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Re: New CEOTP Program.. Any experiences, good or bad?
« Reply #450 on: February 20, 2015, 20:49:53 »
I am currently a high school student at the end of Grade 12 in processing, currently done everything except for the in- depth medical, to become a pilot in the CAF. The program I was interested in at the moment is the CEOTP program in which the forces offer through Seneca College, but I have heard pretty mixed reviews on it as I did my research on the internet. I know the program is different than when first implemented, the most recent news I have heard from it is that Seneca no longer requires an entrance exam for entering the program.
I was just wondering if anyone here has any experience with the CEOTP program, or even if anyone thinks I have any better options.

Your right, there is no longer a requirement to write the Seneca Entry Exam.  The screening requirements have changed and are now based on the submission of your high school academic transcripts.

What I can reasonably say, the CEOTP Program is academically demanding, interspersed with military training, so it is go go go.

The significant difference between CEOTP and ROTP Pilot applicants.......

CEOTP - $42,800+ per year, flying CF Aircraft in 4-5 years

ROTP  -  $18,800+ per year, flying CF Aircraft in 5-7 years

Hopefully, one of the current CEOTP Officers here chimes in.
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Re: New CEOTP Program.. Any experiences, good or bad?
« Reply #451 on: February 20, 2015, 21:31:01 »
I was just wondering if anyone here has any experience with the CEOTP program, or even if anyone thinks I have any better options.

CEOTP
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+CEOTP&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&gfe_rd=cr&ei=zu3nVJTOE-iy8wf04YCYDg&gws_rd=ssl

I'd just overall like to hear some experiences everyone had becoming a pilot, any tips for an aspiring pilot, or any warnings for me.

The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=12744.0









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Re: New CEOTP Program.. Any experiences, good or bad?
« Reply #452 on: February 20, 2015, 21:49:57 »
Ah, I had no idea the pay would be that much different DAA. That is the one tough part I figured would be the most demanding of the CEOTP, just the rapid speed you would be moving at. But let's face it, if you're planning on going into be a pilot, being a fast learner is a pretty important prerequisite to have hey?  :nod:
As to mariomike, I have read the "So you want to be a pilot", as well as the "So you want to be a fighter pilot?" posts religiously several times, definitely some of the most helpful forums I've found on here, however just like a lot of the help I have been able to find, they're slightly outdated for the most part. Obviously I understand that lot's hasn't changed, but there has been a bit that has too I would imagine. Just trying to get the most up to date information and testimonials that I can find. I've been able to read up a bit on the CEOTP, but I've been hard up to find actual stories from guys that have done it, or even a daily sort of schedule for someone in the program.
Even on the CAF website they are pretty vague in describing the whole process and my recruiting officer wasn't 100% either about the particulars.
Once again I apologize if I'm misinformed with any of my information or searching skills, not intending to waste anyone's time.
Thanks again!

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Questions about applying CEOTP- Pilot Paid Education Program
« Reply #453 on: March 30, 2015, 19:01:07 »
Hello, not sure if this is the right spot to ask but here goes.  I’m currently in my final semester of Grade 12 and interested in being a Pilot in the CF and would like to try applying for the paid education Seneca College program.  I have asked around about how to do this but I was told that I have to wait until I graduated from High School before I could be considered.  I’m just wondering if this is true or should I apply now?
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Re: Questions about CEOGP
« Reply #454 on: March 31, 2015, 08:23:15 »
ethan.taylor

Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Armed Forces.

No that is not true. The CEOTP program is specifically targeted for students in their final semester/term of high school. If you are interested in the CEOTP program it is suggested that you apply online as soon as possible.

If you have any other question feel free to ask!

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Re: CEOTP AEAD Seneca Course 1
« Reply #455 on: May 06, 2015, 01:06:32 »
I applied to the CEOTP-Pilot program April 30, 2015 (6 days ago) and am extremely excited because this is my dream job. Today I made a move and met with a recruiter at the Hamilton RC in Ontario (my local RC). I had an interview with a captain, and told him that I have a 2-year college diploma with over 250 hours of volunteer experience and am physically fit and wanting a career for the long term not just . Will this help with my application process and further my chances of being accepted into this program? He never really answered me he just said having post secondary education is a good thing?? What are my chances of getting in to this program? Is it a difficult program to be accepted in to? Again this is my dream and any advice/ help???  :army:
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Re: CEOTP AEAD Seneca Course 1
« Reply #456 on: May 06, 2015, 08:44:58 »
I applied to the CEOTP-Pilot program April 30, 2015 (6 days ago) and am extremely excited because this is my dream job. Today I made a move and met with a recruiter at the Hamilton RC in Ontario (my local RC). I had an interview with a captain, and told him that I have a 2-year college diploma with over 250 hours of volunteer experience and am physically fit and wanting a career for the long term not just . Will this help with my application process and further my chances of being accepted into this program? He never really answered me he just said having post secondary education is a good thing?? What are my chances of getting in to this program? Is it a difficult program to be accepted in to? Again this is my dream and any advice/ help???  :army:

You will be subject to the same processing as any other Pilot applicant (CFAT, Medical, Interview, Aircrew Selection, etc, etc).  You will also be subject to the "Admission Requirements" for the program at Seneca College.  However, your course pattern is modified to meet military training requirements and should you be successful and receive an offer of employment, will usually consist of BMOQ, Phase 1 Pilot Trg, Seneca Semester 1 and 2, Phase 2 and 3 Pilot Training, Seneca Semesters 3, 4 and 5 followed by a posting to an OTU (Operational Training Unit).  Somewhere in there, you will also have to complete the CAFJOD and AFOD training/courses.

Good luck on the long journey ahead of you!

Oh and to answer your question of "What are my chances of getting into this program?"   For starters, you had better VERY VERY well on your CFAT!!!

Seneca Entry Requirements  ---->  http://www.senecacollege.ca/fulltime/FPR.html
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Re: New CEOTP Program.. Any experiences, good or bad?
« Reply #457 on: May 06, 2015, 23:42:48 »
About to enroll in the CEOTP program through Seneca as well. Applied to CF a week ago and am awaiting "first contact", went to my recruiter and he gave me the Seneca application form and I'm taking that and my transcripts this week. I have a 2 year college diploma and over 250 hours volunteer work, good rapport with the RC contact so I'm really hopeful I can go through to this program. Any one else in the CEOTP or with any advice/ knowledge feel free to share. Would be greatly appreciated.
Recruting Center: CFRC Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
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Interview Completed: April 5, 2017
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Re: New CEOTP Program.. Any experiences, good or bad?
« Reply #458 on: May 08, 2015, 13:09:12 »
I think one on the "watch outs for the Seneca route is that you have to pass or your out. With ROTP if you fail in one of the phases BMOQ, Phase II or Phase III you can recourse into another trade and still be a CF officer. With the CEOTP your gone if you fail and that could be costly.

It is a good program and does pay better but there can be no mistakes or changing of your mind. Keep in mind that phase II is tough and hard.

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CEOTP Pilot application
« Reply #459 on: October 22, 2015, 22:28:56 »
Im trying to apply online for the CEOTP pilot and on the website it says "If you would like to apply to the combined degree and pilot training program, select “CEOTP – Pilot” when filling out the online application." but I cant find anywhere on the application where I can select that. Does anyone know what i'm supposed to do?

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Re: CEOTP Pilot application
« Reply #460 on: October 28, 2015, 13:22:55 »
When completing the online application, please select the "CEOTP" option under the heading of "Entry Plan".

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Ceotp- Application
« Reply #461 on: November 02, 2015, 16:56:29 »
Hey I was just wondering if applying online is the only way to apply for the paid education at Seneca to become a pilot. When I tried to apply online, I got stuck at a part where it asked for the high school I have already graduated/degree I've obtained. However, being the 12th grade I have not finished high school. I made sure to select CEOTP when it asked for an entry plan.

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Re: Ceotp- Application
« Reply #462 on: November 02, 2015, 17:16:30 »
to be more specific, I get stuck at the part where it tells me to add an education program

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Re: Ceotp- Application
« Reply #463 on: November 09, 2015, 10:40:11 »
Select the "highest level" of education completed or currently being completed (ie; High School - Complete).   These details can be mentioned to your local Recruiting Detachment and updated appropriately when you are scheduled for your initial testing.

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« Reply #464 on: December 21, 2015, 12:26:23 »
Hi!

I recently applied for the Seneca College pilot program. I passed my CFAT about two weeks ago.
I browsed the forums and could not find an answear to my question. Since the next admission in
Seneca is scheduled for Fall 2017, I almost have an entire year to spend. Are there some courses
that I can take right now at my local university (maths,etc.) and have them credited for later on?

Thanks!

Davy

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« Reply #465 on: December 22, 2015, 11:06:39 »
The CEOTP-AEAD Pilot Entry Plan is very unique in nature.  Your courses conducted at Seneca College are scheduled and managed by the CAF and consist of successful CAF applicants only.

Successful CEOTP-AEAD applicants upon enrolment, will attend BMOQ in St Jean followed by Phase 1 Pilot Training just prior to attending Seneca College.

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Re: CEOTP-The Seneca College Pilot Program FAQs
« Reply #466 on: January 02, 2016, 14:10:29 »
Can someone confirm something for me? If I'm chosen for CEOTP - Pilot, will I be a 2Lt making 2Lt pay once I graduate from BMOQ?

 I was under the impression I stayed as an Officer Cadet throughout training. Thanks!

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Re: CEOTP-The Seneca College Pilot Program FAQs
« Reply #467 on: January 02, 2016, 16:22:04 »
Yes, you will be a 2Lt, and make 2Lt pay.

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Re: CEOTP-The Seneca College Pilot Program FAQs
« Reply #468 on: January 04, 2016, 10:02:31 »
Can someone confirm something for me? If I'm chosen for CEOTP - Pilot, will I be a 2Lt making 2Lt pay once I graduate from BMOQ?
I was under the impression I stayed as an Officer Cadet throughout training. Thanks!

Yes, you will be a 2Lt, and make 2Lt pay.

You are enrolled into the CF as an OCdt and upon successful completion of BMOQ, you will be promoted to 2Lt (Pay Level B) retroactive to your date of enrolment.
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Re: CEOTP-The Seneca College Pilot Program FAQs
« Reply #469 on: January 09, 2016, 12:08:38 »
Thanks again for the responses!

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« Reply #470 on: April 11, 2016, 17:09:08 »
I passed ACS in Trenton during early March, I was wondering if the May 23rd BMOQ serial is full for my program and if it is, when would selection begin for the next one?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: CEOTP pilot intake
« Reply #471 on: April 11, 2016, 17:20:08 »
Just a correction, CEOTP Pilot is the program. Accidentally made a typo.

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Re: CEPTP pilot intake
« Reply #472 on: April 12, 2016, 16:30:07 »
Good Day,

BMOQ's are not filled by program - the courses are filled with many different occupations and entry plans. 
Please discuss your application to Seneca College in conjunction with your BMOQ dates with your File Manager.

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Re: CEOTP-The Seneca College Pilot Program FAQs
« Reply #473 on: May 03, 2016, 19:40:58 »
Hey Everyone,

I am looking for someone who has gone thru the CEOTP program successfully that I can e-mail and use as a mentor.

My brief history:
I never finished high school or did well in high school, and I have been out for 8 years. Nevertheless I have very high determination to finish my upgrades and be accepted to CEOTP. When I am successful I will be the first person in my family on both sides to finish high school and have a post secondary education. That being said, it is going to be extremely difficult for me and I believe a mentor will be able to help me immensely.

Thanks in advance. 

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Re: CEOTP-The Seneca College Pilot Program FAQs
« Reply #474 on: September 11, 2016, 18:03:13 »
Good evening,

I have recently been merit listed and I hope that I am sufficiently competitive to be given an offer soon.

Would a recruiter be so kind as to let me know if some seats remain for CEOTP pilots for 2016-2017?

Many thanks.