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RCMP Quebec applicants

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:16 pm
by nicolas
Hi folks,
It could be nice to have a thread for the C's. So I start it !
I just wrote my RPAT (09/21) and I'm waiting for the results.
I'm also in the CBSA process ( everything done ... I'm waiting for a seat in Rigaud).
For those who had already pass eveything (depot included) do you know how they "manage" bilingual candidates ? Do they send more easily in bilingual provinces (as QC or NB) ?

Anyone else from the C division ?

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:44 am
by matt1786
Yes, I'm also from C division and any recruiter you ask will tell you that being bilingual will not improve your chances of being posted east of Ontario.

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:50 pm
by nicolas
Thanks for the info matt.
And do you know how many french troops are organized in a fiscal year ?

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:40 pm
by quake_max
Im also from C div (Montreal). Ive been in final review since March 2009 and they just told me my file may be done with final review in 5 to 7 months.
Hang on and good luck, Nicolas!

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:41 pm
by Depot Web
nicolas wrote:Thanks for the info matt.
And do you know how many french troops are organized in a fiscal year ?

There are currently two Francophone troops on the 2009/10 schedule. Troop scheduling is based on the available resources.

ake_

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:58 pm
by nicolas
Thanks Depot_Web . Does it mean that 2 troops should be sent to depot before April 2010 ?
Is there any lack of francophone candidates ?

Congrats Quake_max. Hope everything goes well for your final revision.

Re: ake_

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:01 pm
by matt1786
nicolas wrote:Thanks Depot_Web . Does it mean that 2 troops should be sent to depot before April 2010 ?
Is there any lack of francophone candidates ?

Congrats Quake_max. Hope everything goes well for your final revision.


If only two troops per year are sent to Depot I suggest you start working on your English language skills!

Re: ake_

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:35 am
by nicolas
matt1786 wrote:
If only two troops per year are sent to Depot I suggest you start working on your English language skills!


I mean 2 francophone troops. Sorry for the omission !

Re: ake_

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:32 am
by matt1786
nicolas wrote:
matt1786 wrote:
If only two troops per year are sent to Depot I suggest you start working on your English language skills!


I mean 2 francophone troops. Sorry for the omission !


Yes sorry that is what I meant.

Re: ake_

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:07 pm
by nicolas
matt1786 wrote:
Yes sorry that is what I meant.


Are you trying to discourage me and the rest of candidates who are not proficient in English or what?

Re: ake_

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:51 pm
by quake_max
nicolas wrote:Is there any lack of francophone candidates ?

My recruiter told me they had problems finding french Instructors/facilitators hence the low number of french troops sent to depot.
Be aware of the high possibility that your first posting will be in an english speaking detachment. It is to my understanding that learning the job vocabulary/terminology in english will help tremendously in your first years as a PO. :thumbsup:

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:39 pm
by nicolas
I had a B for my second language evaluation. It was enough to apply for a BSO position.
The RCMP asks for candidates proficient in English or French and , good for me, I'm proficient in French !!
BTW, I totally agree with you Quake_Max. I've to improve my english. But my language skills are not the topic of this thread.

I was thinking the aim of this forum was to help each others but I was wrong. According to matt1786 I don't even deserve to go to the depot ...

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:45 am
by matt1786
nicolas wrote:I had a B for my second language evaluation. It was enough to apply for a BSO position.
The RCMP asks for candidates proficient in English or French and , good for me, I'm proficient in French !!
BTW, I totally agree with you Quake_Max. I've to improve my english. But my language skills are not the topic of this thread.

I was thinking the aim of this forum was to help each others but I was wrong. According to matt1786 I don't even deserve to go to the depot ...


Je me excuse mais j'ai jamais dit ca! Le seule chose que j'ai dit est que ca va aller mieux pour toi si tu travailes un peux sur ton anglais. Fait le math dans ta tete, 2 troop francais par annee ca va etre difficile a entrer, alors pourquoi pas entrer dans une troop anglais? Je voix quement tu ecrit l'anglais est ca me dit que tu pourrais entrer dans une troop anglais sans probleme ci tu assait fort! Je pense que c'est assait claire que ton anglais est bien mieux que mon francais ecrite lol!

Je suis desole encore ci tu pense que j'ai dit que te pas d'affaires aller aux Depot, c'est vraiment pas quoi je voulez te dire! Bonne chance!

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:42 pm
by nicolas
oops ... sorry for the misunderstood matt :oops: :oops: ! My mistake.
An english troop ? Could be an option (with, as you said, some work on my english skills). Thanks for the idea !
For now, I'm waiting for my RPAT results. I've time to think about it ;)
And good luck to you !

(If it's not private , why do you wait 6 months between the presentation and the RPAT ?)

Re: RCMP C division applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:34 am
by matt1786
Well, before I attended the presentation I was registered to write the RPAT in early August and after the presentation I learned a lot of new things that I had not previously been aware of. After speaking with a handful of recruiters and conducting some extensive research on the matter, I discovered that my best option would be to write the RPAT in January. There are a bunch of reasons why I decided to delay the RPAT, some personal, and some that I don't mind revealing. The two main reasons why I decided to postpone were: 1. I still have my probationary driver's license and 2. to take some time to get into better physical shape as well as strengthen my application.

Waiting a little longer really does not bother me, I'm one of the most patient persons you will ever meet! If all goes well I do not plan on attending Depot before the spring of 2011. :D