thanks for taking your time in reading this inquiry, i really appreciate it.
i have a question regarding army recruitment experience of canadians.
as an ethnic minority i've lived in canada for years until when i was at about grade 9 secondary, that's when my single parent decided to move back to his country of origin, which was also where i was born.
after completing the final 2 years of high school though not very well my national scores were, my single parent decides that his obligation to me is done and through, and demands that i leave so his life can continue as it should. and so for the past 2 years i've been living on my own and life in my native country is harsh, with what i would consider as slavery work earning no more than 5 USD an hour, barely making ends meet and no where near enough to pay for the minimum tuition of the university, even so my rent for my flat which had already gone up to 800 USD per month in less than a year after paying for rent and essential expenditures and i felt like my life would not just go on bitterly like this and i would have to beg and die soon like a dog here. the only thing i ever wanted was to go back to canada, but i'm aware that as an unskilled worker i have no future nor chances with my current academic background, and i recalled during grade 9 at a seconday school in canada there in the auditorium once held a recruitment...convention, and it was staffed by real soldiers and a speech by army Sargent made quite the impression on me, though i'll admit the thought of joining never crossed my mind as i was back then, still contemplating on future studies and universites choices; which all ended abruptly when my parents divorced and one of which had to have assume responsibility for me, which he choose to in his and my own country, until recent changes in his life and my age nullified his obligation and our roles in each others lives between us.
in the passing years the thought of returning to canada was the only thing that kept me straggling on admist the wrecked morality and norms that is the society of my country, i've been desperate enough to take on part time jobs i regret having to, and i'm still desperate and i'm willing to do anything to go back not only because my country is a filthy mess but also i really don't think i can hold out on my own much longer with the job market worsening and the landlord increasing the rent by nearly 2 folds ,unless i resort to more illegal profession i don't think i can survive in this society, so i'm now, in light of recent worsening circumstances i am contemplating on the possibility of joining the canadians forces.
i am still in possession of my citizen id and passport and i am a full fledged canadian citizen since 8yr old with a clean record. i'd like to know what are some of the options i can undertake in canada in the event that i lose my renting privaligies here in my country, which will happen soon as the manager had cryptically informed me that he's hiring new hands soon and he's already done me a big favor for the past year and a half, this, and i have also in my possession some private savings of 1300USD minus the single journey plane ticket, i'll get abit more after i sell my still mint condition dell pc at home but i really wish i had more but that's all i can muster up, either that or i forfeit my rent obligation and start living on the streets now while i work.
i don't know if i even have any relatives here but my other parent is still in canada but i know the address and tel she gave me were fake, otherwise she would have, when the other wouldn't, given what's best for me as everyone elses parents in school have. the social welfare brerau here is non-exsistant as the irony dictates that "no money no talk" and my single status and academic background doesn't qualified me to receive welfare of any kind. i have food bank card but what little they give is inconsistent and of no real significant enough help.
either way i'm on my own here and in canada, so i was wondering if any canadians here had joined the forces prior and would please be so kind as to give me a heads-up when joining so i'd know what i'll be getting into. from what i've read in the forces recruitment site it would seem i might be eligible to join however the obstacle lies in that a grade 10 or equalivent education is required, i have actually enrolled into grade 10 back then at the same high school in canada where i also attended the previous grade, but only for 2 weeks as i was getting ready to return for my native country, even though i've officially finished high school here in my country, other than an A in english and E in computer science, everything else is a flopping F, kinda like if one receives the GED in USA but gets horrible scores in nationals except for english, except in usa with these kinds of scores a ged is not issued right? well i have mine. (already phoned a college in canada and they said they recognize that as ged but i'll need to do some tests and whatnot)
i've emailed the recruitment office for nearly a month now, there's on reply from them, not even an automated message of please be waiting. so what i'd like to know if there's any former reserves or active duty canadians in the forces now here at clubCE, and if the government will provide basic accommodation during basic training. taking into consideration that i might not make their mark and pass the qualification do they provide any job opportunities or is it really a final farewell from them?
i am of course not going to nor able to commit myself to the endeavors of them illegal aliens of hogging job and resources, my entire life savings is going one way or the other, so this one chance is really make or break for me. it's a one time trip canada or throwing it out to survive for a while longer in where i am now. since i've been given notice of being fired soon, i can't stress really how much this means to me. however you have the right call me a coward for if i really have to be deployed after training i might as well take my chances here, when you're dead nothing means anything anymore, i value myself as people should and i'm a christian so killing someone is out of the question for me. of course that is even if i'll make it through training, and suppose i don't what are some of my other options in canada (since i'll have no money to return to native country) so that i have a ceiling over my head and something to stomach to get by the day? i'm 20yrs old male.
my most sincerest gratitude to you all, i am in your debt.
thanks so much for the unconditional help