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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #300 on: January 20, 2019, 11:10:00 »
Dalton1985:
The date ranges for when you might have a BII if you are being looked at in Feb are a few posts up in this thread. You get asked for the supplementary info when your file is in Borden and they are starting to put the list of BII candidates together.

As for when invites go out, they usually start about two weeks before the interviews. It is possible to get an invite as little as 2-3 days in advance (maybe as little as the day before if you are local to the Borden area) though as they work their way through the list and have people not be able to make it or cancel at the last minute.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #301 on: January 22, 2019, 11:06:53 »
Thanks Garb811, I'm very close to Base Borden but 2 days of notice works for me. What kind of supplementary info do they request? Just wondering if there is anything that I can start gathering for them this saving me time and headaches. Do you know how many spots are available for this year?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #302 on: January 22, 2019, 11:47:59 »
I'm not exactly sure what they are looking for right now so would rather not steer you wrong.

It looks like all of the slots are filled for this year's intake plan, but the new numbers take effect on 1 April.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #303 on: January 22, 2019, 12:06:25 »
Right on, thanks for all the help! Anybody else waiting for BII on February? I heard it'll be in mid Feb
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 12:42:11 by Dalton1985 »

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #304 on: January 22, 2019, 17:31:04 »
I remember before heading to MPOAC, they made sure my interview and medical were up to date. They also needed a driver's abstract from me.

But like Garb said, don't do the driver's abstract until they ask for it since it's only valid for a year from the requested date.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #305 on: January 22, 2019, 19:25:29 »
Right on, thanks for all the help! Anybody else waiting for BII on February? I heard it'll be in mid Feb

Waiting for Feb BII as well.

Heard from my local CRFC today that the dates are Feb. 16-17. Now I’m waiting to hear back about my nomination for this BII. Been in the process for almost a year and a half now. Hopefully all goes well and I hear good news by mid-end April.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #306 on: January 23, 2019, 12:53:50 »
Thanks for the info, hopefully I get the same email for BII. I applied back in June 2018 and it is a lengthy process but totally worth it. See you in Feb!

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #307 on: January 25, 2019, 09:51:22 »
Good morning everybody I have a couple of questions for you.

1. Do they contact your current employer prior to the BII? Is just that i would like to give them a heads up because when the phone rings and they don't recognize the number they just answer it and hang up right away.

2. After successful completion of the BII your name goes to Ottawa against other applicants, how long is your BII good for if you do not get an offer on the first group? How long do they keep you on that list until they drop it off?

Thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 09:55:56 by Dalton1985 »

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #308 on: January 26, 2019, 15:17:46 »
Good morning everybody I have a couple of questions for you.

1. Do they contact your current employer prior to the BII? Is just that i would like to give them a heads up because when the phone rings and they don't recognize the number they just answer it and hang up right away.

2. After successful completion of the BII your name goes to Ottawa against other applicants, how long is your BII good for if you do not get an offer on the first group? How long do they keep you on that list until they drop it off?

Thanks in advance!

1. I'm pretty sure they have contacted your current and past employers prior to BII. Once you go through the interview, you'll understand that - whether or not they called beforehand, they can do so afterwards. So in saying that, if it's not a conflict of interest, inform your place of work to expect calls about your employment record and stuff.

2. I was told my MPOAC/BII was valid for 2 years.
 

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #309 on: January 28, 2019, 09:18:54 »
Right on, thanks for all the help! Anybody else waiting for BII on February? I heard it'll be in mid Feb

I am waiting for the February MPAC as well. Hoping to get chosen for it. I spoke to my recruiter last week. He stated they should be getting the list this week of chosen candidates and they will call me if my name is on the list.

It seems the wait is different for everyone. My buddy is doing QL3 right now and his process took about a year and a half. It's all based on your how competitive you are in line with other applicants. If others apply that are more qualified, then you get bumped down the list and you will get your chance when your turn comes up. It's very anxious as you wait a long time to finally get the job but, I have learned to cope with the anxiety over time. I am just waiting for my chance to prove that I am worthy candidate. Fingers crossed until then. lol
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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #310 on: January 28, 2019, 12:45:31 »
Thanks guys that's really helpful, It is indeed a very anxious process but totally worth it. Hopefully I get the call for the BII in Feb as well. Best of luck to all.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #311 on: February 01, 2019, 15:35:34 »
Hello current and future MPs. I got my MPAC invitation for Feb 16-17. Anyone else is going from Vancouver BC?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #312 on: February 01, 2019, 19:19:40 »
Congrats, hopefully a few more invitations to folks posting here will be coming shortly.

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #313 on: February 02, 2019, 23:34:12 »
Congrats V1994, hopefully I get to see you there as well. Did you get a phone call or an email?

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #314 on: February 03, 2019, 03:54:02 »
Congrats V1994, hopefully I get to see you there as well. Did you get a phone call or an email?

Thank you! I got an email from them. Have you got yours?

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #315 on: February 03, 2019, 09:50:30 »
Not yet but from what I've read in the thread if you live near Borden you could receive the invitation almost the day before so I'll keep my hopes up until the 15th.   

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #316 on: February 03, 2019, 13:49:31 »
Ya I heard that also. Fingers crossed! Good luck !

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #317 on: February 03, 2019, 16:20:09 »
I'm still waiting also, but being an OT my process is obviously a bit different,  a friend of mine found out two days before his interview that he need to be in Borden for it so I'm expecting the same thing.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #318 on: February 04, 2019, 01:44:03 »
Hi. How high are the chances to get a job offer after the BII? I’m assuming that if they already made that selection and asked you to come to Borden, they see you as a pretty much hired MP. Or they fail a number of candidates during the BII ? thanks
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 16:25:15 by Ann123 »

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #319 on: February 04, 2019, 02:52:18 »
Hi. How high are the chances to get a job offer after the BII? I’m assuming that if they already made that selection and asked you to come to Borden, they see you as a pretty much hired MP. Or they fail a number of candidates during the BII ?

Don't worry about being hired, just prepare yourself to be the best candidate you can. Answer truthfully - you owe it to yourself. Things like shouldn't be faked, you'll just end up hating it.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #320 on: February 04, 2019, 15:00:19 »
Don't worry about being hired, just prepare yourself to be the best candidate you can. Answer truthfully - you owe it to yourself. Things like shouldn't be faked, you'll just end up hating it.

Well, the whole point of the process is getting hired, isn’t it ?

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #321 on: February 04, 2019, 15:32:41 »
Well, the whole point of the process is getting hired, isn’t it ?

The military places a lot of emphasis on ethics. There's a line between selling yourself with the hopes of getting hired and placing "getting hired" above all else. Where's the line? Your reply indicates you're already (at least thinking) of what you can omit and/or substitute in order to make sure you absolutely get that job offer. That's not the way to go into it. I understand rejection and/or failure very, very well. It hurts. But I'd much rather have a clear conscience. Take Sephur's advice.   
"Stop worrying about getting back to who you were before it all went wrong. To heal is to understand that the person you've since become is the one who's most capable of doing whatever it is you were put here to do."~SR

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #322 on: February 04, 2019, 18:05:05 »
I received my invite today, thanks again everyone that provided info and good luck to everyone else. I'm going to parrot what Beyond said, ethics is a huge part of the code of conduct for the military, be yourself and answer the questions truthfully if you don't get the job that just means you weren't a fit for what they were looking for. They have an idea of what they want don't muddy the waters. I may not be an MP but I've spent a few years in the combat arms and this definitely rings true across the board.

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Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #323 on: February 04, 2019, 19:02:43 »
I received my invite today, thanks again everyone that provided info and good luck to everyone else. I'm going to parrot what Beyond said, ethics is a huge part of the code of conduct for the military, be yourself and answer the questions truthfully if you don't get the job that just means you weren't a fit for what they were looking for. They have an idea of what they want don't muddy the waters. I may not be an MP but I've spent a few years in the combat arms and this definitely rings true across the board.

Congrats! Good luck to you!!! I will see you there.

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Re: Re: MP recruiting 2017/18/19
« Reply #324 on: February 05, 2019, 11:32:08 »
Thank you! I got an email from them. Have you got yours?

Did you get the email from MPRecruiting or from the recruiting centre?