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Offline Eric-182

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Casual Full-Time
« on: March 17, 2015, 11:12:28 »
Hello, I have a few questions to do with casual full-time employment with the Canadian Armed Forces.
First, what does casual full-time actually mean? Is a casual full-time member more like a Regular Force member or a Primary Reserve member?
Are these types of positions with the CF available at most units? (I live in Calgary.)

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Casual Full-Time
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 15:49:29 »
Hello Eric-182,

Casual full-time employment is full-time employment for members in the Primary Reserve. The Forces refer to these full-time opportunities as class B positions. Essentially, a part-time reserve member of the Forces can apply to these positions. Some Primary Reserve units will offer full-time employment for exercises, courses, as well as unit staff positions. Full-time employment varies in length, from several days, up to three years. Members in these class B positions do not earn the same benefits and salary as Regular Force members. Casual full-time employment positions are based on rank, occupation and geographic location.

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Re: Casual Full-Time
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 17:14:40 »
Thank you for your quick and thorough reply Captain Mark.

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Re: Casual Full-Time
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 18:43:59 »
Do not plan your entire life around the possibility of snagging a Class B contract.

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Re: Casual Full-Time
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 19:25:59 »
Do not plan your entire life around the possibility of snagging a Class B contract.

Going along with this. Let say as a Army reservist, how are the shifts assigned? Let say for one particular calendar month, you are available for the entire month. How many shifts would you get? Cheers!
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Re: Casual Full-Time
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 19:32:47 »
Every unit has a parade night, like ours is every Tuesday night from 7pm-10pm (Sep-May) And usually you have around 4 exercises per year (4 weekends). Then you have different days that vary from unit to unit, person to person, like courses, events, etc.