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Overview

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) currently provides paid education for certain specialized careers. If you are interested in one of these professions with the CAF, you may apply through one of our specialized Training Plans, below.

Medical Officer

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Medical Officer Training Program (MOTP)

You can apply for paid education through the Medical Officer Training Plan (MOTP) and become a medical officer (doctor) without the massive debt.

Because this position requires a medical degree, the CAF will pay you to complete an undergraduate medicine program leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at a Canadian university. The CAF will pay for your tuition, books and instruments. You will also receive a salary, medical and dental care, and paid vacation. In exchange, you must work for the CAF for a period of time.

If you are already enrolled in an undergraduate medical education program (UGME), you are also eligible for the MOTP. If accepted, you will receive a salary, benefits, and paid vacation for the rest of your studies and residency. You will continue to attend university during the regular academic year and participate in military training during the summer months.

Qualifications

To be eligible for MOTP, you must apply to both the CAF and a Canadian university that offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree program.

How to Apply

All applicants interested in pursuing full-time paid training or education through the MOTP program must start their application online. For more information about joining the CAF, visit How to Join or visit our Help Centre if you have questions.

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Dental Officer Training Program (DOTP)

If you wish to become a Dental Officer (dentist), you can apply for paid education through the DOTP.

Because this position requires a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, the CAF will pay you to complete your program at a Canadian university.

If you are already enrolled in a dental program, you are also eligible for the DOTP. If accepted, you will receive a salary, benefits and paid time off for the rest of your studies. You will continue to attend university during the regular academic year and participate in military training during the summer months.

Qualifications

To be eligible for DOTP, you must have been accepted without conditions to both the CAF and at a Canadian university that offers a dentistry program.

How to Apply

All applicants interested in pursuing full-time paid training or education through the DOTP program must start their application online. For more information about joining the CAF, visit How to Join or visit our Help Centre if you have questions.

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Dental Officer

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Nursing & Pharmacy

If you wish to become a Nursing Officer or a Pharmacy Officer, you can apply for paid education through the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP). Nursing and Pharmacy Officer students attain their education by attending an approved Canadian civilian university program.

Qualifications

To be eligible for the ROTP as a Nursing Officer or Pharmacy Officer, you must have been accepted without conditions to both the CAF and to a Canadian university baccalaureate degree program recognized for your selected occupation.

For further information on any healthcare profession please contact Health Services Recruiting at HSRecruiting-RecrutementSS@forces.gc.ca and you will be put in touch with a Regional Recruiter for your area.

How to Apply

Learn more about the ROTP program and how to apply:

ROTP

Nursing Officer

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Pharmacy Officer

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Subsidized Education for Entry Level Masters (SEELM)

If you wish to become a Social Work Officer, Physiotherapy Officer or Chaplain for the CAF, you can apply for Subsidized Education for Entry Level Masters (SEELM). Just like any other paid education program in the CAF, you will receive a salary, medical and dental care, and paid time off and, in exchange, you will need to complete two months of service for each month of paid education following the completion of your studies.

All applicants interested in pursuing full-time paid training or education through the SEELM program must start their application online. For more information about joining the CAF, visit How to Join or visit our Help Centre if you have questions.

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Social Work Officer

To apply, you must have been accepted without condition to a graduate program in social work at an accredited Canadian university recognized by the CAF.

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Physiotherapy Officer

To apply, you must have been accepted without condition to a graduate program in Physiotherapy at an accredited Canadian university recognized by the CAF.

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Chaplain

To apply, you must have been accepted without condition to a graduate professional degree in ministry formation at an accredited Canadian university recognized by the CAF.

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