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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Dereck » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:13 am

It’s been 2 weeks since my security clearance, I said that I need 1 weeks notice. I hope I get my phone call soon.

Good luck everyone
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Postby Applicant2018 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:17 am

All the best Dereck. My security clearance was approved 2 weeks ago. I hope I get a call asap as well. I need 2 weeks before I dip.

Hang in tight mate.

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Postby steen15 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 am

schaud403 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Evening folks,

My first time posting and had a general question. My search attempt was unsuccessful so apologies in advance for beating the dead horse on this subject :D

I'm interested in applying with the RCMP but struggle with the relocation piece. Fully understand that it is what it is but I'm curious to understand when and if the RCMP will consider certain exceptions and are recruits ever in a position to negotiate considering the force is looking to fill over 1,000 headcount over the next little while. My situation is this:

- Family of 5 (kids are 3, 9 and 11)
- Established for several years just outside Calgary
- Wife is health care aide with AHS in Calgary for the last 5 years and not interested in giving it up

There is approx. 18 detachments within 45-60 minuets of Calgary so my thought process is that it wouldn't be unreasonable to request and get one of these spots. Curious if anyone is or has been in the same boat and can provide some insight and direction.

Thanks!
I would say this, if you're not prepared to live anywhere in Canada in the service of the RCMP don't apply. It sounds harsh but what's worse is having someone apply, get accepted, take a spot in Depot and then quit after 17 weeks because they don't want to move their family to North Battleford.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby schaud403 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 am

steen15 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 am
schaud403 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Evening folks,

My first time posting and had a general question. My search attempt was unsuccessful so apologies in advance for beating the dead horse on this subject :D

I'm interested in applying with the RCMP but struggle with the relocation piece. Fully understand that it is what it is but I'm curious to understand when and if the RCMP will consider certain exceptions and are recruits ever in a position to negotiate considering the force is looking to fill over 1,000 headcount over the next little while. My situation is this:

- Family of 5 (kids are 3, 9 and 11)
- Established for several years just outside Calgary
- Wife is health care aide with AHS in Calgary for the last 5 years and not interested in giving it up

There is approx. 18 detachments within 45-60 minuets of Calgary so my thought process is that it wouldn't be unreasonable to request and get one of these spots. Curious if anyone is or has been in the same boat and can provide some insight and direction.

Thanks!
I would say this, if you're not prepared to live anywhere in Canada in the service of the RCMP don't apply. It sounds harsh but what's worse is having someone apply, get accepted, take a spot in Depot and then quit after 17 weeks because they don't want to move their family to North Battleford.
Appreciate the reply and yes I completely 100% agree with you however (IMO) it defeats the purpose of the force saying to applicants that if you live in any of the western provinces, you can stay in your home province and then provide us with your wish list of Top 30 locations and we will see what we can do for you but no guarantees.

It would be nice to know there is some flexibility and understanding. Why not compromise with candidates and expand your potential talent pool?

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Postby MichaelVAP » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:36 am

Hey guys,

Asking this question because I’m getting quite nervous haha. So I submitted my selection package in PDF format as requested. What I did was simply enter the original epost connect chat and then upload the documents 1 at a time as instructed. However I checked the chat and it hasn’t been opened or looked at since April 20th. The due date is April 30th 2019. Did I upload them correctly to the right location or did I mess up or am I just being paranoid? I swear I read the instructions up and down and couldn’t find a clear cut answer so I assumed I just had to upload them to the original epost connect chat.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby chmor » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 am

MichaelVAP wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:36 am
Hey guys,

Asking this question because I’m getting quite nervous haha. So I submitted my selection package in PDF format as requested. What I did was simply enter the original epost connect chat and then upload the documents 1 at a time as instructed. However I checked the chat and it hasn’t been opened or looked at since April 20th. The due date is April 30th 2019. Did I upload them correctly to the right location or did I mess up or am I just being paranoid? I swear I read the instructions up and down and couldn’t find a clear cut answer so I assumed I just had to upload them to the original epost connect chat.

Thanks in advance.
Thats exactly what you needed to do. After they recieved my SP, my FC said he has reviewed the documents and closed the chat.

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Postby Pete Broccolo » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:19 pm

steen15 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 am
schaud403 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Evening folks,

My first time posting and had a general question. My search attempt was unsuccessful so apologies in advance for beating the dead horse on this subject :D

I'm interested in applying with the RCMP but struggle with the relocation piece. Fully understand that it is what it is but I'm curious to understand when and if the RCMP will consider certain exceptions and are recruits ever in a position to negotiate considering the force is looking to fill over 1,000 headcount over the next little while. My situation is this:

- Family of 5 (kids are 3, 9 and 11)
- Established for several years just outside Calgary
- Wife is health care aide with AHS in Calgary for the last 5 years and not interested in giving it up

There is approx. 18 detachments within 45-60 minuets of Calgary so my thought process is that it wouldn't be unreasonable to request and get one of these spots. Curious if anyone is or has been in the same boat and can provide some insight and direction.

Thanks!
I would say this, if you're not prepared to live anywhere in Canada in the service of the RCMP don't apply. It sounds harsh but what's worse is having someone apply, get accepted, take a spot in Depot and then quit after 17 weeks because they don't want to move their family to North Battleford.
I HEARTILY second this.

Apply for Calgary PS, or Sheriffs.

Do NOT apply to us.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:29 pm

[quote=schaud403
Appreciate the reply and yes I completely 100% agree with you however (IMO) it defeats the purpose of the force saying to applicants that if you live in any of the western provinces, you can stay in your home province and then provide us with your wish list of Top 30 locations and we will see what we can do for you but no guarantees.

It would be nice to know there is some flexibility and understanding. Why not compromise with candidates and expand your potential talent pool?
[/quote]
See my post above.

It MAY change someday, and SOMEDAY The Force will probably evolve to Federal / National / International services only, with the various non-OPP / SQ Provincial Polices re-forming, but currently that IS what it is.

You MIGHT get lucky, but you also MIGHT NOT.

Yes, my wife and I HAD 5 kids, but we only met after I had just under 4 years of service, then married with just under 5 years of service. She is a Maple Creek cowgirl / Saskatchewan Roughrider chick, RN, baby-sat and partied with members, had 1 brother join between when I did and we met, had a 2nd brother join after we married, had one sister's husband join up after that, and then there is my middle knot-headed kid.

We bounced some, not as much as others, and I am a Cst-for-Life, due to many reasons, some self-inflicted. My kids (well, again, accept for 54266) turned out fairly well-adjusted, but transfers were not fun for all of them.

Scarlet tunics and riding lances are cool, and all that, but take a hard look in the mirror, and be real with you, your Commander-of-Life, and the heirs to your debt.

This Musical Ride is NOT for you.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pete Broccolo » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:37 pm

Remember, kids, do NOT high-five, or congratulate, me for those riding-lances I launched above.

To any shocked newcomers, I, and all the other experienced members hovering over this thread, would be WAY remiss if we did NOT give you a high-brown to the derriere when it comes to your hopes re winning the transfer lottery at ANY time in your POTENTIAL career with a bison-head-on-a-salad-platter tattooed onto your body.

Given my retired status, I can be a bit crankier than many, certainly, God love them, than Depot Web and the Regular Members on the various Recruiting Units - VanSmack is a special case.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby MichaelVAP » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:37 pm

I can safely say I am more then happy to work anywhere within Canada. No kids, no significant other. Just myself ^_^. I would love to work anywhere for the RCMP and have no preference to location. That being said when the time comes to give your detachement preference I will ask for the hardest possible location. I find I learn fast under pressure and enjoy always being kept on my toes. But in the end just working for the RCMP is a privilege and I am more then happy to go anywhere for them, even outside of Canada :). Still working on my weight. Doing 2 hours daily of cardio at the gym (1 hour treadmill at 15 incline which is max at 2.0 speed + 1 hour elliptical with level 3 resistance). Going to increase soon as it’s getting easier

Anyone know the hardest detachments to join? (Not hard like Ontario, I mean hard like harsh conditions and strict)
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby VanSmack » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:15 pm

Chronoclast17 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:13 am
Applicant2018 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:31 pm
End of summer? Ohh my days! I was thinking I would be in Depot for May or June. Security Clearance took about a month for me.
Unless an opening becomes available, troops are being filled for late July / early August as per last conversation with my FC a week ago. I'm also waiting on a troop offer (I requested a minimum of 30 days notice).
As with pretty much everything else in this process, just because someone told you something in relation to your particular application, it doesn't necessarily make it true for the guy next to you. People at the processing office you're dealing with may have loaded their allotment or spaces in upcoming troops until August, while other Coordinators may only be into the third week of May. There are an infinite number of moving parts behind the scenes.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Craigeritz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:23 pm

schaud403 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 am
steen15 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 am
schaud403 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Evening folks,

My first time posting and had a general question. My search attempt was unsuccessful so apologies in advance for beating the dead horse on this subject :D

I'm interested in applying with the RCMP but struggle with the relocation piece. Fully understand that it is what it is but I'm curious to understand when and if the RCMP will consider certain exceptions and are recruits ever in a position to negotiate considering the force is looking to fill over 1,000 headcount over the next little while. My situation is this:

- Family of 5 (kids are 3, 9 and 11)
- Established for several years just outside Calgary
- Wife is health care aide with AHS in Calgary for the last 5 years and not interested in giving it up

There is approx. 18 detachments within 45-60 minuets of Calgary so my thought process is that it wouldn't be unreasonable to request and get one of these spots. Curious if anyone is or has been in the same boat and can provide some insight and direction.

Thanks!
I would say this, if you're not prepared to live anywhere in Canada in the service of the RCMP don't apply. It sounds harsh but what's worse is having someone apply, get accepted, take a spot in Depot and then quit after 17 weeks because they don't want to move their family to North Battleford.
Appreciate the reply and yes I completely 100% agree with you however (IMO) it defeats the purpose of the force saying to applicants that if you live in any of the western provinces, you can stay in your home province and then provide us with your wish list of Top 30 locations and we will see what we can do for you but no guarantees.

It would be nice to know there is some flexibility and understanding. Why not compromise with candidates and expand your potential talent pool?

This is no longer a thing... they made that clear to cadets last summer/fall at depot. Odds of returning to your western home province are high but dont bank on it. I had buddies from Alberta land in sk and bc with Ontario guys landing in ab.... And your wish list is exactly that... a wish list. I put in many.. MANY detachments that pick up LOTS of recruits and I didnt get any. Some of my troop mates got postings from my list that weren't on their list. Just how she goes.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby VanSmack » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:26 pm

Nick94 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:46 pm
To any serving members, would anyone be able to tell me what are the prerequisites to join IBET in C Division? How many years of experience would a member needs to apply? Do they need a certain amount of knowledge of immigration and customs acts?
Whenever a position is available and posted for people to apply, the advertise will have the minimum competencies and requirements listed within the advertisement, they generally won't have a set number of years service as part of those requirements. I'm not going to go research a specific competency profile and then go dig all the competency level definitions for you, because that would be a pain in my ass, and generally a useless exercise anyway.

What the real answer to your question should be is this: minimum requirements are only a starting point, you have to be more experienced/skilled than the other people applying. As C Division is limited in terms of actual membership, openings are also much less frequently available. If you are hoping to find your way into one of those spots you would first need to be more competitive than pretty much anyone else trying to get the spot. Even then it's never a certainty.

People who are always asking how long do I have to do something else before I can go into this fancy unit wherever it is they want to go are short changing themselves. GD Cst. can be the most fun you'll ever have in this organization, if you keep your head down and your mouth shut and do good work on a) interviews, b) confidential informants, or c) writing various search warrants, etc. someone will notice and give you your shot.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Craigeritz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:32 pm

Nick94 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:46 pm
To any serving members, would anyone be able to tell me what are the prerequisites to join IBET in C Division? How many years of experience would a member needs to apply? Do they need a certain amount of knowledge of immigration and customs acts?
Anywhere from 3-25+ years. Really depends on what you bring to the table and what others competing for that position also bring to the table. Really no different than any other job/promotion/etc .. considering the scope of work for IBET then yes I'd assume a working knowledge of border services/immigration/customs would be an asset.

Keep your doors open. No point in focusing on a single job in the rcmp before you can do the job you are originally applying for. This goes for all applicants. Sure, be aware of what options are available but dont put the cart before the horse.
"I'm going to ert"
"I'm going to be a dog handler"
"I'm going to plain clothes"
- every recruit before they realize what GD even is.

This is a message to all recruits.
You'll have plenty of information and better networking to prepare for all these neat-special-sought after positions after you actually hit the road.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby schaud403 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:14 pm

Craigeritz wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:23 pm
schaud403 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 am
steen15 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 am


I would say this, if you're not prepared to live anywhere in Canada in the service of the RCMP don't apply. It sounds harsh but what's worse is having someone apply, get accepted, take a spot in Depot and then quit after 17 weeks because they don't want to move their family to North Battleford.
Appreciate the reply and yes I completely 100% agree with you however (IMO) it defeats the purpose of the force saying to applicants that if you live in any of the western provinces, you can stay in your home province and then provide us with your wish list of Top 30 locations and we will see what we can do for you but no guarantees.

It would be nice to know there is some flexibility and understanding. Why not compromise with candidates and expand your potential talent pool?

This is no longer a thing... they made that clear to cadets last summer/fall at depot. Odds of returning to your western home province are high but dont bank on it. I had buddies from Alberta land in sk and bc with Ontario guys landing in ab.... And your wish list is exactly that... a wish list. I put in many.. MANY detachments that pick up LOTS of recruits and I didnt get any. Some of my troop mates got postings from my list that weren't on their list. Just how she goes.
Thanks for the feedback! This is some good insight.


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