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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #525 on: February 14, 2018, 09:58:56 »
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #526 on: February 16, 2018, 12:12:28 »
Hey. So I am a soon to be new part time reservist in the 21EW for communicator research and I was wondering if anyone knows on average how days/hours you work in a week and if there is opportunity to do more or less. I'm a University student and just wish to know, to see if I will be fine with just being a reservist or if I'll have to pick up another part time job. Thanks for your help.

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #527 on: February 16, 2018, 12:17:39 »
Hey. So I am a soon to be new part time reservist in the 21EW for communicator research and I was wondering if anyone knows on average how days/hours you work in a week and if there is opportunity to do more or less. I'm a University student and just wish to know, to see if I will be fine with just being a reservist or if I'll have to pick up another part time job. Thanks for your help.

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #528 on: February 16, 2018, 12:18:24 »
Thursday nights 1830ish to 2230. Budget for 2 weekends a month especially when you do BMQ on the weekends.

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #529 on: February 16, 2018, 15:15:48 »
I'm a University student and just wish to know, to see if I will be fine with just being a reservist or if I'll have to pick up another part time job.

Total amount that Reservists make in a year 
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #530 on: May 10, 2018, 05:43:11 »
hi. If I become a reserve, likely infantry or something in the army, will I be able to move to the USA in the future?
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #531 on: May 10, 2018, 06:20:06 »
You can move anywhere you want, but you would have to release (unless a temporary move). If you join the US Military you cannot continue to serve in the CAF, you will have to release and you will start over, they do not provide equivalencies or rank incentives. Commonwealth Nations like UK, Australia, New Zealand have an agreement to allow Reservists from Commonwealth Nations to work for Aus/UK/NZ Reserve units while working/studying in those countries. The often have International Recruitment Campaigns where they provide you rank and pay incentives for certain rank levels, occupations, and specialist qualifications.
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #532 on: May 10, 2018, 08:15:27 »
Commonwealth Nations like UK, Australia, New Zealand have an agreement to allow Reservists from Commonwealth Nations to work for Aus/UK/NZ Reserve units while working/studying in those countries.

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #533 on: June 19, 2018, 15:45:38 »
I'm currently 41 and thinking about joining the reserves again.  I already know that even though I did my BMQ and QL3 for the combat engineers, it was 25 years ago so I'll be starting from scratch.
The plus side is that I feel like I'm in better shape now then I ever was and I'm confident I can handle the physical requirements.  The down side is that I'm married with 2 kids.  I can absolutely handle weekend training and a couple of evenings every week but I don't think I can leave the kids alone with the wife for a whole month for the trade training.  Are there any trades with shorter or even 2 week training chunks?
I work for the government so taking leave for training isn't going to be a problem.

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #534 on: June 19, 2018, 18:56:49 »
I'm currently 41 and thinking about joining the reserves again.  I already know that even though I did my BMQ and QL3 for the combat engineers, it was 25 years ago so I'll be starting from scratch.
The plus side is that I feel like I'm in better shape now then I ever was and I'm confident I can handle the physical requirements.  The down side is that I'm married with 2 kids.  I can absolutely handle weekend training and a couple of evenings every week but I don't think I can leave the kids alone with the wife for a whole month for the trade training.  Are there any trades with shorter or even 2 week training chunks?
I work for the government so taking leave for training isn't going to be a problem.

If I recall correctly the shortest trade is either Artillery at roughly 3 weeks for the Dp 1.0 and the DP 1.0 Infantry is is 4 weeks (+ 4 weeks of BMQ-L).

Food for thought, I think that the time would fly by faster if you actually enjoyed the trade that you picked.


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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #535 on: June 20, 2018, 06:22:44 »
PRes Engr DP1 can be taken in chuncks of about 12-17 training day blocks but there are 5 modules to take.....
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #536 on: June 20, 2018, 10:49:57 »
If I recall correctly the shortest trade is either Artillery at roughly 3 weeks for the Dp 1.0 and the DP 1.0 Infantry is is 4 weeks (+ 4 weeks of BMQ-L).

Food for thought, I think that the time would fly by faster if you actually enjoyed the trade that you picked.

you're absolutely right about needing to enjoy the trade.  I was just hoping that there might be a few to choose from with shorter training periods.  Seems like 4 weeks is pretty typical.  Talking to the local recruiter as well it sounds like I have 2-3 years to complete the trade training so that might give me time to smooth it over with the wife :)

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #537 on: June 21, 2018, 16:18:57 »
Hey I have a question for y’all is it a good idea to join the reg force with no prior military experience. Couple of my friends in the military said join the reserves cause it’s easier but I know I have what it takes at least I think I do but what do y’all think


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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #538 on: June 21, 2018, 16:54:33 »
Couple of my friends in the military said join the reserves cause it’s easier but I know I have what it takes at least I think I do but what do y’all think

Discussion,

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People told me if I'm interested, then it's better to start in the reserve first. I wonder if they are right or not?

Much would depend if you want a part-time, or full-time job.

Hey I’m about to apply for infantry full time in three weeks, how long does it take to get accepted.

If you decide to join part-time first, this discusses the process and how long it takes to transfer to full-time,

Component Transfers (Reserve to Regular): Q&A
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,12797.0.html
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #539 on: June 27, 2018, 16:03:19 »
Hello,

I had not successfully completed training, and have realized I do not have the skills to be a soldier. I am passionate about public service. I am currently working in public health as an administrative professional. Can someone please state whether or not it is possible for someone to become a reservist in a civilian capacity i.e. doing administrative tasks? Also, would anyone know whether there are such opportunities elsewhere in the domain of national security and public safety? Thank you.

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #540 on: June 27, 2018, 16:30:51 »
. . . Can someone please state whether or not it is possible for someone to become a reservist in a civilian capacity i.e. doing administrative tasks? Also, would anyone know whether there are such opportunities elsewhere in the domain of national security and public safety? Thank you.


No.  A reservist is a member of the Canadian Forces, usually a part-time member but not always.  There are no civilians in the Canadian Armed Forces.  There are, however, civilians who work for the Department of National Defence or other government departments or agencies who may be employed alongside or in support of CAF members.  As has been suggested to you before in other threads if you want such employment then you need to seek out what job openings there are in the public service.  Start here https://www.canada.ca/en/services/defence/jobs.html
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #541 on: July 04, 2018, 02:37:13 »
Hey I have a question for y’all is it a good idea to join the reg force with no prior military experience. Couple of my friends in the military said join the reserves cause it’s easier but I know I have what it takes at least I think I do but what do y’all think


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In my opinion the reserves shouldn't be a "trial" sort of thing where you just test the waters out, because you're still in the military.  Reservists are trained to the same standard as reg force and if you're joining  the reserves with the intention of leaving immediately / in the near future you would be better off just applying for the regular forces when you're ready.
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #542 on: July 04, 2018, 02:48:29 »
In my opinion the reserves shouldn't be a "trial" sort of thing where you just test the waters out, because you're still in the military.  Reservists are trained to the same standard as reg force and if you're joining  the reserves with the intention of leaving immediately / in the near future you would be better off just applying for the regular forces when you're ready.

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #543 on: July 04, 2018, 09:30:48 »
Some Reservists are trained to Regular Force standards. The majority are not.

I understand your desire to be helpful, Mason Jar, however...

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #544 on: July 14, 2018, 22:50:36 »
Hi all,

Quick question pertaining to the "One weekend a month".. At what time do you report for the weekend? Is it Friday evening or Saturday morning or does it vary?

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #545 on: July 15, 2018, 00:12:28 »
Hi all,

Quick question pertaining to the "One weekend a month".. At what time do you report for the weekend? Is it Friday evening or Saturday morning or does it vary?

Thanks

It varies between units and brigades greatly. Some weekend training you'll have to report at 1830 on Friday, some it'll be 0800 Saturday morning.

It all depends on what the training is, how it's being conducted, who it's being conducted by.

Weekend training won't be every month either.

In the case of weekend BMQ/BMQ-LAND you'll report to the Armoury for 1830 Friday a d you'll be dismissed 1700 on Sunday.
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #546 on: July 15, 2018, 22:48:14 »
Thanks for the reply. So when you're not on training for the most part its just one day a week?  I thought units go on an exercise once a month.


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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #547 on: July 16, 2018, 07:01:27 »
Thanks for the reply. So when you're not on training for the most part its just one day a week?  I thought units go on an exercise once a month.

Do not always expect to be on an exercise once a month.
What you are tasked to do on weekend training will vary.
Examples of what may be scheduled for weekend training include:

- Mandatory classroom lectures / PD (Professional Development training,
-  Range shoots,
- Unit cleaning / maintenance,
- Open House,
- Ceremonies / Parades, and yes
- Training exercises

Theses examples are an example of the monthly weekend training. Units will adjust to what is required at the time.
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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #548 on: July 16, 2018, 20:19:28 »
Do not always expect to be on an exercise once a month.
What you are tasked to do on weekend training will vary.
Examples of what may be scheduled for weekend training include:

- Mandatory classroom lectures / PD (Professional Development training,
-  Range shoots,
- Unit cleaning / maintenance,
- Open House,
- Ceremonies / Parades, and yes
- Training exercises

Theses examples are an example of the monthly weekend training. Units will adjust to what is required at the time.

Great information. Thank you :)

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Re: General CFRC Questions – Primary Reserve
« Reply #549 on: July 25, 2018, 20:29:16 »
Hi everyone,

I'm in the recruiting process for the reserves with possibility of doing weekend BMQ this fall/winter.
I have a few questions I couldn't find on the forum:

- What would happen if, after I finish BMQ, something prevented me from doing trades training the summer immediately after?  Could I defer it to the following year?
     - what if something prevented me from finishing the BMQ or DP1 midway through, would I be able to do it in the future or discharged forever?

- After being fully trained in my trade, if my civilian life required me to move cities, could I transition into a new unit fairly seamlessly?

I realize some people will say don't apply if you are already planning to leave.  I assure you I'm not, I'm really excited to start after all this time looking into it.
I'm just looking for all the info in case a "once in a lifetime" opportunity arises in the next year or so.

Thanks!