Jobs in the Army vary from combat specialists to health care providers. Our technically advanced force employs communications technicians, vehicle technicians and geomatic technicians, as well as infantry soldiers, gunners and vehicle crew members. You will undergo training similar to real operations that will challenge your mental and physical abilities.
Canadian Armed Forces 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 $39,000 annually, increasing to $72,000 when they reach the next rank of Corporal. Reservists are paid by the day. Earnings start at $100/day as a Private, increasing to $140/day at the rank of Corporal, and higher as a member progresses in rank.
Sense of community is strong within the Army. Whether it is close knit groups of families living on base, or 100% financial compensation for moving and relocation, you can rest assured you will feel welcome and taken care of within the CAF.
Healthy living plays a major role in the life of a soldier. 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 Army.
Members of the Canadian Army can be moved – or posted – to a variety of locations within Canada including but not limited to:
- Valcartier, Quebec
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Shilo, Manitoba
- Petawawa, Ontario
- Gagetown, New Brunswick
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.
You can also choose to serve your country from your community as a Reservist. Our 122 Reserve units are present in 117 communities.