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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2016, 10:03:39 »
I don't mind waiting but local RC closing at 2:30 is just ridiculous. Even the armory's is open till 4:30 and evenings too on parade days

They probably close at that time so that they can actually do the paperwork for individuals like yourself without contant interruptions; otherwise files would take that much longer to process.  Think about it. If they see people all day, when are they supposed to do the actual paperwork and processing of the files? Even recruiters have families and a life to get to.


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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2016, 19:15:24 »
To the OP.

I feel for you. I am a doctor and have been waiting for over 2 years to get back in.

It is ridiculous.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2016, 19:23:20 »
To the OP.

The OP posted on January 05, 2005.

Not sure when s/he was last active.
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2016, 19:26:24 »
Whoops! I didn't realize this was so old. Darn tapatalk!

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2016, 19:28:04 »
Whoops! I didn't realize this was so old. Darn tapatalk!

 ;D

( I wonder if the OP is still in the process? ) < joke.
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2016, 22:11:42 »
lol im 2years in for drug consumption  if i get to year 4 i think i will just give up

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2017, 16:21:15 »
I am reading alot of posts regarding people waiting months to get in to BMQ. So, I am just curious to know if people are selecting those dates or is the military that busy where you have to wait months before going? I am currently waiting for my email/call for my interview to be a sup tech.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2017, 16:41:41 »
I am just curious to know if people are selecting those dates or is the military that busy where you have to wait months before going?

From the Recruiting Sticky,

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

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2017, 16:48:46 »
So, I'm currently in university getting a degree. I plan to join as an infantry soldier as soon as I am finished next April (2018). I've seen that the recent application stories show a wait time of generally around a year or so, some more some less. In a perfect scenario I would go to the next BMQ after graduating from university. Is there any way I can apply now and get everything (medical, interview, etc) finished with the recruiters waiting until I'm finished for a job offer? Or do I need to try "time" my application? If I turn down a job offer because I'm not quite finished will they be less eager to give a job offer the next time selection occurs?

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2017, 17:21:50 »
Is there any way I can apply now and get everything (medical, interview, etc) finished with the recruiters waiting until I'm finished for a job offer? Or do I need to try "time" my application?

Sticky,

TIMINGS - ESTIMATED TIMES FOR_______________ 
http://navy.ca/forums/index.php?topic=81054.0

If I turn down a job offer because I'm not quite finished will they be less eager to give a job offer the next time selection occurs?

Declining an offer (merged)
http://navy.ca/forums/index.php?topic=104645.25
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2017, 17:53:51 »
Thanks! Looks like the best idea would be to apply in a month or two, and then if I get through the process early and get a job offer, ask them for a deferral to a later date.
Recruiting Center: Vancouver
Regular/Reserve: Reg Force
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Application Date: February 15, 2017
First Contact: March 2nd, 2017
CFAT: March 22nd, 2017 - Passed
File Temporarily Closed (So I can finish University before BMQ)
Medical:
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Swearing In:
BMQ:

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2017, 18:01:55 »
Thanks!

You are welcome. Good luck.  :)
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2017, 21:18:49 »
So to give a little of history about my self
Im Kurdish from Iran. I moved to Turkish Kurdistan when I was 5 and lived there until the age of 10.
I moved to Canada when I was 10 and now I am 18 (will be my 8th year in Canada this year)
I can speak 4 languages fluently (Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, and English) and will start studying a new language this week
Im still in high school and will be finishing early January (2018)

I want to go for Infantry but it is not on the demand list, I wanted to know what are the chances of getting in and also when I should start my application. I was thinking of this summer (July) since I will start working out and will be more fit by the time the interviews and such come up. I cant go to BMQ until 2018, the recruiter told me its not a problem as long as I tell them that during the interview but I just wanted to know how long in total it will take to be given the offer of infantry or should I  instead apply for a job in demand.

And also does the amount of languages I speak help my chances of getting hired for the infantry position to go up.

PS I am a citizen and have been one for about 4 years

Im really excited to finish school and get into the army especially infantry, it has been my dream since childhood and will be working my hardest all of this summer at the gym to be physically in shape

Edit: I live in Toronto, Ontario 

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2017, 21:33:48 »
This is an unofficial forum. Your best answers are through your recruiting centre.

To answer many of your questions read these threads:
- Application Process Samples, and
- Common Recruiting Process Threads

Your language profile will assist your career, once you are in the CAF, but it does not influence much while applying.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2017, 12:17:55 »
Hello,

Awesome to hear that you're looking at getting into the CF as well! I am in the process right now of completing the application and such and figured I would help you out a bit.

It will obviously change a bit for you compared to me, as I am in Edmonton. But as a general rule of thumb, I was told about 8 - 12 months is pretty standard from initial application to deployment for BMQ. These are just averages and it does change depending on your Recruiting Center's personnel as well as the demand for the jobs you applied for, and how many other applied for the same things. There are a lot of things that go into it, hence why the link that people give says that it depends on the person for a number of factors. But, so long as you have everything in good standing and don't need anything further to check for when it comes to security checks or medical evaluations, you should be in within about a year.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2017, 12:30:28 »
So, i just talked to the PO2 and he told me that all my checks (liability, reference, educational, et al) are done and i'm in the running for my trade. I know everyones different (is that anti-politically correct..hard to tell these days) but approximately how long do members typically wait for the call?

Thanks.

Ps...is this what you call "merit listed" or did i swing and miss?

Gracias

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2017, 12:39:06 »
  approximately how long do members typically wait for the call?

TIMINGS - ESTIMATED TIMES FOR_______________ 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=81054.0

Application Process Samples 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=13064.0
213 pages.

is this what you call "merit listed" or did i swing and miss?

I see that a lot on here but have no clue as to what that is. Can someone help me?

Merit List Mega Thread of Questions 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=12776.100
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2017, 13:25:57 »
Hi There,

My partner sent in his Royal Canadian Navy application back in February. Is it typical for the application process to take this long considering we're now in July? He's been informed by his references and current employer that they have been contacted (all noting they gave excellent references) but still has not heard anything. No yay or nay.

He contacted the recruitment officer he was originally connected with about a month ago who noted they would put in an inquiry but he still has not heard anything.

Any thoughts on what the hold up might be in a case like this? What are some things that can hold up the application process?

Any advise or information would be greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2017, 14:12:57 »
I applied in March of last year, still in the process (end of it, next step is BMQ date). While there was a hold up with some of the papers they requested me, it just goes to say that there's a reason the process takes so long.

They want to make sure the applicant is a good fit in the family, and that it's not just a ''the hell with it ill just join the army'' impulsion. At least, that's what i like to tell myself  ;D

Tell him to soldier on, supply what they ask and eventually, if his desire is truly to get in the Canadian forces he'll get in. That's the ride i took.  8)

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2017, 14:20:31 »
What are some things that can hold up the application process?

Everyone entering the Recruiting Process to join any Element of the Canadian Forces, Regular or Reserves is an individual.

Timings for each individual going through the process will be different and there is no control on how long the following will take:

Medical reviews.

Enhanced Reliability Checks.

BackCheck.

The complete application process will vary in length depending on many factors.  Those who are in perfect physical condition, perfect health, no Criminal Record, good Credit Rating, good education credentials, good references, good marks on the CFAT, and fill the major criteria to join the CF will progress faster than those who may have a problem or two in those matters.  There is no guaranteed time that any part of the process will be completed.
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2017, 14:29:29 »
Thank you for the info. He's supplied all the necessary paperwork and they have not requested anything further. I spoke with a recruiter and they mentioned that if his references have been called, it means the process is moving forward. I guess we just didn't realize it would take this long. Two of the recruiters he initially spoke with said that from submission of application to offer letter for entrance into Basic Training in Quebec can take as little as 2 months. They even said he was a good candidate and as long as he hadn't committed a crime recently (he hasn't, or ever for that matter) the process should move quite quickly.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2017, 14:38:28 »
Thank you for the info.

You are welcome. Good luck.  :)
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #72 on: July 20, 2017, 10:34:07 »
Hi, Im applying for HMCS Carleton (Ottawa) And started everything back in October 2016. Now (July 20 2017) Ive done everything , all the test and interview.

But I was wondering how long does it takes to get the letter that says if they take us or not.?  :cdn:

I know that my processus took time, because I asked for French service in Ontario. hahahaha. (supposed to be bilingual , no ?)

thanks !

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #73 on: July 21, 2017, 14:48:05 »
Hi, Im applying for HMCS Carleton (Ottawa) And started everything back in October 2016. Now (July 20 2017) Ive done everything , all the test and interview.
But I was wondering how long does it takes to get the letter that says if they take us or not.?  :cdn:

With HMCS CARLETON being a Reserve Unit you likely won't hear anything during the summer.  Most of the Naval Reserve Recruiters are tasked during the summer to teach on Basic Training, so whoever is handling your file is likely gone until the end of September. If you phone CFRC Ottawa, they should be able to tell you where your file is in the process though.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2017, 22:40:17 »
Time to CLEAN UP this thread and return it back to what it was supposed to be.....NOT a thread to merge all questions on timings to; but to be A NOTICE, pinned to give the questioning newbie direction.
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