Author Topic: Canadian Army Primary Reserve Open House. Saturday, 30 September, 2017. 1000hrs-1500hrs.  (Read 3661 times)

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I heard on global news while they were reporting on this topic that the "The Canadian Army is also reducing the length of time required for a person to join the Reserve Force, to 30 days."
Any truth to this?


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I heard on global news while they were reporting on this topic that the "The Canadian Army is also reducing the length of time required for a person to join the Reserve Force, to 30 days."
Any truth to this?


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Yes. Recruiting has been expedited. The intent now is that two visits to the armory should suffice to join the reserves, and it seems to be going alright.
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Does this speed up the process after your medical files have been sent to Ottawa because i have been waiting for my medical to be cleared for a month now


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This is for the Reserve Force only and the expedition is in relation to background checks; if there's an issue with a medical than the file still has to be cleared by the RMO.

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So, how exactly is this expedited background check happening?
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So, how exactly is this expedited background check happening?

ERC is basically a CPIC check and some reference calls. It's been outsourced to a civilian company for years in recruiting and was done in under 30 days in a majority of cases. I got my volunteering CPIC and VSS completed by the OPP in under 2 weeks, and they only have 1 person doing it for the area.

Major slowdown was the medical portion.

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But how are they doing it faster now?  Specifically for Res recruits?  And why just for Res?
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But how are they doing it faster now?  Specifically for Res recruits?  And why just for Res?

The big problem is still the backlog at the RMO. It's killing us slowly, of course, and there's not much we can do about it except not attract too many people who will get browned off waiting too long.
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Just wondering if this nation wide open house at all the a armouries had any affect. Be curious to see if their was an increase in the number of applications to join the reserves (and thus an increase in people on the ground). I am sure somebody is looking at the numbers.
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Just wondering if this nation wide open house at all the a armouries had any affect. Be curious to see if their was an increase in the number of applications to join the reserves (and thus an increase in people on the ground). I am sure somebody is looking at the numbers.
Our regiment has had lots of inquiries and applicants have begun the process. We had quite a few folks show up in Calgary. More advertising would be beneficial. From our side it was worth it.


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But how are they doing it faster now?  Specifically for Res recruits?  And why just for Res?
I blieve it's a conditional Terms of Service (I believe it's 6months); a Reservist can be enrolled while waiting for their security clearance to be returned.  If there's any issues that would make it so the person can't be in then the TOS won't be renewed.  I'm not really involved with PRes enrollments so would need to double check the policy; but I believe that's how it works.  I'll look for the policy when I return to work.

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Ahhh...that would make 2+2=4.  thanks!
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So reservists can be enrolled after their medical has been cleared by the RMO? Or shortly after?


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So reservists can be enrolled after their medical has been cleared by the RMO? Or shortly after?
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It depends on what else is required to be completed on their file.  Each file is different so a blanket "yes" isn't an answer I am willing to give to that question.  Your Reserve Recruiter is the best source of information for your file.