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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #150 on: March 19, 2014, 15:14:46 »
I was actually 50/50 between joining the SALH or the Loyal Eddies, I decided to go with Infantry because an individual in my class happens to be Infantry while another is a Reserve MP.

It would probably be best if I went to the armoury, but when I talked to the Sgt over the phone he gave me most of the answers I was looking for at the time.

Thanks for the reply

You should go to the armoury still and go on a parade night and you will be able to see some of the things they do there. The recruiter should be willing to show you around.

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #151 on: March 19, 2014, 15:24:59 »
You should go to the armoury still and go on a parade night and you will be able to see some of the things they do there. The recruiter should be willing to show you around.

Excellent advice.  You will have to go to the Armoury sooner or later anyway.  You will have to go for an interview, and be accepted by whatever unit you are trying to join.  They will then give you a letter accepting you, which you will take to the CFRC to start processing your paperwork.  The CFRC will not process anything on people who want to join the Reserves until such time that a Reserve unit accepts them.
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #152 on: January 16, 2015, 19:17:56 »
Hi,
i start my bmq in 9 day and i would like to know if there is a place in st-jean ... like at canex or somewhere else on base where they sell cigarette .. I know i won't be able to smoke much but in case I don't have any left during my first 5 weeks ??

ps: i know smoking ain't good for my health
pss: sorry for any misspelling i may have made.. it ain't my first language
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #153 on: January 16, 2015, 19:30:51 »
Hi,
i start my bmq in 9 day and i would like to know if there is a place in st-jean ... like at canex or somewhere else on base where they sell cigarette .. I know i won't be able to smoke much but in case I don't have any left during my first 5 weeks ??

ps: i know smoking ain't good for my health
pss: sorry for any misspelling i may have made.. it ain't my first language

I remember watchin basic up and they sold cigerettes there but that was also in 2006 lol.
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #154 on: January 16, 2015, 19:40:25 »
at canex ?? ... in the mess ??
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #155 on: January 16, 2015, 19:56:53 »
They do sell cigatettes at the canex.

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #156 on: January 16, 2015, 19:58:04 »
ok thanks for the fast anwser
Centre de recrutement: Sherbrooke
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #157 on: January 17, 2015, 07:18:56 »
Plan to bring enough cigarettes for your first 5 weeks, since you cannot go to canex during that period unless you have permission from your staff.
Usually what happens if you run out of stuff is you put in a request to go to Canex through your course senior. They will bring it to your platoon staff's attention. *IF* they decide to allow a visit to Canex, only the people who are missing acceptable items will be allowed to go (names will be submitted to course staff prior to going). Cigarettes are not usually an acceptable reason for going to canex during Indoc. You can give your money to someone on your platoon who is going for laundry soap and ask them to get your smokes. That is usually ok.
Another option is to make friends with people on other platoons who are a few weeks ahead of you. They may have permission to go to canex in the evenings whenever they want. They can then drop the smokes off to you on your floor.
Your best bet is to bring enough cigarettes to last you the whole 5 weeks. Or quit smoking. Running up and down 8 flights of stairs every time you want a smoke on the weekends can get pretty tedious. Most of the non-smokers on my platoon didn't look too kindly on the smokers who took half an hour to go for one smoke.

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #158 on: January 17, 2015, 07:48:00 »
good to know i didn't taught about the stairs ... i think it will be a good way to stop .. i never taught that 8 or 10 set of stair would help me stop smoking but i think it will.

thanks a lot for all they info
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #159 on: January 17, 2015, 11:15:10 »
How about you use the time to quit smoking. Consider the time away from your usual triggers and the structured environment as an opportunity to improve your health.
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #160 on: August 25, 2015, 21:23:22 »
On the CF site it says (Below) but some people say 17 with parental consent. Some others says 16 for ROTP. So I am wondering if I can  really apply for Pres when I turn 16 years old, and completed grade 10? Also where do Pres recruits do their BMQ? its for the interview question that the counselor will ask. In order to apply I have to send my transcript to the force do I have to send my provincial exam score too? What are the chances of joining the reserve with a grade 10 education? Do I need both my parent's consent? my parents are divorced and don't live in the same country ;( If I got accepted, and going for my BMQ, am I going to miss a lot of school? I know I can ask all this question at the recruiting center, but they are closed now ;(

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Be a Canadian Citizen.
Be 17 years of age, with parental consent, or older, except:
Regular Officer Training Plan – Junior applications must be 16 or older.
Reserve Force - Applicants may be 16 years of age if they are also enrolled as a full-time high school student.
Have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV (in Quebec).
Certain entry programs and occupations require higher levels of education.
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2015, 22:01:06 »
For the age question I believe it is now 16 again, but I'm not 100% sure.


Also where do Pres recruits do their BMQ?
Somewhere within the geographical area, it could be done at the unit amouries, a Candian Forces base/training center (depending on proximity). Quite honestly I wouldn't stress too much about this as there are multiple locations where it could be held depending on where you live and what facilities are available for you. You could ask the unit that you apply to as you need to get a letter from them prior to initiate the application process.

 In order to apply I have to send my transcript to the force do I have to send my provincial exam score too?
Ask the CFRC however I suspect just the grade 10 transcripts though.

What are the chances of joining the reserve with a grade 10 education?
There is no way to know until you apply, but I know many people who got in with just grade 10, I wouldn't worry about it. Though some trades require grade 12, but these are of a more technical nature.

Do I need both my parent's consent? my parents are divorced and don't live in the same country ;(
Just one (my parents are divorced as well  >:D)

If I got accepted, and going for my BMQ, am I going to miss a lot of school?
There are full time basics run throughout the summer and part time basics run on the weekend during the school year. Either way you shouldn't miss any school, though some students find it challenging to balance their studies (i.e marks drop) as you will be gone from Friday night to Sunday Evening roughly two times a month. However if you do the school work before you go away you won't have a problem. In fact my highest marks in University were when I was doing my basic as I knew I couldn't waste any time.

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #162 on: August 25, 2015, 22:54:52 »
For the age question I believe it is now 16 again, but I'm not 100% sure.


Also where do Pres recruits do their BMQ?
Somewhere within the geographical area, it could be done at the unit amouries, a Candian Forces base/training center (depending on proximity). Quite honestly I wouldn't stress too much about this as there are multiple locations where it could be held depending on where you live and what facilities are available for you. You could ask the unit that you apply to as you need to get a letter from them prior to initiate the application process.

 In order to apply I have to send my transcript to the force do I have to send my provincial exam score too?
Ask the CFRC however I suspect just the grade 10 transcripts though.

What are the chances of joining the reserve with a grade 10 education?
There is no way to know until you apply, but I know many people who got in with just grade 10, I wouldn't worry about it. Though some trades require grade 12, but these are of a more technical nature.

Do I need both my parent's consent? my parents are divorced and don't live in the same country ;(
Just one (my parents are divorced as well  >:D)

If I got accepted, and going for my BMQ, am I going to miss a lot of school?
There are full time basics run throughout the summer and part time basics run on the weekend during the school year. Either way you shouldn't miss any school, though some students find it challenging to balance their studies (i.e marks drop) as you will be gone from Friday night to Sunday Evening roughly two times a month. However if you do the school work before you go away you won't have a problem. In fact my highest marks in University were when I was doing my basic as I knew I couldn't waste any time.

Good Luck
Thank you so much for answering my question :) I appreciate your help man
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #163 on: August 26, 2015, 09:38:58 »
To apply to the Forces, you must:

Be a Canadian Citizen.
Be 17 years of age, with parental consent, or older, except:
Regular Officer Training Plan – Junior applications must be 16 or older.
Reserve Force - Applicants may be 16 years of age if they are also enrolled as a full-time high school student.
Have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV (in Quebec).

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You answered your own question with regards to minimum age and education.      :)

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #164 on: August 26, 2015, 13:04:08 »
So I am wondering if I can  really apply for Pres when I turn 16 years old, and completed grade 10?

Age Limits to Join 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,12904.750.html
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Joining the reserves at 16 yrs old?
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=104833.0

Can I join the primary reserves?
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=103148.0
"I am 16 years old and am in grade 11 in Toronto."

able to join the military at the age of 16?
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=16735.0

Can I join the PRes?
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=113066.0
"can you still join the reserves at age 16?"

Planning on Joining the Reserves
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,107994.msg1182512.html#msg1182512
"I'm at the minimum age, 16"

This question has been asked, answered and discussed many times.

As always, go by the Recruiting website.






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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #165 on: August 26, 2015, 13:06:49 »
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #166 on: August 31, 2015, 11:55:28 »

Hi everyone,

I am in the process of applying to the Reserves in the Intelligence Operator trade.  I have been researching the training process but was looking to have some clarity regarding time commitment as I have a civy job and a family.

I understand BMQ can be done part-time, on the weekends but what training modules (specifically for Int Op) are required after BMQ? I can do full-time training if necessary however, I would like to do as much, or all, of the training part-time, if possible.

Can BMQL and trades training be done part-time or on weekends?  If so what does the part-time module look like?  If not, what is the time commitment for all aspects of the BMQL and trade training (QL5A)? 

I am trying to get a rough picture of the training process for becoming a Reserve Int Op.  Any information would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #167 on: August 31, 2015, 12:02:05 »

I am trying to get a rough picture of the training process for becoming a Reserve Int Op.  Any information would be greatly appreciated!

 

Many Int Ops I know work very diligently at "searching" for info. They "search" high and low, "search" everywhere they can. That's what makes them good Int Operators...

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #168 on: August 31, 2015, 12:03:15 »
Noted.  Thanks for your help.

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #169 on: September 05, 2015, 11:49:39 »
Have you considered going in to the armoury and discussing training with personnel there?

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #170 on: September 05, 2015, 21:18:07 »
Hi everyone,

I am in the process of applying to the Reserves in the Intelligence Operator trade.  I have been researching the training process but was looking to have some clarity regarding time commitment as I have a civy job and a family.

I understand BMQ can be done part-time, on the weekends but what training modules (specifically for Int Op) are required after BMQ? I can do full-time training if necessary however, I would like to do as much, or all, of the training part-time, if possible.

Can BMQL and trades training be done part-time or on weekends?  If so what does the part-time module look like?  If not, what is the time commitment for all aspects of the BMQL and trade training (QL5A)? 

I am trying to get a rough picture of the training process for becoming a Reserve Int Op.  Any information would be greatly appreciated!

 

Hello.
It differs year to year, and your location.
Sometimes BMQ (L) may be held on weekends, sometimes it may not..Same goes for your Trade Qualification.

Correct me if I'm wrong & don't quote me on this... but part-time BMQ (L) or Trade Qualifications, if even held at all in the present year would be done Friday night to Sunday night, over a stretch of months.

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #171 on: September 07, 2015, 12:22:33 »
Hello.
It differs year to year, and your location.
Sometimes BMQ (L) may be held on weekends, sometimes it may not..Same goes for your Trade Qualification.

Correct me if I'm wrong & don't quote me on this... but part-time BMQ (L) or Trade Qualifications, if even held at all in the present year would be done Friday night to Sunday night, over a stretch of months.

Try not to confuse BMQ with BMQ(L)... BMQ is Basic Training and BMQ(L) is the old SQ (Soldier Qualification) usually completed after BMQ by those wearing a land DEU.
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #172 on: September 07, 2015, 12:36:57 »
He was asking what the timings were regarding BMQ (L), which was what I provided.
What did you mean by don't mix it up, I didn't understand  ???

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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #173 on: September 07, 2015, 12:52:04 »
He was asking what the timings were regarding BMQ (L), which was what I provided.
What did you mean by don't mix it up, I didn't understand  ???

Apparently I meant not to mix it up like I just did! My bad... You are correct, maaroc was asking about BMQ(L). I am used to people thinking BMQ and BMQ(L) are one and the same...

That being said, I don't think you can do a reserve trades training (QL3 / 5) over the course of weekends anymore. Ours in Supply is offered during the summer to compensate for younger members still in school.
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Re: Re: QUESTIONS about JOINING THE RESERVES
« Reply #174 on: September 07, 2015, 15:41:58 »
BMQ and BMQL can be done full or part time.

Your occupational training will be conducted full time, during the summer, in Kingston. If I remember correctly, Int Op QL3 is 9 weeks.
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