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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #475 on: March 07, 2018, 14:39:51 »
Hey everyone,
I just completed my medical assessment and all the paperwork has gone to Ottawa. I understand they have to see when my specialized training would be and work backwards too allow for security clearance time and then BMQ.
Just curious to how long it took you to get processed or hear word at this stage in the game.
Thanks!
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #476 on: March 07, 2018, 15:05:46 »
Just curious to how long it took you to get processed or hear word at this stage in the game.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #477 on: March 07, 2018, 19:05:36 »
Thanks! Posted on Reddit too and it seems people wait on average 1-2 months. So thanks!!!

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #478 on: March 07, 2018, 19:18:52 »
Thanks! Posted on Reddit too and it seems people wait on average 1-2 months. So thanks!!!

You are welcome. Good luck. :)

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #479 on: April 10, 2018, 02:32:25 »
So I’ve been enduring the whole application process since about August last year, I’ve done the CFAT late last year and have been applicable for all the careers I applied for. I completed my medical and interview early February this year. I still haven’t heard anything back from the recruiting centre, I’ve tried emailing them just to have some reassurance as to what’s going on and I keep getting the same vague response, which I understand there’s not much they can do.

Just wondering if this is a normal wait time until I get an offer, and if so how long should I approximately be waiting for?

Thanks

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #480 on: April 10, 2018, 04:27:09 »
So I’ve been enduring the whole application process since about August last year, I’ve done the CFAT late last year and have been applicable for all the careers I applied for. I completed my medical and interview early February this year. I still haven’t heard anything back from the recruiting centre, I’ve tried emailing them just to have some reassurance as to what’s going on and I keep getting the same vague response, which I understand there’s not much they can do.

Just wondering if this is a normal wait time until I get an offer, and if so how long should I approximately be waiting for?

Thanks

Unfortunately the wait time is quite normal. How long you have to wait depends on which trades you are applying for and how competitive you are. You can get an offer anytime from now, or maybe never.

The next step for you is to get on the Competition List, which means you have met all the requirements to receive a job offer and are in competition with everyone else who also have met the requirements. You can find out whether you are on the list by asking the recruitment center. Seeing that you did your interview and medical in February, you may be on that list already.

After that you are eligible for a job offer. During selection dates the top ranked applicants on the competition list for the various trades are given job offers. If you are close to top but not quite there then you should be selected in future sessions as you can move up the rankings by virtue of the higher ups being picked off. By the same token, you may also move down as new candidates are placed higher on the list because they are considered to be more competitive. For some trades, competition can be intense. Therefore, a job offer is not necessarily guaranteed even if you meet all the requirements.

Some have gone through the process quicker than you, while others had to endure much longer waits. At least you have reached endgame and hopefully won't be waiting for much longer. Good luck.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #481 on: April 10, 2018, 07:53:10 »
Just wondering if this is a normal wait time until I get an offer, and if so how long should I approximately be waiting for?

Sticky,

TIMINGS - ESTIMATED TIMES FOR_______________ 
https://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,81054.0.html

Some have gone through the process quicker than you, while others had to endure much longer waits.

Application Process Samples 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=13064.0
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #482 on: April 14, 2018, 12:52:18 »
I have been waiting since Nov 2016 for my application to be complete. Still waiting for the medical to be approved.

I got engaged and we have a wedding date for May 2019 on a Friday. My question is that if I get in around that time is it possible to ask for a day away from Basic or Trades training to be at my wedding? 
Or am I potentially having to move my wedding date under those circumstances?


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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #483 on: April 17, 2018, 22:01:13 »
I have been waiting since Nov 2016 for my application to be complete. Still waiting for the medical to be approved.

I got engaged and we have a wedding date for May 2019 on a Friday. My question is that if I get in around that time is it possible to ask for a day away from Basic or Trades training to be at my wedding? 
Or am I potentially having to move my wedding date under those circumstances?


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Occupation training will be up to the school that you fall under; I know when I was an instructor at CFSAL (now CFLTC) we granted one of our students a day away from the course to get married, but the Course Director and I as the Senior Instructor worked together after hours to ensure the student didn't miss any classes.  As for Basic Training, I've never heard of a day off being given to get married; not saying it's never happened - just saying I've never heard of it.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #484 on: September 04, 2018, 23:29:53 »
Hi Guys. Does anyone know whether Officers applications are processed faster even if enhanced security clearance is required?

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #485 on: September 05, 2018, 16:47:54 »
Hi Guys. Does anyone know whether Officers applications are processed faster even if enhanced security clearance is required?

Not really. Each individual application is different, of course, but my impression is that on average officer applications take longer to process across all groups of applications from all backgrounds. I think this is because fewer officers are needed in the system overall. As a result, less spots are available, and selection criteria are more rigorous. There is also a training bottleneck at the CFLRS at the moment.

Enhanced reliability screening is done by a third-party agency known as CSIS. CF have no control over how long it takes CSIS to clear an applicant. Be prepared to spend anywhere from 6 months to up to 2 years just going through this stage alone depending on your background. From personal experience under similar conditions, my DEO application took just slightly over 3 years to complete from start to finish. At times, it felt painfully slow, and I was seriously considering changing to an NCM at some point. In the end, I am very happy that I didn't, and I still consider myself lucky with how everything went. I had zero delays on the medical side for instance.

For more information on processing times, you can search this thread: https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,13064.0.html

Good luck on your application!

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #486 on: September 06, 2018, 08:06:47 »

Enhanced reliability screening is done by a third-party agency known as CSIS. CF have no control over how long it takes CSIS to clear an applicant. Be prepared to spend anywhere from 6 months to up to 2 years just going through this stage alone depending on your background.

Good luck on your application!

Is this because of time living/ traveling abroad? I heard such applicants with time outside the country have significant processing times at this stage.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #487 on: September 06, 2018, 08:30:01 »
Does anyone know whether Officers applications are processed faster even if enhanced security clearance is required?

Security checks are discussed here,

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #488 on: September 06, 2018, 12:25:39 »
Is this because of time living/ traveling abroad? I heard such applicants with time outside the country have significant processing times at this stage.

Yes. Whenever there is deemed to be a significant connection between the applicant and a foreign country, Government rules say that the person has to undergo an enhanced reliability screening. My understanding is that that applies to all Federal employees/applicants, not just the Armed Forces members/applicants. I would imagine there is a queue of such requests from all over the country, so it might easily take a few months before one's security clearance process even begins.

I would also imagine that depending on the list of foreign countries that transpire on the application, it might take longer for some countries to obtain the information from required by the clearance process.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #489 on: September 06, 2018, 18:06:06 »
Good day, Im 31 recenly applied for the canadian armed forces and got the call to set up my apptitude test and submit forms etc. Im wondering how long to expect this process to take from the apptitude test to the start or basic training? Im looking forward to start and am anxious to see where a career in the forces takes me. Any one got an answer?

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #490 on: September 06, 2018, 18:12:38 »
Im wondering how long to expect this process to take from the apptitude test to the start or basic training?

You can see how long it took others,

Application Process Samples 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=13064.0
OP: "I am sure that I am not the only one interested in this info as I see posts all the time asking "how long does it take?".
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #491 on: January 13, 2019, 20:55:04 »
Hello, I am just wondering how long it takes for the medical/physical and interview. I completed my CFAT exam and qualified for every NCM trade. Should I keep contacting my recruiter? Or should I just wait until they contact me?
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« Reply #492 on: March 11, 2019, 20:17:14 »
I have been trying to find a straight answer, I've double citizenship, 8 years in Canada, and I passed the CFAT and physical, just waiting for pre clearance... and then what? I want to know if I can book vacation within the next few months in my job...

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #493 on: April 10, 2019, 11:23:46 »
Hello, I am just wondering how long it takes for the medical/physical and interview. I completed my CFAT exam and qualified for every NCM trade. Should I keep contacting my recruiter? Or should I just wait until they contact me?
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Each file is different and without knowing your medical and personal background it's impossible to state how lone the medical/physical and background checks can take.  Quickest I've seen is 2 months, longest I've seen is much longer than that.

I have been trying to find a straight answer, I've double citizenship, 8 years in Canada, and I passed the CFAT and physical, just waiting for pre clearance... and then what? I want to know if I can book vacation within the next few months in my job...

The pre-sec will depend on where you are a dual citizen with; some countries share information faster than others.  As to booking a vacation; reach out to your recruiter and let them know when you're planning to take vacation - they'd be in a better position to give you advise on your dates than we are on here since we can't see your file ;-)