Military Member or Officer
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces plan, organize, command and evaluate the activities of personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces. Canadian Armed Forces personnel who are non-commissioned officers (NCOs) or members of other non-commissioned ranks are also included. They provide collective defence measures to protect Canadian waters, land, airspace, and other interests. All ranks of commissioned and non-commissioned officers in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Navy are included in this unit group (National Occupational Classification) as well as some information on foreign forces.
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions and information
- Career Profiles (non-commissioned officers) - Canadian Forces (Government of Canada)
- OCC info by alis - Alberta-based occupational information:
- Careers in the Military - U.S. Military Services
- A Day in the Life of a Military Officer - Princeton Review
Canadian Regular and Reserve Forces, retired members, civilian employees of the Department of National Defence (DND) and their dependents who are attending or planning to attend the University of Manitoba are encouraged to meet with the Military Support Office. The Military Support Office at the University of Manitoba offers credit assessment, degree program planning and advising, and administrative support. (Military Support Office)
For international (non-Canadian) military opportunities, please contact the appropriate government/organizational office for admission requirements. Please see the "Other Links "section at the bottom of this page for links to additional external organizations
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report: Search by occupational profiles or NOC Number - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Pay and Benefits in the Military - Canadian Forces (Government of Canada)
- I want to be in the Canadian Armed Forces. What will my salary be? - The Globe and Mail
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
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- Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces - Government of Canada
- Winnipeg Chapter of Canadian Armed Forces Connection
- National Chapter of Canadian Armed Forces Connection
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
These external resources may provide you with additional information about the occupation and opportunities to build experience:
- Military Support Office - University of Manitoba
- Women in the Canadian Armed Forces - Canadian Forces
- Canadian Armed Forces Programs for Indigenous Peoples
- Military Career Transition - Canadian Armed Forces
- Royal Canadian Legion - Canada’s largest veteran support and community service organization
- Careers - Canadian Military Family Magazine
- United Nations Peacekeeping
- Security requirements for contracting with the Government of Canada - Government of Canada
- Careers at NATO Defence and Security - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Internship programme at NATO - for recent graduates from various degree fields