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Re: Current AVS Techs?
« Reply #125 on: January 19, 2017, 18:20:59 »
I'm a current AVS tech, what in particular would you like to know?

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Re: Current AVS Techs?
« Reply #126 on: January 19, 2017, 19:47:19 »
I'm a current AVS tech, what in particular would you like to know?

I sent you a message. thank you sir!
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Re: My Story: Out of Canada Application to AVS (Avionic Systems)
« Reply #127 on: November 15, 2017, 00:45:40 »
THE WAIT FINALLY ENDS! My perseverance has paid off. 2 years, 3 months and 11 days (833 days) after my application to the Canadian forces began, I have finally been given an offer! On February 15th, 2016 I will be off to Quebec to begin my training as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and then as an ATIS technician. It was a long haul but everything only really begins now.

Amazingly, after my security check finally cleared, I was merit listed within weeks and sent an offer only 6 days after I was informed that I was on the merit list. That security check and file loss really slowed things down for me but perhaps I should look at this time as blessing as it gave me the opportunity to greatly increase my fitness level, research many aspects of the CAF, and most importantly, to get a chance to see my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter develop into the wonderful kids they are today.
What can you tell me about ATIS? I am interested in positions with the AF. What do you recommend? I'm looking at Avionics Tech. Any input is welcome. Thanks.

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Re: My Story: Out of Canada Application to AVS (Avionic Systems)
« Reply #128 on: November 15, 2017, 14:21:45 »
Interesting story. I am in a similar situation, I am 31, almost one year into the application process now and I feel like my current career does not satisfy me/future is not so bright. Hopefully I will be in before November 2018. The lengthy process is due to me studying and living abroad for a few years as well, but I am applying from within Canada. AVS is my first choice. I am curious to know what made you change your mind from going to AVS to ATIS? How is BMQ for an older folk like you and me?
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Recruiting Center: Ottawa
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: AVS
Trade Choice 2: AVN
Online Application: Nov 29, 2016
First Contact: Nov 30, 2016
CFAT: Jan 18, 2017
Lasik surgery: Feb 13, 2017
Reliability Interview: July 26, 2017
Security check launched: Jan 19, 2018
Security check completed: May 3, 2018
Medical: May 9, 2018-Cleared June 6,
Interview: May 30, 2018
Competition List: June 6, 2018
Position Offered-AVS : July 10, 2018
Swearing In: Aug 9, 2018
BMQ: Aug 27, 2018

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Re: My Story: Out of Canada Application to AVS (Avionic Systems)
« Reply #129 on: November 15, 2017, 14:32:29 »
Interesting story. I am in a similar situation, I am 31, almost one year into the application process now and I feel like my current career does not satisfy me/future is not so bright. Hopefully I will be in before November 2018. The lengthy process is due to me studying and living abroad for a few years as well, but I am applying from within Canada. AVS is my first choice. I am curious to know what made you change your mind from going to AVS to ATIS? How is BMQ for an older folk like you and me?
I'm reserve, vehicle tech, 34 years old. Took my oath begin of this year. Doing BMQ on weekends. Loving it. Transferring to RegF, first choice is Avionics tech.

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Re: Current AVS Techs?
« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2018, 11:47:40 »
Hello, I'm also a current AVS tech.

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Re: Current AVS Techs?
« Reply #131 on: January 11, 2018, 11:51:54 »
Hello, I'm also a current AVS tech.


Haha just a bit late. I'm avs too now (not really cuz I'm at POET) but close enough. Thanks doe!
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Re: Avionics Systems Technician ( AVS )
« Reply #132 on: February 13, 2019, 11:14:00 »
Hi All,

Without digging to much into anyone's personal info, I was wondering if someone in the trade\retired can inform me as to whether the promotions are at a regular pace or slower due to it being a trade?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Avionics Systems Technician ( AVS )
« Reply #133 on: February 13, 2019, 12:06:47 »
Hi All,

Without digging to much into anyone's personal info, I was wondering if someone in the trade\retired can inform me as to whether the promotions are at a regular pace or slower due to it being a trade?

Thanks in advance.

Being a trade? On average expect to see MCpl appointment/promotion around the 8-10 year mark, after that it depends on a lot of factors. From what I’ve seen in 2018, AVS has tones of new people in squadrons so promotions will be more competitive in the coming years.

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Re: Avionics Systems Technician ( AVS )
« Reply #134 on: February 13, 2019, 15:04:36 »
Being a trade? On average expect to see MCpl appointment/promotion around the 8-10 year mark, after that it depends on a lot of factors. From what I’ve seen in 2018, AVS has tones of new people in squadrons so promotions will be more competitive in the coming years.

Apologies meant to say tech trade.