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Offline Fros7bite

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When should I apply for direct entry?
« on: October 05, 2013, 13:32:03 »
I am currently halfway through my last year at a Canadian university and would like to know when would be the best time to apply for direct entry to an officer program. I wish to finish my bachelors degree but am anxious to join the forces as soon as possible.

What would be the best course of action in my position?

Thank you in advance for your time.

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Re: When should I apply for direct entry?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 13:38:02 »
No one here can answer that for you...........we don't "know" your situation.
If you spend time reading this site you will learn things that may help you though.
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Re: When should I apply for direct entry?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 13:42:42 »
Let me reword my question. Is there a better or worse time to send an application to join the forces? Do prospective officers tend to send out their applications ahead of time, or once they've finished their educational program?

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Re: When should I apply for direct entry?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 13:47:22 »
Might be some info here.  See reply #13.
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Re: When should I apply for direct entry?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 13:51:37 »
Might be some info here.  See reply #13.
Thank you, this helps a lot! I will speak to my recruiter about this possibility and will probably send my application as soon as possible.

Cheers!

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Re: When should I apply for direct entry?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 08:44:19 »
Let me reword my question. Is there a better or worse time to send an application to join the forces? Do prospective officers tend to send out their applications ahead of time, or once they've finished their educational program?

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If you are still in school, I would suggest that you apply now.  There is no good time is now, the bad time is later.......

Direct Entry Officer (DEO)  -  As a minimum, applicants to the Regular Force must have an undergraduate degree in a suitable discipline. A student currently in the final year of a degree program is also eligible to apply as a DEO.
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Re: When should I apply for direct entry?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 19:22:49 »
Direct Entry Officer (DEO)  -  A student currently in the final year of a degree program is also eligible to apply as a DEO.

Asked and answered in Ask a CAF Recruiter. Adding for reference,

http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,117753.msg1437682/topicseen.html#new
"Once you begin your final year of your degree you can submit your application for the direct entry officer entry plan."



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DEO Entry Plan
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 17:53:10 »
I've been looking into joining the Forces through DEO plan. I currently have a year left on my Degree which is Bachelors in Business Admin - Accounting Track. My question is when should i begin my application process. Am I able to start the application before I have graduated and is starting to do so a year in advance beneficial?

Thanks!

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Re: When should I apply for direct entry?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 08:48:24 »
Hello Donomite25,

Your question was answered earlier in this thread: "A student currently in the final year of a degree program is also eligible to apply as a DEO."

Applying earlier than later is always beneficial for the applicant.

Cheers,