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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #375 on: November 13, 2017, 17:01:57 »
Please don't join the reserves as an officer just to test it out.

Join as an ncm and if you like the reserves and want to stay then consider switching to officer. 
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #376 on: November 13, 2017, 17:14:13 »
Please don't join the reserves as an officer just to test it out.

Join as an ncm and if you like the reserves and want to stay then consider switching to officer.

If I enjoyed the reserves after I graduate I would likely join the regular forces. However, why are you against joining the reserves as an officer to test out to see if I like it or not?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #377 on: November 13, 2017, 17:50:43 »
A few reasons.

1.  More time and resources are put into training an officer than a private. By joining the reserves just to check things out then going regs you may be taking a position away from someone who will stick with the reserves and support the officer corps up to possibly being the CO.

2.  You may have to redo parts of your training to switch over to the regs which is a further drain on resources and man power.

3. Even as a new officer in the reserves you can really mess up a lot of stuff. If your heart isn't in it 100% you could do more harm then good.

4. The reserves are an important part of the CAF in its own right. It shouldn't be treated primarily as a convenient job trial.

5. There are some very big differences between the reserves and the reg force, some positive some negative. Joining the reserves to gauge what the reg force is like won't work as well as you may think.

6. One of the biggest most important assets you have in the military is your connections and essentially who you went through training with.  If you slide into the regular Force and for whatever reason you don't to basic training etc.. over again you'll be at a big disadvantage, at last for a long while IMO.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #378 on: November 13, 2017, 18:12:06 »
A few reasons.

1.  More time and resources are put into training an officer than a private. By joining the reserves just to check things out then going regs you may be taking a position away from someone who will stick with the reserves and support the officer corps up to possibly being the CO.

2.  You may have to redo parts of your training to switch over to the regs which is a further drain on resources and man power.

3. Even as a new officer in the reserves you can really mess up a lot of stuff. If your heart isn't in it 100% you could do more harm then good.

4. The reserves are an important part of the CAF in its own right. It shouldn't be treated primarily as a convenient job trial.

5. There are some very big differences between the reserves and the reg force, some positive some negative. Joining the reserves to gauge what the reg force is like won't work as well as you may think.

6. One of the biggest most important assets you have in the military is your connections and essentially who you went through training with.  If you slide into the regular Force and for whatever reason you don't to basic training etc.. over again you'll be at a big disadvantage, at last for a long while IMO.

I know reserves aren't the same as reg forces. However, I need something to justify turning down good software engineering jobs on something that I have no clue what I'm getting myself into. Which is why I think the reserves is valuable data point to help make that decision, because if I don't have any data on if the military is for me, I won't be turning down my job offers. I also currently do have a good summer job in the tech field, so any reserves training I want to be the best/most useful as possible because I will have to turn down my return offer and I will lose that position forever. See my dilemma?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #379 on: November 13, 2017, 18:16:44 »
However, why are you against joining the reserves as an officer to test out to see if I like it or not?

To add to what Jarnhamar said,

Switching from Officer to NCM ??? 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=25874.0

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #380 on: November 13, 2017, 22:40:06 »
I know reserves aren't the same as reg forces. However, I need something to justify turning down good software engineering jobs on something that I have no clue what I'm getting myself into.
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Which is why I think the reserves is valuable data point to help make that decision, because if I don't have any data on if the military is for me, I won't be turning down my job offers. I also currently do have a good summer job in the tech field, so any reserves training I want to be the best/most useful as possible because I will have to turn down my return offer and I will lose that position forever. See my dilemma?

So join as an NCM.
If you like the reserves and think you can serve the reserves better as an officer then apply to be an officer.
If you think you can serve the regular force better as a regular force NCM or officer and want to make a career out of soldiering then join the regular force.


Zeal makes all things possible. Duty makes all things simple ;)

Just to add- thats just my opinion. If your heart is set on joining the reserves as an officer then by all means go ahead. I just think if you're testing things out then ncm is the best for everyone.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #381 on: November 13, 2017, 23:12:47 »
Duty. Service is it's own reward.

So join as an NCM.
If you like the reserves and think you can serve the reserves better as an officer then apply to be an officer.
If you think you an serve the regular force better as a regular force NCM or officer and want to make a career out of soldiering then join the regular force.


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #382 on: November 14, 2017, 07:21:36 »
Duty. Service is it's own reward. :)

So join as an NCM.
If you like the reserves and think you can serve the reserves better as an officer then apply to be an officer.
If you think you can serve the regular force better as a regular force NCM or officer and want to make a career out of soldiering then join the regular force.


Zeal makes all things possible. Duty makes all things simple ;)

Just to add- thats just my opinion. If your heart is set on joining the reserves as an officer then by all means go ahead. I just think if you're testing things out then ncm is the best for everyone.

I don't have my heart set on being an officer, honestly I was thinking of join as a NCM until speaking to some guys I know in the reg force who recommended joining as an officer. Yes, I do agree joining and serving is it's own reward. I just like to have what i'm doing planned out to make it as efficient as possible, so if being an officer would help me get Basic Para and maybe join The QOR of C para unit then I would take that route, if not I would probably go in as a NCM. I would also be willing to transfer from my current university to University of Toronto to make it work.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #383 on: November 15, 2017, 23:55:35 »
I don't have my heart set on being an officer, honestly I was thinking of join as a NCM until speaking to some guys I know in the reg force who recommended joining as an officer. Yes, I do agree joining and serving is it's own reward. I just like to have what i'm doing planned out to make it as efficient as possible, so if being an officer would help me get Basic Para and maybe join The QOR of C para unit then I would take that route, if not I would probably go in as a NCM. I would also be willing to transfer from my current university to University of Toronto to make it work.
I'm not sure if I completely understood your post, but from what I interpreted as, you shouldn't apply for a specific trade just to get into a certain regiment. You SHOULD have your heart set on the trade(s) you want however, and you have to remember that the reserves is a part time job. It is an important part of your life but it is not the only one, you need to find a balance between your life as a reservist and in your civilian career, and if you have to change your university just to make this work, it probably isn't a good sign. Try to find something that works WITH the rest of your life, or at least around the rest of it.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #384 on: November 16, 2017, 07:08:09 »
I'm not sure if I completely understood your post, but from what I interpreted as, you shouldn't apply for a specific trade just to get into a certain regiment. You SHOULD have your heart set on the trade(s) you want however, and you have to remember that the reserves is a part time job. It is an important part of your life but it is not the only one, you need to find a balance between your life as a reservist and in your civilian career, and if you have to change your university just to make this work, it probably isn't a good sign. Try to find something that works WITH the rest of your life, or at least around the rest of it.

Yes, the the specific occupation I want to be is a paratrooper.  The issue is, only in Toronto would that be possible. I'm not sure of how often reserves meet, I've heard just weekends during the school year or some places one day a week and once a week. Since I live two hours away from Toronto, the commute could become difficult. However, the reason I'm willing to make a change for this is I only have two years left in university and I need to figure out if I want to go into the military after I graduate. I honestly doubt I will have time sadly once I go into my field of choice to be in the reserves for awhile at least.  Maybe this is wrong, but I'm viewing my time in the reserves as  a try out to see if I want to go into the reg forces. So, I'm not really focusing on long term at this moment.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #385 on: November 16, 2017, 08:46:01 »
Yes, the the specific occupation I want to be is a paratrooper.  The issue is, only in Toronto would that be possible. I'm not sure of how often reserves meet, I've heard just weekends during the school year or some places one day a week and once a week. Since I live two hours away from Toronto, the commute could become difficult. However, the reason I'm willing to make a change for this is I only have two years left in university and I need to figure out if I want to go into the military after I graduate. I honestly doubt I will have time sadly once I go into my field of choice to be in the reserves for awhile at least.  Maybe this is wrong, but I'm viewing my time in the reserves as  a try out to see if I want to go into the reg forces. So, I'm not really focusing on long term at this moment.

There is no occupation known as "paratrooper" in the Canadian Armed Forces. Certain units received jump training, but even then, there is no guarantee that you will be doing much jumping at all. Even in WW2, "jump" companies spent most of their time fighting and being deployed just like normal infantry, but we're called upon to perform combat drops when their specific skills were needed.

I can't say for sure, but I doubt that as a member of QORC you would be doing much jumping. Maybe during a big exercise once per year. Again, I have no authority on this other than my two years working in the (Naval) reserve, but working alongside 6 Army Reserve units in my city. There is limited budget, limited time, and limited effort available to make things like jump exercises happen.

If you go the ref force route, your best bet is to join the infantry (obviously), and then once you are fully trade qualified you can request to your jump specialization, and then get posted to one of our jump companies (C Company of the 3rd Battalion of all 3 Regiments, I believe). Although I may have it backwards; perhaps you get posted to C Company and then they train you to be a jumper? Again, I'm a sailor, and this ain't my part-ship.

What I do know is that if you want to jump ALOT, you need to join the SkyHawks, which is Canada demonstration para-shoot team. They are more like circus performers than infanteers, but they get to jump all year.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #386 on: November 16, 2017, 08:54:16 »
There is no occupation known as "paratrooper" in the Canadian Armed Forces. Certain units received jump training, but even then, there is no guarantee that you will be doing much jumping at all. Even in WW2, "jump" companies spent most of their time fighting and being deployed just like normal infantry, but we're called upon to perform combat drops when their specific skills were needed.

I can't say for sure, but I doubt that as a member of QORC you would be doing much jumping. Maybe during a big exercise once per year. Again, I have no authority on this other than my two years working in the (Naval) reserve, but working alongside 6 Army Reserve units in my city. There is limited budget, limited time, and limited effort available to make things like jump exercises happen.

If you go the ref force route, your best bet is to join the infantry (obviously), and then once you are fully trade qualified you can request to your jump specialization, and then get posted to one of our jump companies (C Company of the 3rd Battalion of all 3 Regiments, I believe). Although I may have it backwards; perhaps you get posted to C Company and then they train you to be a jumper? Again, I'm a sailor, and this ain't my part-ship.

What I do know is that if you want to jump ALOT, you need to join the SkyHawks, which is Canada demonstration para-shoot team. They are more like circus performers than infanteers, but they get to jump all year.

Yes, the reason I used that terminology paratrooper is not an occupation, but the guy I was responding was speaking of occupations/trades when I wasn't. Also, the reason I want to is I want to find out if those type of tasks are something I could enjoy or not.  As I've stated, I'm getting a degree in software engineering and I won't just blindly turn down job offers for something I have no practical experience in knowing if it is for me or not. If I went reg force, my goals would be to get into even more specialised units like the pathfinders etc, however with the two year time frame I currently have, basic parachute course I feel would be the most accurate test on which route I should proceed with.  Hopefully this kinda clears up my questions.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #387 on: November 16, 2017, 09:51:41 »
Just to muddy the waters a little, Sigs is a good fit for someone pursuing a degree in Software Engineering and some Signallers with 32 Signals have had the opportunity to do jump training with the QOR in the past.  That being said, this is rare.

If you decide on Reserves, I strongly recommend doing Basic and Trades training while you're still a student and can get time off in the Summer.  Once you start a full-time role in IT it will be difficult to get the time.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #388 on: November 16, 2017, 09:58:31 »
Just to muddy the waters a little, Sigs is a good fit for someone pursuing a degree in Software Engineering and some Signallers with 32 Signals have had the opportunity to do jump training with the QOR in the past.  That being said, this is rare.

If you decide on Reserves, I strongly recommend doing Basic and Trades training while you're still a student and can get time off in the Summer.  Once you start a full-time role in IT it will be difficult to get the time.

I do have a summer full time IT job already, so joining the reserves would me turning down that job that I would not able to get back. Also, if I joined the military I don't want  to do anything in tech or that would use my degree.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #389 on: December 01, 2017, 22:30:54 »


Greetings, this is my first post and these questions likely have been answered somewhere on this forum already. Help direct me if necesairy or answer in your own way please.

1) I hear its one night a week, one weekend a month. How many nights can you miss and how many weekends can you miss?

2) On weekends do you stay somewhere there or do you go home at end of each day?

3) BMQ is spread out among the one nights and weekends?

4) What is the cost to join and is there a minimun stay requirement?

Thank you so much for the help.







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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #390 on: December 01, 2017, 22:38:21 »


Greetings, this is my first post and these questions likely have been answered somewhere on this forum already. Help direct me if necesairy or answer in your own way please.

1) I hear its one night a week, one weekend a month. How many nights can you miss and how many weekends can you miss?

2) On weekends do you stay somewhere there or do you go home at end of each day?

3) BMQ is spread out among the one nights and weekends?

4) What is the cost to join and is there a minimun stay requirement?

Thank you so much for the help.







I can't answer the rest but there is no stay requirement in the reserves and there are no costs to join other than fees you might get from getting doctors to fill out some forms if you have to as they won't cover it. It's also 2 weeks every year.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #391 on: December 01, 2017, 22:39:38 »
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1) I hear its one night a week, one weekend a month. How many nights can you miss and how many weekends can you miss?

Answer: If you are planning to miss work, BEFORE starting, you should NOT join the military.


2) On weekends do you stay somewhere there or do you go home at end of each day?

Answer: It depends.

3) BMQ is spread out among the one nights and weekends?

Answer: It depends.

4) What is the cost to join and is there a minimun stay requirement?

Answer: It's free to apply to join. Most of the time, you can quit the PRes when you want to.


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #392 on: December 01, 2017, 23:02:04 »
I hear its one night a week, one weekend a month. How many nights can you miss and how many weekends can you miss?

In case you are a worker ( or a shift-worker ) and anticipate possible scheduling conflicts, you may find these discussions of interest,

Does my civilian job work with Reserve Service?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=120072.0

Shift Work and Reserve Training.
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=84673.0

Balancing Regular Night Shifts with Class A reservist training 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=94698.0

Work balance in the CAF Reserves 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=120550.0

Reservists Job Protection Superthread 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=2552.0

etc...

BMQ is spread out among the one nights and weekends?

Difference between reserve's part-time BMQ and summer full-time BMQ?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=109707.0

There are other searchable discussions of weekend and summer BMQ.

There is no cost to join. These are the pay rates, if interested,

Pay - Reserves 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=123906.0

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #393 on: December 02, 2017, 19:10:58 »
I have been thinking of joining the reserve force for a long time and I have done lots of research on the subject, I am just hoping to get some more input. I am currently in University studying engineering so I am a little worried about the time commitment that is the reserves. I have read many threads on related topics so I have answered many of my questions, I just have a few left.

How flexible are the reserves on the weekly training? The one night a week and one weekend a month would usually not be a problem, however sometimes with exams, I am very busy and so I was wondering if they would be flexible with my busy schedule and maybe missing a training night every once in a while? I am also a little worried about the BMQ. Will I be able to do it while being a full-time student?

Also, I am very interested in being a part of the military and maybe even being deployed or joining full time after school, but I like the thought of getting a taste with the reserves without as much commitment as the reg force, but from what I've read I am questioning if the reserves would be worth it for me?

Last question. I usually go home for a term every year, but I would not be near any reserve armouries. If I joined, would I have to move full-time to continue training?

Thanks in advance, any information helps! 

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #394 on: December 02, 2017, 20:42:53 »
How flexible are the reserves on the weekly training?

Last question. I usually go home for a term every year, but I would not be near any reserve armouries. If I joined, would I have to move full-time to continue training?

BMQ is during summer, or on weekends.

Many Reservists are full-time students or workers. Some are shift-workers.

You may find this discussion of interest,

Exempt Drill and Training Form - Merged 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=31042.0
2 pages.

See also, Exempt Duty and Training ED&T
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+ED%26T&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=bFYjWpnOINSDX-7wicAK&gws_rd=ssl

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #395 on: December 03, 2017, 12:07:57 »
BMQ is during summer, or on weekends.

Many Reservists are full-time students or workers. Some are shift-workers.

You may find this discussion of interest,

Exempt Drill and Training Form - Merged 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=31042.0
2 pages.

See also, Exempt Duty and Training ED&T
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+ED%26T&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=bFYjWpnOINSDX-7wicAK&gws_rd=ssl

As always, your unit Recruiter is your most trusted source of information.

Also there is CO-OP available starting in Jan/Feb with bmq until mid june when you would finish DP1. This would be all day everyday except for some weekends. If you are in school you will get credits and you get paid, plus all of your training gets out of the way faster than any other way. CO-OP with the army is not available everywhere though, but id check with your school.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #396 on: December 03, 2017, 12:22:20 »
Also there is CO-OP available starting in Jan/Feb with bmq until mid june when you would finish DP1.

I am currently in University


The CO-OP program is for High School students. 

To be eligible, students must meet the following conditions:
*16 years old prior to the starting date of the program;
*A Canadian citizen; Have a minimum of 15 credits prior to the start of the program;
*Enrolled in Semester II Co-op (afternoon);
*Successfully complete the entrance requirements prior to December 1 of the school year (physical, medical, aptitude);
*Able to attend program from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and the occasional weekend training sessions.

It's a high school program, for high school students.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #397 on: December 06, 2017, 20:41:45 »
i did co-op, and there was a college student doing coop with us, as well as many others who were loaded onto our course who were not coop students. Also my co-cop was 7 am to 5 pm. I guess it might be different depending on the year and area?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #398 on: January 11, 2018, 10:48:33 »
So I worked in an industry that couldn't accommodate the CAF (Reserves) schedule and I decided to quit and find a job which works around that schedule. I will hold off on the job search until after all my training is finished since I know there are many steps to complete when you're a new recruit like the BMQ, DP1 etc.

Here's what I wanna know:

At first glance, I'm interested in Armoured Reconnaissance. I noticed a few other interesting options but not sure if it makes sense choosing those trades as a reservist. I know that when you choose a trade which translates into a civilian job, you can work in that industry even after finishing your military career. For example if your trade was in Communications or Intelligence or Dental etc. Does it apply the same way if you choose one of those trades as a reservist? How will you be able to learn such a profession just by showing up once or twice a week? As a full timer you will devote a few years to learning the trade and working in it daily so that makes sense. It doesn't make sense to me how you learn it with the limited time a reservist allocates to the army so maybe there is something I don't know which you can shed some light on. This will help me decide which trade I want to choose. If I can choose a professional trade as a reservist and after a couple years be able to work in it as a civilian it will be great.

As for Armoured Reconnaissance, any of you who chose this one remember what was it like getting accepted into it? What are specific steps I will have to go through in order to be accepted into this trade? How easy is it to get rejected from it and do you have another chance at applying and getting it then?

I am NOT doing this for pay, I am curious though (since I see different explanations everywhere) how much do you make on average as a reservist a month?

Generally speaking I know that you are required to commit to 1 weeknight a week and a weekend a month (some trades and certain times a year might be more) but overall that is what they require. If you sign up for extra training as a reservist do you get paid for those as well? Is it the same pay for every training?

The reason I am joining is because I want to support my country and I love Canada. I also want to see if the Army is a good fit for me long term. If I find that is the case, can I switch from reserves to full time? What will be the process to switch?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #399 on: January 11, 2018, 10:55:36 »
If I find that is the case, can I switch from reserves to full time? What will be the process to switch?

Component Transfers (Reserve to Regular): Q&A
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=12797.0
53 pages.

Joining the res then reg? 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=104983.0

etc...

I'm interested in Armoured Reconnaissance.

Armoured Recce
https://www.google.ca/search?rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-CA%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&dcr=0&ei=HItXWtWqE-ywjwTytbGADg&q=site%3Aarmy.ca+armoured+recce&oq=site%3Aarmy.ca+armoured+recce&gs_l=psy-ab.3...23382.23601.0.24776.2.2.0.0.0.0.76.136.2.2.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.KfgYPZZwnvk

Armour Recce
https://www.google.ca/search?rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-CA%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&dcr=0&ei=EotXWry2B4rAjwSu_4vICA&q=site%3Aarmy.ca+armour+recce&oq=site%3Aarmy.ca+armour+recce&gs_l=psy-ab.12...0.0.0.8766.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.Qjd5WYTn4Ko

I am curious though (since I see different explanations everywhere) how much do you make on average as a reservist a month?

NCM Class A and B Service Rates
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/ncm-class-a-b-service-rates.page

how much do you make on average as a reservist a month?

Divide by twelve,

Total amount that Reservists make in a year 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=117121.0

I'm interested in Armoured Reconnaissance. I noticed a few other interesting options but not sure if it makes sense choosing those trades as a reservist. I know that when you choose a trade which translates into a civilian job, you can work in that industry even after finishing your military career.

Related civilian occupations
•Heavy equipment operator
•Computer operator
•Firefighter
•Guard
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/career-options/fields-work/combat-specialists/armoured-soldier.html

For example if your trade was in Communications or Intelligence or Dental etc.

Search "Related civilian occupations" for the jobs you are interested in ( if they are available in the Reserves )
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs.html

I know that you are required to commit to 1 weeknight a week and a weekend a month (some trades and certain times a year might be more) but overall that is what they require. If you sign up for extra training as a reservist do you get paid for those as well?

Yes.

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