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Verification of Former Service (VFS) [Merged]

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Hi. I just finished my heavy equipment operator DEP (diplome d'etudes profesionnelles) a 9 months long course offered by quebec gov. I know it is an advanced training for CE.

Is my diploma recognized by the forces and is it spec pay?
 

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I served 4 years in reg force less than 5 years ago. If i want to rejoin. Is the process faster?

And is there any type of "reminder" course for drills and all?
 

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jee.string said:
I served 4 years in reg force less than 5 years ago. If i want to rejoin. Is the process faster?

And is there any type of "reminder" course for drills and all?

The process will be the same as anyone else who applies.  However, due to your prior service, your processing may take slightly longer as they will need to verify your prior service, initiate a PLAR and recall your PMD's (Prior Medical Documents/Records).
 

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jee.string said:
Hi. I just finished my heavy equipment operator DEP (diplome d'etudes profesionnelles) a 9 months long course offered by quebec gov. I know it is an advanced training for CE.
Is my diploma recognized by the forces and is it spec pay?

It will depend on which occupation(s) you are applying for.  If the academic/training qualification can be attributed to the initial occupation training for any of your chosen occupations, they "might" initiate a PLAR to see if any equivalencies could be granted.

Specialist Pay (Spec Pay) is associated with some CF occupations only after you have reached a certain qualification level and the rank of Corporal.

Spec Pay Listing (some occupations listed are no longer in existence)  -  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/specialist-pay-reg-force-ncm-mosids.page
 

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Yes and no. It is recognised as 'nice to have', and no it does not confer spec pay. In fact were you to join the engineers, you would still most likely be required to attend the Hvy Eqpt Op course in Gagetown, in order to become fully trained on CF equipment and also some military specific tasks and techniques. That being said, you would most likely, if you so desired, be given that opportunity following your posting to a Combat Engineer regiment.

And it's Cbt Engr, not CE (Construction Engineers) ;)
 

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If i join the caf again. I want to go either armoured or combat engineer. In both cases, do i choose my posting / unit? How does it work?
 

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jee.string said:
Ohh okay! Thank you.

When you join as a cbt engr do you choose your posting/unit?
Just like any trade you have your 3 preferences and career manager makes the final call based on need. Nov. I graduated the CBT Eng DP1.

By the sounds of this post and your others you have previous service, a colleague of mine just rejoined (trained cbt Eng) and rejoined as CBT Eng and he was sent to previous unit. So not sure if that answers your question?
 

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Did you get to choose your posting the last time you were in the Reg F?

The Army's needs come first and your wants second.  Where you want to go will be considered, but you may be sent somewhere else.
 

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Merged and moved.

There is much discussion about these matters here already, jee.string. Please take the time to explore older threads on this Site and try the Search Function. This saves others' valuable time repeating earlier answers, saves DS the effort of merging threads of repetitive questions and answers, saves new people the effort of wading through them, and rewards you by providing answers to other questions before you even think of them.

 

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I was medically released for anxiety and depression that started in 2010. I was released in may 2015. I WANT BACK IN! I'm getting a lot better and have no more problems. What are my chances and what steps do i have to take to get back into the Army?

Thanks!
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Barely a year out and you're all cured? Good luck, expect a solid no until your civilian doctors sign off a lot of paperwork, even then...
 

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If you had a prognosis of recovery, why are you medically released?
 

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F***ed if i know. They knew it, the psychiatrist said it, but Ottawa sent me my release date anyways.
 

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Non-medical expert advice; little to no chance.

If I was a heartless bureaucratic type I would look at your file and ask is it worth bringing this released soldier back in, who may very well get sick again and get put in restrictions/require more medical appointments and treatment?
 

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me999 said:
I was medically released for anxiety and depression that started in 2010. I was released in may 2015. I WANT BACK IN! I'm getting a lot better and have no more problems. What are my chances and what steps do i have to take to get back into the Army?

Thanks!
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Your first step, is to re-apply online ( http://www.forces.ca/en/page/applynow-100 ).  After that, you'll be provided with information on how to proceed.

There used to be some pretty tight restrictions on re-enrolling someone who was released 3.b. but I think they let up just a wee bit a couple of years ago.  I believe that the requirement today, is to be able to "prove" that the circumstance(s) that gave rise to a 3.b. medical release in the first place, is no longer present and is unlikely to reoccur as a result of future service in the CF.

Good luck!

 

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Hello,

I am currently doing the military basic qualification on a basis of 2-3 weekends per month for 4 months. I am halfway done but I have a hard time keeping up with work and training.  I would like to know if I could quit without making a bad name of mine and re-enrolled at a better time. I know it doesnt looks good for making a good name but I just want to know what my options are.

Please let me know what you think in english or french

Thank you
 

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Greenarrow09 said:
Hello,
I am currently doing the military basic qualification on a basis of 2-3 weekends per month for 4 months. I am halfway done but I have a hard time keeping up with work and training.  I would like to know if I could quit without making a bad name of mine and re-enrolled at a better time. I know it doesnt looks good for making a good name but I just want to know what my options are.
Please let me know what you think in english or french
Thank you

Completion of BMQ and the subsequent occupation training later on will require the "biggest" of time commitments on your part.  This will never change, so whether you quit or not, you could still very well find yourself right back in this position should you join again at a later date.

If you choose to quit, you will need to let your training staff know and you merely need to give them the reason(s) for doing so.  It shouldn't create any issues if you feel you are in a better position to join at a later date.
 

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Greenarrow09 said:
Hello,

I am currently doing the military basic qualification on a basis of 2-3 weekends per month for 4 months. I am halfway done but I have a hard time keeping up with work and training.  I would like to know if I could quit without making a bad name of mine and re-enrolled at a better time. I know it doesnt looks good for making a good name but I just want to know what my options are.

Please let me know what you think in english or french

Thank you

It might be a big commitment.  But you are already half way throught it .... most of the sucky boring things are about done.  Now you actually going to start the nice things. 
If you think you are better by leaving and re-applying later on it's your call , but keep in mind that this is basically the same thing all over again.  You might end up in the same situation all over again
Might as well try to go with it and see.  Sometimes we expect too much , we see it to big.  Take it a day at a time and it will go way easier and smoother
 
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