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2018 Application Inquiries

#1 Post by silverskies » Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 am

Hi! So I completed my online test back on March 2nd, 2018 and I'm applying from Ottawa. While applying, I saw that there were two assessment dates already posted for (I think) Edmonton and somewhere else? But I was already too late.

I haven't seen any other dates posted since then. Now I know that just because I passed the cognitive ability test, doesn't mean I'm guaranteed a spot and from what I've read, the process itself can take up to and even more than two years. I had sent an email a couple of weeks later asking about a timeline but also telling them I would be open to relocating if a spot in another region opened up. I got a cryptic reply about how they'll post the dates when they're set but nothing confirming that I could apply for a different area.

One of my questions is, do you only receive an invite to the region your applying from? How do I go about changing that if they didn't catch that from my email?

Also, do I still have a shot for this year? I know it's early, but this process is so long, historically, does anyone have an idea about the upcoming sessions?

Last question, I already have a category 1 medical. Will they need me to redo it?

Please let me know!
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Re: 2018 Application Inquiries

#2 Post by Ryan92 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:09 pm

You only get invited to the region you applied in. Telling recruiting you would take another region won't do anything, they don't make those decisions. From my understanding you can tell them in your interview you would be willing to go to another region and they may take that into consideration, but you wont know where you are going. I've also been told, by recruiting at my assessment, once you apply for a region you can't change it.

Do you have a shot for this year. 99.99% no. A year from today, could happen depending on when assessment sessions and Interviews happen. I first applied in YWG July 2017, a week before an assessment session, from my experience I was too late for that one as invites would have been sent out already. The next assessment was February 2018. It took that long just for YWG to have another assessment.

There are some people on here from the YWG July 2017 assessment I mentioned that just got into training recently, from what they have posted.

Again this is just what I know from my experience, talking to Joanne, and reading posts on here.
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Re: 2018 Application Inquiries

#3 Post by tower controller » Thu May 17, 2018 3:44 am

To answer your medical question, no you don't need to redo it as long as it is less than 2 years from the exam date if you are under 40 and one year if over forty. Normally most ATC hold a class 2 but a class 1 meets the requirements and the validity period is according to the chart in the back of the ADB. Having said that, recruiting might tell you to get a class 2, which you should be able to do with a call to Transport Canada Licencing.

To answer your other questions about timing... it depends. Training across the country is running at pretty much max capacity at the moment but it's a system and it's not perfect put it's the best one we've got at the moment.

If you take the IFR stream for example it's no good to take 10 students off the street for Generic if you aren't going to have a specialty course available for them at the end of Generic, and you can't run those same 10 through specialty course if you aren't going to have OJI's for them when they are done. Generic is generally the shortest portion of the IFR stream so it may seem from the outside that we could be running more courses but in reality everywhere is running pretty much at capacity.

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Re: 2018 Application Inquiries

#4 Post by silverskies » Tue May 29, 2018 1:05 pm

Thanks tower controller and Ryan92! I understand it's a bit of a process, but the wait is painful!

Cheers,
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Re: 2018 Application Inquiries

#5 Post by Gabzo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:20 pm

don't take this but you barely started waiting. There is a lot more waiting to do :)
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Re: 2018 Application Inquiries

#6 Post by silverskies » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:31 pm

Now that's just depressing -_- Buuuuut I get it. :)
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