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Offline elbozo

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Re: best time to call
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2016, 22:00:45 »
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.
ok ok ... i taught they only took meeting via phone call .. anny ill keep try until Tuesday or i will go in person that day

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Recruiting won't answer my calls
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2016, 13:23:52 »
Hello,

I am kind of in a sticky situation, so I applied around the end of February, I've done all my testing (cfat, medical, fitness) and passed everything, Ive also handed in all my required medical forms for my flat feet and eyes about a month ago, they have even called all my refrences and were pleased with the answers. My recruiter told me that I should start training around may or June but I havent even been sworn in yet, I tried calling my recruiter but apparently he's gone until September so now I have this new one but he is not answering my phone calls and my emails(I've been calling for two weeks). Last thing of the application is iguess security checks and credit but I have never had a criminal offense or even beenough suspended for that matter, I don't even have any credit since I'm only 18, I would think it would go smoothly. I just would lIke to know where my application at and give it somewhat of a push because Ive read on threads that after they called they were sworn in because their application was forgotten about, should I keep calling? Or should I just wait?


Sorry for the bad spelling I'm using a really old phone that lags alot and takes 1000 years to load.

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Re: Recruiting won't answer my calls
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2016, 13:31:47 »
I just would lIke to know where my application at and give it somewhat of a push because Ive read on threads that after they called they were sworn in because their application was forgotten about, should I keep calling? Or should I just wait?

From Ask a CAF Recruiter,

After submitting your application:

        You should receive an email within 5-7 business days after the submission of your online application, giving you further direction on the next steps to take in the application process.

   To ensure that you receive correspondence between yourself and Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting the following is recommended:

•   Adding the email address "@forces.gc.ca" to your Safe Senders list in your email account is recommended, as there have been instances where email communications between Recruiting Detachments and applicants are filtered out and end up in the junk/spam mail folder.
•   Check your junk/spam email folder in case Forces emails continue to be filtered out.
•   Check up on the status of your application every 30 days with the Recruiting Detachment processing your application.
•   Ensure that you are checking the email account that you provided on your application.
___________________________________________________________________

If you have applied and have not yet received an email within 10 business days of submitting your online application, or 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: Recruiting won't answer my calls
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2016, 09:21:29 »
I am kind of in a sticky situation, so I applied around the end of February, I've done all my testing (cfat, medical, fitness) and passed everything, Ive also handed in all my required medical forms for my flat feet and eyes about a month ago, they have even called all my refrences and were pleased with the answers. My recruiter told me that I should start training around may or June but I havent even been sworn in yet, I tried calling my recruiter but apparently he's gone until September so now I have this new one but he is not answering my phone calls and my emails(I've been calling for two weeks). Last thing of the application is iguess security checks and credit but I have never had a criminal offense or even beenough suspended for that matter, I don't even have any credit since I'm only 18, I would think it would go smoothly. I just would lIke to know where my application at and give it somewhat of a push because Ive read on threads that after they called they were sworn in because their application was forgotten about, should I keep calling? Or should I just wait?

If you just "handed in all my required medical forms for my flat feet and eyes about a month ago", then chances are, your Medical has not yet been reviewed and approved.  Normal turn around time after completion of the Medical and return of any additional forms, is 6-8 weeks minimum.

Keep calling or try emailing them for a status update.  Worse case scenario, contact the Recruiting Customer Service Section who can be found at the link below.

"I need assistance with my application"   http://www.forces.ca/en/page/contactus-73
Got a question that you're afraid to ask online?  PM me!  I don't bite........

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Re: Recruiting won't answer my calls
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2016, 15:35:53 »
Don't get your hopes up... I called Ottawa to check on my medical file and their current status and lets just say I was not pleased to hear that there is a three month delay.

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Recruiting center not answering calls
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2017, 16:29:38 »
Got my email a week ago to schedule an appointment with the recruitment center I emailed them and it says if I don't get a response with 5 business days to call , the Toronto recruitment center doesn't answer any calls anyone know why, I've called multiple times 

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2017, 18:50:24 »
They may just be busy. I would keep trying, just be carful not to harass them.
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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2017, 19:18:20 »
They may just be busy.

Call Display? < joking!

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.
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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2017, 19:32:30 »
Call Display? < joking!

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.
MarioMike,
I'm confused

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2017, 19:39:46 »
MarioMike,
I'm confused

It was a joke,

Joke: "A thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter."

I admit, it was pretty lame.  :)

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 19:45:48 by mariomike »

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2017, 13:14:40 »
If you've tried to contact your recruiting centre via phone & email and still have not gotten a response please get in touch with Recruiting Customer Service at STG-CFRG-CustomerSvc@forces.gc.ca

Cheers

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2018, 00:19:40 »
From what I know, Toronto is extremely busy.

(Post edited to remove information given in error.)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 16:23:21 by BeyondTheNow »
Recruting Center: Barrie, Ontario
Regular/Reserve: Regular Force
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Armoured Soldier
Trade Choice 3: Intelligence Operator
Application Date: November 19, 2017
First Contact: November 27, 2017
Aptitude/CFAT Completed: Passed January 15, 2018
Position Selected: Infantry January 22, 2018
Interview Completed: May 17, 2018
Medical Test Completed: June 21, 2018
PT Test Completed:
Sworn In:
Basic Training Begins:

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2018, 10:33:33 »
From what I know, Toronto is extremely busy.

Hopefully the poster has had some luck in the last 3 months...
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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2018, 23:08:24 »
Hopefully the poster has had some luck in the last 3 months...

I did notice it was an older post but figured I would leave the information in the event someone else checked the thread :)
Recruting Center: Barrie, Ontario
Regular/Reserve: Regular Force
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Armoured Soldier
Trade Choice 3: Intelligence Operator
Application Date: November 19, 2017
First Contact: November 27, 2017
Aptitude/CFAT Completed: Passed January 15, 2018
Position Selected: Infantry January 22, 2018
Interview Completed: May 17, 2018
Medical Test Completed: June 21, 2018
PT Test Completed:
Sworn In:
Basic Training Begins:

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Re: Why won't the recruitment centres answer the phone?
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2018, 15:48:48 »
I did notice it was an older post but figured I would leave the information in the event someone else checked the thread :)
I was going to leave the thread alone; but with your last statement I need to clarify your first post.

From what I know, Toronto is extremely busy. Try calling Barrie Det, they tend to answer a lot more frequently as they are not as busy as Toronto. But you have to imagine the millions of people in the GTA trying to call in, not easy to cater to everyone. I have never had an issue reaching Barrie Det as Barrie is obviously not as busy, at least not compared to Toronto - and they have free parking :)
Do NOT do this.  The CFRC you are assigned to is based on your home address. 
If you goto another CFRC you very likely will be turned away without receiving help on your file; mainly because they don't have access to your records.  So while det Barrie has free parking it would really suck to take that 80Km drive from Toronto to det Barrie only to be turned away to drive 80Km back to Toronto.