Sunday, February 26, 2006

A hard day in the field

Working hard or hardly working? A very good tasking.


Gsingh said...

im a singh, 18, and wanna join the army, in toronto, how can i be down?

CFSIKH said...

Some questions:

a) Are you looking for full-time or part-time, (I recommend trying the reserves, part-time, before joining the regular force).

b) Are you fit?

c) Do you plan on attending any postsecondary education??(Depending on what you do, the army will subsidize all or part of it).

d) What trade? (medic, infantry, armoured, transport, etc…)

e) NCM or Officer?

How you join in a nut shell:

1. Contact a local requiting office, (probably Toronto or Georgetown).
2. You fill out some forms and spend a few hours doing aptitude tests. (IQ, mechanics, biology, spatial, language…these might of changed since I joined)
3. Fitness test. (nothing too crazy)
4. Swear in.
5. Now you can start to train.
6. All of that can take about 6months.

Go to the CF website, it will have more information. We’re here for ANY questions you might have: just ask away.


CFSIKH said...
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CFSIKH said...

Question: Where do you want to work out of? What area?

Info on careers, (full/part-time,army/navy/airforce)


How to join

There is a lot more on the site.

Hope that helps.
There is a lot more on the site.

Hope that helps.

Prabhu Singh said...

You look like the boss in this picture. The first thing I notice in all the pictures on your blog are the Sikhs and you guys always look like the masters of your domain.

CFSIKH said...

I’m the most senior medic in that picture, for whatever that’s worth. Most of the people I work with I consider friends, and some I consider really good friends. There are always superiors and subordinates but it’s a great working environment.

As far as the master of my domain goes….umm is that reference to that Seinfeld episode? Just kidding, all of us are, (in my opinion), confident and very self assured. I think anyone who can grow up surrounded by all the external pressures of the western world and can maintain their Kes does benefit. Most sardars I know are very confident people. People lacking that self-confidence are often the ones to assimilate the quickest.

On a side note Prabhu, I’ve enjoyed your blog for a long time. I envy your sharda.

Manveer said...

waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh

I'm glad I ran into this blog, I was wondering if I can get some help.

cfsikh, I'm currently in 4th year university, almost finished. I have 99% decided to pursue a career in the canadian armed forces after I graduate.

I have gone to the recruiting centre several times to get information and am aware of most things.

Is it possible for me to contact you for some questions that I have, regarding kes/kakkar and some other issues when in the CF that I can bring up with you?

Can you give me your email?

thank you,