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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1725 on: March 08, 2018, 21:03:23 »
Hey everyone,

I've been lurking on the forum for the last year as I've gone through the application process for DEO Pilot, and it's been incredibly helpful. I just wanted to contribute and let any other DEO Pilot applicants know that I received an offer today, and I'll be starting BMOQ on May 14th. So if you're in the boat I was yesterday, staring at your phone and praying for the call, there's a chance you might get it soon! Good luck!

Congrats! Thanks for letting us know, good luck everyone.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1726 on: March 09, 2018, 08:32:12 »
Hi Buck,

I was wondering if you could please tell me if the new numbers are out for ACS Tech? If so, do you have a rough estimate of when the recruiting centres will likely be giving offers? My husband applied back in the summer and was last told by the recruiting office that all of the positions were filled for the 17/18 fiscal year, so he would have to wait for the new fiscal year 18/19. Any information would be muchly appreciated. Thanks.

Nevermind, he received his offer yesterday. Thanks anyways.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1727 on: March 09, 2018, 10:27:36 »
If any DEO Infantry Officers get their offer, could they please let this thread know?  I would greatly appreciate it, and so would my current employer haha.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1728 on: March 09, 2018, 11:29:40 »
I have the same feeling, waiting for Infantry DEO, since September 2017. Checking the phone every minute. Can't wait to receive the offer phone call.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1729 on: March 09, 2018, 22:11:28 »
I checked with my local CFRC (Toronto) today. While a selection did occur this week, the recruiter would not/is unable to tell me whether Infantry DEO selection was part of it. Apparently DEO selections did take place in the last few months, but it does not look like any of the combat specialist trades were considered (though all 3 trades still have spots remaining for the 17/18 FY).
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1730 on: March 12, 2018, 12:26:49 »
Hi Buck,
Any positions left for DEO NWO for 17/18? Any selections planned for the near future?
Thanks
Recruiting Centre: Regina (SK)
Entry plan: Regular DEO
Choice 1: PILOT (Dropped)
Choice 2: MARS/NWO
Choice 3: ARMOUR OFFICER

Applied:        July 31/17
First Contact: Oct 03/17
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Medical:        Nov 16/17
MOST:          Mar 09/18
Interview:     Mar 09/18
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1731 on: March 13, 2018, 08:59:08 »
Hey buck,

Do the 17/18 left deo position selections have started to fill up? My recrutment center told me that the next on planned is march 28th. Is it the last one for 17/18?
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1732 on: March 13, 2018, 13:02:17 »
Hey buck,

Do the 17/18 left deo position selections have started to fill up? My recrutment center told me that the next on planned is march 28th. Is it the last one for 17/18?

Good day Buck,

To add to Milerup's question, I'm just wondering if the planned DEO selection on March 28th will cover all occupations - including combat specialists. It seems that whenever a selection did happen within the last 5 month period, Infantry DEO was not up for consideration. My MCC told me to expect an offer in Jan/Feb, but it would appear that no one received any offers since late 2017.

So does CFRG HQ actually plan to give out offers for the unfilled positions for 17/18 FY? Or is it simply the case that - as you've mentioned in the DEO intake number thread - the numbers are subject to change without notice, which means we might not receive any offers until we are well into the 18/19 FY (since there is no guarantee that the 18 unfilled spots will translate to offers before April 1st)? Many thanks Buck.
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1733 on: March 14, 2018, 17:59:36 »
Hi Buck,

When you have a moment, could you please let me know if and/or how many positions remain for the trade of Construction Engineering Officer under the DEO entry plan and when the next projected selection date would possibly take place?

Thanks for your efforts,
wnhan

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1734 on: March 14, 2018, 19:01:02 »
Hello Buck,

Congratulatuons to the previous pilot who got an offer. I was wondering Buck if you know how many spots are left for this fiscal year (17/18) now that a couple selections went through, and/or whether or not they started on the next fiscal year yet. Do you know much about the pilot trade? Does the DEO selection generally take in as many as possible at one time for pilots? Also, do you know how many people are on the competition list? Ive been waiting since August and I'm not sure when to give up and just realise its not happening. Thanks!

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1735 on: March 15, 2018, 08:20:25 »
Hello Buck,

Congratulatuons to the previous pilot who got an offer. I was wondering Buck if you know how many spots are left for this fiscal year (17/18) now that a couple selections went through, and/or whether or not they started on the next fiscal year yet. Do you know much about the pilot trade? Does the DEO selection generally take in as many as possible at one time for pilots? Also, do you know how many people are on the competition list? Ive been waiting since August and I'm not sure when to give up and just realise its not happening. Thanks!

Only august man your lucky if you get one I personally know people who have been on the list (not for pilot but other DEO positions just as competitive) for over a year they are a select few that get in they don't take everyone. Hell for my NCM position that i got offered 2 weeks ago it was a year to get in. But from what i can tell (and again I am not staff at a recruiting center by any means) but, from people also in my BMQ group basically when they start calling your references you should be receiving an offer within a few months. This is my PERSONAL experience and has happened to at least 8 people in my BMQ starting in April that I have spoken too.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1736 on: March 15, 2018, 09:48:52 »
Yeah. I mean I've been told I'm very competitive and that it's just a waiting game, but I have no idea if that is really the case or not. I know guys with much lower ACS scores who have been offered positions (before I'd passed the medical), and based on what Buck said it sounds like they havent actually taken anymore pilots since August until this month, but I wasnt picked this month. I think once they have finished 2017/2018 FY and done a selection into the 2018/2019 FY I think it'll be time to put my phone down and sign on with another opportunity and take my life in that direction instead, which is going to be difficult to do.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1737 on: March 15, 2018, 11:57:06 »
Hi Buck, do you know how many Legal O positions are open for FY 2017/2018 and also if there is a selection board coming soon? Thank you a lot for your answer.

As of today's date there are still approx 40% of the DEO LEG positions remaining for FY 17/18.  Because of how the legal branch does their selections it is not information available to recruiters when the selection boards occur.  I would reach out to the legal branch to find out when and if you might be selected.

Hi Buck,
Any positions left for DEO NWO for 17/18? Any selections planned for the near future?
Thanks

As of today's date there is still slightly over 30% remaining for NWO for FY 17/18.  Yes, there are 2 planned selections between now and end of Fiscal Year.

Hey buck,

Do the 17/18 left deo position selections have started to fill up? My recrutment center told me that the next on planned is march 28th. Is it the last one for 17/18?

Planned selections can change for a variety of reasons which is why I don't state specific dates on here; however CFRG has done 1 selection in March for DEO already and there are 2 more planned still.

Good day Buck,

To add to Milerup's question, I'm just wondering if the planned DEO selection on March 28th will cover all occupations - including combat specialists. It seems that whenever a selection did happen within the last 5 month period, Infantry DEO was not up for consideration. My MCC told me to expect an offer in Jan/Feb, but it would appear that no one received any offers since late 2017.

So does CFRG HQ actually plan to give out offers for the unfilled positions for 17/18 FY? Or is it simply the case that - as you've mentioned in the DEO intake number thread - the numbers are subject to change without notice, which means we might not receive any offers until we are well into the 18/19 FY (since there is no guarantee that the 18 unfilled spots will translate to offers before April 1st)? Many thanks Buck.

1) Please note that the term specialist is just that for specialists (i.e. the individual will make more than "basic" pay).  While Infantry Officers are a combat occupation they are not "combat specialists".
2) Infantry DEO have been part of the recent selections, and will be in the next 2 selections until the remaining intake is 0 (please note that as of today there less than 20% positions remaining for DEO Infantry for FY 17/18).

Hi Buck,

When you have a moment, could you please let me know if and/or how many positions remain for the trade of Construction Engineering Officer under the DEO entry plan and when the next projected selection date would possibly take place?

Thanks for your efforts,
wnhan

As of today's date there are approx 20% positions remaining for DEO CONST ENGR for FY 17/18. I don't give specific dates of planned selections as the specific date can change for a variety of reasons; but I can state that there are still 2 planned selections before the end of the FY.

Hello Buck,

Congratulatuons to the previous pilot who got an offer. I was wondering Buck if you know how many spots are left for this fiscal year (17/18) now that a couple selections went through, and/or whether or not they started on the next fiscal year yet. Do you know much about the pilot trade? Does the DEO selection generally take in as many as possible at one time for pilots? Also, do you know how many people are on the competition list? Ive been waiting since August and I'm not sure when to give up and just realise its not happening. Thanks!

As of today's date there are approx 20% of positions remaining for DEO PLT for FY 17/18.
I would not state they take in as many as possible; the CAF has been recruiting for a number of years and based on this they know the PCL/MP scores of those selected in previous years and will strive to select individuals at the same scores or higher in future years. 
As to how many individuals are on the Competition List; this information will never be made public as it constantly changes.  I could log into the system at 8am and see 40 people there, log in again at 10am to find 37 and again at 4pm to find 44.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1738 on: March 15, 2018, 13:47:08 »
Hey Buck,

Any information on ROTP selections for 18/19?

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1739 on: March 15, 2018, 14:15:15 »
Now this is interesting, if there was infantry selection, why I didn't receive any offer. I am in compeition list from early September 2017. I guess there would be someone senior in compeition list or else selectors don't think I am competitive. Questions for you buck, if someone is not been selected, do you with reason let them know after sometime or I should assume it after certain period?
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1740 on: March 15, 2018, 16:01:33 »
Hey Buck,

Any information on ROTP selections for 18/19?

Selections are ongoing.

Now this is interesting, if there was infantry selection, why I didn't receive any offer. I am in compeition list from early September 2017. I guess there would be someone senior in compeition list or else selectors don't think I am competitive. Questions for you buck, if someone is not been selected, do you with reason let them know after sometime or I should assume it after certain period?

I know of people who have been on the Competition List much longer than 6 months; the fact that you weren't selected means that whoever was selected had a higher score.  Where you sit on the competition list changes on a daily basis.  My suggestion would be to ask your file manager / recruiter how competitive your file is.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1741 on: March 15, 2018, 16:24:56 »
AS an online forum, I just want to comment that the word 'competitive' is so thrown out a lot here and had diminished value in its meaning.

My application (DEO) had also been sitting on the 'competition list' since about September 2017 and since then I followed up every month. I was told I will hear back end of November, December, early January, February, etc. And had not received any offer either.

According to the file manager, the good news was that my application is competitive -- because it made it on the competition list!

An applicant should really just call/email their CFRC for information on their application. Information posted on online forum, social media, and the internet in general should be fact-checked for credibility/validity.

Good luck on your application! And congrats to those who are receiving offers!!

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1742 on: March 15, 2018, 17:02:52 »
To get information from Toronto recruitment office, is like trying to meet Justin Trudeau. No one take phone calls and emails are usually replied after almost 3 to 4 weeks.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1743 on: March 15, 2018, 19:42:24 »

Infantry DEO have been part of the recent selections, and will be in the next 2 selections until the remaining intake is 0 (please note that as of today there less than 20% positions remaining for DEO Infantry for FY 17/18).


Appreciate your help, Buck. I think we are all just a bit anxious seeing how it's the end of the fiscal year, haha.

Guys, making the competition list is no guarantee of a job offer. Even though we might be told it's only a matter of time, many people don't hear back for years, if ever. For Infantry DEO alone there are several hundreds that are on the list currently, with only limited openings. Recruiters will never let you know where exactly you sit on that list, but will provide frank estimations to your chances if you are keen enough. Talk to them (in person at the local RC if you must) and try to get an answer. Unfortunately if you are nowhere close to top then you really should try to improve your application or seriously consider other options.
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1744 on: March 16, 2018, 09:02:43 »
Thanks for your kind suggestion.
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1745 on: March 16, 2018, 14:36:14 »
How long does an application last until it is closed and you must apply again. I am having some difficulties with my medical that I believe will be solved eventually.


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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1746 on: March 16, 2018, 20:35:25 »
AS an online forum, I just want to comment that the word 'competitive' is so thrown out a lot here and had diminished value in its meaning.

My application (DEO) had also been sitting on the 'competition list' since about September 2017 and since then I followed up every month. I was told I will hear back end of November, December, early January, February, etc. And had not received any offer either.

According to the file manager, the good news was that my application is competitive -- because it made it on the competition list!

An applicant should really just call/email their CFRC for information on their application. Information posted on online forum, social media, and the internet in general should be fact-checked for credibility/validity.

Good luck on your application! And congrats to those who are receiving offers!!

Welcome to forum and congratulations on your first post.

I have maintained and will continue to maintain that a person's recruiter/file manager/MCC (i.e. CFRC Recruiting Staff) is the most accurate point of contact as these people have access to a person's file and can talk about it with them; with that said my comments and direction in here is accepted due to my experience in the Recruiting System. 
 
Note that the term "competition list" is an official Recruiting Term; once a file has all the appropriate paperwork completed and the applicant is eligible to receive an offer of employment they go into what is called a "Competition List".  It is literally a list of applicants that have reached a "competition" for a job offer from the CAF. 

To get information from Toronto recruitment office, is like trying to meet Justin Trudeau. No one take phone calls and emails are usually replied after almost 3 to 4 weeks.

CFRC Southern Ontario detachment Toronto is one of the busiest CFRC detachments in Canada; sometimes they are that back logged on being able to assist individuals who email and call in - however if your communication goes unanswered you can reach out to the CFRG Customer Service Team (their email address is in my profile) and they can assist in reaching out to the detachment and getting someone to get in touch with you.

How long does an application last until it is closed and you must apply again. I am having some difficulties with my medical that I believe will be solved eventually.


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Applications can remain open for years at times.  The key point to remember is that certain items in the process "expire" and you must get them up to date to remain on the competition list.  Interviews and Medicals both remain valid for 1 year from the date they were done; if an interview expires an abridged interview can be completed.  Security Checks also expire, I don't have the policies at home with me but I believe (and will check and correct if I'm wrong) that the security check is also valid for 1 year.  CFAT/TSD are good for life; once you do it once you never have to do them again.

If you are serious about wanting to join the CAF I recommend touching base with your CFRC detachment at least once a month; this way if anything expires the staff can let you know that you need to update information.

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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1747 on: March 17, 2018, 11:17:16 »
Hi buck,

Just wondering how long 17/18 spots remaining can be open in the 18/19 fidcal year. Meaning can they still be spots in july for 17-18? Or at some points they get erased!

As always, thanks a lot
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1748 on: March 20, 2018, 06:50:25 »
Hey buck,

I got i call today from montreal recrutement offering me a job until the next french bmoq in august (because apparently the one in may as no entry). I have found no info online on type on duty/pay rate etc. Was wondering if anybody knew of that type of offer.

Thanks a lot
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Re: Selection Dates
« Reply #1749 on: March 20, 2018, 10:57:15 »
Hey buck,

I got i call today from montreal recrutement offering me a job until the next french bmoq in august (because apparently the one in may as no entry). I have found no info online on type on duty/pay rate etc. Was wondering if anybody knew of that type of offer.

Thanks a lot

I heard there was a selection yesterday May 19 but I didn't think they'd call successful candidates this quickly; i thought it would take another 8-10 days from selection to job offer. If the August BMOQ is instructed in French, are the two serials in May instructed in English? Or are the May serials no entry because they are all filled up? Can you please clarify these too Buck, thank you very much.
Recruiting Centre: Regina (SK)
Entry plan: Regular DEO
Choice 1: PILOT (Dropped)
Choice 2: MARS/NWO
Choice 3: ARMOUR OFFICER

Applied:        July 31/17
First Contact: Oct 03/17
CFAT/TSD:    Oct 24/17
Medical:        Nov 16/17
MOST:          Mar 09/18
Interview:     Mar 09/18
Medical supplementary forms submitted: Nov 22/17
Merit Listed:  Mar 12/18
Position Offered:   June 15/18 - NWO
Swearing In:   Aug 29/18
BMOQ:   Sep 10/18