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Hi everyone. This past Friday I received an email telling me my application had been put on temporary hold due to the volume of applicants for my chosen occupation(s). For reference I've applied for Infantry Officer, Armour Officer and Intelligence Officer. All through ROTP. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how long I can expect to be on hold for/the reason why (if its a fault in my application or sheer numbers). Thanks a ton.
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Recruiting / Re: Trades OPEN / Closed ?
« Last post by WJFW11 on Today at 01:55:36 »
Can anyone comment on the availability for Infantry Officer, Armour Officer and Intelligence Officer? I recently wrote my CFAT and felt I did quite well but yesterday I received an email stating my application had been put on temporary hold due to volume and I'm wondering if this was a result of the trades lacking demand or my application not being competitive.
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Recruiting / Re: General Questions regarding your application
« Last post by WJFW11 on Today at 01:47:50 »
I received an email recently saying my ROTP application had been placed on "temporary hold" due to the number of applicants for my chosen occupations(s). I'm curious if anyone can tell me when I can expect my application to reopen? I applied for Infantry Officer, Armour Officer and Intelligence Officer.
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Recruiting / Re: Selection Dates
« Last post by WJFW11 on Today at 01:42:17 »
Hi everyone, sorry if this is the wrong thread but I'm curious what the upcoming selection dates are for Infantry Officer, Armour Officer, and Intelligence Officer?
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VAC and other Soldiers' Benefits / Re: Free Education
« Last post by ballz on Yesterday at 23:37:31 »
I am curious to see what "eligible service" means as well. I will have 9.5 years pensionable when I release.... 5.5 years are post-university (paid for + salary through ROTP). If my pensionable years are all eligible service, it's literally a gravy train for me if I'm eligible for another 40k for going back and getting a second degree (not that I will be going down that route... well I sure hope I don't end up back in university, anyway).
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VAC and other Soldiers' Benefits / Re: Free Education
« Last post by Tcm621 on Yesterday at 23:27:34 »
It says if someone got provided with voc rehab, 2 years worth of salary + 25k is already quite the deal for people who got med released. Wouldn't it be double dip to use a benefits who is the same just worded in a different manner?
They are for different reasons though. The VOC rehab is for people to retrain because they can no longer continue in their chosen profession. The new benefits are more like a thanks for your service. Why should someone be denied benefits if they are being medically released compared to someone who just feels like quiting?

 To illustrate, poor Cpl Bloggins has 13 years in the CAF. He is wounded and loses his left hand. He can no longer be employed by the CAF. Cpl Bloggins is smart and has been taking university courses. 80k could get him his law degree but he has next to nothing to live on until he finishes it. VOC rehab gets him 90% of his pay for two years but he is limited in what he can do in those two years. Does poor Bloggins have to choose between his future or his present? Does he have to try and fight for a voluntary release if he needs the 80k?

It might take a grievance or a lawsuit but I can't see them denying an across the board benefit because someone was medically released.

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Training / Re: OSS Quals Codes for Supply Techs
« Last post by MJP on Yesterday at 23:05:14 »
Holy crap, I hope my wife doesn't read that lol. I'm (she is) really hoping to get at least one of my preferences (Trenton, Kingston, Ottawa).

That sucks I can't go out of my way to learning courses to better improve my chances of possibly getting a better leg up on a position.

I  would make sure you temper expectations with your wife ;)

If you really want to do crses my suggestion is do:
Green Procurement
Contracting Direct With Trade
Expenditure Management
Controlled Goods Awareness.
Safe Driving Crse

All are avail on DLN (https://dln-rad.forces.gc.ca/Saba/Web/Main) which is you can access at work or at home.  They are good baseline crses that typically you'll use as a Sup Tech.  The other thing I would do is dig into DRMIS even if it is just learning the GUI.  Parts specific to your job are taught but it is always good to know more!  The DRMIS DWAN site is ok to start with.
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Training / Re: OSS Quals Codes for Supply Techs
« Last post by Windaroso on Yesterday at 22:46:24 »
I would just focus on doing well on your 3s and communicating your posting preferences.  The trade is red so you'll likely go to where ever the need is greatest.



Holy crap, I hope my wife doesn't read that lol. I'm (she is) really hoping to get at least one of my preferences (Trenton, Kingston, Ottawa).

That sucks I can't go out of my way to learning courses to better improve my chances of possibly getting a better leg up on a position.


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Recruits Only / Re: Pre bmq
« Last post by Windaroso on Yesterday at 22:28:00 »
Hey brother, after going through it just over a year ago now, you honestly don't need to know anything going into it.
Maybe learn how to sew (sounds stupid, but TRUST ME, it'll come in handy once you have to label all of your kit lol), learn to properly polish boots, iron.
It'll make things easier for yourself during your really busy weeks.

Someone commented before, but they are correct, you will be taught everything you need to know by qualified instructors, that I 100% agree with.

Good luck and think of the 12 weeks as the hardest probation to any job you'll have :D
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Français / Re: Horaires dans la réserve
« Last post by Sandyson on Yesterday at 22:26:38 »
Six minus means 6 hours or fewer on duty.  6+ means more than six hours.  Part time soldiers are paid not by the hour but rather a period of less than six hours or a period of more than six hours.  6-, 6+  So if you go into the armoury for one evening of training that is a 6-.  If you go in all day Saturday that is 6+.  If you go in Friday night and stay until Sunday evening, that is one 6- and two 6+.  It would not be the civilian equivalent of about 48 hours times some hourly rate.  Exactly what the training budget, current rates of pay (and allowances) or time table at any unit is, requires you go in and ask them. The 12RBC will be glad to see you and will answer all your questions.  Cheers.
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