The CAF has more than 100 occupations, and many involve job skills that are highly valued in both military and civilian life.
For detailed information on military occupations, please visit the Canadian Armed Forces jobs or contact the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre at 1-800-856-8488.
In some, officer candidates and serving officers attend the Royal Military College of Canada or a civilian university to earn a degree; in others, non-commissioned members in highly specialized technical occupations complete college diploma courses.
For details, read through the “Paid education and other benefits” section of the Canadian Armed Forces jobs or contact the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre at 1-800-856-8488.
The Chief of Land Staff may also be referred to as the Army Chief of Staff.
The Royal Canadian Air Force is headed by the Chief of Air Staff who, as commander of the Air Force, maintains a combat-capable, multipurpose Air Force for the above-mentioned duties.
The CAF are headed by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada’s senior serving military officer, and are comprised of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.It is established by a statute, the National Defence Act, which sets out the Minister of National Defence’s responsibilities, including the Minister’s responsibility for both the Department and the CAF.In other words, DND exists to carry out the work assigned to the Minister of National Defence, so the department's relationship with the CAF is that of a support system.The Chief of the Defence Staff is responsible for the conduct of military operations of all three components of the CAF, and to ensure that the CAF is always ready to carry out the tasks that Parliament assigns through the Minister of National Defence.The Royal Canadian Navy is headed by the Commander Royal Canadian Navy who maintains combat-capable, multipurpose maritime forces designed for the above-mentioned duties.
The Governor General is the representative of the Queen in Canada.