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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2008, 21:51:55 »
This is sounding interesting, since I too have a message for Esquimalt.  I grew up in Vic, and have since been wondering what was going on at Work Point since 3VP left.  I'm either going to be at the Hospital and/or on ship, so knowing those Q's are still open and in good shape is nice to know - I'm not overly interested in a 400 year mortgage at the moment...being within brisk walking or short running distance to work is always a plus.

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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2008, 22:04:14 »
As Melbatoast stated, Work Point is a mix between single family, row housing and duplexes. I live in a 4 bedroom duplex and it seems to work good for us. With that said, I am also a single mother of three kids, so at times, the size seems daunting when it comes to cleaning...(which is most of the time...lol). I have a large front yard and have fenced in my backyard for my dog, but have no neighbours behind me..I love it! Only complaint i have is that I don't have a basement and the one bathroom is very small.

I would suggest calling up CFHA and notifying them as soon as you have your posting msg in hand. There are currently 8 people on the wait list for 3 bedrooms in Work Point, but come posting season, those moving into the area get first dibs. There is something like 82 on the list for 2 bdrm PMQ's...YIKES!

I hope your moves are fun and uneventful!!

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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2008, 19:18:56 »
Thanks melbatoast and Springroll, your info is really helpful.  Do you know anything about the Naden or Signal Hill areas? I've got the request for the PMQ all filled out, I just have to decide what areas to be considered for and at this point those are the two that I don't have any information on.
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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2008, 20:47:52 »
Hello PumpKickr

I'm sorry that I can't give you any information on Naden or Signal Hill but I would like to give you my two cents on Belmont Park. 

I grew up in Belmont park for my first 14 years.  My brother in law currently resides there and I like to visit my old stomping grounds once in a while.  I have nothing against Belmont Park, it consists of singles and duplexes, and some row houses at each end of the park.  Most of the houses are 3 levels including a full size basement, living room, dinning room and kitchen.  Very spacious compared to anything you can buy in this city. It just got a brand new school built this past November and offers both English and French immersion classes.  I believe it turned into pre-school to grade 8 but not 100% sure on this.  The yard sizes are pretty big unless your in one of the row houses.  There is a youth centre and a couple of churches.  There are playgrounds placed all around the park.  It is up the road from a skating rink, swimming pool and a library, all newly built in the past 5-10 years.  It is on the outskirts of Fort Rodd Hill and Royal Roads (both can be looked up on the internet I am sure) both great places to take kids to see.  Oh and the Lagoon is also on the outskirts.  With all the new highway construction in the past years, a ride into town can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on rush hour times.  I do remember that my father would walk down to the tugboat (I think it was called F-Jetty) and take that over to CFB Esquimalt and back.  Not sure if that is still an option though. 

Anyway, I hope this helps a little and that you find the right place for you.

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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2008, 21:22:25 »
signal hill is always taken and always a long wait to get it . or it seems that way . if you can get it  its close to town . but belmont is spacy-er
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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2008, 21:36:35 »
You can still take the Blueboat over to Naden/Dockyard from Belmont :)

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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2008, 23:02:14 »
I am "assuming" that by asking for Naden, you are referring to the ones behind the hospital.
Most of them up there are duplexes and single family dwellings. They are pretty big, and definitely have larger bathrooms then those in Work Point or Belmont Park. The same can be said for Signal Hill. Same type of housing but they are in high demand due to them being right beside the base.

I would have loved a house in either of those areas, but they very rarely come up for grabs. Even Work Point is a tough one to get into...I just happened to have luck on my side when i needed a PMQ.
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Where to go in Esquimalt
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2008, 20:09:35 »
I have a friend that is leaving on the plane on Sunday to go to Victoria but in his package doesn't have his joining instructions. Does anyone know where he should present himself when arriving in the taxi to get his Quarters and Rations, what to bring and all that other stuff... He is landing around 1930 Sunday.

If anyone can help thanks,

BTW I told him already he was dumb not to ask :P
« Last Edit: May 23, 2008, 20:12:59 by Klinkaroo »

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Re: Where to go in Esquimalt
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2008, 22:11:00 »
Do you know what he's going for?  (Or where exactly he's going?  Work Point, or Naden, or elsewhere?)

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Re: Where to go in Esquimalt
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2008, 22:41:19 »
Naval Comminicator QL1 (Reserves) that's the course, where is the course I really don't know...

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Re: Where to go in Esquimalt
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2008, 23:20:58 »
If hes going on QL 1 then he should be going to Nelles blk, in Naden. Its on Admirals rd, just down the hill from esquimalt rd, if the cabbie has never heard of it. At that point the Duty Watch should tell him where he's living.  Enjoy.

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Re: Where to go in Esquimalt
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2008, 23:56:39 »
Thanks for the quick reply. My friend and I all thank you for giving him a helping hand... I hope he learns from his mistakes :P

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Re: Where to go in Esquimalt
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2008, 00:42:28 »
if the cabbie has never heard of it.
Then I recommend you get another cab!  If not you could be in for an interesting ride

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PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2009, 20:09:24 »
Hey everyone. I am looking for some intel on the PMQ process for Esquimalt. I am currently merit listed and want to get my ducks in a row before I ship out. I am will be joining under the Recruit school by-pass plan. Also, I have been told that my initial posting will most likely be to MARPAC.

First question; am I able to apply to the CFHA for a PMQ as soon as I ship off to the base? (and yes I know that I will not be able to move in till I am done my 3s). Second question; what is the story with the buildings. I have seen that the DND will be constructing new homes between now and 2012 or so. How much more will they cost p/month? Third off, what sort of timeframe am I looking at from application to move in. I am married with a baby boy.

Thanks all,

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2009, 18:44:37 »
I'm wondering the same thing, I have to get a doctor letter saying im good to go for basic, then I get my part 2 physical and interview the same day. I think I'm all good on the background check which is running on me right now, passed CFAT. I want to get my ducks in a row, I will ask to be posted to esquimalt if I can as I am from the west coast.

I have a fiance and young daughter as well so I want to get my name on the list as soon as I can, but it would be nice to know if a house will be available by the time I possibly get there in a few months.

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2009, 18:51:48 »
If your posting message says you are posted to a base then you should be (and correct me if I am wrong) entitled to a MOVE and if there are Q's available you should be able to arrange to get one.

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2009, 20:21:38 »
Thanks AJP, good site. I called the CFHA and they said that those who are married with children go to the top of the list with the other family goers. I also have found out that I won't be heading out to Esquimalt right away after all. I have to head back to the concrete fortress. New rules, bah! Oh well, I guess that will just give me more time on the waiting list in order to gain housing. Oh, this raises another question; are family members able to move into PMQ's even if their spouse is on course? Thanks and when are you heading to BMQ stabmasterarson?

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2009, 20:27:45 »
I suspect an agaain Correct Me If I am Wrong - your family can move when your posting message says you are actually posted to that location.  You may be on IR or some varient until you complete training.  I have a friend who has not completed "phase" training and in the two years of attempts has waited with a wife and daughter at home.  A really rough go prior to a real deployment/posting.  He really has to pass soon.

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2009, 20:41:16 »
Cool. I wasn't sure if the just the family was able to go to PMQs while the member was training. What you said makes sense. And yea, I feel for you buddy. That has to be tough. Thanks again.

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2009, 20:48:42 »
No Problem....Just PASS Sooner than TWO Years

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2009, 12:18:53 »
Thanks AJP, good site. I called the CFHA and they said that those who are married with children go to the top of the list with the other family goers. I also have found out that I won't be heading out to Esquimalt right away after all. I have to head back to the concrete fortress. New rules, bah! Oh well, I guess that will just give me more time on the waiting list in order to gain housing. Oh, this raises another question; are family members able to move into PMQ's even if their spouse is on course? Thanks and when are you heading to BMQ stabmasterarson?

I am in the process, havent had my interview yet because I got a knee surgery done (acl reconstruction) at the end of august, and have been rehabbing. I put in my application about a month ago, and since then I have passed the CFAT and part 1 physical. They have called 3 of my references and when a fourth called them (they left a msg), she was told that unless she had something negative to say they did not need her  ;D.

I see the surgeon in 2 weeks and just have to get a letter stating I can do bmq, then I call the cfrc on jan. 4 and book my part 2 medical and interview the same day, the med tech told me. She was eager to get me in ASAP, once I had medical clearance from the surgeon.

Nothing is for sure yet, but I have a feeling Im in, and Im just trying to get prepared as much as I can as I have a family, mortgage, dog, etc.

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Re: PMQ wait list in Esquimalt
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2009, 02:03:38 »
That's too bad about the knee man. Sounds like you are confident that it will not hinder you physically though. I hope it all works out for you, and who knows, maybe I'll see ya round the dockyards someday. Best of luck.

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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2010, 23:55:35 »
Hi all,

I know this is a really old thread but I thought it would be better to resurrect it than start a new one. I recently applied for a CL B posn with the Injured Personnel Support Center, out of Esquimalt. The position, if I get it (I was the only applicant so fingers crossed) would start relatively quickly so I am trying to figure out as much information in advance as I can.

All of that said I am wondering about on base housing for CL B reservists at CFB Esquimalt. I know some bases allow CL B reservists to rent lodging and others do not (i.e. Cl B reservists can get PMQ's in Vancouver). My question is several fold:

1. Does anyone know if Cl B reservists can rent on base lodging at CFB Esquimalt?
2. If yes, what are the costs?
3. If yes, what are the time lines for getting lodging (I know there can be wait times for some of the more sought after locations?)

This is my first experience with a longer term Cl B and also, potentially sorting out housing, so if I am out to lunch in any of my questions please feel free to set me straight!

Thanks for any info.

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Re: PMQs in Esquimalt
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2010, 10:16:51 »
http://www.cfha-alfc.forces.gc.ca/hl-el/gagetownhr-gagetownml-eng.aspx

This is a useful link for any pers looking at living in the Q's anywhere.