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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #475 on: December 17, 2018, 13:08:35 »
Hello,

I have a son that will reach 16 in 6 months time. He has been wanting to join the Reserve while continuing high school. He has his sight on two purple trades. Now, as of now those trades are offered by two different Reserve units in our city, one Navy and one Army. My question is, is there any difference in requirements and qualifications between different units in different elements for the same trades? Speaking with recruiters from both units separately, they both did not want to comment on the other one, understandably.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #476 on: December 17, 2018, 13:38:54 »
Hello,

I have a son that will reach 16 in 6 months time. He has been wanting to join the Reserve while continuing high school. He has his sight on two purple trades. Now, as of now those trades are offered by two different Reserve units in our city, one Navy and one Army. My question is, is there any difference in requirements and qualifications between different units in different elements for the same trades? Speaking with recruiters from both units separately, they both did not want to comment on the other one, understandably.

You were speaking with Unit Recruiters, who's sole role is to recruit for that reserve unit only. They do not have training or access to National CFRC answers.

Recruiting standards are set nationally by CFRG for all Regular and Reserve recruiting. Generally, there should be almost no difference in recruiting between the two units.

After the person has been sworn in,  differences between the army and navy will rapidly become obvious.
(example: When / how training is offered, uniforms, extra opportunities ect…)
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #477 on: December 20, 2018, 00:17:42 »
Hello,

I've just completed my online application for joining the reserves. I've also reached to a few of the reserve units I'm interested in joining. I haven't heard back from the units or the recruiting office that is processing my application (only been a few days).

My question is, do reserve units and recruiting offices take time off for the holidays? i.e should I not expect to hear back from either the reserve units I'm interested in, or the recruiting office, until the new year?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #478 on: December 20, 2018, 00:20:27 »
Hello,

I've just completed my online application for joining the reserves. I've also reached to a few of the reserve units I'm interested in joining. I haven't heard back from the units or the recruiting office that is processing my application (only been a few days).

My question is, do reserve units and recruiting offices take time off for the holidays? i.e should I not expect to hear back from either the reserve units I'm interested in, or the recruiting office, until the new year?

Thanks.

Yes, things are slower during the holidays.


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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #479 on: December 20, 2018, 09:07:00 »
Hello,

I've just completed my online application for joining the reserves. I've also reached to a few of the reserve units I'm interested in joining. I haven't heard back from the units or the recruiting office that is processing my application (only been a few days).

My question is, do reserve units and recruiting offices take time off for the holidays? i.e should I not expect to hear back from either the reserve units I'm interested in, or the recruiting office, until the new year?

Thanks.

Yes they take holidays.
Units started minimum staffing on 15-Dec; all CFRC's & CFRC shut down as we 22-Dec.  Reopening on 7-Jan and back to full strength on 14-Jan.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #480 on: January 15, 2019, 14:47:30 »
Hello...

It has been a while since I was last active here at army.ca, but on Thursday I have my med review and interview for my local Reserve regiment. I passed the CFAT years ago (glad the CF doesn't purge their digital files!), and in December I passed my FORCE test.. not too bad for a 45 y/o 'old man'.

My question is for current reserve force members and before I get chastised for asking a repeat question, I HAVE searched through the boards but haven't found a clear answer... so that's why I am asking. :)

My question is about pay. On the CF website, it lists daily reserve force pay for a Pte is $96.06, but elsewhere I have seen that for training nights you get half that amount. Can someone who is/was in the reserves clear up the pay structure for me? You get paid for parade nights... and one weekend/month training. In your first year of service when you are an FNG, how long is the summer training... and do you get paid the entire time?

I'm pursuing this to achieve a lifelong dream, it's not about the money.. but since I have to take unpaid leave from work to serve I want to get some clarity on how/when reservists are paid.

Thank you everyone... and if these specific questions have been answered elsewhere, please point me in the right direction.

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #481 on: January 15, 2019, 14:52:04 »
$96.06 is the daily rate, as you pointed out. A "day" is from 6 hours to 24 hours. Training nights or anything under 6 hours would be half the amount.

You only get paid for what you work. If you go away on a course you will likely be class B and you will be paid the entire time as well as travel days. If the course is short or run locally through a unit, you will likely still be class A and will have to sign in for every day. BMQ, BMQ-L and trades course will likely take one or two summers. BMQ can also be done on weekends, so you will be paid accordingly.

Other employment opportunities may come up - recruiting events, first aid courses, SENTINEL program, odd jobs around the unit - all paid based on your daily rate.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #482 on: January 15, 2019, 14:56:29 »
For part-time reservists, you are paid a full day's pay for a period in excess of 6 hours, and half of that amount for a period under six hours.  You will also receive a premium in lieu of leave of 9%.

If you are employed on a full-time basis (called class B) you are paid 7 days a week, even if your normal work period is a five day work week.  If your period of class B service is 30 days or more you will receive leave of 2 working days for each 30 day period.  If your full time service is under 30 days, you will receive the premium in lieu of leave of 9%.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #483 on: January 28, 2019, 01:00:04 »
Hey guys appreciate if u could help me here. i applied for the reserve, i did my cfat last nov.2018 and had my medical and interview last month dec.2018. i tried to contact my recruiter thru email last week and asked him regarding about my application he said by the looks of my file im ready for enrollment and  i have to contact one of there senior file manager to ask more information about my file...after sending him email he replied the other day saying they have no record of my file?? like this is weird. would it be better to just call them??

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #484 on: January 28, 2019, 01:19:59 »
I would recommend calling them at the end of the week if you haven't heard anything. They could have typo'd something. With the reserves, there could be multiple units sharing one garrison. Ensure you're contacting the right one. Also, it may be possible your file didn't arrive yet. A lot of military correspondence is still done with pen and paper and usually requires multiple signatures as it passes from hand to hand. Do not be discouraged, give it a few days. Sometimes I get leave passes (Permission to take vacation days) returned to me with permission to do so weeks after I already took it.
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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #485 on: January 28, 2019, 11:04:22 »
Thanks, i just received email this morning saying theyre sending my file to Ottawa next week for a background check, but any idea how long will it take?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #486 on: January 28, 2019, 11:13:54 »
any idea how long will it take?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #487 on: January 28, 2019, 11:49:41 »
Thanks

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #488 on: January 28, 2019, 11:53:42 »
Thanks

You are welcome. Good luck. :)

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #489 on: January 28, 2019, 12:22:33 »
well credit check will fk me up😂, im on debt consolidation right now, been paying my debts for a year now. Any way i told the Capt about it who did my interview last december and provided him proof payments i hope it helps. But is there any chance the background check will takes only less than a month?

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Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #490 on: January 28, 2019, 12:36:20 »
well credit check will fk me up😂,

Some discussion of Credit Check,

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