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Offline JacJac

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After Basic Training
« on: January 03, 2012, 21:10:22 »
Hello, I am interested in joining the Canadian Army but am unsure what happens after basic training. Will I be deployed? Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 21:13:20 »
Yup...straight to the front.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 21:16:12 »
Thank you very much, I appreciate the quick response.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 21:18:47 »
You are welcome, good luck.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 21:24:43 »
He was being sarcastic. No, you will not be deployed right after basic training. There are several other courses you will have to be successful on in order to be employed in a "deployable" position. There are numerous threads on this and it is trade specific.

We are not in the business of taking barely trained recruits and kicking them out the door to "the front".

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 21:29:08 »
He was being sarcastic.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 21:31:27 »
But....but....it was done with such a straight face...... ;D
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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 21:33:35 »
So what are the other courses after basic training?

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 21:33:49 »
Thanks for rating me out...... >:D

Hey I just saw someone going into their pre-employment interview and at their local CFRC and saying with a straight face that are expecting to be deployed 15 weeks after getting sworn-in. :)
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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 21:35:46 »
So what are the other courses after basic training?

You have to go learn the trade you joined to do.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 21:35:59 »
So what are the other courses after basic training?

It depends on your element/trade. Use the search function above and all your questions will be answered. Suffice to say, if you are enrolled, if you are successful on BMQ/BMOQ and the various other courses, you probably aren't going anywhere soon.
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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 21:36:44 »
Hey I just saw someone going into their per-employment interview and at their local CFRC and saying with a straight face that are expecting to be deployed 15 weeks after getting sworn-in. :)

I would have way too much fun working at a CFRC............ >:D

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 21:39:22 »
It depends on your element/trade. Use the search function above and all your questions will be answered. Suffice to say, if you are enrolled, if you are successful on BMQ/BMOQ and the various other courses, you probably aren't going anywhere soon.
Then where would I go?

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 21:40:12 »
Then where would I go?

To do some more research.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 21:42:28 »
To do some more research.
I'm trying, either nothing's showing up or I have inadequate searching skills.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 21:45:16 »
I'm trying, either nothing's showing up or I have inadequate searching skills.

Start by deciding what trades you are interested in........then maybe we can help you. Everything after basic depends on the trade.

Clear ?

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2012, 21:46:28 »
Start by deciding what trades you are interested in........then maybe we can help you. Everything after basic depends on the trade.

Clear ?
Infantry soldier. I'm sure it's a pretty popular trade.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2012, 21:51:07 »
Infantry soldier. I'm sure it's a pretty popular trade.

It is also full.

Training after basic is either at Valcartier, Wainwright or Meaford, depending on which regiment you are recruited for.

This is for the Regular force of course. Reserve force is a bit different.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2012, 21:54:27 »
It is also full.

Training after basic is either at Valcartier, Wainwright or Meaford, depending on which regiment you are recruited for.
I never knew trades could be full. Will it ever have an opening? And how do I know which trades are full?

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2012, 21:57:49 »
I never knew trades could be full. Will it ever have an opening? And how do I know which trades are full?

Clear a few hours out of your day, put on clean, presentable clothes, and visit your local Recruiting Centre.  They will be able to answer lots of questions for you including what is open.
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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2012, 22:00:22 »
Clear a few hours out of your day, put on clean, presentable clothes, and visit your local Recruiting Centre.  They will be able to answer lots of questions for you including what is open.
Alright, sounds good.

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Re: After Basic Training
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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 12:11:38 »
I never knew trades could be full. Will it ever have an opening?

No.  Current CF training includes courses on never getting sick, injured, old or dying.  The work environment is also such that no one will ever want to leave voluntarily or retire.  Therefore, the CF of the future will never be required to replace anyone as no one will ever leave.

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Re: After Basic Training
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 12:34:03 »
No.  Current CF training includes courses on never getting sick, injured, old or dying.  The work environment is also such that no one will ever want to leave voluntarily or retire.  Therefore, the CF of the future will never be required to replace anyone as no one will ever leave.

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