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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2012, 16:34:45 »
I was wondering why April is such a busy month for them. 

The fiscal year begins April 1st. Recruiters thus have to respond to the neurotic queries from people like those found in this section of army.ca and process applications from everyone who "has always wanted since like forever to be in the forces" and wants to be a jtfninjasnipersupercsorcommando.

Of course, theres a few decent, somewhat human-like applicants in the mix too.

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2012, 16:43:21 »
The fiscal year begins April 1st. Recruiters thus have to respond to the neurotic queries from people like those found in this section of army.ca and process applications from everyone who "has always wanted since like forever to be in the forces" and wants to be a jtfninjasnipersupercsorcommando.

Of course, theres a few decent, somewhat human-like applicants in the mix too.

We aren't that busy actually (Maybe North Bay is) but Toronto certainly isn't unusually busy, the processing for the co-ops is more time consuming.  We started preprocessing for the new fiscal year back in Jan.  As for no one answering the phones, in smaller dets its about manpower.


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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2012, 16:51:23 »
We aren't that busy actually (Maybe North Bay is) but Toronto certainly isn't unusually busy, the processing for the co-ops is more time consuming.  We started preprocessing for the new fiscal year back in Jan.  As for no one answering the phones, in smaller dets its about manpower.

I guess the [sarcasm] [/sarcasm] wasn't obvious.

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2012, 17:55:27 »
jtfninjasnipersupercsorcommando.


That made me LMFAO.

Anyways its a new fiscal year and being such the RC are probably bogged down with all the old applications of last year that are being reopened as well as new ones comming in its a busy time of year, especially for the RC. Just a tip from my experiance, I have never had a problem getting an answer if i walked into the RC and talked to them in person. If you dont have the time to do so just leave a message and await a response.
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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2012, 20:54:38 »
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Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2014, 15:35:24 »
I have just tried to contact my recruiting centre in order to receive some information about health aspects of my life. It is really a need to know basis as I have read somewhere that my condition,( as insignificant as it seems to me) is an immediate disqualification of the CF. Since it takes a lot of time to get to the physical testing, I would like to know now if I have a chance or not, instead of waiting until I get to the physical testing. My condition is hypothyroidism, however, when I spoke to my doctor, she quickly became confused as to why I am not exhibiting any signs of the condition. In reality, it seems as though I only have an enlarged thyroid gland which does not effect any of my day to day activities. I have heard on another forum that it MAY NOT be a disqualification at all if it does not effect any part of my day which it does not, it's just severely irritating to have a big neck without the prescribed medication. I would like to add that I did not take the medication until 4 months after I was diagnosed, and did not have any symptoms of the condition either. If someone could give me insight on that as well, that would be much appreciated

 Back to the main point.

My recruiters answering system states that due to a high number of calls, they WILL NOT be returning any calls if one decides to leave a message. I do not know why there is even an answering system if they are not returning calls. Should I leave a message anyways? I know I only have basic inquiries and am not actually scheduling anything yet so it's probably not as important as other calls. Should I try and go into the recruiting office and not leave a message at all ? Or will a message or an e-mail suffice for the quickest reply. I am not too keen on going to the recruiting office as it is in a precarious position in my city and will not for the life of me find parking after work hours, although if worse comes to worse I will.

Please help! And thank you in advance for any and all information :)

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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2014, 15:41:58 »
In my exprience the quickest way to get in touch with your RC, if at all possible is to go down and pay them a visit. Email's to my recruiter are rarely if ever answered, voice mail's have never been answered and even trying to call is an incredible pain in the ***. So my advice go in and talk to them in person, if not keep calling to you get through.

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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2014, 15:57:09 »
I have just tried to contact my recruiting centre in order to receive some information about health aspects of my life. It is really a need to know basis as I have read somewhere that my condition,( as insignificant as it seems to me) is an immediate disqualification of the CF. Since it takes a lot of time to get to the physical testing, I would like to know now if I have a chance or not, instead of waiting until I get to the physical testing. My condition is hypothyroidism, however, when I spoke to my doctor, she quickly became confused as to why I am not exhibiting any signs of the condition. In reality, it seems as though I only have an enlarged thyroid gland which does not effect any of my day to day activities. I have heard on another forum that it MAY NOT be a disqualification at all if it does not effect any part of my day which it does not, it's just severely irritating to have a big neck without the prescribed medication. I would like to add that I did not take the medication until 4 months after I was diagnosed, and did not have any symptoms of the condition either. If someone could give me insight on that as well, that would be much appreciated

 Back to the main point.

My recruiters answering system states that due to a high number of calls, they WILL NOT be returning any calls if one decides to leave a message. I do not know why there is even an answering system if they are not returning calls. Should I leave a message anyways? I know I only have basic inquiries and am not actually scheduling anything yet so it's probably not as important as other calls. Should I try and go into the recruiting office and not leave a message at all ? Or will a message or an e-mail suffice for the quickest reply. I am not too keen on going to the recruiting office as it is in a precarious position in my city and will not for the life of me find parking after work hours, although if worse comes to worse I will.

Please help! And thank you in advance for any and all information :)



Call a different CFRC and ask to talk to a medical officer.

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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2014, 16:00:11 »
I have just tried to contact my recruiting centre in order to receive some information about health aspects of my life. It is really a need to know basis as I have read somewhere that my condition,( as insignificant as it seems to me) is an immediate disqualification of the CF. Since it takes a lot of time to get to the physical testing, I would like to know now if I have a chance or not, instead of waiting until I get to the physical testing. My condition is hypothyroidism, however, when I spoke to my doctor, she quickly became confused as to why I am not exhibiting any signs of the condition. In reality, it seems as though I only have an enlarged thyroid gland which does not effect any of my day to day activities. I have heard on another forum that it MAY NOT be a disqualification at all if it does not effect any part of my day which it does not, it's just severely irritating to have a big neck without the prescribed medication. I would like to add that I did not take the medication until 4 months after I was diagnosed, and did not have any symptoms of the condition either. If someone could give me insight on that as well, that would be much appreciated

 Back to the main point.

My recruiters answering system states that due to a high number of calls, they WILL NOT be returning any calls if one decides to leave a message. I do not know why there is even an answering system if they are not returning calls. Should I leave a message anyways? I know I only have basic inquiries and am not actually scheduling anything yet so it's probably not as important as other calls. Should I try and go into the recruiting office and not leave a message at all ? Or will a message or an e-mail suffice for the quickest reply. I am not too keen on going to the recruiting office as it is in a precarious position in my city and will not for the life of me find parking after work hours, although if worse comes to worse I will.

Please help! And thank you in advance for any and all information :)

They won't provide you with an answer regarding medical issues, it's that simple.  You will have to go through the medical assessment process and then wait for a formal assessment.

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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2014, 16:02:16 »
Call a different CFRC and ask to talk to a medical officer.

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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2014, 16:05:34 »
:rofl:

Oh, you were serious?

Im assuming this is about as effective as putting honey on a burn ? I was actually going to try it but I think I'll just circle around trying to find parking and go to the recruiting centre

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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2014, 16:17:10 »
Im assuming this is about as effective as putting honey on a burn ? I was actually going to try it but I think I'll just circle around trying to find parking and go to the recruiting centre

Don't waste your time.  It will go something like this......

You - I have condition X, does this disqualify me from joining the CF?
Them - You will have to be assessed by a Med Tech and the results will be forwarded for review.  Until that is done, we can't say either way.

But if you feel so compelled, go ahead and good luck!
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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2014, 17:00:49 »
Don't waste your time. 

If on the extremely remote chance you actually got to speak to a Medical Officer: It will go something like this...... 

You - I have condition X, does this disqualify me from joining the CF?
Them - You will have to be assessed by a Med Tech and the results will be forwarded for review.  Until that is done, we can't say either way.

But if you feel so compelled, go ahead and good luck!

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Re: Recruiter not taking calls?
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2014, 17:20:01 »
Plain and simple you need to go through the process. 

Medical Professional can't give you a diagnosis over the internet, and they can't give you a yes or no unless they examine you and have your medical information in front of them.  This has been pointed out MANY times on these forums.

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When Is the Best Time to Call a Recruiting Centre?
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2015, 15:45:10 »
First let me just say thank you for taking the time to read my question, I greatly appreciate your help and advice.

I currently have an open application for the CAF in process and have been told my background checks went well and that I would receive a call to set up an appointment for an interview with a recruiter. They told me to call back if I had not heard anything from them in two weeks, since then I have called at least twice a week for 2 weeks now without ever getting a person. The call usually goes to an answering machine where I leave my name, application number and cell phone number I can be reached at. Unfortunately I have not heard back.
Is there a time in the day more likely to catch a recruiter free an near his/her phone so that I could touch base? The last time I spoke to a person (4 weeks ago) was early in the morning, so I have tried to aim my calls for 8am, or 8:15.
I understand that recruiters a busy and I have always been polite and concise in my messages, is there any information I am leaving out in my phone calls?

Thanks again, have a great day.
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Re: When is the best time to call a recruiting Center?
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2015, 22:50:46 »
Thank you, both to yourself and the others who pm'd me to help.
I also used the CAF website email address that will allow you to check the status of your application so I will at least know if something is missing or wrong on my side.

I will continue calling with the information you have provided in mind,
nothing left to do but work on PT.

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Re: When is the best time to call a recruiting Center?
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2015, 07:50:55 »
Good day AllSmiles,

Refer to the following posts that you did not read through prior to the submission of your question.

Read first post:

http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,115341.0.html

Submitted Application Whats Next?:
 
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,118929.0.html
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best time to call
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2016, 12:34:01 »
is there a best time to call the recruiting center .. i mean each time a call it just ring and ring and ring ... yesterday i waited for 1h30  ....
i cant just sit all day on the phone 

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Re: best time to call
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2016, 12:41:03 »
is there a best time to call the recruiting center ..

When is the best time to call a recruiting Center?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=119894.0
"Is there a time in the day more likely to catch a recruiter free an near his/her phone so that I could touch base?"

BEST TIME TO CALL CFRC Toronto 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=95037.0

"Also, when would be the best time to call?"
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,101944.msg1064960.html#msg1064960
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Re: best time to call
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2016, 12:44:38 »
my recruiting center open at 10

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Re: best time to call
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2016, 12:47:52 »
Your file went for further processing a week ago. Relax. Its not ready yet.

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Re: best time to call
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2016, 16:20:58 »
is there a best time to call the recruiting center .. i mean each time a call it just ring and ring and ring ... yesterday i waited for 1h30  ....
i cant just sit all day on the phone

They don't take phone calls.  Try emailing them instead.
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Re: best time to call
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2016, 16:27:41 »
To add to what DAA said, from Ask a CAF Recruiter,

if you would like to know the status of your application, it is recommended that you do the following:

•   Visit the link to our Forces site, ( http://www.forces.ca/en/page/contactus-73 ) and submit a status update request for your application.
•   If you know your application number, include it in the email.
•   If you do not know your application number, ensure you include your first name, last name, date of birth and the postal code of your home address. This will ensure that the recruiter who receives your email can locate your application and provide you with a status update.

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Re: best time to call
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2016, 21:34:59 »
Your file went for further processing a week ago. Relax. Its not ready yet.
my files went for further processing 11 days ago (working days ..) and the email told me to call after 10 days ..
the problem is each time i try nobody answer like there is only one dude answring all day long

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Re: best time to call
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2016, 21:38:44 »
my files went for further processing 11 days ago (working days ..) and the email told me to call after 10 days ..
the problem is each time i try nobody answer like there is only one dude answring all day long

Because they're dealing with a thousand files plus people walking in, for a detachment with 5 people. You want answers? Walk in. Otherwise keep calling, its like any other government department.