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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2014, 11:07:45 »
Will it just come at any random time?

I've been told that they advance applicants based on the selection dates.. Ie; They send 20 engineer applicants to BMQ, then replace them with the top 20 applicants awaiting further processing.

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2014, 12:11:31 »
I've been told that they advance applicants based on the selection dates.. Ie; They send 20 engineer applicants to BMQ, then replace them with the top 20 applicants awaiting further processing.

That makes sense. Thanks :)
Recruiting Center: Peterborough
Regular/Reserves: Regular
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Trade Choice 1: Combat Engineer
Trade Choice 2: Infantry
Trade Choice 3: Crewman
Application date: September 7th, 2014
Further Processing: September 9th, 2014
First contact: September 15th, 2014
CFAT: October 16th, 2014
Interview: November 20th, 2014
Medical: November 20th, 2014
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Position Offered: December 17th - Infantry
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2014, 16:19:16 »
I haven't even gotten as far as you guys yet and I've been put on hold 3 times! lol I did my CFAT July 22 2014 in Ottawa. Was told I did great and that infantry and combat engineer would be processing in 10-15 days so make sure I'm ready for an interview!!! Total crrrap... Then i get told that the whole process from the time you do the CFAT to the medical and interview is 90 days max. check in every 30 and definitely contact us if you haven't heard in 90 days...I was put on hold within August until Halloween. Told processing would begin November 3rd. Im thinking that's great news. October comes, maybe the first or second week, and I get another hold...now to end of November. So I call in and end up talking with the processing supervisor. He says that the recruiting system is shutting down for a facelift in the middle of December and probably won't be done until the end of January. That being said, He informed me that they would be processing more people before the middle of December to make up for the lost time and if I hadn't heard anything by the 5th of Dec. to contact him. So I'm thinking, well its not Nov. 3rd but sounds promising. On the seventh day after that conversation, You guessed it... I get yet another Hold notification. This time saying my file will not be looked at until February 28th 2015. I've made every inquiry in the book. As I said I even spoke with the processing supervisor, and got nowhere. Apparently they have everything they need from me with regards to security, any personal info, and my apparently above average CFAT results(so they say). All I got from the recruiters was to talk to supervisors, and all I got in the end from the supervisor was to talk to a recruiter lol . The disappointment factor in all this is since June I've had 2 offers to be in different reserve units and ,under the impression the REG force process would be 90 days, I turned them down. I know i would love reg, but to think i could be a trained combat engineer reservist by now if I knew the reg process was gna be like this. Any idea's, new info, motivational whatevers would be greatly valued lol thanks

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2014, 16:53:24 »
Well all I can say is CFRC Ottawa sucks. Tried to process through there, did my aptitude there in Oct 2013 got the same story as you. Moved back to Toronto to work over my summer break. Within I would say a month and a half of my file being in Toronto boom medical and interview done. Now just waiting on Persec and yep.

All I can say is tough it out, or if possible change RC's.

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2014, 13:11:44 »
At least you guys are receiving some sort of emails/updates! I wrote the CFAT & TSD in May, qualified for the only trade I selected & also qualified for all NCM trades. I was told I was being put into "priority-selection" and to expect a call within two weeks for the next steps. 6 months later and I haven't had any emails or calls regarding my file. My CFRC tells me I'm "awaiting medical".

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2014, 13:15:03 »
At least you guys are receiving some sort of emails/updates! I wrote the CFAT & TSD in May, qualified for the only trade I selected & also qualified for all NCM trades. I was told I was being put into "priority-selection" and to expect a call within two weeks for the next steps. 6 months later and I haven't had any emails or calls regarding my file. My CFRC tells me I'm "awaiting medical".

Out of curiosity, where is your nearest recruiting centre and what trade did you apply for?

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2014, 13:28:52 »
CFRC Hamilton, and applied for MP. Things got a little screwy because when they contacted me in October of 2013 to come in for my CFAT & medical, I was actually preparing to leave the country for 5 months to go work for the Sochi Olympics. The recruiter told me she could only keep my file open for 3 months and that I would have to re-apaply online when I came back. I returned In April 2014, called my CFRC and they said they could open it, and booked me for my CFAT & TSD. When I came in to write my CFAT t & TSD in May they didn't have any paperwork or file on me, luckily I had brought in my own hard copies. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it.

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2014, 14:18:16 »
CFRC Hamilton, and applied for MP. Things got a little screwy because when they contacted me in October of 2013 to come in for my CFAT & medical, I was actually preparing to leave the country for 5 months to go work for the Sochi Olympics. The recruiter told me she could only keep my file open for 3 months and that I would have to re-apaply online when I came back. I returned In April 2014, called my CFRC and they said they could open it, and booked me for my CFAT & TSD. When I came in to write my CFAT t & TSD in May they didn't have any paperwork or file on me, luckily I had brought in my own hard copies. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it.

When I went in for my CFAT the recruiter I talked to after saw that I was in college for police foundations. He asked me if I was trying to become an MP and I said no. He said good since there was a wait list of 3 years. This was in April/May.
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Trade Choice 2: Naval Communicator
Trade Choice 3: ACISS
Application date: April 14th 2014
First contact: April 16th 2014
CFAT: May 15th2014
Interview: February 25th
Medical: October 22nd
Merit Listed: March 18th
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2014, 17:04:59 »
When I went in for my CFAT the recruiter I talked to after saw that I was in college for police foundations. He asked me if I was trying to become an MP and I said no. He said good since there was a wait list of 3 years. This was in April/May.

That's interesting, I wonder as to why I wasn't made aware of that.

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2014, 11:56:04 »
That's interesting, I wonder as to why I wasn't made aware of that.

Probably because there is no such thing as a "waiting list of 3 years" for the MP occupation......     :facepalm:
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2014, 13:55:26 »
I'm starting to think that my file just wasn't re-opened upon my return although I'm not 100% as to how that works. The original recruiter said to re-apply online upon my return but another recruiter at the CFRC said he could do it over the phone.

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2014, 00:55:57 »
I called and found out that my application was going to closed if I didn't change my trades ( Infantry, Combat Engineer). So, I changed them to the ones in my signature below and then realized that I probably wouldn't want to do the jobs as a career, rather to just get my foot in the door. I called the CFRC and told them that I would rather do my first trades that I picked. He told me that if I changed my application back it would be closed and I would have to hand in more papers when I reopened it. He said that I can leave my 2nd choice trades on for now and in Jan- Feb time to call and change them back to my original choices. therefore not having to hand in more of the same paperwork I had already handed in. Just a way to skip handing in paperwork twice.

I realize that they my be wasting their time looking at me for these jobs I don't overly want, while people who do want them aren't getting processed. This is why I called and let them know what I was thinking. And he told me just to leave it and change them in February and if I do get called for an interview to just decline it. I'm not a fan of wasting peoples time so I hope I can sneak by till February to change my trades and prevent anybody from wasting their time on me.
 
Also, anybody know whats happening with the CF site? Are they hiring? or system glitch?
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Trade Choice 1: Weapons Tech - Land
Trade Choice 2: Army Communication & Information Systems Specialist
Trade Choice 3: Weapon Engineering Tech
Application Date (Online): Mar 31, 2014
First Contact: April 2, 2014
CFAT: May 1, 2014 (Passed)
Medical: Feb 5, 2015 (Medfit)
Interview: Feb 5, 2015
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2014, 01:12:10 »
Also, anybody know whats happening with the CF site? Are they hiring? or system glitch?
Thanks

Don't pick trades for the sake of getting your foot in the door. If you have to go in and reopen your file in a month or two do that. For next fiscal year they have like 250ish Combat Engineer jobs which will be available. If you want to be an Cbt Eng or an Infantryman then just wait it out.

Not exactly sure why they would close your file. Most people are being told there file is simply being placed on hold until 2015 when they start processing people for the new Fiscal Year(April 2015). Most people will be processed Janurary-April so that they have a pool of applicants ready. Also reopening your file really isn't that big a deal, most cases its just resubmitting the online application. Sounds like your recruiter is trying to meet his quota for other trades  by steering you awry..

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2014, 09:29:10 »
I called and found out that my application was going to closed if I didn't change my trades ( Infantry, Combat Engineer). So, I changed them to the ones in my signature below and then realized that I probably wouldn't want to do the jobs as a career, rather to just get my foot in the door. I called the CFRC and told them that I would rather do my first trades that I picked. He told me that if I changed my application back it would be closed and I would have to hand in more papers when I reopened it. He said that I can leave my 2nd choice trades on for now and in Jan- Feb time to call and change them back to my original choices. therefore not having to hand in more of the same paperwork I had already handed in. Just a way to skip handing in paperwork twice.

I realize that they my be wasting their time looking at me for these jobs I don't overly want, while people who do want them aren't getting processed. This is why I called and let them know what I was thinking. And he told me just to leave it and change them in February and if I do get called for an interview to just decline it. I'm not a fan of wasting peoples time so I hope I can sneak by till February to change my trades and prevent anybody from wasting their time on me.

If I had to "guess", there is probably a reason why they said what is highlighted above and it's could be that you don't qualify to be processed for either Infmn or Cbt Engr.
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2014, 12:30:03 »
I qualified but was just below the competitive bar they set. So they said that I wouldn't be getting processed for Infantry or Combat Eng this fiscal year so they would close my file and I would call and open it/ reapply when they get their quota that they'll need in 2015. He said I could change my trades to keep It open, and I did, then 1-2 months later I wasn't really wanting to do those trades and tried to switch back but was told to just wait till the new year to switch back. They said that its looking like they'll need a lot more Infantry in 2015 then the 2014 year needed. Meaning there's a good chance that I would be processed in the new fiscal year. ( recruiter said if they put the bar 1 notch lower then I would've been competitive, hopefully he wasn't just saying that and I actually am close to be competitive)
Recruiting Centre: London
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Weapons Tech - Land
Trade Choice 2: Army Communication & Information Systems Specialist
Trade Choice 3: Weapon Engineering Tech
Application Date (Online): Mar 31, 2014
First Contact: April 2, 2014
CFAT: May 1, 2014 (Passed)
Medical: Feb 5, 2015 (Medfit)
Interview: Feb 5, 2015
Merit Listed: March 9, 2015
Position Offered: March 10, 2015(ACISS)
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2014, 12:39:28 »
I qualified but was just below the competitive bar they set. So they said that I wouldn't be getting processed for Infantry or Combat Eng this fiscal year so they would close my file and I would call and open it/ reapply when they get their quota that they'll need in 2015. He said I could change my trades to keep It open, and I did, then 1-2 months later I wasn't really wanting to do those trades and tried to switch back but was told to just wait till the new year to switch back. They said that its looking like they'll need a lot more Infantry in 2015 then the 2014 year needed. Meaning there's a good chance that I would be processed in the new fiscal year. ( recruiter said if they put the bar 1 notch lower then I would've been competitive, hopefully he wasn't just saying that and I actually am close to be competitive)

The thing is he's telling you that you're not competitive and don't stack up with the other applicants. This could continue through the new fiscal year as well if applicants are at the same competitive level they are now or it could be even higher. If you really only want these two trades then you should keep them as your choices and hope you're competitive in the new fiscal year. I've read here that if you pick a job you don't necessarily want it can be very hard to transfer and it won't be the fastest process either by all means. You always have the option of writing your CFAT for a second time. Maybe take that into consideration if you think you could score better but if you score worse than the first time you're stuck with your newest score.
Recruiting Center: Peterborough
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Combat Engineer
Trade Choice 2: Infantry
Trade Choice 3: Crewman
Application date: September 7th, 2014
Further Processing: September 9th, 2014
First contact: September 15th, 2014
CFAT: October 16th, 2014
Interview: November 20th, 2014
Medical: November 20th, 2014
Merit Listed: December 2nd, 2014
Position Offered: December 17th - Infantry
Swear In: February 5th 2015 @ 11:30
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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2014, 12:51:53 »
I qualified but was just below the competitive bar they set. So they said that I wouldn't be getting processed for Infantry or Combat Eng this fiscal year so they would close my file and I would call and open it/ reapply when they get their quota that they'll need in 2015. He said I could change my trades to keep It open, and I did, then 1-2 months later I wasn't really wanting to do those trades and tried to switch back but was told to just wait till the new year to switch back. They said that its looking like they'll need a lot more Infantry in 2015 then the 2014 year needed. Meaning there's a good chance that I would be processed in the new fiscal year. ( recruiter said if they put the bar 1 notch lower then I would've been competitive, hopefully he wasn't just saying that and I actually am close to be competitive)

That sounds more reasonable.  The only problem I can see, is whether or not they decide to actually lower that bar.  They probably will need alot more Infmn and Cbt Engrs next year but it's a gamble that the competitive bar will change, nevertheless, anything is possible.

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2014, 12:57:24 »
Ya, I hear you guys. I'm still in school so I have some time to kill anyways. Hopefully I'm in the competitive range next year. We'll see I guess, just a waiting game...
Recruiting Centre: London
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Trade Choice 3: Weapon Engineering Tech
Application Date (Online): Mar 31, 2014
First Contact: April 2, 2014
CFAT: May 1, 2014 (Passed)
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Position Offered: March 10, 2015(ACISS)
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application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2014, 15:54:31 »
If I may be so bold :

Do what you can to make yourself a better recruit - even after that possible day you get a call to go off to BMQ, still keep upping your game. 

Study your math, increase your physical abilities, take courses if need be, volunteer, push yourself, study your *** off and come rewrite your CFAT if need be. 

You'll be amazed how much improvement can happen when you buckle down. 

Good luck on your journey.

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Re: application is on hold temporarily
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2014, 21:23:10 »
If I may be so bold :

Do what you can to make yourself a better recruit - even after that possible day you get a call to go off to BMQ, still keep upping your game. 

Study your math, increase your physical abilities, take courses if need be, volunteer, push yourself, study your *** off and come rewrite your CFAT if need be. 

You'll be amazed how much improvement can happen when you buckle down. 

Good luck on your journey.

This is just all around good life advice. No matter what you end up doing, you can keep working on yourself, making yourself better and better. Even just a light workout routine can make you feel a lot more confident and healthy.

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File Temporarily Closed?
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2015, 18:03:42 »
Hey guys, hoping on a but more clarification on this one...

I'm applying for Int Op in the reserves, and I passed my Aptitude Test, Interview, and I needed to get some forms filled out for medical. I turned in the forms within 30 days (They had given me 90 days) and waited. My Security Clearance had went off in early June, so I decided to pop by the CFRC as I was in the area, mainly to see how my security clearance had progressed.

But the lady on the desk had said my file was "temporarily closed" due to medical reasons. Something to do with the Medical staff here not liking it? but it was still in Ottawa waiting on their approval? When I asked the lady what could be done, she gave me the phone number of the Medical section, and a name to talk to. I called the next day, to no avail. So, I left a voicemail, and hung off a few days. I tried again on Friday to no answer.

I haven't had any letters from anybody, and I wasn't told of this until I popped into the CFRC on Tuesday!

So, can anybody help me make a bit better sense of this? It's very confusing!


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Re: File Temporarily Closed?
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2015, 10:36:02 »
Hey guys, hoping on a but more clarification on this one...

I'm applying for Int Op in the reserves, and I passed my Aptitude Test, Interview, and I needed to get some forms filled out for medical. I turned in the forms within 30 days (They had given me 90 days) and waited. My Security Clearance had went off in early June, so I decided to pop by the CFRC as I was in the area, mainly to see how my security clearance had progressed.

But the lady on the desk had said my file was "temporarily closed" due to medical reasons. Something to do with the Medical staff here not liking it? but it was still in Ottawa waiting on their approval? When I asked the lady what could be done, she gave me the phone number of the Medical section, and a name to talk to. I called the next day, to no avail. So, I left a voicemail, and hung off a few days. I tried again on Friday to no answer.

I haven't had any letters from anybody, and I wasn't told of this until I popped into the CFRC on Tuesday!

So, can anybody help me make a bit better sense of this? It's very confusing!

Don't pay any attention to this, it's a common practice at Recruiting Detachments.   Once your medical results have been returned to your CFRC and if they have been "approved", your application will be reopened and continue on.  If your medical is NOT approved, you will be advised accordingly and given options on how to proceed.
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Re: File Temporarily Closed?
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2015, 14:00:17 »
Don't pay any attention to this, it's a common practice at Recruiting Detachments.   Once your medical results have been returned to your CFRC and if they have been "approved", your application will be reopened and continue on.  If your medical is NOT approved, you will be advised accordingly and given options on how to proceed.

Thank you! I just spoke with the med staff this morning, and they re-iterated what you said.

 
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Application Hold Letter
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2015, 16:20:16 »
So I applied back in June of 2015, and I did all my tests and was told to wait to book my medical back on August 5th, 2015. Today I get this in my email.

WI 7.1.4 – Attach 1 IT 7.1.4 – Pièce jointe nº 1

Dear Applicant,

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.

This situation is in no way a reflection of the quality of your application

If you are interested in earlier opportunities, you may meet the requirements for other occupations that are available sooner. If you are interested in pursuing other occupations, or if you want additional information, please contact your local Recruiting Detachment.

Thank you for your interest in serving with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Sincerely,

Canadian Forces Recruiting Group

CFRG.Intake.Management@forces.gc.ca

Applied for Pilot, and Armour Officer. I know those two trades are rather popular, but I did a quick forum search and noticed from last year, people were getting dates in their letter as to when to be expected to be processed. Nada for me. Anyone care to shed some light?

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Re: Application Hold Letter
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2015, 16:24:37 »
Anyone care to shed some light?

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
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