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How Long Did You Wait?

BeyondTheNow

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Determined said:
...That's all we can do. You're eager to get in, now that you've finally decided and committed to joining. Of course it will be frustrating but at the same time it's going to be soo rewarding to reach our goal!
Bravo on the getting healthier and fit cos you're going to need it once you are in basic. lol Love to talk about your races and training sometime....

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Absolutely! You can PM me if you'd like...
 

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My application process has been a long one, I think anyway. I applied January 2012, knowing that the earliest Id here anything would be April, as that's the new fiscal year.

I did my CFAT end of May 2012, did my interview and medical June 2012. I failed the vision test of the medical. I'm going MP and I'm required to have a level 3 vision and I had level 4 :(

On June 28Th 2012 I had corrective eye surgery, which put my application on hold for 3 months.

September 2012 I redid my eye exam and passed, but unfortunately, missed the selection process for the MPAC in October 2012. I had to transfer my file from Hamilton to Barrie as I moved, and that took about 7 weeks :(

December 2012 I was merit listed to await the next MPAC course.

This past week I was asked to sign release forms for the MPAC course, that is where I stand now. I know the next MPAC course is February 2013, but have not heard either way if I was chosen for it.
 

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It took me 8mths to get in. I was told it was do to the enormous amount of applicants all across Canada. I went reserves first. I am now going into Reg Forces. Will be posted in Borden, Ont as of Mid-Feb and waiting for training. Good thing is, it is all paid for, lol
 

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west_coaster said:
It took me 8mths to get in. I was told it was do to the enormous amount of applicants all across Canada. I went reserves first. I am now going into Reg Forces. Will be posted in Borden, Ont as of Mid-Feb and waiting for training. Good thing is, it is all paid for, lol

How long did you stay in the reserves for? What made you go reg?
 

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From the day i did mmy online app. it was 6 months, the longest time that i waited without hearing anything or knowing what was going on was about a month. but its all good now, im in feb 11th Bmq 
 

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applied july 6th, basic training september 28th, res infantry
 

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I applied in Jan 2012 didn't hear anything for 6 months. Got an email saying that my application wasn't competitive enough and to try upgrading my education, apply for different trades, or try reserves. Next week went to my local reserves unit ( 12 Wing Shearwater) and they had wouldn't know if they had an opening until September. Another 3 months went by i got a call to do my Aptitude test my PT test and my interview all in the same day. I got another call in November for me to swear in and that my basic date will be January 7th or 14th. A week before my swear in i fractured my ankle and my BMQ was postponed to January 28th. When i got my cast off on January 8th he advices me that my BWM will have to be postponed again. After speaking with my RC office we are hoping to get me in for Feb 11th if i pass my PT test which as of now I'm waiting for a date. So I have waited over a year had some obstacles along the way but hopefully my waiting is almost over.  :cdn:
 

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My application process so far:
I applied haphazardly online late Nov. 2012, waited until early January to call the CFRC to discover my application had been closed. Reapplied in January to ROTP, wrote an RMC application submitted Friday and then I received a call Tuesday to write an aptitude test in February.
Good luck all.
 

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I handed in my application to my reserve unit end of October, and now the only thing left is reference checks. My advice is to call and inquire about the status of your application every week or two, unless you have been given a specific date. Even if the recruiters say they are going to call back, i would suggest giving it a few days and then calling back to check up on it. I happened a few times for me that a recruiter said they would call me back in a week, and then I called them back and they apoligized for forgetting. Basically just know that they have a lot to do and won't always get a chance to call back, so make sure you use your own initiative and check on your application.
 

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Met with the reserve unit late September, applied end of September or October 2012, did my medical exam on November 27th which was the last thing I needed to to, would have been in fairly soon after that if the medical technician hadn't noticed a heart palpitation, had to get a doctor's note for that as well as my eyesight, and passed those. Then I got a letter back once I had handed those in stating that my file was put on hold because my doctor had written on the form that I have a chronic thyroid problem discovered during the bloodwork for my palpitations which meant that unless I could get that changed I couldn't serve. So then, I went to see my doctor who wouldn't change her answer, but did refer me to a specialist who took a thyroid ultrasound and more bloodwork which showed that I did not have a chronic condition and it was merely a case of thyroiditis at the wrong time. Unfortunately, now I have to get more bloodwork done in about 2 months to confirm that I in fact do not have a case of hyperthyroidism and until that time cannot continue with my application. However the CFRC knows so I will not be removed from consideration. So yeah. It has been a colossal goat ****. Not sure if this helps the OP any, but I applied end of October 2012 and it is now Feb. 25, 2013, and I am still not in, or even have a definitive answer whether I am in or not.
 

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I applied last February 2012, got an email in March 2012 saying I wasnt competitive enough, file transferred to my local CFRC on December 6 2012, cfat medical and interview was on February 21 2013, now I am just waiting on a certificate to come in the mail which I have to fax in asap and thenni should be merit listed. Its been a long year but im finally here  ;D
 

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I went pretty fast through the beginning like the interview and all the tests (which I passed on the first try), but then they lost a medical piece of paper and that put my application on a stall for a year and a half. I kept bugging my recruiter though, and I made it in eventually.
 

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I'm a file manager at a CFRC, and I can tell you that the whole process will go a lot faster if you schedule your appointments as soon as possible, and don't take forever getting required stuff done, like getting family doctor letters completed and returned.
 

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Reserves: Applied September 2008, Finalized application in December 2008, Sworn into my unit May 20, 2009, graduated BMOQ Dec 2009.  V-Released Oct 2010 for various reasons, none of which make sense now.

Regular: Applied Jan 2011,  Applied Dec 2011,  Applied March 2012,  Received word in December  2012 my file was being closed.  Reapplied in December 2012, Merit listed for selection.  I've chosen my posting preferences....waiting for a phone call and trying to keep my wife from going insane with the not knowing.

So as you can see it's a long road and can have a lot of bumps and grinds along the way. Jan 2011 - Current and still waiting.

 

Ducam

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Applied November 21/12 online.
Everything, CFAT interview and medical,  completed with no hiccups on February 26/13
Now waiting to be merit listed.

I hope to be in BMQ for the summer or fall.
 

cfournier

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I've been in the application process for about 2 years in total. Finally coming along, slowly but surely.  :nod:
 

greythunders99

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I gave the papers the may'15, and I was sworn in january'19. And start my BMQ the february 1st. (Res, Weapon Tech., 34e GBC)
 

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10 years and I've only been merit listed as of last month. If you want to do it, it's not going to matter how long it takes you'll stick at it.
 
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