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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #450 on: April 08, 2015, 00:48:44 »
Any plans to reinstate signing incentives for DEOs? In particular medical officers?

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #451 on: May 28, 2015, 17:09:37 »
A rewarding career in service to Her Royal Majesty is not incentive enough?

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #452 on: May 29, 2015, 07:05:28 »
A rewarding career in service to Her Royal Majesty is not incentive enough?

Lets be real here, we know this isn't the case for a lot of people.

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #453 on: May 29, 2015, 08:29:43 »
In return for loyal service, She pays generously, provides all required training to Her loyal servants at no cost to them, affords bounteous opportunity for travel, lavishes stylish clothing in ample quantities (subject to the whims of Her less-perfect agents, admittedly), and looks after one's medical and health needs.

Such generosity and benevolence is seldom extended to unskilled and unproven prospective employees by any other employer.

Yet some hold out their open hands and beg for more...?

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #454 on: May 29, 2015, 09:00:38 »
and looks after one's medical and health needs.

In Ontario (and some other provinces), you'll pay a small "fee" for that....   ;)
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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #455 on: June 01, 2015, 17:24:42 »
In Ontario (and some other provinces), you'll pay a small "fee" for that....   ;)

Only if you have dependents as that is whom you are paying for.  CF members pay "nothing" for their medical care (nothing in the sense that there is a deduction from your pay - we "pay" in other ways).
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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #456 on: June 01, 2015, 17:26:17 »
Only if you have dependents as that is whom you are paying for.  CF members pay "nothing" for their medical care (nothing in the sense that there is a deduction from your pay - we "pay" in other ways).

I never said it was deducted from the pay.  However, dependents or not, people residing in Ontario pay every year.
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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #457 on: June 01, 2015, 18:11:17 »
I never said it was deducted from the pay.  However, dependents or not, people residing in Ontario pay every year.

i see what you mean now.  I thought you were referring to something like BC Medical premiums that members with dependents pay there.  On the other hand, Ontario has instituted a blatant tax grab which CF members still have to pay, even though we get no benefit from it.  So, in a sense we're still not paying for our own medical care in Ontario as we are simply paying for a system we're not allowed to use.   >:(
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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #458 on: May 30, 2016, 19:22:49 »
Direct Entry Officer (DEO)  -  A student currently in the final year of a degree program is also eligible to apply as a DEO.

Asked and answered in Ask a CAF Recruiter. Adding for reference,

http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,117753.msg1437682/topicseen.html#new
"Once you begin your final year of your degree you can submit your application for the direct entry officer entry plan."



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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #459 on: July 17, 2016, 19:10:30 »
Hi there, I'm currently a year away from completing a computer science degree and was interested in Joining the regular force. As far as the joining through DEO is anyone aware of which specialties or jobs I may be eligible for with a Computer Science degree?

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #460 on: July 17, 2016, 22:26:42 »
I believe it's one of the sought after degrees for Signal Officer. There's a list of them somewhere here on the site.

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #461 on: July 22, 2016, 12:53:16 »
Hi there, I'm currently a year away from completing a computer science degree and was interested in Joining the regular force. As far as the joining through DEO is anyone aware of which specialties or jobs I may be eligible for with a Computer Science degree?

There are a few where it is an ideal degree and others where it is acceptable.  I recommend you go to a recruiting center and see what your options are.

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #462 on: December 01, 2016, 18:32:25 »
Good day.

Thanks to some of the administrative staff from these forums, I was able to get back in touch directly with the local CFRC and the staff there. Thank you very much for your assistance. I sincerely appreciate it.

I spoke with a Petty Officer who is looking over my file. He confirmed, that all the docs from my PLAR were in hand. He further noted that I was "merited" for the JAG Board sitting in February and that presently, there are 10 spaces open and I was ranked 28th with approximately 240 people behind me. This raised a couple of questions

1. What is the Function of the February Board? I haven't had a medical or an interview. Is the JAG Board itself the interview, or is the board going to select individuals to take part in the interview/ medical? I have heard that the medical usually precedes the interview, in case there are medical disqualifiers that need to be checked before taking the time to sit down and discuss things.

2. What does the ranking have to do with the process? Does the Board perform whatever function it performs for ALL the applicants, or is there some kind of cut off? I.E. would my ranking be sufficient to actually make the Board- whatever its function happens to be?


Thank you in advance for any help anyone is able to provide. As I've noted before this forum is an invaluable resource for aspiring CAF Members.

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #463 on: January 06, 2017, 14:23:05 »
I'd be interested in the response to this... but I would guess that if you haven't heard anything yet (I haven't either), then you may not be in for this round...

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Recruiting Centre: CFRC Victoria
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO Officer
Trade Choice 1: Legal
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: 10 Oct 2016
CFAT: 1 Nov 2016
Interview:
Medical Exam:
Merit Listed:
Position Offered:
Swearing in:
BMOQ:

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #464 on: January 10, 2017, 00:34:02 »
I had similar thoughts. I'll try and get some additional info from the CFRC. If I find anything out, I will post it.


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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #465 on: January 11, 2017, 17:53:10 »
I've been looking into joining the Forces through DEO plan. I currently have a year left on my Degree which is Bachelors in Business Admin - Accounting Track. My question is when should i begin my application process. Am I able to start the application before I have graduated and is starting to do so a year in advance beneficial?

Thanks!

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #466 on: January 12, 2017, 08:48:24 »
Hello Donomite25,

Your question was answered earlier in this thread: "A student currently in the final year of a degree program is also eligible to apply as a DEO."

Applying earlier than later is always beneficial for the applicant.

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #467 on: January 12, 2017, 09:02:10 »
Good Day,

Legal Officer applicants are treated slightly different than other applicants.  Normally the medical does come before the interview (done by CFRC) for most applicants, but your interview is being done by the Legal Branch and comes before the rest of the recruiting process that will be done by the CFRC.  Essentially the Legal Branch Merit Board determines who will continue in the process to possibly become a Legal Officer.

Your ranking in the Legal Branch interview/board absolutely determines where you will be for the rest of the process.  For example, if the Legal Branch board finds you unsuitable for employment than your application for the CAF as a Legal Officer will cease; you may still be able to enroll in the CAF just not as a Legal Officer.

I would advise that you don't put much weight on the number of people in front of you at the moment.  The Board won't stop at 10 people, they will rank beyond that as there are many factors that can cause someone's application to come to an end after the Legal Branch Board (e.g. medical, security, etc).

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #468 on: January 12, 2017, 11:23:58 »
Ah... thanks for the additional info  :christmas happy: Unlike the OP, I don't know if my file has even been reviewed yet so it's totally a waiting game for me :p :cold:
Recruiting Centre: CFRC Victoria
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO Officer
Trade Choice 1: Legal
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: 10 Oct 2016
CFAT: 1 Nov 2016
Interview:
Medical Exam:
Merit Listed:
Position Offered:
Swearing in:
BMOQ:

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #469 on: January 26, 2017, 11:48:02 »
I am also playing the waiting game. My understanding is that there will be another round of interviews in March.

Anecdotally, wait times vary widely for the application to interview process. I initially applied in January 2014, and interviewed within 6 months.
This time around I applied in July 2015... so I am at 18 months and counting. I find it difficult to be patient, but it appears to be the experience across trades in the recruiting process.
Recruiting Centre: Edmonton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Trade Choice: Legal Officer
Applied: 15 July 2015
First Contact: 08 September 2015
CFAT: 10 June 2014
Medical: 09 December 2016
Interview: 09 December 2016
OJAG Interview: 20 April 2017
Competition List: 11 May 2017
Position Offered: 21 June 2017
Enrolment/Swearing in: 10 January 2018
BMOQ: 15 January 2018
BMOQ Graduation: 19 April 2018

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #470 on: January 30, 2017, 18:18:21 »
Do you mind sharing what happened the first time? I thought they'd keep your file open for 2 years even if you weren't successful...

I did my CFAT at the beginning of November but my paperwork wasn't all in until just before Christmas (had to wait for my certificate from the law society). I haven't done the medical or an interview yet, so I'm just waiting.

I was in a while ago (as MARS) but I'm not sure how competitive I am now so I'm not holding my breath :p
Recruiting Centre: CFRC Victoria
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO Officer
Trade Choice 1: Legal
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: 10 Oct 2016
CFAT: 1 Nov 2016
Interview:
Medical Exam:
Merit Listed:
Position Offered:
Swearing in:
BMOQ:

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #471 on: January 31, 2017, 13:51:13 »
I was unsuccessful at the interview stage in Ottawa. Subsequent to that, I was informed by the recruiting centre that I would be required to wait a year before re-applying, which I did in July 2015. Maybe I misunderstood, but as far as I know my file was closed or at least in abeyance for a year.

I have just tried to stay in contact with someone in recruitment regularly. If I don't hear anything, I usually will send an email to see where things are every 4 weeks or so. Sometimes I am told to wait, but other times I get info on where things are or on what I should be doing. I mean, it's been 18 months so I don't know if it has been helpful for my process, but I prefer that to not doing or knowing anything.
Recruiting Centre: Edmonton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Trade Choice: Legal Officer
Applied: 15 July 2015
First Contact: 08 September 2015
CFAT: 10 June 2014
Medical: 09 December 2016
Interview: 09 December 2016
OJAG Interview: 20 April 2017
Competition List: 11 May 2017
Position Offered: 21 June 2017
Enrolment/Swearing in: 10 January 2018
BMOQ: 15 January 2018
BMOQ Graduation: 19 April 2018

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #472 on: January 31, 2017, 20:34:24 »
Ah... I have no idea what to expect from the interview, though I expect that it must be a little nerve-wrecking. :o

I guess I'll bide my time and relax unless they actually contact me  [:)

(I really want to ask you everything about it but I don't want to be too pushy!  [:-[ [:D )
Recruiting Centre: CFRC Victoria
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO Officer
Trade Choice 1: Legal
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: 10 Oct 2016
CFAT: 1 Nov 2016
Interview:
Medical Exam:
Merit Listed:
Position Offered:
Swearing in:
BMOQ:

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #473 on: February 28, 2017, 14:21:19 »
I asked about the status of my file. I was advised that there will be another JAG board late April/ early May (tbd) and that emails for those candidates invited to interview will go out after Easter.

Based on another thread on this board, that should mean BMOQ no earlier than 28 August...
Recruiting Centre: CFRC Victoria
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO Officer
Trade Choice 1: Legal
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: 10 Oct 2016
CFAT: 1 Nov 2016
Interview:
Medical Exam:
Merit Listed:
Position Offered:
Swearing in:
BMOQ:

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Re: Direct Entry Officer (DEO) questions [Merged]
« Reply #474 on: February 28, 2017, 16:22:52 »
Hello all, I recently passed my medical and am now waiting to hear back in regard to my BMOQ date. My trades selected are aerospace control officer and intel. My question is this: I've heard from a few sources that the training for aerospace control officers is insanely hard. A few have said that the failure rate ranges from 70-90 percent. While I have every intention of giving this absolutely everything I have, I'm just curious if anyone can weigh in on there opinion of these failover rates. If anything it might help put my mind at ease 🙂. Thank you for any responses and any advice.