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!
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.
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.