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Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field feasible ??
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:00:26 »
I will have a physical examination and interview in two weeks.  I am very happy and confused about joining the army. 

My background:
I am 39 years old, and I hold a master degree in Computer Networks.  I have around 7 years' computer network related experience with CCIE (Cisco expert-level Network) Certification.   I don't really like the computer networks, but just deep in this field.  I hope I can find out a stable job, and not always worried about being laid off.

My thoughts:
I even want to quite form this computer network industry, but I don't know what I can do in the army.   Another purpose of joining army is I hope the new job in the army is not as hard as I used to work.  My english is not very well, but there is no problem with daily communication.

My question:
At my age,  I want a stable job, not always work overtime to the late-night, any kind of network-related or non-related job, a monthly salary of 6500+, is it feasible or possible ?  I would like to ask guys for advice.

Thanks a lot!!
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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field is feasible ??
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 08:45:03 »
At my age,  I want a stable job, not always work overtime to the late-night, any kind of network-related or non-related job, a monthly salary of 6500+, is it feasible or possible ? 

General Service Officers - Monthly Rates (in dollars) after March 2017 for Officer Cadet, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major and Lieutenant-Colonel.
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/reg-force-class-c-officer-rates.page

Regular Force Non-Commissioned Members (NCM) Rates - Monthly Rates (in dollars) after March 2017
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/reg-force-ncm-class-c-rates.page

As always, Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.
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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field is feasible ??
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 11:07:03 »
Talk to the recruiters, depending on the qualifications you have, you may be eligible for the ACISS recruiting bonus. (Up to $20,000)

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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field is feasible ??
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 18:24:05 »
Talk to the recruiters, depending on the qualifications you have, you may be eligible for the ACISS recruiting bonus. (Up to $20,000)

I hold a master degree in Computer Networks.

With a degree, the Original Poster may, or may not, qualify as an officer.

As always, Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.

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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field feasible ??
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 19:41:59 »
The military isn't really like a James Bond movie where you go for jet training in the morning and then underwater demolitions after lunch.

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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field is feasible ??
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 02:24:59 »
General Service Officers - Monthly Rates (in dollars) after March 2017 for Officer Cadet, Second Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major and Lieutenant-Colonel.
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/reg-force-class-c-officer-rates.page

Regular Force Non-Commissioned Members (NCM) Rates - Monthly Rates (in dollars) after March 2017
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/reg-force-ncm-class-c-rates.page

As always, Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.

Thank you very much, I will check it.

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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field feasible ??
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 02:26:16 »
Don't know if you are in a rush or not but a new direct entry trade is opening up in your field in 2019 (Take that with a grain of salt).

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-medical-occupations/mosid378-cyber-operator.page

Check it out. There are a couple IT trades in the forces as well but cyber op seems more your gig from what you've posted.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/career-options/fields-work/telecommunications/aerospace-systems-technician.html


https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/career-options/fields-work/telecommunications/army-systems-specialist.html


Thanks a lot,  I will take a look of them.   

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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field is feasible ??
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 02:27:56 »
With a degree, the Original Poster may, or may not, qualify as an officer.

As always, Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.

Thanks ;D,  Your information is very important to me.

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Re: Is my idea for joining the army in the IT field is feasible ??
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 07:55:46 »
Thanks ;D,  Your information is very important to me.

You are welcome. Good luck.  :)