Careers with the Canadian Armed Forces

July 25, 2016


No Opportunity Like It!

There is a way to get your post-secondary education for free.  In fact, those eligible can also be paid a full-time salary, with benefits and a pension plan, while they get their free education and training.

This offer is available for careers that range from doctors and accountants to mechanics and air traffic controllers.  These opportunities are available across Canada and offer the opportunity for travel.

The Canadian Armed Forces is one of Canada’s largest employers and provides Canadians with hundreds of career options in every career field imaginable.

While many think of a career in the Forces as being a soldier, a pilot or a sailor, the reality is that most in the Forces support these roles through jobs that resemble the careers we see every day in our communities.  There are accountants, lawyers, cooks, dentists, psychologists, social workers, welders and every job in between.  There are also careers that do not require any post-secondary education because specialized training is provided by the Forces.

If you are looking for part-time jobs, they offer those too through the Reserves.  The Reserves provide a unique way for Canadians to serve their country while maintaining a professional career in their community.  This is also a great option for those who are also working on completing their education.

The Forces offer many advantages to its members including three years of guaranteed employment following initial training and on-going career development.  Given the size of the organization and its variety of roles, there are endless opportunities for growing or changing your profession while staying in the Forces in the years ahead.

Their competitive salary and benefit packages are often better than those offered in the private sector.  In addition to an attractive pension program, members are provided with 20 vacation days per year and this increases to 25 days after five years.  Qualifying veterans are also entitled to significant additional programs and benefits.

Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Visit to see the hundreds of career opportunities available today.  You can speak directly to a recruiter by calling the Canadian Forces recruiting center at 403-974-2900 or emailing   A recruiter will walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have.

In closing, I would like to thank those who have chosen to serve their country through the Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad.  Your professionalism and dedication is appreciated and respected by all Canadians.

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