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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2015, 16:37:59 »
Application hold letters are discussed from time to time,

application is on hold temporarily 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=116560.0
"Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Armed Forces as a future career. Your application is on hold temporarily since your choice of occupation(s) is not being processed at the moment."

See also, "Application Hold",
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+application+hold&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=2PMnVtijLerE8geP6KL4Ag&gws_rd=ssl

Yes I read those, but the difference is mine has no date whatsoever in it. No expected processing date.... nothing.

It also says to contact my recruiting center, but the only number I have is to an unmonitored voicemail box.... and I work nights. If anyone has a phone number to a human at the sheppard-yonge location in Toronto that would be helpful.
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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2015, 16:41:55 »
No expected processing date.... nothing.

Did you ask Recruiting what your expected processing date will be?

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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2015, 16:43:59 »
Did you ask Recruiting what your expected processing date will be?

I don't have any way of contacting a human. I just have a number to an unmonitored voice mail box, that I have left messages before and never heard anything from....and I got the email at 3:50, 10 minutes from their close time.

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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2015, 16:46:29 »
I don't have any way of contacting a human. I just have a number to an unmonitored voice mail box, that I have left messages before and never heard anything from....and I got the email at 3:50, 10 minutes from their close time.

Have you tried contacting Recruiting by e-mail to ask if they know, and if they do know, can they tell you what your expected processing date will be?
http://www.forces.ca/en/page/contactus-73
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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2015, 17:08:08 »
Have you tried contacting Recruiting by e-mail to ask if they know, and if they do know, can they tell you what your expected processing date will be?
http://www.forces.ca/en/page/contactus-73

I have just sent them an email forwarding the letter I got asking about my expected processing date and to inquire about my trades selected. Primarily asked if I choose Armour Crewman, can I move up and get into the trade I originally picked...Armoured Officer....if that is even open in the first place.

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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2015, 17:33:45 »
I have just sent them an email forwarding the letter I got asking about my expected processing date and to inquire about my trades selected. Primarily asked if I choose Armour Crewman, can I move up and get into the trade I originally picked...Armoured Officer....if that is even open in the first place.

Do you mean apply as a crewman and then eventually try to commission? It is possible but not a guarantee, here are some threads that might help.

 Officer/NCM differences
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,171.0.html

 NCM to Officer advancement
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=85134.0

officer before ncm?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=114870.0

There are are countless threads on this subject but those thread should give you a starting point for research.

What ever you decide to do take a few days to research it and then after a few days to think about it. Taking a week or two right now isn't going to change much in the grand scheme of things.

It sucks being told that the trade you want isn't available but it is what is. Trust me I'm 1.5 years into a CT/OT (Component Transfer + Occupational Transfer) with very little to show for it.

Hopefully someone can give you a realistic timeline and if you find out be sure to post here for others in a similar situation.

You could also look at other opportunities outside of the forces. Nothing wrong with starting a different career and making up your mind when/if you get the call.

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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2015, 15:09:59 »
I also received the same letter today, also didn't get a date on mine. I applied back in June and all ready done my aptitude test. was so excited that it was another step in the process

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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2015, 15:19:31 »
Have you tried contacting Recruiting by e-mail to ask if they know, and if they do know, can they tell you what your expected processing date will be?
http://www.forces.ca/en/page/contactus-73

Is it really that hard to just look up a phone number on the DWAN and help this guy out?

OP, PM with phone# inbound.
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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2015, 16:57:51 »
Is it really that hard to just look up a phone number on the DWAN and help this guy out?

It really is that hard, if one is not "on the DWAN".  :)
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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2015, 17:32:11 »
It really is that hard, if one is not "on the DWAN".  :)

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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2015, 18:46:03 »
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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2015, 11:19:51 »
So I got this email back today.

Good Day,

Thank you for the email. Armoured Officer is also currently closed for the year. If occupations are going to reopen it will happen on 1 Apr 2016 at the start of our fiscal year. Armoured Crewman is currently open and you could visit a recruiting centre to change your application to this path. In order to change from an NCM to Officer if you already have a degree once you are in the military you need to do a occupational transfer.

Have a nice day.

They didn't mention anything about my Pilot application. Im having a bit of a dilemma now...should I wait it out until April and hope they re-open Pilot and/or Armour Officer, or should I grab the NCM Armour Crewman and work from the bottom up? Im not sure how "rare" positions are and if I should grab what I can by the teeth and hold on?

Thank you for the phone number Lumber! Ill be using it soon once I have an inclination of what I should do with myself >.> Im also 25...so its not like im a young 18 year old kid anymore...not sure how they look on 25 year old NCM's and how long it takes to become an officer even tho I already have the qualifications for it.
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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2015, 13:09:47 »
Im also 25...so its not like im a young 18 year old kid anymore...not sure how they look on 25 year old NCM's < snip >

This may help,

Am I too old to join/do well/fit in? (Merged thread)
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=87496.0

and how long it takes to become an officer even tho I already have the qualifications for it.

This may also help,

NCM > Officer
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+NCM+officer&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=yL4rVrf9HoLH2AH55ZaoBw&gws_rd=ssl
« Last Edit: October 24, 2015, 13:27:33 by mariomike »
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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2015, 11:59:59 »
So I got this email back today.

Good Day,

Thank you for the email. Armoured Officer is also currently closed for the year. If occupations are going to reopen it will happen on 1 Apr 2016 at the start of our fiscal year. Armoured Crewman is currently open and you could visit a recruiting centre to change your application to this path. In order to change from an NCM to Officer if you already have a degree once you are in the military you need to do a occupational transfer.

Have a nice day.

They didn't mention anything about my Pilot application. Im having a bit of a dilemma now...should I wait it out until April and hope they re-open Pilot and/or Armour Officer, or should I grab the NCM Armour Crewman and work from the bottom up? Im not sure how "rare" positions are and if I should grab what I can by the teeth and hold on?

Thank you for the phone number Lumber! Ill be using it soon once I have an inclination of what I should do with myself >.> Im also 25...so its not like im a young 18 year old kid anymore...not sure how they look on 25 year old NCM's and how long it takes to become an officer even tho I already have the qualifications for it.

Processing for next years positions will start up again in early Jan 16 and NOT on 1 Apr.   If you wish to make occupation changes on your current application, you can do so by requesting it.   But you still won't be processed unless that occupation requires more applicants and only if you are selected for continued processing.

If you want to be an Officer, stick with that goal and you will probably be contacted "early" in the new year!     Good luck!
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2015, 12:03:57 »
I also received the hold letter without any dates. I'm currently waiting for my medical/interview to be scheduled. My recruiter told me it means this:
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The hold letter means that there are no more positions available this year for the occupation you chose, you file will remain open until the occupation opens for competition again this coming April.
 

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2015, 09:39:45 »
I also received the hold letter without any dates. I'm currently waiting for my medical/interview to be scheduled. My recruiter told me it means this:

The acceptance and processing for currently CLOSED occupations will resume again in early Jan 16.
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How long does an application stay on hold for?
« Reply #66 on: March 12, 2017, 12:20:06 »
I applied to the regular force a year ago. Because of an emergency, my application was put on hold. I ended up becoming quite unfit after the emergency and had to hold off on starting my application process again. I ended up applying to the reserves last night, would my regular force application still be on hold? Would that have caused complications? Should I call in tomorrow to inquire about my regular force application or am I in the clear?

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Re: How long does an application stay on hold for?
« Reply #67 on: March 12, 2017, 12:21:44 »
1 year it will stay on hold. That's what I was told when I put mine on hold. In the application it asks if you've ever applied for the forces. I would call the recruiter and ask. Might be able to change your current one to reserves instead ?

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Re: How long does an application stay on hold for?
« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2017, 12:26:52 »
You CAN NOT apply for both the Reg Force and the Reserves.  You will have to make up your mind which one you want to join and stick with that decision. 
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Re: How long does an application stay on hold for?
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2017, 10:55:59 »
I applied for JAG back in the fall, but didn't get all my docs in until late December (thanks to contracting pneumonia). At the end of February, I contacted JAG about the status of my application. They told me that there will be another board around early May and if I'm selected for interview, I'll get an email after Easter. Last week, I got a letter from the recruiting centre dated 24 Feb (before I contacted JAG), telling me that processing for JAG could take years and the current positions have been filled (presumably from the round held in February). They will assume I'm still interested as long as I don't contact them to say otherwise.

Now I have no idea if I should be watching for an email next month or just putting it out of my mind for the foreseeable future  ???
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Re: How long does an application stay on hold for?
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2017, 08:52:29 »
I just want to correct something before I get into my post, in Canada you apply for "Legal", there is only 1 "JAG" Officer, he is the head of the Legal Branch - otherwise all of the others are "Legal Officers".  In the USA you'll hear the term "JAG Officer" for their entire Legal Branch, but this is not the case here... :-)

I'm able to confirm that the processing for Legal Officer can take years, the intake is relatively small (16 for next year) and there are over 300 people competing for those 16 positions.  It's a highly competitive occupation.

Best Regards :-)

http://www.forces.ca/en/job/legalofficer-64 <-- CAF Link for Legal Officer

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Re: How long does an application stay on hold for?
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2017, 01:04:32 »
Hi everyone. This past Friday I received an email telling me my application had been put on temporary hold due to the volume of applicants for my chosen occupation(s). For reference I've applied for Infantry Officer, Armour Officer and Intelligence Officer. All through ROTP. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how long I can expect to be on hold for/the reason why (if its a fault in my application or sheer numbers). Thanks a ton.

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Re: How long does an application stay on hold for?
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2017, 10:56:09 »
WJFW11,

In the future please pick one thread to place your query on, cross posting doesn't get you an answer any quicker.

Thank you