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I am anxiously waiting for my medical to come back from Borden. I was told that there are currently 1700 medical files waiting to be reviewed. Am I crazy for thinking that it‘s taking a very long time?
Unless my interviewer was just stretching the truth to make a point, she said that there‘s usually only one person in all of Canada that reviews the Medical Files at Borden.  If 1700 is even a rough estimate, I guess we‘re all in for a good wait  :)

 
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The thing I hate most about the wait is that it really depresses people when they don‘t get any news for months at a time. It‘s really discouraging and people give up hope.
Unfortunately, if you can‘t handle it now, you‘ll only get more frustrated once/if you enter the Army life.  Everyone I‘ve talked to (and perhaps members of the board can elaborate) states that an integral part of the Army life is playing the "waiting" game.  You‘ll constantly be waiting for everything.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2004, 14:38:00 »
There are actually two physicians in Borden who review all medical files for the Reg, Pres and CIC.  At different times of the year your file may change in priority due to other programs such as ROTP or PRes Summer Training.  Just a note, the more letters you needed from your family physician, the more research will be required on your file by the Medical officers.  Some other delays could be caused by the shear volume of files at the particular time of year that your file went in.  I had a file submitted in Aug 03 and they were still only in the May files for replies in Jan 04.

As for why you don‘t just get an offer once your file is ready: the CF only has positions and salary for so many people (60,000) once we are over that number then you will have to be applying for a distressed occupation before your file would move in priority.  We are currently floating around 61,500 active Reg Force members.  The PRes are not interested in paying a soldier to parade for 5 months prior to training commencing as it takes money away from exercises that trained soldiers will go on.

Just some answers...

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2004, 17:13:44 »
Offers are tied to the Strategic Intake Plan.  Each trade can only hire so many pers during a fiscal year.  Those positiopns are released for offers each quarter so that we hire people all year long.  LCIS and ATIS have a much lower number of positions than Infantry, so you may be number ten on the merit list but only 8 were selected during the 1st quarter board.  At the next board, after more files come in to compete with yours, you may be 17 on the merit list and again only 8 get selected.

Your file will only sit on the merit board for each trade for three boards, then you will be contacted as not selected in competition.  This could take two years.

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2004, 16:44:42 »
Please older guys; dont start on this kids grammer. I know your dying to!!!

Dude, yours isn't much better...  ::)

ali:   The Canadian Forces recruiting website is probably the best place to start.   Pay particular attention to the "Basic Eligibility Requirements" section.   Here is a link to the website:   http://www.recruiting.forces.gc.ca/engraph/howtojoin/eligibility_e.aspx

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2005, 16:12:28 »
Eight months later...bump.

My security clearance finally came through. I am a happy camper today!  :D 8)

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 10:47:57 »
Recruiting Center: CFRC-D Edmonton   
Regular/Reserve: Regular (Airforce)
Officer/NCM: Officer (Direct Entry)
Trade Choice 1: Pilot
Trade Choice 2: X
Trade Choice 3: X
Application Date: February 2012
First Contact: March 2012
Aptitude Test: April 2012
Interview: April 20th, 2012
Medical: April 20th, 2012
Merit Listed: May 2012 (Upon completion of cyclopelgic refraction.)
Aircrew Selection: Scheduled for June 18th-23rd

Position Offered: x
Enrollment/Swear in: x
Basic: x

Good Luck! The simulation isn't easy!

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 15:07:30 »
Small correction 032_Or_bust,
I believe you get merit listed only once you successfully complete Aircrew Selection.

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 14:48:48 »
Recruiting Center: Online/CFRC Regina
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Armored Crewman
Trade Choice 3: Combat Engineer
Application Date: - December 30, 2011
First Contact: February 7, 2012 - confirmed receipt of supporting documents
Aptitude Test: May 15, 2012
Interview: May 15, 2012
Medical: May 15, 2012
Merit Listed:  Unsure, as I never got called to confirm Merit List Status
Position Offered: June 1, 2012 (Armored Crewman)
Enrollment/Swear in: TBA
Basic Training Begins: June 25, 2012 (My Birthday)
Total Time from Application to BMQ start: 6 Months

Well it finally happened, I got the call today! Nervous as hell but excited as i got called much sooner then anticipated. Excited to join the CF family/team!
If anyone else on the forums is also gonna be in R0452E Give me a shout!

Another Blackhatter... not fair.

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 15:01:45 »
Recruiting Center: Online/CFRC Regina
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Armored Crewman
Trade Choice 3: Combat Engineer
Application Date: - December 30, 2011
First Contact: February 7, 2012 - confirmed receipt of supporting documents
Aptitude Test: May 15, 2012
Interview: May 15, 2012
Medical: May 15, 2012
Merit Listed:  Unsure, as I never got called to confirm Merit List Status
Position Offered: June 1, 2012 (Armored Crewman)
Enrollment/Swear in: TBA
Basic Training Begins: June 25, 2012 (My Birthday)
Total Time from Application to BMQ start: 6 Months

Well it finally happened, I got the call today! Nervous as hell but excited as i got called much sooner then anticipated. Excited to join the CF family/team!
If anyone else on the forums is also gonna be in R0452E Give me a shout!

Congratulations!

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 13:57:59 »
Recruiting Center: Online/CFRC Regina
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Armored Crewman
Trade Choice 3: Combat Engineer
Application Date: - December 30, 2011
First Contact: February 7, 2012 - confirmed receipt of supporting documents
Aptitude Test: May 15, 2012
Interview: May 15, 2012
Medical: May 15, 2012
Merit Listed:  Unsure, as I never got called to confirm Merit List Status
Position Offered: June 1, 2012 (Armored Crewman)
Enrollment/Swear in: TBA
Basic Training Begins: June 25, 2012 (My Birthday)
Total Time from Application to BMQ start: 6 Months

Well it finally happened, I got the call today! Nervous as hell but excited as i got called much sooner then anticipated. Excited to join the CF family/team!
If anyone else on the forums is also gonna be in R0452E Give me a shout!


Thats an awesome birthday present, little jealous :P
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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2012, 23:11:37 »
Recruiting Center: CFRC Charlottetown
Regular/Reserve: Reserve
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Armoured Crewman
Application Date: March 2012
First Contact: May 2012
Aptitude Test: May 2012
Interview: May 2012
Medical: May 2012
Merit Listed: N/A
Position Offered: June 1, 2012
Enrollment/Swear in: June 7, 2012
Basic Training Begins: ???

Got the call! Wow! What a feeling!

Congrats ma good to see another black beret making it in!!

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 17:00:58 »
Recruiting Center: Online/CFRC Regina
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Armored Crewman
Trade Choice 3: Combat Engineer
Application Date: - December 30, 2011
First Contact: February 7, 2012 - confirmed receipt of supporting documents
Aptitude Test: May 15, 2012
Interview: May 15, 2012
Medical: May 15, 2012
Merit Listed:  Unsure, as I never got called to confirm Merit List Status
Position Offered: June 1, 2012 (Armored Crewman)
Enrollment/Swear in: June 18, 2012
Basic Training Begins: June 25, 2012 (My Birthday)
Total Time from Application to BMQ start: 6 Months

UPDATE: Swearing in finalized for June 18th, 2012

My crewman brother! Congrats!!

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 16:42:27 »
congratulations!
They didn't call you with the offer and  when you happened to call them they offered? that's awesome. Looks like everything went pretty fast for you.

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2012, 20:07:22 »
Thanks Donny!

Haha I guess they must have got caught up with things and I kind of got swept up under the rug in a sense. I'm really stoked to start training (though I'll be missing my sister's wedding, bummer  :-\, but she understands) and amped up for getting past all the hurdles I didn't clear when I applied last year.

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 10:14:00 »
Trade Choice 1: Artillery-Air

I'm going to assume you mean "Artillery - Air defence".......right ?

Just because you know some 17 year-old CoD king is going to think he can be a super-duper aircraft gunner right from civvy street.

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 18:17:15 »
I was also told that there were only seven GEO TECH spots nation-wide for this fiscal year. I am currently counting my blessings.

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2012, 23:54:55 »
Recruiting Center: CFRC Ottawa
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Geomatics Technician
Trade Choice 2: Meteorological Technician
Trade Choice 3: Weapons Engineering Technician
Application Date: - February 14, 2012
Aptitude Test: November, 2011 (From previous unsuccessful ROTP application)
Interview: April 4, 2012
Medical: April 4, 2012
Merit Listed:  Not sure but was told that I'd already been merit listed when I called on April 30th.
Position Offered: June 4, 2012 (Geomatics Technician)
Enrollment/Swear in: June 12, 2012
Basic Training Begins: June 25, 2012

Good to see someone else of the forums going to BMQ on the 25th! Congrats and see ya there!

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2012, 19:14:38 »
Recruiting Center: CFRC Vancouver
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: NCI Op
Trade Choice 2: X
Trade Choice 3: X
Application Date: - January 2011 / March 2012
First Contact: February 2011 / April 2012
Aptitude Test: February 2011 (AESOP)
Interview: April 30, 2012
Medical: March 2012
Merit Listed: May 30, 2012
Position Offered: June 6, 2012
Enrollment/Swear in: July 4, 2012
Basic Training Begins: July 16, 2012


I am very honored and excited to join the Canadian Forces - Royal Canadian Navy! :)

Congratulations! Maybe we will cross paths some time a CFLRS!
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013, 13:24:06 »
Hey guys, not sure if I should put this here or not.

I applied back in late October online (choices I put were Infantry and Combat Engineer) and sent in my transcript and all other required papers to North Bay. Since about mid November, everything on my "Application Status" page is blank (no dates or confirmations beside anything). I made a thread asking if anyone had any advice or similar experiences and it turned out a lot of people did have similar things happen to them.

Since then, I received an e-mail saying;

"Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Forces (CF).  This email is to confirm the receipt of your application and required documents and to inform you that your applicant file is now complete.
 
Please note that your occupation choice(s) is/are currently unavailable for intake however, we will hold your file open at this location for one year from the date of application in the event a position opens up.
 
If you have any questions regarding your file, please feel free to contact us at the number below."


After getting this e-mail, I was never contacted again and my page never was updated to let me know if I should send anything else in or if I was scheduled for anything. I'm not sure what to do and I think I've waited long enough with a blank page to say something. Thanks for any help guys, I really, truly appreciate it.

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2013, 13:31:21 »
If you have any questions regarding your file, please feel free to contact us at the number below."

You posted it yourself.

You're welcome.
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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2013, 18:46:08 »
Hey guys, not sure if I should put this here or not.

I applied back in late October online (choices I put were Infantry and Combat Engineer) and sent in my transcript and all other required papers to North Bay. Since about mid November, everything on my "Application Status" page is blank (no dates or confirmations beside anything). I made a thread asking if anyone had any advice or similar experiences and it turned out a lot of people did have similar things happen to them.

Since then, I received an e-mail saying;

"Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Forces (CF).  This email is to confirm the receipt of your application and required documents and to inform you that your applicant file is now complete.
 
Please note that your occupation choice(s) is/are currently unavailable for intake however, we will hold your file open at this location for one year from the date of application in the event a position opens up.
 
If you have any questions regarding your file, please feel free to contact us at the number below."


After getting this e-mail, I was never contacted again and my page never was updated to let me know if I should send anything else in or if I was scheduled for anything. I'm not sure what to do and I think I've waited long enough with a blank page to say something. Thanks for any help guys, I really, truly appreciate it.

That means that your file will remain closed until a position opens up. It happened to a friend and she had to wait for over a year. Just be patient. They will reopen it when a position is available.



As for me, I brought my forms in person to Ottawa as they requested, and now they're going to be completing my background and such and then it's a waiting game for my CFAT, Interview, and Medical! The guy told me that my file wouldn't be there if there wasn't positions available / if I wasn't competitive as an applicant, but would not tell me exactly how many positions. SO I'm excited. He told me to call them in a month if I hear nothing to check the status on my file, so within a month I should be scheduled!  (I HOPE!)

Recruiting Centre: Ottawa, Ontario
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Medical Technician
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Online Application Date: February 17th, 2013
Date Application sent to Ottawa: February 28th, 2013
First Contact from Ottawa: March 20th, 2013 (Emailed me my security forms to fill out)
Forms brought in to Ottawa: March 21, 2013.
CFAT Completed :
Interview completed:
Medical Completed:
Merit listed:
Position offered:
Swearing in:
Basic Training Begins:
Recruiting Centre: Ottawa, Ontario
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Trade Choice 1: Medical Technician
Application Date: February 17th, 2013
First Contact from Ottawa: March 20th, 2013
Forms brought in to Ottawa: March 21, 2013.
CFAT completed : May 13th, 2013
Interview completed: May 13th, 2013
Medical completed: May 13th, 2013
Merit listed: June 19th, 2013
Position offered: August 16th, 2013
Swearing in: August 27th, 2013
Basic Training Begins: September 2nd, 2013

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 15:20:02 »
...I've waiting for about a year and half and my offer finally came. Don't give up guys, you will get your offer one day!
Just want to thank you guys, this website has been by far the best source of information!

Congratulations, all the best! :cdn:
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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2013, 12:36:58 »
*UPDATE*
I've waiting for about a year and half and my offer finally came. Don't give up guys, you will get your offer one day!
Just want to thank you guys, this website has been by far the best source of information!

Congrats and good luck at BMQ!

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2013, 21:11:54 »
BMOQ Begins: Hopefully within 2 months!!!
  Nearest BMOQ will be in April,29,2013. But selection was already.
If you are DEO,do you know when next BMOQ for DEO ?

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Re: Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2013, 21:19:28 »
Sorry...said that wrong - I was referring to another selection date within the next couple of months. I was speaking to one of the recruiters at the recruiting center and she informed me this years DEO selections may have more selections? Also said, it is almost impossible to predict selection dates for DEO...just keep positive. Cheers