my shoulders.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: secondchance on August 09, 2015, 02:48:46
Anyone know selection dates for AERE?
AERE is closed now.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AstroBoy on August 09, 2015, 15:39:20
DEO Officer Selections are tentatively scheduled for the first week of Aug.

DAA, are you aware if those selections took place?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mirin on August 09, 2015, 16:51:43
^ I too am wondering if the DEO selections went according to schedule.  According this section of the forums the end of August BMOQ has been postponed to January http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,119711.0.html
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: NewportArmy on August 10, 2015, 10:28:06
I'm just doing the "nail biting" wondering if I got merit listed in time for the selection date of today!! It would be a MIRACLE (25 day turn around for references, security and medical screening to be processed) but a very totally awesome one!  :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on August 10, 2015, 11:09:20
DAA, are you aware if those selections took place?

Yes, they did!

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: berlee11 on September 27, 2015, 17:40:16
Hi

I am wondering if anyone knows the selection dates for:
Weapons Engineering Technician (Navy)
Naval Combat Information Operator
Naval Electronic Sensor Operator

Thanks for you help.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: holieee on September 28, 2015, 15:52:07
It is my understanding that the selection dates for RMS clerk just passed last week.
Would anyone know when the next date for selections is?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 06, 2015, 12:59:05
It is my understanding that the selection dates for RMS clerk just passed last week.
Would anyone know when the next date for selections is?

Yesterday......    :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: HNS on October 06, 2015, 15:01:19
Hi DAA,

Would you happen to know if there are DEO Officer Selections scheduled for this October?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: geodan on October 06, 2015, 17:21:42
Hi DAA,

Would you happen to know if there are DEO Officer Selections scheduled for this October?

yup, yesterday as well!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: xshafted on October 08, 2015, 22:30:11
Does anyone know when the selection dates for Vehicle Technicians & Weapons Technicians are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 09, 2015, 10:01:22
Does anyone know when the selection dates for Vehicle Technicians & Weapons Technicians are?

13 and 19 Oct.  Also, Wpns Tech is no longer available.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 11, 2015, 18:29:11
Hello everyone,
I am in the process to enter the FAC, and would like some info on a stage. I applied to 3 choices are:
Aerospace engineering Officer, Aerospace control Officer and air combat systems Officer. I have a Bachelor and a Master in Aerospace Engineering and got a great score at the CFAT.
Since I have the involvement outside of Canada, they made my Bacground Checking (reliability & security) before my medical examination and interview stage.
In early September, I received an email informing me that my step Background Checking is completed and it is favorable. Then they wrote me that they must wait for the OK from their headquarter (Borden) before sending me the appointment for the medical examination and interview. Since 6 weeks I have no news. I wonder why the headquarter (Borden) is taking time to give their OK.
Thank you allllllllllllll
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 14, 2015, 04:18:45
Hello Everyone,
I called the center today and they said they are still waiting for the OK from Borden to give me the dates of the medical examination and interview. And Borden would send the response after the selection dates. (They did my background Checking before my medical & interview since i lived another country)
Now my question is: Does anyone know the selection dates for Officers in Aerospace Engineering or Aerospace Control?
Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 14, 2015, 10:29:17
Hello Everyone,
I called the center today and they said they are still waiting for the OK from Borden to give me the dates of the medical examination and interview. And Borden would send the response after the selection dates. (They did my background Checking before my medical & interview since i lived another country)
Now my question is: Does anyone know the selection dates for Officers in Aerospace Engineering or Aerospace Control?
Thank you

Selection dates are ONLY applicable to people who have already been "fully" processed, Merit Listed and ready to be offered employment.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 14, 2015, 14:30:00
Thank you DAA!
I knew that before. I was wondering why she told me to wait for the selection date from Borden when I am not yet fully processed! This is the third time they (Montreal Center) give me a wrong answer during my process.
Otherwise, why Borden is taking so time to give their OK for rest of process?!!!! (I also had a great score during my Test)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 15, 2015, 10:04:09
Thank you DAA!
I knew that before. I was wondering why she told me to wait for the selection date from Borden when I am not yet fully processed! This is the third time they (Montreal Center) give me a wrong answer during my process.
Otherwise, why Borden is taking so time to give their OK for rest of process?!!!! (I also had a great score during my Test)

After writing your tests, a decision to continue processing your application is based on several factors such as, your test scores, the number of positions that need to be filled for that occupation and the number of files already being processed for those occupations.  So for example, if there are 20 spots left to fill for your occupation choice but there are already 100 files actively being processed, it doesn't make sense to add more applications into the mix, which only serves to use up limited processing resources.  When the # of active files begins to decrease and spots are still available, then they will identify more applications for continued processing.  As we are already more than half way through the current recruiting year, this is when things tend to slow down, with the exception of ROTP applications, which will now take priority.   Stick with it, as things will once again pick up in early Jan.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: holieee on October 15, 2015, 15:50:29
DAA,

can you confirm if the RMS trade has filled up all its positions for the FY?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 15, 2015, 16:49:05
DAA,
can you confirm if the RMS trade has filled up all its positions for the FY?
Thank you.

I'm thinking that is just might be full now.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: qwaszxx on October 15, 2015, 20:31:48
Does anyone know when the next selection date is for ATIS and if there a lot of spots remaining?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 15, 2015, 22:43:23
After writing your tests, a decision to continue processing your application is based on several factors such as, your test scores, the number of positions that need to be filled for that occupation and the number of files already being processed for those occupations.  So for example, if there are 20 spots left to fill for your occupation choice but there are already 100 files actively being processed, it doesn't make sense to add more applications into the mix, which only serves to use up limited processing resources.  When the # of active files begins to decrease and spots are still available, then they will identify more applications for continued processing.  As we are already more than half way through the current recruiting year, this is when things tend to slow down, with the exception of ROTP applications, which will now take priority.   Stick with it, as things will once again pick up in early Jan.

Good luck!
Quote

Hi,
I spoke to a recruiter today. He said that there are 1 remaining position for my 1st choice and 24 remaining positions for my 2nd choice, this fiscal year.
Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: qwaszxx on October 15, 2015, 23:02:59
Hi,
I spoke to a recruiter today. He said that there are 1 remaining position for my 1st choice and 24 remaining positions for my 2nd choice, this fiscal year.
Thanks

Did you mean to quote me? I hope you don't mean there's only 1 position left for ATIS..  :(
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 16, 2015, 00:46:57
Quote
Did you mean to quote me? I hope you don't mean there's only 1 position left for ATIS..  :(

ATIS is different from AERE.....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: qwaszxx on October 16, 2015, 00:53:30
ATIS is different from AERE.....

You never specified which trade you were referring to.. how was I supposed to know?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Mirin on October 16, 2015, 01:12:47
djangovi did in fact specify what his number one trade was in a prior post if you look up.  However, his quoting appears ambiguous as it leaves readers wondering who he is quoting without further investigation. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: qwaszxx on October 20, 2015, 01:41:38
Does anyone have any word on when the next selection date is for ATIS?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: llin_X on October 21, 2015, 10:46:48
Hi everybody!

I've heard that the AVN tech was re-open for this year, can anybody confirm it?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: geodan on October 23, 2015, 20:17:49
Hi DAA,

Can you tell me if all infantry officer position were filled?

Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 26, 2015, 12:45:15
I've heard that the AVN tech was re-open for this year, can anybody confirm it?

No, it's still closed and probably won't reopen again until early Jan.

Can you tell me if all infantry officer position were filled?

No, there are still a few spots remaining.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: llin_X on October 26, 2015, 12:55:52
Thanks, DAA.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Kenshi on October 27, 2015, 04:03:02
I'm also applying for ACSO and Aerospace Control Officer.

I finished my interview/medical in September. At the moment. I'm currently waiting for Air Crew Selection dates.

Would someone kindly tell me how many spots they have left for ACSO/AEC until the end of the financial year?

Also, Forces.Ca shows that AEC is currently in demand. How accurate is the website?

I'm applying as DEO.

Kind Regards!

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 27, 2015, 12:43:34
Hi Kanoga,
I'm applying as DEO too. At my RC, In september I,ve been told that there are 24 left spots for Aerospace Control Officer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: yourboat on October 27, 2015, 13:45:47
Hello Kanoga and djangovi

I am in the same situation as you both. I was told 21 spots.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Secbell on October 27, 2015, 14:26:02
Hey any word on selection for ATIS? I heard it was suppose to be today, can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 27, 2015, 14:57:36
Hey any word on selection for ATIS? I heard it was suppose to be today, can anyone confirm?

Always on Mondays!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: reinvented on October 27, 2015, 21:01:27
Does anyone know how many spots are left for DEO Pilots? I'm going to ACS at the end of the month and it would be nice to know if I still have a chance to make it for this fiscal year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MacleodEE on October 28, 2015, 08:25:28
Hey DAA, you wouldn't happen to know the selection dates for ACS tech would you?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 28, 2015, 09:57:40
Hey DAA, you wouldn't happen to know the selection dates for ACS tech would you?

Selections for most if not all "OPEN" NCM Occupations normally take place on Mondays.  ACS Tech is "CLOSED" for the year.   You might want to check with your CFRC just to confirm.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cri on October 28, 2015, 14:36:28
Hi DAA,

I'd like to know how many spots are open for DEO  CELE and Signals officers.
When would be the next selection for those (DEO) positions (if available) ?

Thanks !
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 29, 2015, 02:00:16
Hi everyone
Does someone know the selection dates for AERE (Aerospace Engineering Officer)?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on October 30, 2015, 10:28:04
Hi everyone
Does someone know the selection dates for AERE (Aerospace Engineering Officer)?

Selections for all DEO Occupations with spots remaining are done every Monday, from now until all the positions have been filled.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: KerryBlue on October 30, 2015, 14:31:27
If anyone is interested the next selection date for Cbt Engr(00339) are Nov 2 and Nov 9. Something around 180 posn left
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: djangovi on October 30, 2015, 19:57:18
Thank you DAA....
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fiji_Boy_ on November 03, 2015, 18:25:40
Hello,DAA do you know the selection dates for Med tech?

I was qualified for further process on Med Tech 4 months ago, and am just waiting to be merit listed.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 05, 2015, 10:58:05
Hello,DAA do you know the selection dates for Med tech?
I was qualified for further process on Med Tech 4 months ago, and am just waiting to be merit listed.
Thank you very much.

Selections for the Med Tech occupation are slightly different than the other occupations and are "normally" only done twice a year, maybe three times at most.  This is based on the Med Tech occupational training which I believe is only conducted twice a year.  So they "try" and enrol applicants, so that they complete their BMQ close to when a Med Tech course is going to start.   This way, you aren't sitting around for 6-12 months waiting.

At the moment, there is nothing scheduled.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ksiiqtaboo on November 06, 2015, 13:02:37
DAA is there a difference if im a skilled applicant (previous service with QL3 finished) and just another recruit comming off the street for selections? and when is the next ACISS selection?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 06, 2015, 13:11:31
DAA is there a difference if im a skilled applicant (previous service with QL3 finished) and just another recruit comming off the street for selections? and when is the next ACISS selection?

No, the process is pretty much the same but for a "skilled" applicant trying to re-enroll, it may take a bit longer as they need to do a VFS and try and pull your old service records from archives.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ksiiqtaboo on November 06, 2015, 13:14:57
No, the process is pretty much the same but for a "skilled" applicant trying to re-enroll, it may take a bit longer as they need to do a VFS and try and pull your old service records from archives.

This has been completed already to my understanding. A credit issue caused a bit of a hiccup and I have to wait until Nov 18 before furthur processing. I was just curious if because of my previous service it takes less time to be selected because I'm already trained in said occupation
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 06, 2015, 13:19:57
This has been completed already to my understanding. A credit issue caused a bit of a hiccup and I have to wait until Nov 18 before furthur processing. I was just curious if because of my previous service it takes less time to be selected because I'm already trained in said occupation

You would think the process would be quicker but there are additional steps that need to be taken which can add a bit more time on to things.   Eventually, once everything is completed, you will be Merit Listed the same as every other applicant who is successful during the process but your selection is done separately and usually not at the same time as the other "unskilled" applicants.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ksiiqtaboo on November 06, 2015, 13:21:30
You would think the process would be quicker but there are additional steps that need to be taken which can add a bit more time on to things.   Eventually, once everything is completed, you will be Merit Listed the same as every other applicant who is successful during the process but your selection is done separately and usually not at the same time as the other "unskilled" applicants.

Understood. Thank you for the information DAA
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fiji_Boy_ on November 06, 2015, 23:54:49
Thank you very much for your detailed and invaluable information, DAA  :D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: xshafted on November 12, 2015, 17:42:29
Just got the call! I'm re-enrolling on January 6 and BMQ starts on January 9! My trade is Vehicle Tech  :salute:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: granite on November 16, 2015, 17:48:08
Just a quick question was wondering if anyone knows when selections for NES OP and or NCI OP are.  I have been merit listed for awhile and have not heard anything yet.

Thanks
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JackMerridrew on November 24, 2015, 15:50:55
Hello!

Is anyone aware of how many slots remain, and when the next selection date for CEOTP Pilot are? Given that's appropriate to ask!

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on November 27, 2015, 09:57:41
Hello!
Is anyone aware of how many slots remain, and when the next selection date for CEOTP Pilot are? Given that's appropriate to ask!
Thanks in advance!

They don't usually set selection dates for CEOTP Pilot.  Once your processing is complete (CFAT/TSD, Seneca College Acceptance/Approval, Medical, Interview, Background Checks, Initial Air Factor, Aircrew Selection, Final Air Factor, Merit Listed) and you reach the Merit List, you will probably have an offer shortly afterwards.

There are always spots for CEOTP-AEAD Pilot applicants.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ksiiqtaboo on November 27, 2015, 10:27:55
how many spots are there for ACISS skilled applicants? or is it the same as the number of ACISS
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PuckChaser on November 27, 2015, 10:31:01
how many spots are there for ACISS skilled applicants? or is it the same as the number of ACISS

Skilled entry is a different ballgame. If the CM has money, you'll get an offer and a posting. We're always short ACISS pers.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ksiiqtaboo on November 27, 2015, 10:49:26
Skilled entry is a different ballgame. If the CM has money, you'll get an offer and a posting. We're always short ACISS pers.

Thanks for the info PuckChaser. Heres to hoping that once the med and interview get booked there is still money left in the budget
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JackMerridrew on November 27, 2015, 23:01:02
They don't usually set selection dates for CEOTP Pilot.  Once your processing is complete (CFAT/TSD, Seneca College Acceptance/Approval, Medical, Interview, Background Checks, Initial Air Factor, Aircrew Selection, Final Air Factor, Merit Listed) and you reach the Merit List, you will probably have an offer shortly afterwards.

There are always spots for CEOTP-AEAD Pilot applicants.

Thanks so much! I am patiently awating that call for Air Crew! Only six weeks have passed so im not antsy yet  :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: reinvented on December 04, 2015, 07:08:29
They don't usually set selection dates for CEOTP Pilot.  Once your processing is complete (CFAT/TSD, Seneca College Acceptance/Approval, Medical, Interview, Background Checks, Initial Air Factor, Aircrew Selection, Final Air Factor, Merit Listed) and you reach the Merit List, you will probably have an offer shortly afterwards.

There are always spots for CEOTP-AEAD Pilot applicants.

Is it the same for DEO pilots?

Thanks in advance, DAA!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on December 04, 2015, 09:27:38
Is it the same for DEO pilots?

Thanks in advance, DAA!

Processing is the same, except for the Seneca application portion but DEO Pilots, have selection dates.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: koloodragon on December 04, 2015, 15:59:13
Dear DAA, do you happen to know the selection schedules for DEO AEC in Dec, 2015 or Jan, 2016? I was merit-listed on 30th of Nov...... Thank you in advance for your kind attention to my question...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JackMerridrew on December 04, 2015, 20:35:32
They don't usually set selection dates for CEOTP Pilot.  Once your processing is complete (CFAT/TSD, Seneca College Acceptance/Approval, Medical, Interview, Background Checks, Initial Air Factor, Aircrew Selection, Final Air Factor, Merit Listed) and you reach the Merit List, you will probably have an offer shortly afterwards.

There are always spots for CEOTP-AEAD Pilot applicants.

Hi DAA,

Thank you so much for the response, can I just clarify something?

When you say there are "always CEOTP-AEAD spots" does this mean an offer is pretty well guaranteed if I receive an Air Factor of 1 and pass CFASC?

Thanks in advance!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: reinvented on December 06, 2015, 16:47:44
Processing is the same, except for the Seneca application portion but DEO Pilots, have selection dates.

Do you know when the next set of selection dates are? Or is it on a weekly/bi-weekly basis? Thanks for the info DAA!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on December 07, 2015, 09:43:41
Dear DAA, do you happen to know the selection schedules for DEO AEC in Dec, 2015 or Jan, 2016? I was merit-listed on 30th of Nov...... Thank you in advance for your kind attention to my question...

Do you know when the next set of selection dates are? Or is it on a weekly/bi-weekly basis? Thanks for the info DAA!

Nothing scheduled until the new year!  That's not to say they won't select, which they can do at any time.

Thank you so much for the response, can I just clarify something?

When you say there are "always CEOTP-AEAD spots" does this mean an offer is pretty well guaranteed if I receive an Air Factor of 1 and pass CFASC?

Pilot processing has an "extremely" high failure rate, across all entry plans.  Not just during the processing phase through your CFRC but also at BMOQ and Pilot Phase Training.  If you are successful with your processing at your CFRC, then the chances of getting an offer are pretty good.  Keep in mind, nothing is guaranteed!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: reinvented on December 07, 2015, 15:58:17
Thanks DAA! I'm going to call my RC today and see if I've received my Air Factor.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: reinvented on December 08, 2015, 16:44:05
I was awarded Air Factor A1, but they said I haven't been merit listed yet. Hopefully it doesn't take too long. Here's to hoping I hear back before Christmas!  :subbies:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: aero_dude on December 15, 2015, 15:53:38
I was awarded Air Factor A1, but they said I haven't been merit listed yet. Hopefully it doesn't take too long. Here's to hoping I hear back before Christmas!  :subbies:

Did you have your ACS early November? I passed ACS last week of October, and sent my CFRC an email last week to check on the status of my application. They said I have been merit listed and they will send me an offer if I get selected. I am not sure when my file moved to the merit list though.

Also, I know it's a difficult question to answer but does anyone know what the current wait times are for DEO pilot merit list? FYI: During my interview (May 2015) I was told that they were taking in over 70 pilots for the fiscal year, and I think that I was the 30th-something candidate to pass ACS by Oct. 26th.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: reinvented on December 18, 2015, 18:52:00
aero_dude,

Yeah I went to ACS early November. Just to update I called back on December 11 and they said I have been merit listed, but like you I'm not sure exactly what date I was merit listed. I guess it takes a little over a month from the completion of ACS to receive your air factor and to be put on the merit list.

I heard that it's generally only a matter of time for pilots on the merit list, but that's the million dollar question - how long? If you were only the ~30th candidate to pass ACS for the fiscal year I guess that's good news for us. I would have thought many more people would have passed, or that there would have been a lot more pilot candidates in the pipeline. Just curious, where did you get that info?

Let me know if you hear anything regarding a phone call.  :nod:

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Leeworthy on December 21, 2015, 22:24:45
Anyone know when the MSE OP selections start up again in the new year? I've just been merit listed and am getting anxious. The next QL3 for the trade is Feb 27th I believe, and with kitting and everything else between now and that date it should be fast and furious.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on December 22, 2015, 11:45:31
Anyone know when the MSE OP selections start up again in the new year? I've just been merit listed and am getting anxious. The next QL3 for the trade is Feb 27th I believe, and with kitting and everything else between now and that date it should be fast and furious.

Probably 11 Jan and then every Monday after that until all spots have been filled for the recruiting year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: aero_dude on December 24, 2015, 10:20:06
reinvented,

After completing the test, we got a form which had a number at the top. Looking at the number of others that finished, I noticed that they were sequential, so I assume it reflects the count of candidates that completed ACS. I may be mistaken though.

Will update you when/if I get receive an offer.

Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Leeworthy on December 24, 2015, 11:21:56
Probably 11 Jan and then every Monday after that until all spots have been filled for the recruiting year.

10-4. Thanks DAA
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: ashley732 on December 24, 2015, 12:45:47
Does anyone know the next selection date for cooks? Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 04, 2016, 11:03:30
Does anyone know the next selection date for cooks? Thank you

Probably 11 Jan and then every Monday after that until all spots have been filled for the recruiting year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueAngels14 on January 20, 2016, 10:56:04
Good day DAA,

I received a letter from R3 Intake Manager last October stating that my application is on hold temporarily since my choice of occupation(s) is not being processed at the moment, just wondering if you know when the next processing/selection date for MARS DEO is.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on January 21, 2016, 09:46:18
Good day DAA,

I received a letter from R3 Intake Manager last October stating that my application is on hold temporarily since my choice of occupation(s) is not being processed at the moment, just wondering if you know when the next processing/selection date for MARS DEO is.

Thanks in advance!

Probably not until sometime in Mar at the earliest but it could be sooner, hard to say.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JackMerridrew on January 21, 2016, 12:35:39
Hello,

So December 8th I called and my recruiting centre said I was received my initial Air Factor from the RMO to go to air crew selection.

It's now January 21st and I'm getting antsy to be honest; does anyone know when the next round of air crew testing will be held? I know it's weekly but perhaps it's stopped for a while?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BlueAngels14 on January 22, 2016, 00:24:37
Probably not until sometime in Mar at the earliest but it could be sooner, hard to say.

I see, thank you for the response. I'm working full-time at the moment so in the meantime just counting down the days to the next fiscal period in April anyway, so March doesn't sound too bad at all.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: mraemedic on February 26, 2016, 00:54:18
Selections for the Med Tech occupation are slightly different than the other occupations and are "normally" only done twice a year, maybe three times at most.  This is based on the Med Tech occupational training which I believe is only conducted twice a year.  So they "try" and enrol applicants, so that they complete their BMQ close to when a Med Tech course is going to start.   This way, you aren't sitting around for 6-12 months waiting.

At the moment, there is nothing scheduled.

Has anything been scheduled for med tech ql3s in the past few months?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: JackMerridrew on April 05, 2016, 21:04:27
Hey DAA, any clue when the next round of ROTP offers are going out?

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on April 06, 2016, 11:17:34
Hey DAA, any clue when the next round of ROTP offers are going out?
Thank you!!

No idea.  Based on some responses here at Army.ca, it appears that 1st round selections were done last week.  If that was the case, then 2nd round will usually occur 3 weeks after that.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: idontunderstandhipsters on April 10, 2016, 20:42:27
Anyone know the selection dates for Combat Engineering? I should be getting a call in a couple days says my file manager on Wednesday and I'm antsy, haha. Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: HaZarD SFD on April 19, 2016, 03:55:49
Anyone know the selection dates for Combat Engineering? I should be getting a call in a couple days says my file manager on Wednesday and I'm antsy, haha. Thanks.

My Recruitmentor Officer said if I went Combat Engineer my file would skip the pool and go straight to selection.  Seems you should get a call.  Hopefully ACISS is the same. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: idontunderstandhipsters on April 19, 2016, 22:18:30
My Recruitmentor Officer said if I went Combat Engineer my file would skip the pool and go straight to selection.  Seems you should get a call.  Hopefully ACISS is the same.

I did get a phone call with an offer shortly after I posted my question, I'm off to basic June 6th! Hopefully you hear back soon too.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: kellar16 on April 22, 2016, 00:29:01
curious if i could find out when selection dates for materials technician and EGS tech are? talked to my profile manager last friday and she said she was just sending my profile up for selection that day or monday. so wondering what a possible ETA for a job offer would be.. if i would be selected
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: fullmetalpacket on April 24, 2016, 21:08:15
Anyone know the selection dates for AVS and AVN ? I am merit listed for a week and wondering how long it might take before receiving the call that will change my life. :) Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zombie on April 26, 2016, 15:21:45
Anyone know the selection dates for AVS and AVN ? I am merit listed for a week and wondering how long it might take before receiving the call that will change my life. :) Thanks.

I wouldn't mind knowing this as well...specifically AVS. Thanks in advance...
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: fullmetalpacket on May 04, 2016, 14:41:08
There has been a selection for AVS this week because I have been chosen! BMQ starts on July 25th ! Yay!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zombie on May 04, 2016, 16:07:19
There has been a selection for AVS this week because I have been chosen! BMQ starts on July 25th ! Yay!

Congrats! Good luck and enjoy BMQ.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: fullmetalpacket on May 04, 2016, 20:26:29
Congrats! Good luck and enjoy BMQ.

Thanks sir, hope you get called too!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Zombie on May 05, 2016, 00:21:06
Thanks sir, hope you get called too!

I will soon. Have to wait a bit longer as I switched my application from PRes to RegF and have to redo the interview next week. No need to call me sir....  ;D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jd1185 on May 09, 2016, 23:11:30
Anyone know the selection dates for INF? I was merit listed on may 4 and wondering how long it might take before receiving the call.
  Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: HaZarD SFD on May 10, 2016, 01:04:25
AFAIK there is a Selection for Combat Engineer and ACISS on the 9th and 30th of May.  Thats all that I know. 
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: archer10214 on May 10, 2016, 19:34:45
Does anyone happen to know the selection dates for MP?

I have my interview next week but my medical takes place early June.. Getting a little nervous that I'm going to miss out on all the dates and wait until next year to get in.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cac1993 on May 11, 2016, 07:14:34
Does anyone happen to know the selection dates for MP?

I have my interview next week but my medical takes place early June.. Getting a little nervous that I'm going to miss out on all the dates and wait until next year to get in.
I'm not a recruiter, but I have gone through the process so take my advice as you will..
You will have to complete your MPAC first, and if deemed successful then you will be selected (not always but most cases).
I'm not 100% sure if there are any scheduled for the summer, and even so if you would have enough time between med and interview to get on it. I waited roughly 7 months after my interview for MPAC. My best guess is you won't be getting any dates until the fall or winter.
Good luck
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: MacleodEE on June 01, 2016, 20:15:37
With a selection for ACS tech just past, would anyone happen to know when the next one will be and how many positions are left?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: HaZarD SFD on June 07, 2016, 03:52:21
Well with selection passed that I knew of, its time to hurry up and wait.  Also keep on working out as you could be called anytime. 

I too would like to know of any selection dates coming up if anyone has any info, thanks.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: B165u on June 08, 2016, 16:33:18
Hey, does anybody know when the next selections for deo AEC are?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: kitkat212 on June 28, 2016, 20:38:09
Hi does anyone know when were the last selection date for rms clerk when is the next one? Thanks  [lol:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: gam.bit on June 29, 2016, 17:45:44
Hey guys, does anybody know when selections are done for Combat Engineer. I had my interview on Thursday, June 9th for 3 trades but I was advised by the interviewer that if I wanted to get the trade that I wanted, that it would be best if I picked only one trade. I picked Combat Engineer.

I was told that I would be put on the merit list asap and just in time for the following Monday's selection but I recently found out that I was not merit-listed until Wednesday, June ,15th. So I guess I missed that selection date, does anybody know when the next one is?

Also, during the week of my interview, Combat Engineer was listed on the website as 'Now Hiring' and 'In Demand' but now it doesn't say that anymore. Can anybody shed light as to what that means? Does that mean that they are no longer hiring? Until when?

I shouldn't have dropped Vehicle Tech or ACIS. I prefer Combat Engineer over those but I prefer any of the other two over what I'm doing atm lol. They say if I wanted to add a trade, that they would have to pull me out of the merit list and wait for an interview date again. If Combat Engineer is no longer hiring, might be worth the gamble.
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: Ebiebing on July 04, 2016, 10:05:59
I've read and searched threads here and am not sure how selection works currently. I've been merit listed, and I applied as NCM for avionics systems tech and two other, and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me when the next selection dates are and how often they are? My local recruiter wasn't really sure when selection takes place or how often, so I wondered if anyone else could tell me. Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: J Gard on July 05, 2016, 00:42:06
Infantry Officer date?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on July 05, 2016, 10:48:15
Good Day,

Selections are done by a team that work at Recruiting Group Headquarters.  The type of selection (NCM, DEO, ROTP, etc) depend on deadlines for getting applicants on BMQ/BMOQ.
ROTP has been the push for Selections for the last several weeks, they are turning their attention on DEO and NCM again, but as per above it is based on priority of getting people on courses.
With NCM selections not all trades are picked every selection.  The selection dates that are picked are a guideline of when that team tries to hold merit boards.

Best Regards,
Sgt Laen
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: cac1993 on July 05, 2016, 17:47:47
Any combat arms selections coming up this month?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Ebiebing on July 06, 2016, 07:54:01
Thanks very much for that information, Sergeant Laen!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fitzzie on July 07, 2016, 00:20:31
Infantry Officer date?

Myself and a bunch of other candidates I have contacted are also curious as to if there is a DEO selection date in the pipeline, specifically where DEO INF O offers will be sent out.

Sgt Laen specifically posted back in April here (http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,122641.0.htm) that selections were "early July". Also, he said here (http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,122378.msg1435632.html#msg1435632) that DEO selections were June 13 and June 27, albeit for MARS DEO. Just wondering if a specific date has been set for the next round of selections for infantry officers.

I've done some searching throughout the forums and can't seem to find a specific date... If "early july" is all we'll get, I suppose we can work with that  ;D
Just hoping that either DAA or Sgt Laen might have something more specific.

Cheers,


Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: K.C on July 16, 2016, 16:33:28
Infantry Officer date?

Spoke to my CFRC on Wed, found out that the next selection date for Inf DEO is at Aug 29.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: maudehockey on August 16, 2016, 18:33:37
DAA do you Know when are the next Selection dates for combat engineer?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on August 17, 2016, 12:19:04
DAA do you Know when are the next Selection dates for combat engineer?

Last I heard, the next round of selections for all available NCM Occupations was scheduled for sometime around 6-7 Sep.  Nevertheless, they can and do happen at anytime.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: maudehockey on August 17, 2016, 13:22:01
Did the selection dates are the same for french ?

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: DAA on August 17, 2016, 13:35:58
Did the selection dates are the same for french ?

Same for everyone who is applying for an NCM Occupation.  It's all about filling vacancies for upcoming BMQ Serials.  BMQ dates can be found at the CFLRS Website and by clicking on the link "Graduation Ceremonies".  The language of instruction of each course listed, is identified by the last letter of the course serial (ie "E" = English and "F" = French)

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page

BMQ Serials are "normally" course loaded 30-60 days in advance of their start date.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Fluff on August 22, 2016, 15:41:31
I was wondering if anyone knew of any upcoming selection dates for SigO? I just found out my application is undergoing final processing and I'm hoping it won't be for a couple weeks so that I can (hopefully) be merit listed before the selection date.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: UDaMisfortune on August 26, 2016, 15:51:09
Hi I'm wondering if anyone knows the Selection date for Weapons Engineering Technician? I'm worried that I might not get in before September 6 because college starts by then. I am applying for NCM-SEP. Haven't tries to talk to my recruiter yet because of busy schedule
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: garyboy91 on November 11, 2016, 12:44:22
Hi everybody!

Someone would know when is the next selection for the Infantry ?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AllisonLeigh93 on November 14, 2016, 19:28:54
I am also curious as to when the next selection date for infantry is!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on November 15, 2016, 15:55:28
There was a selection for Infantry on 10-Nov, and there is another selection scheduled for 30-Nov.
It can take up to 5 business days for your CFRC to contact you if you've been selected as there is administration that has to be done after each selection before the CFRCs are informed of who's picked.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Sylar on November 18, 2016, 13:46:47
Any word on Vehicle Techs? I felt very confident with how I did on the CFAT and was also deemed semi-skilled. I was merit listed on the 7th of November. I imagine I place fairly well on the list.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Airwirst on November 30, 2016, 12:12:30
Hello, does anybody know when the next selection date for infantry is? One after the 30th of November?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Gp95 on December 09, 2016, 17:34:25
Curious if anyone happens to know the upcoming selection dates for crewman, thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Airwirst on January 04, 2017, 10:47:04
Good day,

Does anybody know when the next selection date for Infantry is?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lohocard on January 17, 2017, 11:29:00
If anybody wants to know, I just called my local RC in Ottawa. Selection dates for MP and Supply tech are January 25th and Feb 8th. Lots of spots left (about 60 for supply and 48 for MP).

Cheers!


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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: OttCap on January 17, 2017, 13:25:52
If anybody wants to know, I just called my local RC in Ottawa. Selection dates for MP and Supply tech are January 25th and Feb 8th. Lots of spots left (about 60 for supply and 48 for MP).

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Wow, that's great thank you very much. I am surprised there are still so many spots this late in the Fiscal year. When I interviewed in july I was told there were 70-odd spots, so they have not even filled half of those positions.

Thanks again! Hopefully we all get some good news soon.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lohocard on January 17, 2017, 13:40:29
Wow, that's great thank you very much. I am surprised there are still so many spots this late in the Fiscal year. When I interviewed in july I was told there were 70-odd spots, so they have not even filled half of those positions.

Thanks again! Hopefully we all get some good news soon.

No problem. I called them this morning, and the girl I talked to was very informative and definitely wanting me to pick MP as my first trade as in her words, "you know MPS make more money right?..." Lol. But yes, they've filled about 40ish already with MP. I believe she said after the February selection date it resets in April for the next Fiscal year? I didn't understand that part. Here's hoping I can get everything done before the selection dates.

Good luck to you as well!


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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: OttCap on January 17, 2017, 14:22:50
No problem. I called them this morning, and the girl I talked to was very informative and definitely wanting me to pick MP as my first trade as in her words, "you know MPS make more money right?..." Lol. But yes, they've filled about 40ish already with MP. I believe she said after the February selection date it resets in April for the next Fiscal year? I didn't understand that part. Here's hoping I can get everything done before the selection dates.

Good luck to you as well!


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Are you applying PRes or RegF MP? the numbers are probably different for hiring this year. the federal government budget operates from April to March every year, so that's why the numbers reset in April as it is the start of a new fiscal year.

Also, if you are applying RegF you'd have to attend MPAC prior to being selected.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lohocard on January 17, 2017, 14:26:40
Are you applying PRes or RegF MP? the numbers are probably different for hiring this year. the federal government budget operates from April to March every year, so that's why the numbers reset in April as it is the start of a new fiscal year.

Also, if you are applying RegF you'd have to attend MPAC prior to being selected.

I didn't ask if it was either, but I'm assuming it's for RegF. My application was changed from Reserves to Reg and my interview is this Thursday. Yes, I understand the MPAC is mandatory, just hoping I'm able to do it quickly to actually be able to make the Feb selection. I doubt it, but waiting is the biggest component in the recruiting process after all.



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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marvp90 on January 19, 2017, 17:26:54
Good day!
Was merit listed back in December. Was a long back and forth process but definitely worth it to gain the ultimate dream job. Can't wait to serve if chosen. Was wondering if anyone knew when the next selection board meeting(s) for NCM occupation infantry was being held?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PandemicStrange on January 21, 2017, 02:56:57
Good day!
Was merit listed back in December. Was a long back and forth process but definitely worth it to gain the ultimate dream job. Can't wait to serve if chosen. Was wondering if anyone knew when the next selection board meeting(s) for NCM occupation infantry was being held?

It's typically the same time as the rest. We're basically at the end of the fiscal year, and the new fiscal year starts in April. So odds are it won't be until Jan 25th or so, maybe later.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: TrunkMonkey315 on January 24, 2017, 00:46:06
Good day!
Was merit listed back in December. Was a long back and forth process but definitely worth it to gain the ultimate dream job. Can't wait to serve if chosen. Was wondering if anyone knew when the next selection board meeting(s) for NCM occupation infantry was being held?

First time I applied it took almost 2 years to get in. Did 8 years then got out, Ammo Tech opened last year hiring 10 so I applied in March, medical and interview in Oct and merit listed Nov. Just received my offer today.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: marvp90 on January 25, 2017, 18:04:46
Haven't heard much and tried the recruiting office and my own recruiter. Seems that no one is answering and must be busy with other applicants. The whole scoring thing for the merit listing and etc is beyond my comprehension and all so I'm not even going to try to understand that part of the business. I wonder if the CAF is still even loading people for the NCM infantry trade.  [Xp
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlwaysWaiting on March 07, 2017, 18:03:56
Does anyone know when the next selection date is for AEC?
Additionally would someone be able to look up the date(s) of the next common course & IFR/VFR/Weapons Course?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Jgaetz on March 23, 2017, 09:08:07
Hey everyone. Just wondering if anyone knows when the selection dates are for Navy E-Tech?

I called the cfrc a few weeks back and got the results of my PLAR and they said all rgara left is to just wait for a phone call.

I had asked if he new around when I would receive 1, and if he new when the selection date was for that trade, and he said he didn't know...

Thanks guys!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: WJFW11 on March 26, 2017, 01:42:17
Hi everyone, sorry if this is the wrong thread but I'm curious what the upcoming selection dates are for Infantry Officer, Armour Officer, and Intelligence Officer?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Titicboom on March 27, 2017, 17:34:29
Does anyone know when the next round of NCM selections will start with the new fiscal year commencing soon.
I am particularly interested in Aerospace Control Operator selections.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on March 29, 2017, 10:30:14
Selections are happening on a bi-weekly basis for most trades (NCM) and have been going for the last month for the new Fiscal Year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CPTGabeyP on March 29, 2017, 10:55:55
Selections are happening on a bi-weekly basis for most trades (NCM) and have been going for the last month for the new Fiscal Year.

Good day Sgt

Would you happen to know how often selections are being done for Officers? (you may recall me from the BMOQ start dates thread)
I'm a DEO applicant and well to be honest, getting a little anxious as I've heard a few calls have gone out already for DEOs.

Thanks for your time
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on March 31, 2017, 09:59:08
Does anyone know when the next selection date is for AEC?
Additionally would someone be able to look up the date(s) of the next common course & IFR/VFR/Weapons Course?

AEC projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
As to the dates for the next common course & IFR/VFR/Weapons course I cannot assist as I only have access to Recruiting Information (i.e. selection dates & Basic Training (BMQ/BMOQ) course dates)

Hey everyone. Just wondering if anyone knows when the selection dates are for Navy E-Tech?

E Tech projected selection dates are: 5 April 2017 & 19 April 2017 and will likely continue every other week until the occupation is filled for the year.

Hi everyone, sorry if this is the wrong thread but I'm curious what the upcoming selection dates are for Infantry Officer, Armour Officer, and Intelligence Officer?

Infantry Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
Armoured Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
Intelligence Officer projected selection date is: 19 April 2017 (occupation will likely be closed after this selection)

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NCM Occupations normally happen on a bi-weekly basis.
Officer (DEO) Occupations normally happen on a monthly basis.

Disclaimer:

With the dates listed above this is merely when the selections team sits down and does the selection, it can take 3-5 days beyond that date for your respective CFRC to get in touch with you to give an offer of employment as there is an administrative process that needs to occur between the selection date and the offer of employment being given.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: High-PoweredXU on April 01, 2017, 19:01:03
AEC projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
As to the dates for the next common course & IFR/VFR/Weapons course I cannot assist as I only have access to Recruiting Information (i.e. selection dates & Basic Training (BMQ/BMOQ) course dates)

E Tech projected selection dates are: 5 April 2017 & 19 April 2017 and will likely continue every other week until the occupation is filled for the year.

Infantry Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
Armoured Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
Intelligence Officer projected selection date is: 19 April 2017 (occupation will likely be closed after this selection)

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NCM Occupations normally happen on a bi-weekly basis.
Officer (DEO) Occupations normally happen on a monthly basis.

Disclaimer:

With the dates listed above this is merely when the selections team sits down and does the selection, it can take 3-5 days beyond that date for your respective CFRC to get in touch with you to give an offer of employment as there is an administrative process that needs to occur between the selection date and the offer of employment being given.

Do those selection dates for officers also apply to those going through the SCP Program or just those going through the DEO route?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lohocard on April 03, 2017, 18:59:20
Was told the next selection dates for vehicle tech and supp tech are April 5th and 17th by my career counsellor. She said the next ones after that are "every other month." Is this true? Anyone possibly know the the next date after April 17th? I know Buck mentioned biweekly but I just wanted to make sure because she just notified me saying she sent my file to the very last step before selection which is getting reliability status (which takes 1-2 weeks from now). Thanks!


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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on April 03, 2017, 20:23:23
Do those selection dates for officers also apply to those going through the SCP Program or just those going through the DEO route?
SCP Program isn't any of the official off-the-street entry plans so I'm not sure what you're talking about, sorry.

Was told the next selection dates for vehicle tech and supp tech are April 5th and 17th by my career counsellor. She said the next ones after that are "every other month." Is this true? Anyone possibly know the the next date after April 17th? I know Buck mentioned biweekly but I just wanted to make sure because she just notified me saying she sent my file to the very last step before selection which is getting reliability status (which takes 1-2 weeks from now). Thanks!

Selections do occur more often than every two months.  Selections happen on average (sometimes there are delays) twice a month for NCM and at least once a month for Officers.  There are delays at times but that is the average.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lohocard on April 03, 2017, 23:45:31
SCP Program isn't any of the official off-the-street entry plans so I'm not sure what you're talking about, sorry.

Selections do occur more often than every two months.  Selections happen on average (sometimes there are delays) twice a month for NCM and at least once a month for Officers.  There are delays at times but that is the average.

Thanks for the reply and helpful information Buck :)


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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: dshulga on April 04, 2017, 07:16:25
SCP Program isn't any of the official off-the-street entry plans so I'm not sure what you're talking about, sorry.

Selections do occur more often than every two months.  Selections happen on average (sometimes there are delays) twice a month for NCM and at least once a month for Officers.  There are delays at times but that is the average.

Thank you for your information Buck! Is it feasible to assume that the serials for BMOQ May 15 is already likely filled? Or will selections be going on until right about the end of April?

Thank you once again!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: K-Nato87 on April 04, 2017, 13:37:46
Hello. This is my first post on the site. I was notified today that I'm on the competition list. I'm just wondering if anyone could let me know when the next selection dates for Artillery soldier are. I was told there were many positions still available could someone let me know if this is still the case. I have learned a lot over this process thanks to this site and I'm very excited and hopeful to receive a call soon. Thanks :)
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on April 04, 2017, 16:18:53
Thank you for your information Buck! Is it feasible to assume that the serials for BMOQ May 15 is already likely filled? Or will selections be going on until right about the end of April?

Thank you once again!

I think that there are only 1 or 2 positions left on May serials due to people rejecting offers but this serial really isn't being actively loaded. They've started on the August serial.
Hello. This is my first post on the site. I was notified today that I'm on the competition list. I'm just wondering if anyone could let me know when the next selection dates for Artillery soldier are. I was told there were many positions still available could someone let me know if this is still the case. I have learned a lot over this process thanks to this site and I'm very excited and hopeful to receive a call soon. Thanks :)

Hello, your question as been asked and answered several times in the last week on this thread (selections are happening bi-weekly for NCM occupations).  Please spend some time reading through the threads when you're asking questions that have answers.

Best Regards
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: K-Nato87 on April 04, 2017, 16:29:10
Thanks for your time
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: High-PoweredXU on April 05, 2017, 00:38:09
SCP Program isn't any of the official off-the-street entry plans so I'm not sure what you're talking about, sorry.

The Special Commissioning Plan? You never heard of it? For those in the Forces who want to switch over to the officer side? I'm just awaiting confirmation on AEC as qualified for it on the Aircrew Selection Test. Just wondering if those dates you mentioned only applied to those who applied off the street or if those dates apply to ALL applicants.

Thanks for the reply by the way.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: dshulga on April 05, 2017, 08:08:49
I think that there are only 1 or 2 positions left on May serials due to people rejecting offers but this serial really isn't being actively loaded. They've started on the August serial.

Thank you so much Buck! It appears I may have missed another round of selections for May. Will keep my fingers crossed for August!

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on April 05, 2017, 12:59:46
The Special Commissioning Plan? You never heard of it? For those in the Forces who want to switch over to the officer side? I'm just awaiting confirmation on AEC as qualified for it on the Aircrew Selection Test. Just wondering if those dates you mentioned only applied to those who applied off the street or if those dates apply to ALL applicants.

Thanks for the reply by the way.

As stated in my reply "SCP" isn't an off the street entry plan; and as I don't have the Defence Terminology Bank on this computer not every acronym clicks when I first see it :-)

To answer your question about whether the dates I post related to SCP: as SCP is an in-service-selection, DMCPG 5 controls all in-service-selection-plans (VOT, OT, SCP, etc etc etc); the dates that I post are for civilian (i.e. "off the street") selection plans (i.e. DEO, ROTP, MOTP, DOTP, SEELM, NCM-STEP, NCM Unskilled, NCM Semi-skilled, NCM Skilled and in the odd case CEOTP).

You would need to get in touch with your broker through the DMCPG shop to find out when they are doing selections.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: High-PoweredXU on April 05, 2017, 19:35:11
As stated in my reply "SCP" isn't an off the street entry plan; and as I don't have the Defence Terminology Bank on this computer not every acronym clicks when I first see it :-)

To answer your question about whether the dates I post related to SCP: as SCP is an in-service-selection, DMCPG 5 controls all in-service-selection-plans (VOT, OT, SCP, etc etc etc); the dates that I post are for civilian (i.e. "off the street") selection plans (i.e. DEO, ROTP, MOTP, DOTP, SEELM, NCM-STEP, NCM Unskilled, NCM Semi-skilled, NCM Skilled and in the odd case CEOTP).

You would need to get in touch with your broker through the DMCPG shop to find out when they are doing selections.

Great. That's all I needed to know. Thanks you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Baitulemu on April 09, 2017, 21:56:23
Infantry Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
Armoured Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017
Intelligence Officer projected selection date is: 19 April 2017 (occupation will likely be closed after this selection)

Hello, I have received an email with partial answers from my CFRC and I have seen from precious post that they recruit in a monthly bases for Officers.
I was wondering if those dates apply to every trade, I have applied for Log O.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on April 10, 2017, 10:21:16
The planned selection dates for LogO (DEO) are 19 Apr & 31 May.

Disclaimer:

With the dates listed above this is merely when the selections team sits down and does the selection, it can take 3-5 days beyond that date for your respective CFRC to get in touch with you to give an offer of employment as there is an administrative process that needs to occur between the selection date and the offer of employment being given.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: awolfintdot on April 13, 2017, 13:31:29
Hello Buck_HRA!


I believe that the selection board/committee has met sometime earlier this week to select MARS officers (Reg DEO) ? Do you have any information as to when that happened?


I haven't received any calls from my centre yet, and am afraid I wasn't competitive enough.

Thank you for your time!
Title: Selection Dates
Post by: white-1 on April 18, 2017, 21:17:29
Any idea when the next selection will occur for DEO Nursing Officer?

Thanks in advance!


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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: dshulga on April 19, 2017, 11:33:01
Hello Buck_HRA!


I believe that the selection board/committee has met sometime earlier this week to select MARS officers (Reg DEO) ? Do you have any information as to when that happened?


I haven't received any calls from my centre yet, and am afraid I wasn't competitive enough.

Thank you for your time!

Not to speak for Buck_HRA but maybe I can chime in.

I remember Buck mentioned that there will be a push to fill DEO positions on April 5th, 2017 before the initial stated selection dates on April 19th and May 31st. This holds true in my case I believe as I received my offer for DEO MARS on April 12, 2017 which means I may have been selected on or around April 5th.

I hope that helps. Best of luck to you and patience will pay off!

Dmitry
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: foster0223 on April 19, 2017, 13:35:28
Woundering when next selection date is for vehicle tech as today is last day for April
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Geralt_O_Rvia on April 19, 2017, 13:35:46
Good day,

I was hoping to seek some information here. I'm in the application process for DEO Pilot and have just been told my name is finally (after over 2.5yrs of going through the application) in the competition list. I was wondering if anybody could elucidate on upcoming selection dates for pilots, the number of spots looking to be filled, etc, etc, etc.

Thank you kindly in advance.

GoR
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Armour8 on April 19, 2017, 15:56:20
Hello Sir, You had posted that Armoured Officer and Infantry Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017.
Does it mean that ROTP candidates (who were already in competition list) will be selected via selection boards on said dates?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AKF7 on April 20, 2017, 15:36:08
Good day,

I was hoping to seek some information here. I'm in the application process for DEO Pilot and have just been told my name is finally (after over 2.5yrs of going through the application) in the competition list. I was wondering if anybody could elucidate on upcoming selection dates for pilots, the number of spots looking to be filled, etc, etc, etc.

Thank you kindly in advance.

GoR

I am wondering the same thing. After just over 2 years in the application process, I was placed on the competition list about half way through March, 2017. I emailed the recruiting centre and they have not been much help. They told me they have no way of knowing when the selections will take place, other than it should be soon. Can anyone elaborate on this? Is it possible that I wont be selected at all?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AKF7 on April 21, 2017, 15:40:39
upcoming selection dates for pilots, the number of spots looking to be filled
GoR

Hi,

I just called and spoke with someone else, they let me know there are 49 positions to be filled as of today and the next selection date is May 31. I assume there was one on April 19th as well. If we dont hear back within the next 1-2 weeks then we were likely not selected for the April round. They did not know how many people are on the list but she said "things are looking good for you" so that is an encouraging sign.

FYI
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Geralt_O_Rvia on April 21, 2017, 21:58:27
Hi,

I just called and spoke with someone else, they let me know there are 49 positions to be filled as of today and the next selection date is May 31. I assume there was one on April 19th as well. If we dont hear back within the next 1-2 weeks then we were likely not selected for the April round. They did not know how many people are on the list but she said "things are looking good for you" so that is an encouraging sign.

FYI

Thank you so much for coming back here and passing on that information! I've been trying not to get my hopes up (and still won't) but that's nice to hear that there's still a chance.

Also it's nice to know I'm not the only person that's had such a long application time. Good things come to those who wait.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CPTGabeyP on April 22, 2017, 18:55:19
Hi,

I just called and spoke with someone else, they let me know there are 49 positions to be filled as of today and the next selection date is May 31. I assume there was one on April 19th as well. If we dont hear back within the next 1-2 weeks then we were likely not selected for the April round. They did not know how many people are on the list but she said "things are looking good for you" so that is an encouraging sign.

FYI

Very very reassuring!! Thanks for that as I am also a DEO pilot applicant.

Cheers and good luck to us all!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on April 24, 2017, 15:08:55
I believe that the selection board/committee has met sometime earlier this week to select MARS officers (Reg DEO) ? Do you have any information as to when that happened?
I haven't received any calls from my centre yet, and am afraid I wasn't competitive enough.

There was a selection last week; however it can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  Please be patient and follow up with your detachment next week to find out the status of your file.

Any idea when the next selection will occur for DEO Nursing Officer?

There was a selection last week; however it can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  Please be patient and follow up with your detachment next week to find out the status of your file.  If all the positions are not filled on last weeks selection then the next selection is end May.

This holds true in my case I believe as I received my offer for DEO MARS on April 12, 2017 which means I may have been selected on or around April 5th.

Congrats on your offer!

Woundering when next selection date is for vehicle tech as today is last day for April

There was a selection last week; however it can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  Please be patient and follow up with your detachment next week to find out the status of your file.  The next selection scheduled dates for vehicle tech are 3-May & 17-May.

I was hoping to seek some information here. I'm in the application process for DEO Pilot and have just been told my name is finally (after over 2.5yrs of going through the application) in the competition list. I was wondering if anybody could elucidate on upcoming selection dates for pilots, the number of spots looking to be filled, etc, etc, etc.

There was a selection last week; however it can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  The next selection scheduled dates for Pilot are end-May and end-June and there are plenty of spots remaining.

Hello Sir, You had posted that Armoured Officer and Infantry Officer projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017.
Does it mean that ROTP candidates (who were already in competition list) will be selected via selection boards on said dates?

Those were DEO dates.  The projected selection date for ROTP Inf & Armd Officer is 11-May-17.  Please note that it can take up to 10 business days after that date for detachments to give the offer of employments.

I am wondering the same thing. After just over 2 years in the application process, I was placed on the competition list about half way through March, 2017. I emailed the recruiting centre and they have not been much help. They told me they have no way of knowing when the selections will take place, other than it should be soon. Can anyone elaborate on this? Is it possible that I wont be selected at all?

There was a selection last week; however it can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  The next selection scheduled dates for Pilot are end-May and end-June and there are plenty of spots remaining. There is always a possibility that someone may not been selected.  You should discuss your options with your detachment in regards to your competitiveness.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: wnhan on April 30, 2017, 21:03:25
Hi,

I have completed my CFAT, my medical, my interview, and the security check. I was informed that I was going to be put onto the competition/merit list as of last week. I have a few questions as follows:

1) Would anyone know when the selection date(s) for Construction Engineering Officer under the DEO entry plan would occur?
2) How many positions are open for this trade for this fiscal year under the DEO entry plan?

Regards,
wnhan
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 01, 2017, 10:26:12
1) Would anyone know when the selection date(s) for Construction Engineering Officer under the DEO entry plan would occur?
2) How many positions are open for this trade for this fiscal year under the DEO entry plan?

The next planned selections for Construction Engineer DEO are 31-May-17 & 28-Jun-17; it can take up to 10 business days after those dates for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  The Intake Plan (subject to change) was 9 for this Occupation at the beginning of the fiscal year, and there are still positions remaining within that occupation at this time.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: wnhan on May 01, 2017, 16:17:43
Buck_HRA,

Thank you very much for the quick reply. Do you have any idea how many spots are currently open out of the nine positions for Construction Engineering Officer under the DEO entry plan for this fiscal year?

Kindest regards,
wnhan
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: notyouraveragesailor on May 03, 2017, 16:41:09
I was wondering when the selection dates for ROTP LogO and MARS are going to occur. Thanks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Paulyduch on May 04, 2017, 16:58:49
Hey all, I have been waiting in the merit list now for about 1.5 months .  I know a selection date just passed yesterday and there is another one on the 17th of May. I applied as armoured Soldier.  And they said my file was doing good. That's always a promising sign. Another thing was wondering if anyone would know if there is a possible date I should expect to wait now! I'm just anxious and excited.

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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: AlwaysWaiting on May 04, 2017, 18:09:50
Hey Buck,
I've since cleared my medical, interview and aircrew medical and was told that my file was being processed to get on the merit list. I was told at this point that this needed to be seen by 3 different people before it could get there. I was wondering what the typical time frame for this step could be? I've already been waiting for 2.5 weeks since everything came back and up until now I didn't know this step existed. I'm trying to see if it's reasonable for my file to be on the pile by the time 31 May selection date comes around. 
Any information you could provide on this transitional step would be appreciated.

PS: As a side note do you know the number of DEO slots open to AECO?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 11, 2017, 00:12:32
Hi All, I'm out of office on course right now but I'll get dates & info to you early next week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: CPTGabeyP on May 11, 2017, 11:09:37
Hey Buck,
I've since cleared my medical, interview and aircrew medical and was told that my file was being processed to get on the merit list. I was told at this point that this needed to be seen by 3 different people before it could get there. I was wondering what the typical time frame for this step could be? I've already been waiting for 2.5 weeks since everything came back and up until now I didn't know this step existed. I'm trying to see if it's reasonable for my file to be on the pile by the time 31 May selection date comes around. 
Any information you could provide on this transitional step would be appreciated.

PS: As a side note do you know the number of DEO slots open to AECO?

Thanks!
If this helps, I cleared all the steps on March 2nd and never heard back about being placed on the competition list so I had to follow up. Got a reply April 19th saying I had been placed on the merit list but I don't know exactly when that happened.... could've been March 9th like it could've been April 18th.

Communication between CFRC and applicants should really be improved... automated emails being sent out once your file makes it to certain phases would be a start... to anyone listening.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: kratz on May 11, 2017, 11:59:04
Quote from: CPTGabeyP

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Communication between CFRC and applicants should really be improved... automated emails being sent out once your file makes it to certain phases would be a start... to anyone listening.

Nobody is listening.

Read the small print on the bottom of every page:  Unofficial site, not associated with DND.
It is a happy coincidence there are a large number of informed current and retired members who volunteer to discuss topics on this private forum.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: EpicBeardedMan on May 13, 2017, 21:26:24
@Buck,

Any idea for selection dates for MP?

Cheers.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 15, 2017, 13:53:38
Do you have any idea how many spots are currently open out of the nine positions for Construction Engineering Officer under the DEO entry plan for this fiscal year?

As of today's date 8 of the Construction Engineering positions remain open.

I was wondering when the selection dates for ROTP LogO and MARS are going to occur. Thanks.

There was a selection last week; however it can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  There are no further selection dates in the system at this time.


Hey all, I have been waiting in the merit list now for about 1.5 months .  I know a selection date just passed yesterday and there is another one on the 17th of May. I applied as armoured Soldier.  And they said my file was doing good. That's always a promising sign. Another thing was wondering if anyone would know if there is a possible date I should expect to wait now! I'm just anxious and excited.

Selections occur basically every other week for NCM occupations. It can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.  There is no set time that someone can be on the Competition List for, it depends on how competitive your file is in comparison to everyone else who is wanting to join the same occupation.

I was wondering what the typical time frame for this step could be?
PS: As a side note do you know the number of DEO slots open to AECO?

There is no typical time frame; each persons file is different and there could be complications on your file that I'm not aware of so I can't give a specific time frame.  As of today's date there are over 20 positions remaining for AEC Officer (DEO).

Communication between CFRC and applicants should really be improved... automated emails being sent out once your file makes it to certain phases would be a start... to anyone listening.

The new application system (still waiting for the release date) will have an improvement. The role out will happen in phases but once fully functional applicants will be able to log into the Application Portal to see where their file is whenever they want.

Any idea for selection dates for MP?

The projected dates are currently 24-May and 7-Jun (and will continue to occur every other week until all positions are filled); however it can take up to 10 business days for the detachment to notify individuals that they've been selected.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: EpicBeardedMan on May 15, 2017, 18:31:30
@Buck, cheers.

Appreciate all your information. Have my interview and medical on the 26th so was just looking to the future.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Paulyduch on May 15, 2017, 20:27:19
So just as I made my last post about 5 minutes later I got a job offer ! I leave for bmq August 5th ! Anyone else going as well ?! Sworn date in manitoba is July 17th. I'm not allowed any legal obligations till then like tickets etc I recemtly got a letter saying I owe tax money from last year . do they double check all that when I go to my ceremony ? Anyone ? @buck_HRA I'll have it all paid before my ceremony . I just want to stay in the clear. Anything I ask of : how hard is basic ? I try to train every day run. Do the physically test practise. My friend just graduated bmq and he said if your committed you can do it
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lpe2017 on May 15, 2017, 22:37:37
Allo Buck
If you could tell me selection dates for nursing officer and the number of positions still open for this year, I'd be thankful
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: kratz on May 15, 2017, 22:59:00
Allo Buck
If you could tell me selection dates for nursing officer and the number of positions still open for this year, I'd be thankful

Have you searched the site? Have you read the topics?

http://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,125807.0.html
Has the answer for Nursing Officer DEO.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lpe2017 on May 15, 2017, 23:03:47
Have you searched the site? Have you read the topics?

http://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,125807.0.html
Has the answer for Nursing Officer DEO.

Did I ask for intake numbers?
No, I asked for selection dates and number of remaining spots
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 16, 2017, 01:50:34
Allo Buck
If you could tell me selection dates for nursing officer and the number of positions still open for this year, I'd be thankful
The next scheduled selection is 31-May, and there are 5 spots remaining for Nurse.  Processing is no longer occurring this FY for Nursing Officer, so depending where your file is at in the process it may not receive any further movement until the next Fiscal Year.

As a side note, this site is unofficial and everyone here is attempting to assist others - the Directing Staff don't get paid - it's volunteer driven to help out as best we can, in the future if the information given to you isn't what you're looking for simply say thank you and clarify.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FinnO25 on May 16, 2017, 17:16:31
@Buck

Do you know of any Infantry selection dates??
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 16, 2017, 23:33:51
@Buck

Do you know of any Infantry selection dates??

Selections for NCM occupations, including Infantry, happen every 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FinnO25 on May 16, 2017, 23:51:38
any info on the next selection? ie exact day?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BeyondTheNow on May 18, 2017, 09:48:53
any info on the next selection? ie exact day?

While it's understandable that you want to have access to as much info at any given time during the process, (which can be lengthy and sometimes difficult to not feel anxious during) you were just given a terrific piece of information stating the time frame when trade selections take place.

I know all too well what it's like to sit around in limbo not knowing what is going on behind the scenes, but understand that you need to have patience. You have a time frame. If you get an exact day, then what? Then you'll start wondering about whether or not you were selected...waiting for that notification...if it doesn't come, you might look for more answers, as many specifics as you can, hoping to get a grasp on how close you are/aren't. Don't do that to yourself. Check in every now and then seeing how things are going, but sometimes having more information just leads to more questions and more anxiousness.

This is your introduction to the military...you may have already heard it...hurry up and wait. Then, when it's time and everything has finally fallen into place, it'll be GO GO GO!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: lohocard on May 19, 2017, 09:07:42
So just as I made my last post about 5 minutes later I got a job offer ! I leave for bmq August 5th ! Anyone else going as well ?! Sworn date in manitoba is July 17th. I'm not allowed any legal obligations till then like tickets etc I recemtly got a letter saying I owe tax money from last year . do they double check all that when I go to my ceremony ? Anyone ? @buck_HRA I'll have it all paid before my ceremony . I just want to stay in the clear. Anything I ask of : how hard is basic ? I try to train every day run. Do the physically test practise. My friend just graduated bmq and he said if your committed you can do it
I leave for BMQ August 5th too, to start August 7th


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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Paulyduch on May 22, 2017, 17:20:32
Haha atta boy!! Hope to see ya there!

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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Paulyduch on May 22, 2017, 17:34:00
Just a random topic, but, how do some people know when selection dates are? It would be interesting to know when the dates are for my selected trades. I've tried calling the CFRC, but it's near impossible to get ahold of anyone. So, what do you guys think? I applied for Sonar Op and NCI OP. Thanks in advance.
I found out by calling and asking !

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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 23, 2017, 13:03:15
I found out by calling and asking !


You quoted a question from 2013. Please make sure to respond to recent posts - thanks!

As for people asking for exact dates; even when I give dates they are approximate.  Even if I state a selection is due to occur on 24-May, there are a number of things that could occur to push it to the 25th, or even have it cancelled until the next approximate date.  With that said there is a possible selection occurring tomorrow for NCM occupations; please note that even when a selection occurs it can take 3-5 business days for your CFRC to find out who has been selected.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infant_Tree on May 23, 2017, 13:42:10
there is a possible selection occurring tomorrow for NCM occupations; please note that even when a selection occurs it can take 3-5 business days for your CFRC to find out who has been selected.

Finally, I've been waiting forever! I'm going to cry tears of joy, I can't wait until I get into the army. [:D
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FinnO25 on May 23, 2017, 15:40:14
I have a question that has always stumped me.
How to they determine the number of candidates that get selected per trade? Is it based on unit need, or do they have a standard number they use?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: PuckChaser on May 23, 2017, 22:04:25
I have a question that has always stumped me.
How to they determine the number of candidates that get selected per trade? Is it based on unit need, or do they have a standard number they use?
Health of the trade and training system capacity are big ones. No sense recruiting 500 basket weavers a year when their occupation training only runs 2 courses of 30 people a year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Infant_Tree on May 23, 2017, 22:44:13
Health of the trade and training system capacity are big ones. No sense recruiting 500 basket weavers a year when their occupation training only runs 2 courses of 30 people a year.

Do you know how often NCM Infantry courses run each year? And what percentages of Infantry candidates typically get selected during each selection date?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FinnO25 on May 24, 2017, 08:52:37
Selections for NCM occupations, including Infantry, happen every 2 weeks.

@Infant_Tree

also i have learned this the hard way, and the lesson is don't worry so much about how many people get selected at one time, even if you don't get selected this round, don't stress about something you can't control. Just relax and enjoy civilian life while you can!

Cheers
Finn-O
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 24, 2017, 14:22:11
I have a question that has always stumped me.
How to they determine the number of candidates that get selected per trade? Is it based on unit need, or do they have a standard number they use?

There's a quota that is needed within the CAF for each specific occupation.  When people release, they need to be replaced by new people.  Also when the Government makes a decision to increase the size of the military then each occupation will be increased by a certain number to achieve the goals of the Government.  Plus what PuckChaser said is a factor as well :-)

Do you know how often NCM Infantry courses run each year? And what percentages of Infantry candidates typically get selected during each selection date?

Sorry I couldn't tell you how many Trade courses run a year, your best bet would be to search out the Infantry Boards on this site and have a look; I believe this question has been asked and answered but if not you'd best pose the question there than in the Recruiting forum.
As for percentages, it doesn't work like that - during each Selection they will select individuals based on their performance (CFAT, TSD, Interview) scores; the CAF has been at this a long time so just because there's 50 people who want Infantry in the Competition List and they still have 100+ spots doesn't mean all 50 will receive offers - only up to a certain score will receive offers & if at the end of the year there are still positions than those with lower scores may receive an offer.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jkhan6227 on May 24, 2017, 17:39:37
Hey Buck, I found this forum by searching across online. I contacted the recruiting center and they said the selections are all year round, and if I don't hear anything by end of May, I should look for a different option. I am just wondering what the final date is, as they weren't really clear about that. One person there said if I don't hear from them by end of May, it's a "stomp on the foot". Would I be getting any email from the recruiting center notifying me if I got in or not? Possibly by end of May? if not when? I am applying for ROTP Civilian University, Infantry Officer and Intelligence officer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: EpicBeardedMan on May 24, 2017, 19:34:37
There's a quota that is needed within the CAF for each specific occupation.  When people release, they need to be replaced by new people.  Also when the Government makes a decision to increase the size of the military then each occupation will be increased by a certain number to achieve the goals of the Government.  Plus what PuckChaser said is a factor as well :-)

Sorry I couldn't tell you how many Trade courses run a year, your best bet would be to search out the Infantry Boards on this site and have a look; I believe this question has been asked and answered but if not you'd best pose the question there than in the Recruiting forum.
As for percentages, it doesn't work like that - during each Selection they will select individuals based on their performance (CFAT, TSD, Interview) scores; the CAF has been at this a long time so just because there's 50 people who want Infantry in the Competition List and they still have 100+ spots doesn't mean all 50 will receive offers - only up to a certain score will receive offers & if at the end of the year there are still positions than those with lower scores may receive an offer.

Buck,

Does having prior service affect your scoring at all when they consider applicants - negatively or positively?

For example would it work in my favor if Ive already done BMQ-L and BMQ, doing a bypass and eliminating any possibility of a BMQ washout?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 25, 2017, 12:44:52
Hey Buck, I found this forum by searching across online. I contacted the recruiting center and they said the selections are all year round, and if I don't hear anything by end of May, I should look for a different option. I am just wondering what the final date is, as they weren't really clear about that. One person there said if I don't hear from them by end of May, it's a "stomp on the foot". Would I be getting any email from the recruiting center notifying me if I got in or not? Possibly by end of May? if not when? I am applying for ROTP Civilian University, Infantry Officer and Intelligence officer.

Selections for NCM & Officer DEO positions occur year round until the occupation is filled for the year.  That said, selections for paid education (ROTP, MOTP, DOTP, SEELM & NCM-STEP) do not occur year round.  As you've mentioned ROTP I will speak on that specifically.  The deadline for application is 31-Jan each year.  After that applications are only accepted in rare cases and normally only for occupations that the CAF is having issues filling (this year Logistics Officer & Pharmacy are the examples).  For smaller occupations the selections are normally done and applicants are informed if they've been selected no later than end-June.  I can tell you there are still positions remaining for both ROTP Inf & ROTP Int.  My advise is that you phone your CFRC mid-June and again end-June to ask if there are still positions remaining for those occupations.  Once there are no more positions remaining that closes the door, and not a moment before.

Edit Note: Applicants who are not selected are not informed.  Only applicants who are selected are contacted.

Buck,

Does having prior service affect your scoring at all when they consider applicants - negatively or positively?

For example would it work in my favor if Ive already done BMQ-L and BMQ, doing a bypass and eliminating any possibility of a BMQ washout?

That would assist in your score on the interview with the MCC, which does increase your overall score.  Make sure to speak about your previous service during your interview, if you don't mention it than the MCC can't use it to increase your score even if they know you have previous service.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jkhan6227 on May 25, 2017, 14:50:32
My application process for my ROTP Civ for INF and INT took a long time, and I was barely able to prove that I could attend my university again and make it for May 11th (my file was to be closed). I've already went through with all the application process, and am just waiting  to be picked as mentioned previously(I was not qualified for RMC, but was qualified for ROTP cilvilian univeristy, as I completed level 1 University programs).  The recruiter told me I was in the competitive range in terms of school marks and so forth. I'm wondering if my files being processed very late has anything to do with me not being picked this year, and was wondering what my chances are if I applied again for the next year's selection if I do not make it to this one?

Thank you in advance Buck. Your last reply was very helpful and it answered so much of the questions that I had, and I'm sure many others feel that way as well.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on May 25, 2017, 15:00:03
My application process for my ROTP Civ for INF and INT took a long time, and I was barely able to prove that I could attend my university again and make it for May 11th (my file was to be closed). I've already went through with all the application process, and am just waiting  to be picked as mentioned previously(I was not qualified for RMC, but was qualified for ROTP cilvilian univeristy, as I completed level 1 University programs).  The recruiter told me I was in the competitive range in terms of school marks and so forth. I'm wondering if my files being processed very late has anything to do with me not being picked this year, and was wondering what my chances are if I applied again for the next year's selection if I do not make it to this one?

Thank you in advance Buck. Your last reply was very helpful and it answered so much of the questions that I had, and I'm sure many others feel that way as well.

Selections for ROTP start occurring in February (early offers went out in early March this year), so yes a delay in your file making it to the Competition List would affect you getting picked up.  The same is true for all occupations/entry plans in the CAF, if selections are occurring and your file is not on the Competition List than by the time it reaches that stage there are less positions remaining.

As for your chances next year if you don't get picked up this year.  It's a total scratch.  While someone's file might be extremely competitive this year, next year it could be on the low range of applicants.  Those picked for ROTP depends on marks in school, CFAT, TSD and MCC Interview.  So if there are more competitive applicants next year someone who was quite high this year might be low next year.  Similarly someone who was not competitive this year might be next year if the applicants next year aren't as strong (basically I'm stating I can't tell you what your chances are for next year, but I'm explaining why I can't).
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jollibee on May 29, 2017, 15:48:13
AEC projected selection dates are: 19 April 2017 & 31 May 2017


Hi: With regards to AEC, may I ask what Selection Date means? In particular, selection from what? i.e. Those who passed ASC, completed the interview, etc.

I have just got the confirmation of my interview and medical appointment which takes place next month.

Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: John Kanaka on May 29, 2017, 18:49:23

Hi: With regards to AEC, may I ask what Selection Date means? In particular, selection from what? i.e. Those who passed ASC, completed the interview, etc.

I have just got the confirmation of my interview and medical appointment which takes place next month.

Thank you in advance.

Once your file is fully completed i.e. interviews, medical, testing, background check, etc, etc, your local recruitment office will pass on your file to HQ in Borden where you will be placed on a ranked competition list (formerly known as merit list). Your position on the list is based on a numerical value that represents your test scores, interview scores and other factors such as past work experience; it summarizes the overall strength of your application file, if you will.

The selection you speak of is the date when the selection committee gets together and reviews the competition list, picking out the best of the available candidates to satisfy the quota for the given fiscal year.

From my own personal DEO application experience so far I can tell you that these selections can work in rather mysterious ways. Even though they schedule a selection date for a given trade, or in your case AEC, doesn't necessarily mean they will go through with it on that given day. They may defer the selection to a later date for a variety of reasons that are unknown to me. They may also fill a certain percentage of the available spots on a given day, and leave some openings for a later selection.

In fact, those selection dates were also scheduled for the trade I applied for and to the best of my knowledge, no selection took place on the 19th of April for DEO NCSE.

Having said that, it seems that your file is not yet fully completed so you have some distance to go before you get to the selection stage. It may even be too late for you this year but that would be a question for someone like Buck_HRA.

Best of luck to you.


Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jollibee on May 29, 2017, 23:10:13
Thank you! Appreciate the response.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Daishi on May 31, 2017, 14:01:41
Apparently there is a selection happening today for AEC and MARS officer trades. Not sure how many other trades are doing selection today. I was also told that there will be a second selection for both trades at the end of next month as well.

Heres hoping I finally get a job offer.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: John Kanaka on May 31, 2017, 22:30:53
Hello,

Did the selection for NCSE take place on May 31st, or did they postpone it again.

Thank you
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 01, 2017, 12:38:29
Please note that the selections that were due to occur yesterday and today have been postponed to next week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Daishi on June 01, 2017, 14:39:53
Please note that the selections that were due to occur yesterday and today have been postponed to next week.

OF COURSE. Leave it to the military to be on time.

Hurry up and wait.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 01, 2017, 15:46:54
Remember the dates posted are "estimated" and "projected" - I've been making sure to put that disclaimer into my messages.
It's not so much that the selection was postponed as much as the projected date was moved and because I was away from the office I wasn't aware of the change in dates until today.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: canuck2017 on June 01, 2017, 15:56:09
Are you aware of any upcoming selection dates for Inf ROTP (RMC)?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: airforce2714 on June 01, 2017, 20:42:55
Got the call today said I am getting booked in for my interview/medical within the next two weeks or so.
 ;D :cdn:
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 02, 2017, 10:22:56
Are you aware of any upcoming selection dates for Inf ROTP (RMC)?

There are no more "official" selection dates for ROTP. 
The available spots for ROTP are starting to dwindle down and as such offers will be made on a case by case basis for each occupation until the remaining positions are 0.

Cheers
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: canuck2017 on June 02, 2017, 10:34:50
thanks Buck. Although not what I want to hear, I will move onto Civ U.
I was told there was a selection this past Monday May 29. Would all successful applicants have been notified by now?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BobbyCarr57 on June 02, 2017, 11:05:04
Just wondering if anyone has received a call yet, in regards to the selections that occured for NCM trades on May 17th?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 02, 2017, 12:23:49
thanks Buck. Although not what I want to hear, I will move onto Civ U.
I was told there was a selection this past Monday May 29. Would all successful applicants have been notified by now?

For anyone that was picked on 29 May (I'm not aware of that selection but one could have occurred); it will take 5-7 business days to inform anyone that was selected.  Also I wanted to mention there are still a few spots open for ROTP Inf O - it's just that there are no "official" selection dates at this point in time.  People do reject offers, so even with the offers made there could be more openings in the future.  Selections & Offers will continue until the remaining available positions reaches 0.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: canuck2017 on June 02, 2017, 12:28:45
I appreciate your clarification Buck. I know of one person who was informed mid-June last year that he was in, and another one that was just before leaving for St-Jean. Does that normally happen?
Still hopeful.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shane306 on June 02, 2017, 20:24:14
Hey Buck_HRA or anyone else who may have any information, I was wondering if you knew of any information about AERE officer selection dates? Also any information you may have about time it may take to arrive at Toronto CFRC or if the dates have already passed, number of available spots left?

I appreciate any info on the subject as i have been on the merit list for AERE and am hoping to get selected soon.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 05, 2017, 12:16:06
Good Morning,

Selections happen once a month (for DEO), normally towards the end of the month.  Sometimes the projected selection can get pushed back for a variety of reasons, such as the projected selection for end-May. 

Normally it takes on average 3-5 days for the CFRC to be informed from CFRG HQ about who was selected, from there the CFRC is responsible to contact applicants and they prioritize based on who is going away on BMQ/BMOQ first (i.e. at the moment, someone selected for an August 2017 BMQ will be informed before someone going on a January BMOQ 2018) - I always suggest that people wait at least 7 business days after a selection before they contact their CFRC for information.

At the moment the CAF is trying to enroll 23 AERE DEO for 2017/2018 (this number is subject to change and is accurate for today's date only); more than 50% of the positions remain open as of today's date.

Cheers
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shane306 on June 05, 2017, 12:23:03
Good Morning and thanks for the helpful information.

So if 50% of the spots are filled, has there already been a few selections for AERE this year so far?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: FinnO25 on June 05, 2017, 12:32:51
How long do selections for NCM such as infantry stay open for?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 05, 2017, 14:07:14
Good Morning and thanks for the helpful information.

So if 50% of the spots are filled, has there already been a few selections for AERE this year so far?
I did not state that 50% are filled, I stated that more than 50% remain open.  As a general rule I give percentages at 25/50/75... so at the moment there are between 50%-74% of the original 23 positions that remain open for selection.  And yes there has already been selections for the 2017/2018 for all DEO occupations, including AERE.  Selections for 2017/2018 started back in March (earlier for some entry plans like ROTP).

How long do selections for NCM such as infantry stay open for?
Selections remain open for as long as there are open positions. 
Once all positions for an occupation have been filled than there are no more selections for that occupation until the following year.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shane306 on June 05, 2017, 19:11:38
Thats great, I appreciate the help. Now you said you suggest that people wait at least 7 business days before contacting the recruiting center after a selection date. Do you know the date of the end of may selection cause i didnt know what day it was just that it happened at the end of may? I plan to stop by the CFRC later this week.
Also, is there any information regarding number of people on the competition list? Because decisions for the future would be different if i was 5th on the list vs 200th. That info is more of a hope, than actually expecting to be able to release that information but i thought I'd ask anyway.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 06, 2017, 10:12:20
Thats great, I appreciate the help. Now you said you suggest that people wait at least 7 business days before contacting the recruiting center after a selection date. Do you know the date of the end of may selection cause i didnt know what day it was just that it happened at the end of may? I plan to stop by the CFRC later this week.

I covered this question earlier in the thread:
Please note that the selections that were due to occur yesterday and today have been postponed to next week.

Also, is there any information regarding number of people on the competition list? Because decisions for the future would be different if i was 5th on the list vs 200th. That info is more of a hope, than actually expecting to be able to release that information but i thought I'd ask anyway.

The CFRC's can only see the people on the competition list that belong to their CFRC (or in the case of Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver - all the CFRC's that are under their Area).  The only unit that can see everyone on the list is Canadian Forces Recruiting Group Headquarters (CFRG HQ, or as I commonly state in my threads "HQ").  HQ will not release where you are on the list because it is constantly changing.  You might be #2 at 10am, but 50 people could be processed through the day and you could drop to #42 because 40 of those 50 files are stronger than yours.  Then next day you could move from #42 to #22 because 20 people have decided to withdraw their applications.  There are many factors in where a person is sitting on the competition list and because of this the information is not released simply because it is too fluid.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shane306 on June 06, 2017, 18:40:36
Oh i thought that was in response to the question about NCSE selections not all DEO selections on May 31, I didn't realize that selection hasn't taken place yet because of a pushback. So its likely the CRFCs wont even be notifying anyone until next week or the week after depending on when the new selection date is this week, with regards to the time it takes to pass that information on to each location afterwards.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: pyrocyborg on June 08, 2017, 18:16:08
Hi Buck_HRA!

First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, but sadly, I have one of my own, which will add to your work load  ;) :

I know that you cannot say exactly how many spots are left for a given trade, but do you happen to know if they are still taking people for DEO MPO for this fiscal year?

Thank you again and have a nice day!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Daishi on June 08, 2017, 20:57:31
Can anyone confirm if the DEO selection HAS taken place this week, since I was postponed from the 31st?

Specifically interested in MARS and AEC. Have they been selected, and if so, are there any openings left? As my recruitment center mentioned there would be another selection at the end of this month.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: WineDarkSea on June 09, 2017, 02:51:07
Can anyone confirm if the DEO selection HAS taken place this week, since I was postponed from the 31st?

Specifically interested in MARS and AEC. Have they been selected, and if so, are there any openings left? As my recruitment center mentioned there would be another selection at the end of this month.

Hi, I'm also applying for MARS. I called into my recruiting center earlier this week and the sergeant on call mentioned that there are currently 33 spots out of 50 still open.
He also said that the May selections for officers have taken place but that there will another round at the end of June
Cross your fingers but don't hold your breath.
Best of luck
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Daishi on June 09, 2017, 08:22:10
Hi, I'm also applying for MARS. I called into my recruiting center earlier this week and the sergeant on call mentioned that there are currently 33 spots out of 50 still open.
He also said that the May selections for officers have taken place but that there will another round at the end of June
Cross your fingers but don't hold your breath.
Best of luck

But we have someone in the thread that said the May selection was postponed to this week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 12, 2017, 10:37:05
First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, but sadly, I have one of my own, which will add to your work load  ;) :
I know that you cannot say exactly how many spots are left for a given trade, but do you happen to know if they are still taking people for DEO MPO for this fiscal year?
It's my pleasure to help out the navy.ca/air-force.ca/army.ca/milnet.ca forum community.  In regards to your question the intended intake for DEO MPO this year is 9 (current as of 12-Jun-17) and more than 50% of those positions remain open.  The CAF is no longer processing new applications this year; however they are still processing application that have been previously received and are already in the system.

Can anyone confirm if the DEO selection HAS taken place this week, since I was postponed from the 31st?
Specifically interested in MARS and AEC. Have they been selected, and if so, are there any openings left? As my recruitment center mentioned there would be another selection at the end of this month.
A selection did occur late last week; however the names have not be sent out to the respective CFRCs as of yet; it will be at least another 2-3 business before quality control is completed and the names are released to the CFRCs. With that said as of todays date there are plenty of DEO MARS & DEO AEC positions remaining.  The next projected selection is 5-Jul-17; again this is simply a projected date and may have to be shifted for a multitude of reasons.

He also said that the May selections for officers have taken place but that there will another round at the end of June
But we have someone in the thread that said the May selection was postponed to this week.
You are both right, even though the "May" selection was delayed to last week, it is still considered the "May" selection.  The next projected selection is not at the end of June; it's at the beginning of July (5-July) for DEO.  Again like my earlier statements this is a projected date only and can be shifted for a multitude of reasons.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: John Kanaka on June 12, 2017, 10:43:08
Thanks for keeping us posted!  :salute:

It's my pleasure to help out the navy.ca/air-force.ca/army.ca/milnet.ca forum community.  In regards to your question the intended intake for DEO MPO this year is 9 (current as of 12-Jun-17) and more than 50% of those positions remain open.  The CAF is no longer processing new applications this year; however they are still processing application that have been previously received and are already in the system.
A selection did occur late last week; however the names have not be sent out to the respective CFRCs as of yet; it will be at least another 2-3 business before quality control is completed and the names are released to the CFRCs. With that said as of todays date there are plenty of DEO MARS & DEO AEC positions remaining.  The next projected selection is 5-Jul-17; again this is simply a projected date and may have to be shifted for a multitude of reasons.
You are both right, even though the "May" selection was delayed to last week, it is still considered the "May" selection.  The next projected selection is not at the end of June; it's at the beginning of July (5-July) for DEO.  Again like my earlier statements this is a projected date only and can be shifted for a multitude of reasons.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: HkCA on June 12, 2017, 16:51:16
Hi Buck_HRA and good day everyone!

I was wondering if anyone was aware of the MP Selection dates this month for NCM positions. Also, although this could be asked in the MP threads, I was wondering if the MPAC is still in place or if they are using an alternative selection process. Thanks kindly !

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Daishi on June 12, 2017, 19:17:05
Thank you Buck!

Now, when you say there are plenty of positions remaining.... I was told I was on the competition list for both.

Can I assume that not everyone on that list gets picked, even tho there are still positions remaining? Or does everyone on that list get picked until all the positions are filled.

It would be kind of heartbreaking to be on that competition list, but never get selected even tho there are positions available that have not been filled :(

Especially after being in the process for a little over 2 years due to medical files being lost, and the like.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: John Kanaka on June 12, 2017, 23:00:25

Or does everyone on that list get picked until all the positions are filled.


No... and he covered this numerous times with specific examples:

1) You might be #2 at 10am, but 50 people could be processed through the day and you could drop to #42 because 40 of those 50 files are stronger than yours.  Then next day you could move from #42 to #22 because 20 people have decided to withdraw their applications.  There are many factors in where a person is sitting on the competition list and because of this the information is not released simply because it is too fluid.

2)As for percentages, it doesn't work like that - during each Selection they will select individuals based on their performance (CFAT, TSD, Interview) scores; the CAF has been at this a long time so just because there's 50 people who want Infantry in the Competition List and they still have 100+ spots doesn't mean all 50 will receive offers - only up to a certain score will receive offers & if at the end of the year there are still positions than those with lower scores may receive an offer.



His words. Not mine.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: pyrocyborg on June 13, 2017, 15:21:10
It's my pleasure to help out the navy.ca/air-force.ca/army.ca/milnet.ca forum community.  In regards to your question the intended intake for DEO MPO this year is 9 (current as of 12-Jun-17) and more than 50% of those positions remain open.  The CAF is no longer processing new applications this year; however they are still processing application that have been previously received and are already in the system.

Thank you very much for your answer. Considering that I applied back in January, passed the CFAT, interview and medical (not cleared yet), but that I am still waiting for the MP/MPO selection process, would my file be considered as already in the system when it comes to the MPO trade?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 14, 2017, 10:36:30
I was wondering if anyone was aware of the MP Selection dates this month for NCM positions. Also, although this could be asked in the MP threads, I was wondering if the MPAC is still in place or if they are using an alternative selection process. Thanks kindly !
Please have a read through the forums: http://navy.ca/forums/index.php/topic,125930.0.html
NCM Entry Plans
    Unskilled/Semi-skilled/Skilled - There is no application deadline.  Selections happen every 2 weeks minimum, sometimes weekly.
As MP is an NCM Semi-skilled occupation, selections occur every 2 weeks.  The projected dates are 21-Jun and 5-Jul and will continue every 2 weeks until the intake is completed.

Can I assume that not everyone on that list gets picked, even tho there are still positions remaining? Or does everyone on that list get picked until all the positions are filled.
It would be kind of heartbreaking to be on that competition list, but never get selected even tho there are positions available that have not been filled :(
Thank you John, you quoted my posts perfectly and to expand on that:
- The CAF gets over 40,000 applications a year to join the CAF.  Some of those applications don't make it through to the competition list for various reasons (CFAT issues, medical issues, NPD issues, debt issues, etc) but the mass majority do - and the intake is between 5,000-6,000 most years - so as you can imagine there are plenty of disappointed each year as only approximately 15% of those who apply to join the CAF are given an offer of employment.

Thank you very much for your answer. Considering that I applied back in January, passed the CFAT, interview and medical (not cleared yet), but that I am still waiting for the MP/MPO selection process, would my file be considered as already in the system when it comes to the MPO trade?
Without looking at your specific file I cannot make comment on whether you're still being processed.  As always the best source of information is your recruiting centre; so your best bet is to contact your CFRC and ask if your file is still eligible to be moved forward in the process for FY 17/18 or if you're going to have to wait until next year.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: weltgeist on June 15, 2017, 20:20:01
Hey guys,

I'm just wondering if anyone has received a DEO offer from the May selection so far?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: jkhan6227 on June 18, 2017, 04:46:42
Hey Buck, I was wondering if there are still positions remaining for both ROTP Inf & ROTP Int (Civ University).
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: BC604 on June 19, 2017, 19:40:57
Hi everyone, I think I was added to the merit list in the last week or 2 (not sure about the exact dates).

Does anyone know if there are still spots this year for Marine Tech? (Applied in October as Marine Engineer but as I understand it people are now being processed as Marine Tech)


Thank you!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: shane306 on June 19, 2017, 20:47:40
Hey guys,

I'm just wondering if anyone has received a DEO offer from the May selection so far?

Probably starting this week.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Daishi on June 19, 2017, 21:44:03
Sent the recruitment center an email to inquire.

I'd really like some good news  :-\
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Alpha dog on June 20, 2017, 00:53:45
Hey,

I got an offer for DEO AEC from the May selection. I was called on June 9th. :)

Best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 20, 2017, 11:27:37
Hey Buck, I was wondering if there are still positions remaining for both ROTP Inf & ROTP Int (Civ University).
There is currently approximately 10% of the original intake for both ROTP Inf & ROTP Int remaining as of today's date.  I don't see the split of RMC vice CivU with that number; only that there is approximately 10% of the intake remaining.

Does anyone know if there are still spots this year for Marine Tech? (Applied in October as Marine Engineer but as I understand it people are now being processed as Marine Tech)

Yes Mar Eng along with a few other occupations was "merged" to become Mar Tech.  There are still quite a few positions (over 50%) remaining this year year for Mar Tech.  Best of luck in your recruiting process.

I got an offer for DEO AEC from the May selection. I was called on June 9th. :)

Congrats!!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: snowrunner on June 22, 2017, 11:11:13
Hello,

I have been on the competitive list for a 3-4 month now for Intelligence Officer and I saw on the Canadian Forces website that this position is not hiring right now.

Does this mean I have to wait till the next fiscal year?
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Daishi on June 22, 2017, 19:41:10
Hello,

I have been on the competitive list for a 3-4 month now for Intelligence Officer and I saw on the Canadian Forces website that this position is not hiring right now.

Does this mean I have to wait till the next fiscal year?

Best bet is to contact your recruiter. As for that trade in specific...there are very little spots usually...and they mostly just recruit rockstars for that position. Like...people with masters in foreign policies and tons of work and experience in a related field and the like. Its quite a hard trade to get into. Best of luck!
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: weltgeist on June 22, 2017, 21:15:37
Best bet is to contact your recruiter. As for that trade in specific...there are very little spots usually...and they mostly just recruit rockstars for that position. Like...people with masters in foreign policies and tons of work and experience in a related field and the like. Its quite a hard trade to get into. Best of luck!

Last time I checked (i also applied for intel) there is only one position left. I hope you had other trades listed.

Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 23, 2017, 12:13:10
I have been on the competitive list for a 3-4 month now for Intelligence Officer and I saw on the Canadian Forces website that this position is not hiring right now.
Does this mean I have to wait till the next fiscal year?
Last time I checked (i also applied for intel) there is only one position left. I hope you had other trades listed.

The projected intake for DEO IntO for 2017/2018 was 5, at the moment 2 people have already been enrolled and 3 more have received offers.  Two things to take away from this information:
1) While there are 3 active offers, something could occur between now and their potential enrollment date that would make it so that a spot opens back up; and
2) At times projected numbers change through the year - last year several occupations that I pay attention to had 4 intake increases through the year.

You might not have to wait until next year, but it is very possible that you will.

As always, Recruiting is your best source of information.
Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: white-1 on June 23, 2017, 13:12:28
The projected intake for DEO IntO for 2017/2018 was 5, at the moment 2 people have already been enrolled and 3 more have received offers.  Two things to take away from this information:
1) While there are 3 active offers, something could occur between now and their potential enrollment date that would make it so that a spot opens back up; and
2) At times projected numbers change through the year - last year several occupations that I pay attention to had 4 intake increases through the year.

You might not have to wait until next year, but it is very possible that you will.

As always, Recruiting is your best source of information.

Good afternoon!
Do you know how many positions currently remain open for Nursing Officer or HCA?

Appreciate your help!


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Title: Re: Selection Dates
Post by: Buck_HRA on June 26, 2017, 10:56:47
Do you know how many positions currently remain open for Nursing Officer or HCA?
There are no positions remaining for ROTP or DEO Nurse as of today's date.
There are no positions remaining for DEO HCA and 1 position remaining for ROTP HCA.

As per my previous statement on here: "at times projected numbers change through the year - last year several occupations that I pay attention to had 4 intake increases through the year." so the above information doesn't necessarily mean you won't be picked this year.