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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1050 on: December 17, 2008, 12:55:20 »
Recruiting Center: CFRC/D St. John's
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Cbt Engineer
Trade Choice 2: Weps Tech(Land)
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: Oct 21, 2008
First Contact: Nov. 7, 2008
Aptitude: Nov 19, 2008     Passed
Medical: Nov 19, 2008      Passed-ish (Need to have an EKG done {possible heart murmur})
Interview: Nov 19, 2008   Passed
Job offer: n/a
Swearing in: n/a
BMQ start date: n/a




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Something like that  ;D
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1051 on: December 17, 2008, 13:47:04 »
Recruting Center: Kingston
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: AVS TECH
Trade Choice 2: AVN TECH
Trade Choice 3: -
Application Date: Aug 08
First Contact: 2 Sept 08
CFAT completed: Sept 08
Interview & Medical completed: Oct 08
Listed: Dec 10th 08
Position Offered: Dec 10th 08
Sworn in: TBA
BMQ: TBA start of Feb 09

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1052 on: December 17, 2008, 21:47:57 »
Recruiting Centre: CFRC Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: STWD
Trade Choice 2: BOSN
Trade Choice 3: -
Application Date: November 27th 08
First Contact:          "           "      "
CFAT: December 2nd 08
Interview: December 4th 08
2nd Interview: December 17th 08 (I switched my trade choice after the 1st interview)
Medical: January 12th 09
Position Offered: don't know yet
Sworn In: only time will tell
BMQ: here's hoping!
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1053 on: December 17, 2008, 22:22:37 »
Recruiting Center: CFRC London
Regular/Reserves: Reserves
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Armoured Soldier
Trade Choice 2: N/A
Trade Choice 3: N/A
Application Date: November, 2008
First Contact: November, 2008
CFAT: July 28th, 2008 - Passed
Pre-sec: November 26, 2008  - Passed
Medical:  November 26, 2008 - Passed (Possible failure on eye exam) :rage: :rage: :-\
Interview: November 26, 2008 - Passed
Merit Listed: N/A
Position Offered: n/a (eye failure?)
Sworn In: hopefully
BMQ: January??? If they get my papers through/ it turns out I'm not blind.
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1054 on: December 18, 2008, 03:07:50 »
Recruiting Center: Vancouver
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: Engineer
Trade Choice 3: Armoured
Application Date: August 23
First Contact: August 23
CFAT: September 4th, 2008 - Passed
Medical:  Dec 3rd, 2008 - Passed (Had to wait due to eye surdery healing time.) 
Interview: September 4th, 2008 - Passed
Merit Listed: Still not a 100% on what merit list is
Position Offered: TBA
Sworn In: TBA
BMQ: TBA

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1055 on: December 18, 2008, 08:55:11 »
Merit Listed: Still not a 100% on what merit list is

See my post, #1046, pg 70 of this thread for links or search Merit+List.
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1056 on: December 18, 2008, 10:10:20 »
Prior to being merit listed, I had no idea if at that point I was. Saying its when you complete your application process is sort of vague because that could mean you were listed when you handed in your forms and were interviewed/medical'd.

You are merit listed only after everything (interview, medical, medical approval, physical tests, screening) is done or whenever there is nothing else for you or the CF to do other than to tell you approve you for training or not.

I was merit listed early Dec 2008 after waiting for Ottawa to approve my medical.

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1057 on: December 18, 2008, 10:12:24 »
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Something like that  ;D
Yeah that's the basic idea right there ;) :D
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1058 on: December 18, 2008, 10:33:54 »
You are merit listed only after everything (interview, medical, medical approval, physical tests, screening) is done or whenever there is nothing else for you or the CF to do other than to tell you approve you for training or not.

I was merit listed early Dec 2008 after Ottawa approved my medical.

I think that reads better now.  If I'm not mistaken, does the CFRC not call and say you are Merit Listed?
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1059 on: December 18, 2008, 12:10:33 »
I think that reads better now.  If I'm not mistaken, does the CFRC not call and say you are Merit Listed?

I don't know if everyone else is the same, but my CFRC did NOT call me to say I was merit listed. I went in for an update one day and that is when I found out.
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1060 on: December 18, 2008, 12:22:09 »
Same as ringer98.

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1061 on: December 18, 2008, 12:25:09 »
I don't know if everyone else is the same, but my CFRC did NOT call me to say I was merit listed. I went in for an update one day and that is when I found out.

Seen.  It's been so long since I was at the recruiting phase (twice) of my career that I don't ever recall hearing about the Merit List.  Maybe it's a case of what you don't know can't hurt you.  I can imagine the CFRC gets flooded with all kinds of phone calls as it is, but when I think of someone being told they're merit listed , this scenario comes to mind:

CFRC:  "Good day, Mr. Bloggins, we're calling to let you know you've been merit listed as of today."

Mr. Bloggins:  "What's the merit list?"

CFRC:  "That means your entire file, all tests, interviews, medical, security clearance, etc, has been finalized and now we're just waiting for a position for you."

Mr. Bloggins:  "Great news, when can I expect to go on BMQ?"

CFRC:  "Well, that's hard to say as we prefer to wait until there is an opening on a course for your trades training so you don't have to spend too mush time in a holding platoon (PRETC)."

Mr. Bloggins:  "Okay, thanks."

Next day Mr. Bloggins calls the CFRC.

Mr. Bloggins:  "Any news on the BMQ yet?"

CFRC:  "No, sorry."

Mr. Bloggins:  "But I've been merit listed!"

Continues on a daily basis until Bloggins goes on BMQ.

Obviously, this is a bit much, but I don't find it too hard to visualize.

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1062 on: December 18, 2008, 12:32:15 »
I was advised by the Captain that interviewed me, to get in touch with my file manager in a couple of weeks to find out if I have been merit listed. So I sent out an e-mail to the file manager and that is when he informed me that I was.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2008, 12:35:06 by forza_milan »

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1063 on: December 19, 2008, 10:19:12 »
Major Update: Job Offer  :o

Recruiting Center: CFRC Ottawa
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer (DEO)
Trade Choice 1: Signal Officer
Trade Choice 2: N/A
Trade Choice 3: N/A
Application Date: July, 2008
First Contact: A few weeks after applying.
CFAT: July 28th, 2008 - Passed
Pre-sec: Nov., 2008  - Passed
Medical:  Dec. 1st, 2008 - Passed
Interview: Dec. 1st, 2008 - Passed
Merit Listed: Dec. 16th, 2008
Job Offer: Dec 19th, 2008
Swearing in: Jan 13th, 2009
BMOQ: Jan 19th, 2009

What a journey the wait has been. I couldn't be happier. :) :) Thank you army.ca for all the sound advice I have reaped from this forum. Invaluable!
« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 10:43:21 by forza_milan »

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1064 on: December 19, 2008, 10:53:43 »
Congrats Forza!
All the best on the even longer journey you'll begin!
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1065 on: December 19, 2008, 11:06:20 »
Thank you SeaGully. The wait makes the offer so much more thrilling. I have been waiting since Canada Day 2008 :)

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1066 on: December 19, 2008, 11:16:57 »
Congrats Forza  :)

Keep us updated on how it's going!

Hopefully i'll get my call soon enough too! I wish i'll be sworned and kitted late january  :salute:
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1067 on: December 19, 2008, 18:07:51 »
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CFRC:  "Well, that's hard to say as we prefer to wait until there is an opening on a course for your trades training so you don't have to spend too mush time in a holding platoon (PRETC)."

Actually, we prefer to enroll the individual to the next BMQ/BMOQ that has spaces available, period.  Each of the Centres conducts course loading at least once and usually more often each week, at which point merit listed individuals for occupations that still have vacancies are then assigned to a BMQ/BMOQ and the formal offer made.  I am sure that I will be hit up by a number of posts pretty quickly that will point out that this did not occur for them, but that is what we are striving for.

This can mean that there is time waiting in PRETC and in other locations, however the training systems have become much more effective at arranging interim activity, from contact training to the supporting, minor courses that are needed at the basic level as the recruits make their way to their first unit.
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1068 on: December 19, 2008, 21:16:51 »
Major Update: Job Offer  :o

Recruiting Center: CFRC Ottawa
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: Officer (DEO)
Trade Choice 1: Signal Officer
Trade Choice 2: N/A
Trade Choice 3: N/A
Application Date: July, 2008
First Contact: A few weeks after applying.
CFAT: July 28th, 2008 - Passed
Pre-sec: Nov., 2008  - Passed
Medical:  Dec. 1st, 2008 - Passed
Interview: Dec. 1st, 2008 - Passed
Merit Listed: Dec. 16th, 2008
Job Offer: Dec 19th, 2008
Swearing in: Jan 13th, 2009
BMOQ: Jan 19th, 2009

What a journey the wait has been. I couldn't be happier. :) :) Thank you army.ca for all the sound advice I have reaped from this forum. Invaluable!

Great job, I hope you all the best!

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1069 on: December 20, 2008, 10:06:16 »
Actually, we prefer to enroll the individual to the next BMQ/BMOQ that has spaces available, period.  Each of the Centres conducts course loading at least once and usually more often each week, at which point merit listed individuals for occupations that still have vacancies are then assigned to a BMQ/BMOQ and the formal offer made.  I am sure that I will be hit up by a number of posts pretty quickly that will point out that this did not occur for them, but that is what we are striving for.

This can mean that there is time waiting in PRETC and in other locations, however the training systems have become much more effective at arranging interim activity, from contact training to the supporting, minor courses that are needed at the basic level as the recruits make their way to their first unit.

I stand corrected.   :)
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1070 on: January 05, 2009, 17:14:25 »

Recruiting Center: Kitchener
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Imagery Tech
Trade Choice 2: Steward
Trade Choice 3: N/A
Application Date: January 5, 2008
First Contact:
CFAT: Scheduled for January 13, 2008
Medical: 
Interview:
Merit Listed:
Job Offer:
Swearing in:
BMQ:

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1071 on: January 06, 2009, 14:58:59 »
Recruiting Center: Ottawa
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: ROTP - Civillian University (Ottawa U)
Trade Choice 1: Intelligence
Trade Choice 2: Infantry
Trade Choice 3: Armour
Application Date: January 5, 2008
First Contact:
CFAT:
Medical: 
Interview:
Merit Listed:
Job Offer:
Swearing in:
BMQ:

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1072 on: January 06, 2009, 22:22:57 »
Recruiting Center: Ottawa
Regular/Reserves: Regular
Officer/NCM: ROTP - Civillian University (Ottawa U)
Trade Choice 1: Intelligence
Trade Choice 2: Infantry
Trade Choice 3: Armour
Application Date: January 5, 2008
First Contact:
CFAT:
Medical: 
Interview:
Merit Listed:
Job Offer:
Swearing in:
BMQ:

Good luck. I hope your application is a speedy one  :)

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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1073 on: January 07, 2009, 00:06:00 »
MAJOR UPDATE, i'm gonna be sworned in next week  :)

Recruting Center: Québec city
Regular/Reserve: Reserve (Voltigeurs de Québec)
Officer/NCM: Officer (DEO)
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2: -
Trade Choice 3: -
Application Date: Sept 22, 2008
First Contact: Sept 29, 2008
CFAT completed : Dec 4, 2008
Med, PT Test completed: Dec 10, 2008
Interview completed: Dec 17, 2008
Sworn in: Jan 13, 2009
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Re: Application Process Samples
« Reply #1074 on: January 07, 2009, 07:46:13 »
Congratulations Kebel, on the smooth process!