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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:

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    Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident

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    Be at least 17 years of age:

    • For enrolment as an Officer, you may be 16* years of age (conditions apply - see link below).
    • The consent of a custodial parent or legal guardian is required for the enrolment of an applicant who is under the age of 18 on the day of enrolment.
    • *For complete information read the full Qualifications for Enrolment.
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    Have completed at least Grade 10 or 24 credits of Secondary IV in Quebec (some jobs need higher levels of education)

    If you have completed your education outside Canada, you must have your Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs) completed for your high school and highest level of education prior to submitting your application.

For more information about eligibility requirements or the application process, please visit Joining the Forces.

You can submit your application even if you are not sure about the job-specific requirements. Once we get your application, we’ll work with you to determine if you qualify. If you have questions at any time throughout the process or you’d like to know which part-time jobs are available in your area, you can visit our Help Centre or Contact Us.

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