Whatever career path your son or daughter chooses, they will receive all the training needed to prepare them for a life in the Canadian Forces.
Basic training is attended by all new recruits following their enrolment. This training is where your son or daughter will learn the core military skills that will allow them to succeed in the Canadian Forces. Basic training will physically and mentally prepare your son or daughter for a military environment, and will teach them self-discipline, self-reliance, determination, and teamwork. For more information, please consult the Training section of this website. To help prepare for Basic Training, your son or daughter is encouraged to consult the Canadian Forces’ Preparation for Basic Training: Physical Fitness Guide (see below).
After your son or daughter has successfully completed basic training, he or she will receive additional training specific to his or her chosen occupation, which can vary in duration and location depending on the job. Operational training will introduce your son or daughter to the basics of the job that they will perform, and in most cases, provide them with on-the-job experience.
After occupational training is complete, your son or daughter will be considered a fully-qualified Canadian Forces member, and will be posted to one of the many bases across Canada to perform the job for which they have been trained. For more information on operational training requirements for specific occupations, see Browse Jobs .