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BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« on: November 01, 2017, 06:20:27 »
Hey guys, I think Ill be in the January 2018 basic, I am swearing in at my reserve unit in a few weeks and will be having some early on base training there first I believe. Pretty excited I applied in September 2016.  :remembrance:
Recruiting center: New Westminster BC
Reserve:  NCM
Application Date: End of September, 2016
First contact: End of September 2016
Physical Test: November 2017- good
CFAT: April 16, 2017- high score
Trade Acceptance Letter: 2 weeks later
Selected for Further Processing, 1M after
Security: Cleared
Medical: Cleared with LASIK
Interview: June 8th
Position Offers: 2
Swearing in my Reserve Unit in a few weeks
and starting work before basic

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 23:59:39 »
Post when and where you go and how the days are there! I'm dead interested!  :D
Recruiting center: New Westminster, BC
Regular/Reserve: Primary Reserve
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Arty!
Trade Choice 2: Inf
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First contact: Feb 2017
Application Date: Sept 2017 - Done
Physical Test: Nov 2017 - Pass
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 19:54:05 »
Hi Everyone,

Regarding Army Communication Information Specialist in the CF Primary Reserve, I am just a bit confused regarding all the different training I need to go through.
Hopefully this is the right place to post.

I was told that I need to give them one Summer for an NCM training (I assume it's from April to July?), but I believe I need to do both the BMQ and Trade specific training.

Can I do both of them together in the summer 2018? (I'm from Toronto)

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 16:49:43 »
it depends on when your BMQ course runs and if they have sufficient numbers to run a trade course for your trade.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 09:01:25 »
Keep us posted on your BMQ journey. I have passed all my testing and just waiting on medical results! Can't wait to get started down this career path!
Recruiting Center: Kingston
Regular/ Reserve: Rerserve NCM
Trade Choice #1: Research Communicator Operator
Trade Choice #2: Intelligence Operator
Applied: Oct. 23, 2017
First Contact: Nov. 2, 2017
DND Paperwork: Nov. 6, 2017
CFAT: Nov. 8, 2017 (Passed)
FORCE test: Nov. 10, 2017 (Passed)
Interview: March, 10, 2018
Medical: Nov. 17, 2017
Position offered: March 10, 2018
Swearing in: End of April
BMQ: May 1?? for FTSE (Kingston)

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 10:05:57 »
I'm starting my BMQ this friday in Montréal, i will try to keep you update
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 10:40:11 »
I'm starting my BMQ this friday in Montréal, i will try to keep you update

Best of luck!   :D
Recruiting Center: Kingston
Regular/ Reserve: Rerserve NCM
Trade Choice #1: Research Communicator Operator
Trade Choice #2: Intelligence Operator
Applied: Oct. 23, 2017
First Contact: Nov. 2, 2017
DND Paperwork: Nov. 6, 2017
CFAT: Nov. 8, 2017 (Passed)
FORCE test: Nov. 10, 2017 (Passed)
Interview: March, 10, 2018
Medical: Nov. 17, 2017
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Swearing in: End of April
BMQ: May 1?? for FTSE (Kingston)

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 10:56:39 »
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 20:56:10 »
Anyone else doing FTSE this summer, I have not been given exact dates yet, but looks like possible May 1st start for BMQ-reserves which is going to take place in Kingston, sounds like BMQ-L might be in Gagetown following. 

Anyone else going be attending BMQ- Kingston with me?
Recruiting Center: Kingston
Regular/ Reserve: Rerserve NCM
Trade Choice #1: Research Communicator Operator
Trade Choice #2: Intelligence Operator
Applied: Oct. 23, 2017
First Contact: Nov. 2, 2017
DND Paperwork: Nov. 6, 2017
CFAT: Nov. 8, 2017 (Passed)
FORCE test: Nov. 10, 2017 (Passed)
Interview: March, 10, 2018
Medical: Nov. 17, 2017
Position offered: March 10, 2018
Swearing in: End of April
BMQ: May 1?? for FTSE (Kingston)

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 20:34:53 »
I'm doing my BMQ-L and PP1 in Valcartier from the july 4th to august 17
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 12:15:58 »
Western Canada hasn't been given dates yet (or someone hasn't passed on BMQ or BMQ-L dates), but word just got passed down from division that for FTSE, there won't be boundaries for training. The example was someone from Alberta going to Ontario for BMQ if there is room on the course, and nothing else available locally. I guess they want to get as many people trained as quickly as possible, so they are pushing for a lot of BMQ/BMQ-L courses early in the summer to try and also load people on DP1 courses in the same summer.  I'm quite excited to see what this summer brings, and hoping to get some interesting taskings.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 13:16:11 »
Hi everyone,

I'm new here. I currently finished my application for reserve and am getting sworn in on Wednesday! Going to Aldershot, NS for my BMQ hopefully at the end of the month. Anyone else going there? Also, is it any different than if I were going to St Jean?

Thanks!

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2018, 13:41:58 »
Also, is it any different than if I were going to St Jean?

Although not up to date, or official, you may find these discussions of interest,

Reserve BMQ vs Reg Force BMQ 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=97693.0

How Reserve BMQ/Trades Training Compares to Regular BMQ/Trades Training
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=113559.0

As always, Recruiting is your most trusted source of official, up to date information.

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« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 13:48:12 by mariomike »

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 23:26:58 »
Hi there,
I just ended up passing my medical exam after submitting an appeal for the reserves, but I didn't get a chance to ask anyone about this, And the medical technician in charge of my file is out of office so I was wondering if anyone here could help me out. I have a condition for which I take prescription medications, if I were to go on weekend BMQ, would I have to bring my medication with me over there or would they provide me with the medication themselves? Also would this be different if I were to take summer/full-time BMQ and for DP1?
Recruiting Center: Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Reserves
Officer/ NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Artillery Soldier
Trade Choice 2: Combat engineer
Trade Choice 3: Armoured Soldier
Application date: October 25, 2017
First Contact: October 26, 2017
Aptitude test: November 2, 2017 (passed)
FORCE test: November 2, 2017 (passed)
Medical: November 9, 2017
Interview: November 15, 2017 (passed)
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 07:50:19 »
Bring your prescription meds on every course and exercise you go on.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2018, 23:43:25 »
Alright, thanks for the help!
Recruiting Center: Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Reserves
Officer/ NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Artillery Soldier
Trade Choice 2: Combat engineer
Trade Choice 3: Armoured Soldier
Application date: October 25, 2017
First Contact: October 26, 2017
Aptitude test: November 2, 2017 (passed)
FORCE test: November 2, 2017 (passed)
Medical: November 9, 2017
Interview: November 15, 2017 (passed)
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2018, 23:48:01 »
Is anyone aware of the dates for the winter weekend BMQ course in Alberta? Or know if they have been released yet?
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 13:50:58 »
Hi Everyone,

First post so forgive me for any spelling mistakes and/ or clerical errors. Does anyone know if there's been another BMQ registered for this summer starting in August? There have been rumors of one but no confirmation yet.

Thanks for being amazing!


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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2018, 16:10:33 »
Hi Everyone,

First post so forgive me for any spelling mistakes and/ or clerical errors. Does anyone know if there's been another BMQ registered for this summer starting in August? There have been rumors of one but no confirmation yet.

Thanks for being amazing!

In what province do you live ?
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2018, 17:46:09 »
In what province do you live ?

Whoops, should've included that; I live in BC.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2018, 17:04:06 »
Can anyone tell me the timeline of the weekend BMQs? If it starts in the Fall, what dates does it run from? Mid Oct - Mid Dec? Then Christmas break for how long? Thanks.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2018, 17:42:05 »
Can anyone tell me the timeline of the weekend BMQs? If it starts in the Fall, what dates does it run from? Mid Oct - Mid Dec? Then Christmas break for how long? Thanks.

Has anyone done BMQ Reserve Part-time? What are the usual Fall dates? (Start date to Finish date) 
Or is it different depending on your unit?

You asked almost the identical question in another thread. Again, course dates vary by unit and whether or not they’ll run a weekend BMQ varies also. Do you know which unit you want to apply to? They may not even definitely have a Fall weekend course running. Give the recruiter a call at your local unit. He/She should be able to help you out with specifics.
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2018, 15:23:33 »
I am starting my BMQ weekend as Reserves starting Oct 12. at Vancouver, BC.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2018, 00:48:58 »
Hey everyone, my BMQ is starting soon and I was wondering if anyone knew how hard the PT is on the first few weekends? How far/fast do we have To run? I'm worried because I'm really out of shape, I can run maybe like 1.5 km before getting tuckered out and this is at a jogging pace, I can't even do a pullup. Am I screwed on BMQ?

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2018, 07:54:19 »
PT will vary by course staff. Morning PT won’t be anything too crazy, but may be challenging especially for those not in shape.  Expect running(5km in 25-30mins), circuit training and ruck marches. PT can start out easier at the start of course(shorter runs, etc) but will progress. 

If you can only run 1.5km at a slow pace, you will probably find the PT challenging. However, there are numerous exercise programs out there to help get you into shape - don’t expect 2 weekends a month of BMQ to be enough to get you into shape. You need to do it on your own, and be consistent with it.

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2018, 08:03:48 »
That being said, the standard for physical fitness is the FORCE test, so as long as you can pass that, you've met the standard.

The expectation on BMQ is that you not quit. If you can't run 5km, run as far as you can, then trot, then walk; just don't quit. Obviously, if you start experiencing legitimate medical issues because you're pushing yourself to hard, THEN ok, quit, lol. But by quit I mean quit the run and seek medical attention, not quit BMQ. Don't quit that.
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 11:27:01 »
Kind of related - I saw it posted that prior to BMQ a soldier is “moving around chairs”.

I am expecting a potential long time before working out details of my BMQ and/or BMOQ. 

Let’s say the regiment needs their officer ASAP.

Will the soldier get involved in officer type tasks prior to his BMQ/BMOQ?  Or will he literally just be showing up for drills and moving around chairs until his coursework is complete??

Also I’m guessing pay rate will depend solely on BMQ/BMOq completion even if the soldier is doing more advanced work?

I’m asking for reserves.

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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2018, 11:41:10 »
Kind of related - I saw it posted that prior to BMQ a soldier is “moving around chairs”.

I am expecting a potential long time before working out details of my BMQ and/or BMOQ. 

Let’s say the regiment needs their officer ASAP.

Will the soldier get involved in officer type tasks prior to his BMQ/BMOQ?  Or will he literally just be showing up for drills and moving around chairs until his coursework is complete??

Also I’m guessing pay rate will depend solely on BMQ/BMOq completion even if the soldier is doing more advanced work?

I’m asking for reserves.

As an OCdt without BMOQ you could do some basic admin work if required and perhaps get some lessons on battle procedure in addition to learning the basics(drill, C7 TOETs, etc).

Regardless of the work you do, you are paid according to your rank. 
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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2018, 11:43:23 »
Will the soldier get involved in officer type tasks prior to his BMQ/BMOQ? 

Question on parading with your reserve unit 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=112201.0
OP: "What will I be doing as a unqualified pvt on parade nights? My BMQ is in January so I will start parading 3 months prior to BMQ"

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Re: BMQ 2018 - Reserves
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2018, 11:00:07 »
Kind of related - I saw it posted that prior to BMQ a soldier is “moving around chairs”.
I’m asking for reserves.

Hello OnTheEdge, I just recently enrolled as an Infantry Officer in a Reserve Unit in the Montreal Area. It's been a month and a half and I could tell you my experience so far:

Upon joining, we were assigned to the 4th Platoon, which is where all the recruits in my unit go (officer or not). I'm always with my platoon (or sometimes only my section), and we're doing the same things. Drill training, physical activities, lectures, etc. We're also often offered opportunities to come more often, which is great considering we're haven't even started BMQ/BMOQ. I already did two night shifts when another unit stayed at our armory for the weekend. I also participated during the Open Doors day. My section commander, who is also an Officer Cadet (who has completed BMQ) has already been introduced to administrative work and is doing great. My platoon commander is also an Officer Cadet (awaiting promotion to 2LT as he has already completed his Phase II). If you have some more questions, feel free to send me a message and I'll try to answer as best I can!

Good luck with your application.
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