Important Information in Response to COVID-19
Due to the current medical situation related to COVID 19, we are synchronizing our efforts to align with Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the guidance they have provided.
As a result, all Canadian Forces Recruiting Centres are restricting public activities and access. This does not mean that we are not accepting applications. New applicants are encouraged to start their application here. Due to reduced staffing levels, processing time will be longer than usual. Thank you, in advance, for your patience and continuing interest in joining the CAF.
For applicants currently going through the recruitment process, some selected recruiting centres are resuming limited face-to-face interactions while respecting applicable provincial guidelines. Please note that all in-person interactions are restricted and by appointment only. If contacted for an appointment, additional protective protocols, including increased questions specific to individual circumstances, are being implemented to ensure the continued health and safety of our applicants and recruiting teams.
These efforts are taken to ensure maximum care for both our applicants and CAF members. As such, our response and application processing times will be extended.
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Your patience is appreciated.
Former Serving Member Interested in Returning?
The defence team recognizes the value of former members and is actively seeking to re-enrol ex-military members who are considering re-joining the team.Learn more
Am I eligible?
Let’s start with the basics. To start a full or part-time career in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) you must:
- be a Canadian citizen
- be at least 18 years old (17 years old with parental consent), except:
- For the paid education programs—you may be 16 years old (with parental consent)
- For the Primary Reserves—you may be 16 years old (with parental consent) and must be enrolled as a full-time student
- have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Québec (some jobs need higher levels of education)