Careers in the Armed Forces


No Opportunity Like It!

There is a way to get your post-secondary education for free.  In fact, those eligible can also be paid a full-time salary, with benefits and a pension plan, while they get their free education and training.

This offer is available for careers that range from doctors and accountants to mechanics and air traffic controllers.  These opportunities are available across Canada and offer the opportunity for travel.

The Canadian Armed Forces is one of Canada’s largest employers and provides Canadians with hundreds of career options in every career field imaginable.

Many think of a career in the Forces as being a soldier, a pilot or a sailor, but the reality is that most jobs resemble the careers we see every day in our communities.  There are accountants, lawyers, cooks, dentists, psychologists, social workers, welders and every job in between.  There are also careers that do not require any post-secondary education because specialized training is provided by the Forces.

If you are looking for part-time jobs, they offer those too through the Reserves.  The Reserves provide a unique way for Canadians to serve their country while maintaining a professional career in their community.  This is also a great option for those who are also working on completing their education.

The Forces offer many advantages to its members including three years of guaranteed employment following initial training and on-going career development.  Given the size of the organization and its variety of roles, there are endless opportunities for growing or changing your profession while staying in the Forces in the years ahead.

Visit to see the hundreds of career opportunities available today.  You can speak to a recruiter by calling the recruiting center at 403-974-2900 or emailing   A recruiter will walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have.