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Infantry Application (merged thread)
« on: June 09, 2011, 01:44:12 »
So my question is this- Will the canadian arm forces ever be accepting applications for infantry again? I tried to apply for the infantry just this past week but the recruiters did not accept my app and told me its closed and to apply in march 2012. Now i guess i missed the Fiscal year or due date or something which i understand and accept but i guess i would like to know when will the canadian army be accepting apps for the infantry? and when would be the best time to apply?

my next question and concern:

There is one problem with me applying to the canadian army. I was in the reservers  as an infantryman when i was 17 (im 20 right now) but i quit because i had a hard time balancing school and the reservers at the same time. The recruiter said that i might not be able to ever process an app for the military again depending on my release terms from the reserves, which i understand but i know i was released under voluntary, but he won't know that until he checks out my very old file. So i guess what im trying to get at is........ if the CF start hiring infantryman again  when would the best time for me to apply? Would it be march? If so should i hand in my application before march to give then time to look up my old file?

i hope my questions and situation makes sense and i hope someone can get back to me with some decent information.

P.S. I want to serve my country as an infantryman because infantry is what i need to full fill my dream to serve my country, but i feel like i have lost my chances to serve. I have been regretting my decision ever since i quite.

Thanks

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 01:56:04 »
According to the recruiting website infantry is in demand.   
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 02:16:14 »
The recruiting website is always out of date. And it doesn't have a red star beside it.   

(Yes I understand if you click "Accepting Applications" in the filter, it does show up, among a bunch of other trades, but I have a feeling that's incorrect. Typically that will only show all jobs with that fancy red star beside them)

The accepting applications list changed recently. Infantry and a few other trades weren't there a couple weeks ago. I'm just saying what I saw. If it's not open for applications they should sort their crap out and fix it so people don't get their hopes up.
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 05:13:36 »
CFRC Calgary informed me that Infantry is open and accepting applications (Reg Force)
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 05:25:52 »
Or you could try contacting this member, apparently he has all the answers.

http://forums.milnet.ca/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=43105

Although his thread was much funnier before being locked and cleaned up.


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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 07:22:28 »
I applied at CFRC Toronto for Infantry Reg Force and they took my application in. Not to mention, i did my CFAT, my medical, and the interview. Now all that waits for me is a phone call.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 08:45:48 »
So my question is this- Will the Canadian Armed Forces ever be accepting applications for infantry again? I tried to apply for the infantry just this past week but the recruiters did not accept my app and told me its closed and to apply in march 2012. Now I guess I missed the Fiscal year or due date or something which I understand and accept but I guess I would like to know when will the Canadian army be accepting apps for the infantry? And when would be the best time to apply?

My next question and concern:

There is one problem with me applying to the Canadian army. I was in the reserves  as an infantryman when I was 17 (I'm 20 right now) but I quit because I had a hard time balancing school and the reserves at the same time. The recruiter said that I might not be able to ever process an app for the military again depending on my release terms from the reserves, which I understand but I know I was released under voluntary, but he won't know that until he checks out my very old file. So I guess what I'm trying to get at is........ if the CF start hiring infantryman again,  when would the best time for me to apply? Would it be March? If so should I hand in my application before March to give then time to look up my old file?

I hope my questions and situation makes sense and I hope someone can get back to me with some decent information.

P.S. I want to serve my country as an infantryman because infantry is what I need to full fill my dream to serve my country, but I feel like I have lost my chances to serve. I have been regretting my decision ever since I quit.

Thanks

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 14:39:59 »
I applied last year for infantry and combat engineer, and did everything but never got merit listed due to a medical issue once it got cleared up they were full. I applied again when they said to, March of 2011, and I got the job offer for infantry on May 16.

They told me that there was only 9 spots open in western canada for infantry and that it was highly competitive. Luckly I got selected.

Just don't give up and hand one in next year. Nothing else you can really do but wait.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 15:46:30 »
So my question is this- Will the canadian arm forces ever be accepting applications for infantry again? I tried to apply for the infantry just this past week but the recruiters did not accept my app and told me its closed and to apply in march 2012. Now i guess i missed the Fiscal year or due date or something which i understand and accept but i guess i would like to know when will the canadian army be accepting apps for the infantry? and when would be the best time to apply?

my next question and concern:

There is one problem with me applying to the canadian army. I was in the reservers  as an infantryman when i was 17 (im 20 right now) but i quit because i had a hard time balancing school and the reservers at the same time. The recruiter said that i might not be able to ever process an app for the military again depending on my release terms from the reserves, which i understand but i know i was released under voluntary, but he won't know that until he checks out my very old file. So i guess what im trying to get at is........ if the CF start hiring infantryman again  when would the best time for me to apply? Would it be march? If so should i hand in my application before march to give then time to look up my old file?

i hope my questions and situation makes sense and i hope someone can get back to me with some decent information.

P.S. I want to serve my country as an infantryman because infantry is what i need to full fill my dream to serve my country, but i feel like i have lost my chances to serve. I have been regretting my decision ever since i quite.

Thanks
The fiscal year begins again in April 2012, so if the recruiter suggested you apply in March 2012 (one month early), it's probably good advice.
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 17:48:08 »
The recruiting website is always out of date. And it doesn't have a red star beside it.   

(Yes I understand if you click "Accepting Applications" in the filter, it does show up, among a bunch of other trades, but I have a feeling that's incorrect. Typically that will only show all jobs with that fancy red star beside them)

Gee, that really projects an image of professionalism in the year 2011 when practically everyone uses the internet. 
Is it really too much to ask that someone keeps it up to date? 
Do you find that to be such a burdensome task?

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 17:59:43 »
Gee, that really projects an image of professionalism in the year 2011 when practically everyone uses the internet. 
Is it really too much to ask that someone keeps it up to date? 
Do you find that to be such a burdensome task?
Although I think most of us would agree that it would be nice if it were more in date than it currently is, but recruiting figures come and go at such a pace that I think it would always just be that much quicker to contact a recruiter.
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011, 19:44:42 »
Gee, that really projects an image of professionalism in the year 2011 when practically everyone uses the internet. 


I'm sure our performance in Afghanistan, Libya and many other places speaks to our professionalism quite a bit more significantly than a website, so i think our reputation will do just fine.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011, 20:17:42 »
I applied at CFRC Toronto for Infantry Reg Force and they took my application in. Not to mention, i did my CFAT, my medical, and the interview. Now all that waits for me is a phone call.

Same here. I applied in April, am still waiting for my file to go through processing, but I call every Thursday just to get an update and to see if Infantry is still open, and they keep telling me it is.
Man, everyone else is getting their calls, what the hell is wrong with my app?!...maybe I AM tpoo old.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2011, 20:49:37 »
Same here. I applied in April, am still waiting for my file to go through processing, but I call every Thursday just to get an update and to see if Infantry is still open, and they keep telling me it is.
Man, everyone else is getting their calls, what the hell is wrong with my app?!...maybe I AM tpoo old.

 :-\

Don't worry, I'm 20 and was told to **** off (not literally) for yet another year.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2011, 21:12:30 »
Gee, that really projects an image of professionalism in the year 2011 when practically everyone uses the internet. 
Is it really too much to ask that someone keeps it up to date? 
Do you find that to be such a burdensome task?

I will add to CDN_Aviator's comments and say, on behalf of the CF, I apologise to you for the website not being up to date. We've had this little thing called a war going on and so updating a list on a website took a back seat.


.....Wrong place for the attitude there fella.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2011, 21:15:24 »
We've had this little thing called a war going on

2 of them actually.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2011, 17:04:59 »
Same here. I applied in April, am still waiting for my file to go through processing, but I call every Thursday just to get an update and to see if Infantry is still open, and they keep telling me it is.
Man, everyone else is getting their calls, what the hell is wrong with my app?!...maybe I AM tpoo old.

 :-\

I just hope they accept my application and that I get a phone call soon. Best of luck to you as well :)

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2011, 17:13:51 »
By the way, is there anybody here who's from Toronto, who has been merit listed and has their date for BMQ for Infantry Reg Force?

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2011, 08:45:18 »
Nobody on the merit list would have dates for BMQ as they haven't been offered a position yet. Once the selection officers choose the people they want from the merit list they will be notified with a job offer, swear in date, and BMQ date.

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2011, 23:23:40 »
Infantry is extraordinarily competitive at this point in time and regardless of whether or not you have an application processing for it, you will likely not get the job this time around. (key word likely)

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2011, 12:27:16 »
By the way, is there anybody here who's from Toronto, who has been merit listed and has their date for BMQ for Infantry Reg Force?
I'm from Toronto, Infantry RCR regular forces, leaving for St.Jean Sept.3rd and BMQ start date Sept.5th.
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2011, 02:20:39 »
I'm from Toronto, Infantry RCR regular forces, leaving for St.Jean Sept.3rd and BMQ start date Sept.5th.

A little derail, but I didn't think regiment "selection" happened until after some courses (ie. not prior to BMQ)?
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2011, 02:25:11 »
I'm from Toronto, Infantry RCR regular forces, leaving for St.Jean Sept.3rd and BMQ start date Sept.5th.
I've never heard of someone attached to PPCLI, RCR, or Vandoos, before they had even started BMQ....
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2011, 02:25:35 »
A little derail, but I didn't think regiment "selection" happened until after some courses (ie. not prior to BMQ)?

Exactly.

You don't know what regiment you're posted to until you receive your first posting. So even if you're from Toronto and The RCR is convenient for you... you could still end up in Alberta or Manitoba with the PPCLI if that's where the available positions are and the demand is.
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2011, 09:08:05 »
A little derail, but I didn't think regiment "selection" happened until after some courses (ie. not prior to BMQ)?
I've never heard of someone attached to PPCLI, RCR, or Vandoos, before they had even started BMQ....
Exactly.

You don't know what regiment you're posted to until you receive your first posting. So even if you're from Toronto and The RCR is convenient for you... you could still end up in Alberta or Manitoba with the PPCLI if that's where the available positions are and the demand is.

Well, tell that to the recruiter that called me and told me I'm going to be posted with the RCR when I received a job offer, I'm not an idiot, I don't just pull random information out of thin air. However, I do understand from what some people are posting that after BMQ some things might change because you will be posted wherever you are needed at the time, so nothing is set in stone. P.S. I would rather be posted in Edmonton then Toronto, "convenience" has nothing to do with it.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 13:28:48 by Romanmaz »
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