RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pho-fo-Sho » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:27 pm

oscar_mike wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Just thinking about the long, tiring situations too...not the easy dump and cuff but the ongoing fights. 1 minute already feels like 10. So I don't want someone backing me up that gets gassed after 2 mins.
You'd be surprised on the amount of people who get sent home by Week 2. Physical fitness is such an important aspect, every potential cadet needs to come in beyond the bare minimum of physical conditioning.

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Postby oscar_mike » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:26 pm

Pho-fo-Sho wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:27 pm
oscar_mike wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Just thinking about the long, tiring situations too...not the easy dump and cuff but the ongoing fights. 1 minute already feels like 10. So I don't want someone backing me up that gets gassed after 2 mins.
You'd be surprised on the amount of people who get sent home by Week 2. Physical fitness is such an important aspect, every potential cadet needs to come in beyond the bare minimum of physical conditioning.
I think you'd be surprised at how not surprised I am :D

Honestly I'm just happy they are actually sending people away for not being prepared for something they signed up for. Bringing back pre-depot PAREs would go a long way to prepare people to be in the shape they need to be. Or at least serve as a reality check.

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Postby Canadianpatriot » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:27 pm

oscar_mike wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:26 pm
Pho-fo-Sho wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:27 pm
oscar_mike wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Just thinking about the long, tiring situations too...not the easy dump and cuff but the ongoing fights. 1 minute already feels like 10. So I don't want someone backing me up that gets gassed after 2 mins.
You'd be surprised on the amount of people who get sent home by Week 2. Physical fitness is such an important aspect, every potential cadet needs to come in beyond the bare minimum of physical conditioning.
Bringing back pre-depot PAREs would go a long way to prepare people to be in the shape they need to be. Or at least serve as a reality check.
Totally agree 👍
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Postby Canadianpatriot » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:08 pm

Pho-fo-Sho wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:27 pm
oscar_mike wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Just thinking about the long, tiring situations too...not the easy dump and cuff but the ongoing fights. 1 minute already feels like 10. So I don't want someone backing me up that gets gassed after 2 mins.
You'd be surprised on the amount of people who get sent home by Week 2. Physical fitness is such an important aspect, every potential cadet needs to come in beyond the bare minimum of physical conditioning.
what happens to them after being sent home ? Do they give them a chance to improve their fitness and then go back in ? Or they have to restart the whole process from the beginning ?
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby sig1992 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:35 pm

DanyD92 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Tornelco wrote:
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Jamesscobey wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:28 pm
So I submitted my initial application on GC jobs a few days ago, my question is I'm about to hit the 3 year mark that qualifies me as a veteran and gives me preferential hiring, should I wait to submit my application till I hit the 3 year mark or can I keep my application submitted and just email the recruitment after I hit the 3 year mark, I'm still a month or two away so I figure may as well apply now right?
There's a user here "Sig1992" that had veteran status and has been waiting for security clearance for 14 months or something.
Yes its Sig1992. He was deffered once or twice before and had come back stronger each time. Motivational to say the least when it comes to the process.
Thanks for the support. I’m a firm believer in perseverance and learning from my past. Policing, and the sacrifices that come with it (and every other career where service before self is a fundamental pillar) isn’t for everyone. If I were to give up after attempt #1, #2 or #3, I would have not grown and honed my skills, or gained the life experience I now have which have turned me into the best version of myself and made me a competitive and strong candidate. I’m still waiting, but am also pursuing other opportunities. I just completed my blended interview with a municipal force today. Although I yearn for a position with the RCMP, in the end, if I can live a life of service before self for another agency and excel in community policing with any other agency I will be just as happy and fulfilled. I still have so much to learn and improve so I’m taking the time as a blessing in disguise.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Canadianpatriot » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:49 pm

sig1992 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:35 pm
DanyD92 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Tornelco wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:17 pm


There's a user here "Sig1992" that had veteran status and has been waiting for security clearance for 14 months or something.
Yes its Sig1992. He was deffered once or twice before and had come back stronger each time. Motivational to say the least when it comes to the process.
Thanks for the support. I’m a firm believer in perseverance and learning from my past. Policing, and the sacrifices that come with it (and every other career where service before self is a fundamental pillar) isn’t for everyone. If I were to give up after attempt #1, #2 or #3, I would have not grown and honed my skills, or gained the life experience I now have which have turned me into the best version of myself and made me a competitive and strong candidate. I’m still waiting, but am also pursuing other opportunities. I just completed my blended interview with a municipal force today. Although I yearn for a position with the RCMP, in the end, if I can live a life of service before self for another agency and excel in community policing with any other agency I will be just as happy and fulfilled. I still have so much to learn and improve so I’m taking the time as a blessing in disguise.
Best of luck to you man. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Postby Pho-fo-Sho » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:54 pm

Canadianpatriot wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:08 pm
what happens to them after being sent home ? Do they give them a chance to improve their fitness and then go back in ? Or they have to restart the whole process from the beginning ?
They're given a 6 month deferral and then re-insertion if they so wish - I am unsure of how long will it take for them to be reinserted.

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Postby Canadianpatriot » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:26 am

Pho-fo-Sho wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:54 pm
Canadianpatriot wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:08 pm
what happens to them after being sent home ? Do they give them a chance to improve their fitness and then go back in ? Or they have to restart the whole process from the beginning ?
They're given a 6 month deferral and then re-insertion if they so wish - I am unsure of how long will it take for them to be reinserted.
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Postby Pete Broccolo » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:43 am

Given my age, and that I was issued a stegosaurus when I got to Depot (I really miss Blue; he kept me in steaks, roasts, and sausage for a LONG time after his last ride...but I digress), my view is somewhat tattered, yellow, and odiferous.

Better that you start out, and stay, fit, plus your academic, and other studies, so when you are working the Pinkie Pumpkin Patch Party, you can talk, or deploy a CEW, or go toe-to-toe, when the stupidest "client" just will not settle-down simply by acknowledging your awesome presence as you do your walk-through.

Do not concern yourself with the minutiae of why of the requirements, especially before getting accepted to Depot - just meet, or beat, them once you get there. After you graduate, and you have actually done the work, then offer your thoughts to whomever the Commissioner is at the time.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Depot Web » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:32 am

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There were only 10-12 troops on base at a time during this past fiscal year, with an average of one starting each week.
For the last two years we've had a steady 20 troops on base at any given time.

At our peak in 2008/09 we had 56 troops with 24-26 on base at any given time. Training was only 24 weeks so troops weren't at Depot as long and some troops started with fewer than 32 cadets, but man, was it busy.
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Postby cbmcmsa » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:45 am

Depot Web wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:32 am
VanSmack wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 1:14 pm
There were only 10-12 troops on base at a time during this past fiscal year, with an average of one starting each week.
For the last two years we've had a steady 20 troops on base at any given time.

At our peak in 2008/09 we had 56 troops with 24-26 on base at any given time. Training was only 24 weeks so troops weren't at Depot as long and some troops started with fewer than 32 cadets, but man, was it busy.
Out of pure curiousity, how are the two troops of Cadets that are self-isolating at Depot faring? Would you be able to provide any insight on what Cadets are limited to during this two week phase? Ie Receiving study materials, physical fitness training, areas they are not to go/must remain?


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Postby jnkpunwpc » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:48 am

Hello I just want to say as someone who has been in the application process for a while, thank you to those people who post their progress and acceptance, as it shows there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Depot Web » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:28 pm

cbmcmsa wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:45 am
Out of pure curiousity, how are the two troops of Cadets that are self-isolating at Depot faring? Would you be able to provide any insight on what Cadets are limited to during this two week phase? Ie Receiving study materials, physical fitness training, areas they are not to go/must remain?
I've been told they are doing well. They are staying in private rooms with a bathroom, TV, workout equipment, a computer and Wi-Fi. Meals and snacks are brought to them.

Facilitators are sharing training materials and they can leave their rooms for two 1-hour blocks each day to go running. They can't enter any of the other buildings, though, and the outdoor fitness equipment is off limits.

They have access to the chaplain, psychologist and other employee supports. We're taking their feedback seriously and it will influence how we handle future troops.
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Re: RCMP APPLICANT GENERAL CHIT CHAT

Postby Pho-fo-Sho » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:00 pm

Depot Web wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:28 pm

[...] They are staying in private rooms with a bathroom, TV, workout equipment, a computer and Wi-Fi. Meals and snacks are brought to them.

Facilitators are sharing training materials and they can leave their rooms for two 1-hour blocks each day to go running. They can't enter any of the other buildings, though, and the outdoor fitness equipment is off limits.

They have access to the chaplain, psychologist and other employee supports. We're taking their feedback seriously and it will influence how we handle future troops.
Rats. That means that we can't dust our pits and start re-polishing our browns when we get back.

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Postby epeac895 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:38 pm

Pho-fo-Sho wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Depot Web wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:28 pm

[...] They are staying in private rooms with a bathroom, TV, workout equipment, a computer and Wi-Fi. Meals and snacks are brought to them.

Facilitators are sharing training materials and they can leave their rooms for two 1-hour blocks each day to go running. They can't enter any of the other buildings, though, and the outdoor fitness equipment is off limits.

They have access to the chaplain, psychologist and other employee supports. We're taking their feedback seriously and it will influence how we handle future troops.
Rats. That means that we can't dust our pits and start re-polishing our browns when we get back.
I’m just happy we actually get to talk about going back finally!
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