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Offline Billa_72

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2018, 17:11:15 »
Hello There,

Congrats on the selection Mahbub9803!
I'm heading to CFLRS Jan 7 as Combat Engineer.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone going at the same time. Any special way you are preparing for BM(O)Q?
I am a bit concerned getting sick...but that about it.

Cheers!

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2018, 19:22:09 »
I'll be on the BMOQ course with you Feb 25th! See you there!

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2018, 11:41:10 »
Hi Hedvig I am trying to do some exercise almost everyday to prepare myself for the training. I am not very good at swimming and mostly I am scared of that! I am trying to learn swimming but not sure how much I can do till the last time! If you do exercise I think you will not become sick. So try to start from now as we do not have much time! If you can send me a personal message then we can talk and when you will be there I will try to find you (if it is possible) when I will be there for the training.

Hi Tribry I am happy that at least I found one person who will join with me on the same date. I am very excited to go for the training! Hope we will complete it successfully and follow out path what we always wanted! Please send me a personal message then we can talk before we go to the BMOQ.

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2018, 02:51:51 »
Damn glad to hear this. :)

Was a pleasure meeting you in Toronto.

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2018, 10:04:45 »
Hi Xylric same here bud. I hope you will get some good news soon. It would be fun if we could start our BMOQ all together!

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2018, 01:35:28 »
Hi Xylric same here bud. I hope you will get some good news soon. It would be fun if we could start our BMOQ all together!

Would be nice and helpful - a stressful environment like that, having at least someone you already know in it alongside you definitely isn't a bad thing. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting to hear back as to whether or not I'm medically fit - a surgery I had in childhood *may* be an explicit problem for a pilot (though not necessarily for the Navy). Regardless of how things pan out on my end, I wish you luck.

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #56 on: December 12, 2018, 23:49:23 »
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.

So with the 5km march wearing 35kg of gear thing in the BMO training, does it also apply differently for the female members? or will I be asked to do exactly the same as men when marching? (The kg of gear I have to wear, time limit, etc.)

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2018, 00:06:02 »
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.

So with the 5km march wearing 35kg of gear thing in the BMO training, does it also apply differently for the female members? or will I be asked to do exactly the same as men when marching? (The kg of gear I have to wear, time limit, etc.)

Your pl does it together, all the same weight requirements.
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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2018, 00:13:55 »
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.
This is wrong.  There is one minimum fitness standard for the CAF.

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2018, 20:55:48 »
I’ve been selected for the Pilot trade and I head out to CFLRS Jan 12 for BMOQ, anybody else with the same start date???

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #60 on: December 17, 2018, 22:37:20 »
I’ve been selected for the Pilot trade and I head out to CFLRS Jan 12 for BMOQ, anybody else with the same start date???
Looking forward to meeting you the 12th! Selected for ACSO so we might be in contact for longer than BMOQ! Too bad we do not have a facebook group like some BMOQ  groups do.

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2018, 20:30:11 »
After over a year of waiting, I got my offer today.  ;D

Recruting Center: Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Trade Choice 1: AERE Officer (DEO)
Application Date: August 21, 2017
First Contact:     August 22, 2017
CFAT/TSD-PI:     Sept 27, 2017
Interview:          Oct 11, 2017 Updated (Oct, 17, 2018)
Medical :            Jan, 2018 (Updated Oct, 24, 2018)
Background Checks: Feb, 2018
Competition Listed:   March, 2018
Position Offered: Dec, 18, 2018
Enrolment:         Feb, 6, 2019
BMOQ:                Feb, 11, 2019
Recruting Center: Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer
Trade Choice 1: AERE Officer (DEO)
Application Date: August 21, 2017
First Contact:     August 22, 2017
CFAT/TSD-PI:     Sept 27, 2017
Interview:          Oct 11, 2017 Updated (Oct, 17)
Medical :            Jan, 2018 (Updated Oct, 24)
Background Checks: Feb, 2018
Competition Listed:   March, 2018
Position Offered: Dec, 18, 2018
Enrolment:         Feb, 6, 2019
BMOQ:                Feb, 11, 2019

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2018, 16:11:29 »
Got the offer! Thanks to everyone who helped out with all the info.
Recruiting Center: CFRC Ottawa
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO
Trade choice 1: Infantry Officer
Application date: 4 July 2018
First contact: 5 July 2018
CFAT: 27 August 2018
Medical:16 October 2018
Interview: 16 October 2018
Med Approved: November 2018
Reliability approved: December 2018
Competition list: December 2018
Position offered: December 20, 2018
Enrollment: January 22, 2019
BMOQ: February 11, 2019

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #63 on: December 22, 2018, 05:35:26 »
I’ve been selected for the Pilot trade and I head out to CFLRS Jan 12 for BMOQ, anybody else with the same start date???

I am an AEC starting BMOQ on Jan 12!  Glad to see that there are others posting here.  Feel free to PM me if you want to chat.

Also, look out for users 'Forsan' and 'unicornteacher' - they will be with us as well.

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2018, 17:41:31 »
I know this question may sound sexist, but CF DOES employ a different minimum fitness standard for males and females, with the female standard being a lot more generous.

So with the 5km march wearing 35kg of gear thing in the BMO training, does it also apply differently for the female members? or will I be asked to do exactly the same as men when marching? (The kg of gear I have to wear, time limit, etc.)

It is not even close from 35kg. More like 32,5 pounds. Some female have difficulties with it, but it is the bare minimum.
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BMOQ August 25, 2018

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2018, 20:41:23 »
It is not even close from 35kg. More like 32,5 pounds. Some female have difficulties with it, but it is the bare minimum.

Speaking from exeperience - it's the average weight a parent will carry around with a child between the ages of 2 and 8... :)

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #66 on: January 07, 2019, 08:19:41 »
Ignore the previous link.  Corrected some date issues, made a better link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoq.jan19/

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2019, 17:44:19 »
It took me almost 3 yrs to get in, and ultimately, not the trade I initially believed I wanted and failed to obtain. I wouldn't be ready to throw in the towel just yet. Get in touch with your recruiter/CFRC and ask about your options. Ask about possibly trying for another trade. If you want it, there's always a way to get it...maybe not in the manner and/or time frame you had planned, but there's always a way.

I have taken your advice to heart and, now, finally I too can say "it took me 3 years to get in" !

Recruiting Center: Toronto
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/ NCM: DEO
Trade Choice #1: Log O
Trade Choice #2: MARS
Applied: January, 2016
CFAT: Fall 2014
Reliability Interview: Sept 2016 - Granted
Security Clearance Pre-Assessment: 3 Jan 2017
Interview: 20 March 2017
Medical: 14 March 2017
Position Offered: Inf Officer
Enrollment/ Swear In: 6 Feb 2019
BMOQ Begins: 11 Feb 2019
BMOQ - 11 Feb 2019

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2019, 08:19:01 »
I’m also at BMOQ on Feb 25, ACSO.

Doesn’t look like there’s a FB group, lmk if you make one

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2019, 11:56:44 »
Recruiting Center: Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO
Trade Choice 1: Signals
Application Date: April 19, 2017
CFAT: July 31, 2017
Medical: March 1, 2018
Interview: March 1, 2018
Competition listed: Sometime in May, 2018
Position Offered: -
Enrolment: -
BMOQ: -

I originally applied for LOG DEO back in 2017. By the time I wrote the CFAT and got my files together, it was informed to be that the positions had been filled. I ended up closing my file around October only to reopen them in January (The CAF website said that they were hiring for LOG DEO again). This was an error and the positions were all filled. However, the CFRC informed me that I do not have to close my file so I kept it open and added other trades as well (ARMD and ARTY). I was chosen for further processing for the combat roles and took my medical and interview. Everything went smoothly except my VA on medical. Due to my sight, I did not meet the requirements for combat roles. By this time, the new fiscal year had started so I had placed LOG DEO as 1st choice, and SIG DEO as 2nd.

Now fast forward just a little, I had called the CFRC for an insight/opinion on my application (I asked how competitive my file is and if I had a good chance of getting a call). I was informed that my file is very competitive and that as a visible minority I may get a call due to the fact that Canada has to hire according to Employment Equity Act. I have also decided to remove LOG altogether and focus on SIG as trying to get in as a LOG DEO hasn't been working for me.

I decided to share my current progress as posts from others had helped me personally.

An update...

Recruiting Center: Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO
Trade Choice 1: Signals
Application Date: April 19, 2017
CFAT: July 31, 2017
Medical: March 1, 2018
Interview: March 1, 2018
Competition listed: Sometime in May, 2018
Position Offered: Jan 24, 2019
Enrolment: Feb 13, 2019
BMOQ: Feb 25, 2019

The whole process took nearly 2 years.  ;)

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2019, 12:45:15 »
Hello everyone.
I will also be joining some of you for BMOQ starting Feb 25th.
I took the liberty of creating a facebook group!
Here is the link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/341729860005525/

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #71 on: January 25, 2019, 14:30:19 »
Recruiting Center: Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Armoured (offered)
Trade Choice 3: Int
Application Date: December 15, 2015
CFAT: Jan 15, 2016
Medical: April 28 2016 (August 29, 2017, August 30 2018)
Interview: April 28 2016 (July 28 2017)
Competition listed: March 2018
Position Offered: January 22, 2019
Enrolment: January 30 2019
BMOQ: February 11, 2019

I feel mine is a good example of taking a long time. Be patient and good things will happen! See everyone there!

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #72 on: February 08, 2019, 12:57:25 »
Recruiting Centre: Edmonton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Component: DEO
Trade Choice 1: Armoured (offered)
Trade Choice 2: TDO
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: August 22, 2018
First Contact: August 23, 2018
CFAT: September 2018
Medical: October 2, 2018
Interview: October 2, 2018
Competition Listed: ?
Position Offered: Feb 7, 2019
Basic Training:Feb 25, 2019

Super excited to get started!!

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #73 on: February 12, 2019, 14:00:41 »
My main concern was my medical which was actually  approved very quickly, but I didn’t find out until mid February when I called to check on my file.

Recruiting Center: CFRC Halifax
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: officer
Entry Plan: ROTP (civi U preferred)
Trade choice 1: NWO
Trade choice 2:
Trade choice 3:

Application date: Aug 31, 2018
First Contact: Sept 10, 2018
CFAT: Sept 16, 2018
Papers passed on from RMC: Oct 25
Medical: Nov 28 2018
Interview: Nov 28 2018
MOST Test: Dec 5 2018 passed
Medical supplementary forms submitted: Nov 29 2018
Medical Approved: Dec 11
Jan7: File closed due to ROTP Civi U program cancelled, called and switched application to RMC

competition Listed: ( sometime January 2019 called in to find out)
Offer:
Enrolment:
BMOQ:

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Re: BMOQ 2019 - Regular Force
« Reply #74 on: February 18, 2019, 14:05:18 »
Hoping for the best.


Recruiting Center: CFRC Hamilton (Toronto)
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer (DEO)
Trade Choice 1: Logistic
Trade Choice 2: Healthcare Administration
Trade Choice 3: N/A
Application Date: October 2, 2017
First Contact: January 5, 2017
CFAT: January 15, 2018 (Passed)
Interview: February 21, 2018 (Passed)
Medical: March 2, 2018 (Passed)
Reliability Screening Completion: October 10, 2018 (Started)
Competition List: TBD
Position Offered: TBD
Enrolment: TBD
BMOQ: TBD