The RCAF produces some of the most diligent and skilled pilots and aircrew in the world. Opportunities go far beyond those occupations, however. Choose from a variety of jobs in different fields including Aerospace Telecommunication and Information Systems Technician, Musician, Bioscience Officer, or Construction Technician.
Time on the job is also given to ensure you are physically fit, allowing you to lift weights, play sports, participate in Martial Arts, or a multitude of other healthy living activities. Every base, unit and wing has a variety of both team and individual sports for athletes of all kinds.
CAF members are paid based on their pay group, rank, and time in rank. All service personnel, men and women, married or single, are paid on the same scale. A private that has just joined can earn $35820 annually, increasing to $60168 when they reach the next rank of Corporal. Specialty pay for certain occupations can increase potential earnings beyond those numbers.
The Air Force ensures you and your family are looked after. When you first become a Member and enter basic training, accommodation, meals, training, and a liveable wage are provided for you while you become accustomed to military life. Upon leaving basic and entering the workforce, you will receive guidance and assistance for the transition to your designated posting location. As it is for the rest of your military career, when work requires you to move, the CAF covers the costs.
Healthy living plays a major role in the life of a airmen and airwomen. With resources for nutrition, physical and mental fitness, physiotherapists and sports medicine specialists, and stress management programs, the sky is the limit when it comes to a healthy and active lifestyle in the Air Force.
Members of the Air Force can be moved – or posted – to a variety of locations within Canada including but not limited to:
- Bagotville, Quebec
- Cold Lake, Alberta
- Comox, British Columbia
- Trenton, Ontario
- Greenwood, Nova Scotia
As a member, you also have the opportunity to live and work internationally in countries such as Belgium, Germany, The United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, and The United States of America.