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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2017, 08:27:41 »
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2017, 20:52:13 »
Hi

I was wondering if there is anything I can do to speed up the process I started my application in march and did all my tests medical interview and they now sent all my medical documents to Ottawa to be reviewed by the RMO to approve, they were sent June 14th and i am still waiting 5 weeks later I am 48 healthy strong smart determined and so much more,

I unfortunately am between jobs and would love to get to basic training before winter

This waiting is killing me I am ready now to take on this challenge

Willie Esser


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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2017, 21:06:34 »
Really all you can do it wait, you can always give them a call and ask where your file is but its just a waiting game, it can also depend on the job you have applied for. I also applied in march, and i just received my job offer today, it just takes time. Good Luck!
Hi

I was wondering if there is anything I can do to speed up the process I started my application in march and did all my tests medical interview and they now sent all my medical documents to Ottawa to be reviewed by the RMO to approve, they were sent June 14th and i am still waiting 5 weeks later I am 48 healthy strong smart determined and so much more,

I unfortunately am between jobs and would love to get to basic training before winter

This waiting is killing me I am ready now to take on this challenge

Willie Esser
Recruting Center: Toronto
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Trade Choice 1: Combat Engineer
Application Date: March 2017(Online)
CFAT completed : March 29, 2017 (passed)
Interview completed: April 11, 2017
Medical Completed: April 11, 2017
Job Offer: July 24, 2017
Position Offered: Combat Engineer
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2017, 21:14:39 »
I was wondering if there is anything I can do to speed up the process

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

You can see how long the application process took others,

Application Process Samples 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,13064.5325.html
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #79 on: July 25, 2017, 01:27:42 »
Thanks for the replies hopefully I here soon, with my 20 years of IT experience and all that I can offer I am kinda surprised they are taking so long to process my application, I hope to hear something in august and hope gor a start date for bmq in sept in a perfect world that is

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #80 on: July 27, 2017, 10:03:43 »
with my 20 years of IT experience and all that I can offer I am kinda surprised they are taking so long to process my application
Please note that you're not the only applicant to the CAF with tons of experience.  The CAF currently has over 15,000 applicants for the Regular Force - guaranteed many of them have a wealth of experience. 

I hope to hear something in august and hope gor a start date for bmq in sept in a perfect world that is
I just want to manage your expectations here, *if* you do here something in August it won't be for a BMQ start date of September.  While openings on BMQs do come up (due to people not being able to be enrolled), currently BMQ's starting in mid-October are being filled. Normally when people are given offers, their start dates tend to be 2 to 3 months after the offer.  If you are given an offer you can let your recruiting staff know that you'd like to be loaded on an earlier BMQ if spots are available but there is no guarantee this can occur.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #81 on: August 30, 2017, 16:16:07 »
Where to start? I originally decided to join the army a year ago, sadly we lost our home to a fire and I have had to back burner my plan. Now my new home is almost built and I am looking to join.

First off from the time you submit your application how long before you are to leave for training? Just assume  all paperwork is in order. Does training run at certain times of the year say like January, April, July, and November? For example.

Next let's talk fitness I have just started working my butt off to get in shape for bmq, I will be 38 by the time I would leave, I am a woman, what do you think is the most important fitness goals I should focus on? I know right now I am not bmq ready.

Any other important information you can throw at me would be appreciated.

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #82 on: August 30, 2017, 16:22:31 »
Where to start? I originally decided to join the army a year ago, sadly we lost our home to a fire and I have had to back burner my plan. Now my new home is almost built and I am looking to join.

First off from the time you submit your application how long before you are to leave for training? Just assume  all paperwork is in order. Does training run at certain times of the year say like January, April, July, and November? For example.

Next let's talk fitness I have just started working my butt off to get in shape for bmq, I will be 38 by the time I would leave, I am a woman, what do you think is the most important fitness goals I should focus on? I know right now I am not bmq ready.

Any other important information you can throw at me would be appreciated.

I recommend that you do research on these forums as your questions have already been asked hundreds of times.

There is no standard time, everyone is different from applying to leaving to basic. Your fitness goals should be at least to pass the FORCE test.

https://www.cfmws.com/en/AboutUs/PSP/DFIT/Fitness/FORCEprogram/Pages/About-the-FORCE-Program.aspx

Obviously the more fit you are the easier your time will be in basic.

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: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #83 on: August 30, 2017, 16:25:53 »
Where to start?

Are you looking for a full-time or part-time job?

First off from the time you submit your application how long before you are to leave for training?

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

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

Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24849.0.html
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Next let's talk fitness I have just started working my butt off to get in shape for bmq, I will be 38 by the time I would leave, I am a woman, what do you think is the most important fitness goals I should focus on? I know right now I am not bmq ready.

Bettering Fitness Standards while Waiting for BMQ 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,17044.0.html
3 pages.

Running: Training, Problems, Techniques, Questions, etc 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=22788.100
19 pages.

Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=80513.200
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etc...

Am I too old to join/do well/fit in?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=207.0
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Advice for women on BMQ
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=2420.0
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Recruiting Question - Post 1st. Stage Testing. Medical Test? Contacting CF.
« Reply #84 on: December 04, 2017, 11:17:15 »
Aye,
First Post here! What a great forum for CF information.

I choose three CF positions with the recruitment staff that were most applicable to my score post my Initial applicant process. These were the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test, and the Trait Self-Descriptive Personality Inventory. I am an older (45yr old) applicant, and wanted clarity on a few items.

Firstly, when testing was done it was reviewed with me. I had all my papers in order, and i choose the three positions to apply for.
There was no Doctor, or medical test at that time. I did fill in the "Non-prescribed" medication/intoxicants form honestly and openly.
Will there be another appointment required where I go through my medical history with a Forces Doctor? I want to be open and fully transparent in my application.

Secondly, I read on this forum that patience is required during while the CF processes security, background, and reference checks. Approx. 4-6 months depending on the circumstances. I also read that vigilance is required when waiting for contact from the CF. example: Answer the phone the first time they call you. In the civilian job market the "follow up" post interview is of utmost importance. Should one call or visit the Recruitment office to show that as an applicant you take joining the CF as a career very seriously? Not to mention showing the CF Recruitment Officer the applicants own earnestness to start, and be informed of process?

It is not with impatience I ask, rather taking the process seriously and yet without being bothersome.
Thank you for any help you can provide,
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Should one call or visit the Recruitment office to show that as an applicant you take joining the CF as a career very seriously?

Contacting Recruiting is discussed here,

Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
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Aye,
First Post here! What a great forum for CF information.

I choose three CF positions with the recruitment staff that were most applicable to my score post my Initial applicant process. These were the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test, and the Trait Self-Descriptive Personality Inventory. I am an older (45yr old) applicant, and wanted clarity on a few items.

Firstly, when testing was done it was reviewed with me. I had all my papers in order, and i choose the three positions to apply for.
There was no Doctor, or medical test at that time. I did fill in the "Non-prescribed" medication/intoxicants form honestly and openly.
Will there be another appointment required where I go through my medical history with a Forces Doctor? I want to be open and fully transparent in my application.

Secondly, I read on this forum that patience is required during while the CF processes security, background, and reference checks. Approx. 4-6 months depending on the circumstances. I also read that vigilance is required when waiting for contact from the CF. example: Answer the phone the first time they call you. In the civilian job market the "follow up" post interview is of utmost importance. Should one call or visit the Recruitment office to show that as an applicant you take joining the CF as a career very seriously? Not to mention showing the CF Recruitment Officer the applicants own earnestness to start, and be informed of process?

It is not with impatience I ask, rather taking the process seriously and yet without being bothersome.
Thank you for any help you can provide,
Rob.
I would just recommend sending them be an email once in a while, that's worked for me. I'm not sure how they'll react if you show up on a really busy day.
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After Medical Assessment Timeframe
« Reply #87 on: March 07, 2018, 14:39:51 »
Hey everyone,
I just completed my medical assessment and all the paperwork has gone to Ottawa. I understand they have to see when my specialized training would be and work backwards too allow for security clearance time and then BMQ.
Just curious to how long it took you to get processed or hear word at this stage in the game.
Thanks!
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Re: After Medical Assessment Timeframe
« Reply #88 on: March 07, 2018, 15:05:46 »
Just curious to how long it took you to get processed or hear word at this stage in the game.

TIMINGS - ESTIMATED TIMES FOR_______________ 
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #89 on: March 07, 2018, 19:05:36 »
Thanks! Posted on Reddit too and it seems people wait on average 1-2 months. So thanks!!!

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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #90 on: March 07, 2018, 19:18:52 »
Thanks! Posted on Reddit too and it seems people wait on average 1-2 months. So thanks!!!

You are welcome. Good luck. :)
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Post Medical/ interview
« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2018, 02:32:25 »
So I’ve been enduring the whole application process since about August last year, I’ve done the CFAT late last year and have been applicable for all the careers I applied for. I completed my medical and interview early February this year. I still haven’t heard anything back from the recruiting centre, I’ve tried emailing them just to have some reassurance as to what’s going on and I keep getting the same vague response, which I understand there’s not much they can do.

Just wondering if this is a normal wait time until I get an offer, and if so how long should I approximately be waiting for?

Thanks

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Re: Post Medical/ interview
« Reply #92 on: April 10, 2018, 04:27:09 »
So I’ve been enduring the whole application process since about August last year, I’ve done the CFAT late last year and have been applicable for all the careers I applied for. I completed my medical and interview early February this year. I still haven’t heard anything back from the recruiting centre, I’ve tried emailing them just to have some reassurance as to what’s going on and I keep getting the same vague response, which I understand there’s not much they can do.

Just wondering if this is a normal wait time until I get an offer, and if so how long should I approximately be waiting for?

Thanks

Unfortunately the wait time is quite normal. How long you have to wait depends on which trades you are applying for and how competitive you are. You can get an offer anytime from now, or maybe never.

The next step for you is to get on the Competition List, which means you have met all the requirements to receive a job offer and are in competition with everyone else who also have met the requirements. You can find out whether you are on the list by asking the recruitment center. Seeing that you did your interview and medical in February, you may be on that list already.

After that you are eligible for a job offer. During selection dates the top ranked applicants on the competition list for the various trades are given job offers. If you are close to top but not quite there then you should be selected in future sessions as you can move up the rankings by virtue of the higher ups being picked off. By the same token, you may also move down as new candidates are placed higher on the list because they are considered to be more competitive. For some trades, competition can be intense. Therefore, a job offer is not necessarily guaranteed even if you meet all the requirements.

Some have gone through the process quicker than you, while others had to endure much longer waits. At least you have reached endgame and hopefully won't be waiting for much longer. Good luck.

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Re: Post Medical/ interview
« Reply #93 on: April 10, 2018, 07:53:10 »
Just wondering if this is a normal wait time until I get an offer, and if so how long should I approximately be waiting for?

Sticky,

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

Some have gone through the process quicker than you, while others had to endure much longer waits.

Application Process Samples 
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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #94 on: April 14, 2018, 12:52:18 »
I have been waiting since Nov 2016 for my application to be complete. Still waiting for the medical to be approved.

I got engaged and we have a wedding date for May 2019 on a Friday. My question is that if I get in around that time is it possible to ask for a day away from Basic or Trades training to be at my wedding? 
Or am I potentially having to move my wedding date under those circumstances?


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Re: Application - How long does it take? (Merged)
« Reply #95 on: April 17, 2018, 22:01:13 »
I have been waiting since Nov 2016 for my application to be complete. Still waiting for the medical to be approved.

I got engaged and we have a wedding date for May 2019 on a Friday. My question is that if I get in around that time is it possible to ask for a day away from Basic or Trades training to be at my wedding? 
Or am I potentially having to move my wedding date under those circumstances?


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Occupation training will be up to the school that you fall under; I know when I was an instructor at CFSAL (now CFLTC) we granted one of our students a day away from the course to get married, but the Course Director and I as the Senior Instructor worked together after hours to ensure the student didn't miss any classes.  As for Basic Training, I've never heard of a day off being given to get married; not saying it's never happened - just saying I've never heard of it.