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National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces
National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces
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4.3Job security & advancement
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Overall reviews at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Project Manager | Gatineau, QC | Oct. 15, 2019
Extensive travel with unlimited opportunities
After nearly 28 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, I can honestly say it was an experience of a life time that I will never forget and would not change a thing. You work hard and the advantage of this is the time you are able to spend in foreign countries and enjoy food, sights and culture around the world, the pay and the solid relations built from being with the same people, working side by side are excellent.
Equipment Operator | Hamilton, ON | Jan. 25, 2020
Good job to start a professional career
Monday to Friday for the most part, except when in training or deployment but that is to be expected. Fast paced for the most part but nothing impossible to handle (depending on the job description)
Directeur des Ressources Humaines (H/F) | Longue-Pointe, QC | Mar. 2, 2020
Environnement de travail stimulant et offrant beaucoup de défis
J'ai terminé ma carrière militaire en t'en qu'adjudant : une position de cadre intermédiaire avec beaucoup de responsabilités surtout en rapport avec les ressources humaines, matériels, logistiques, de formations, de disciplines tout en respectant les standards élevés établis selon les ordres des Forces Armées Canadiennes.
Supply Manager | Halifax, NS | Feb. 24, 2020
Job Security
Great benifits, good pay. Opprtunity to advance and work in different eviroments. Very diverse and inclusive. Many training and education opportunitites.
Training Coordinator | Edmonton, AB | Nov. 12, 2019
Only you will fail you
Every day is a new day, and other than general duties, you don't know what you will be doing one day to the next. And, you don't know how you will work with or for - you just have to make the best of it. If you put in an effort, you will make it daily. If you don't ask for help when you need it or you don't admit when you make a mistake, you will suffer. Only you will fail you.
Information Systems Technician | Edmonton, AB | Aug. 7, 2020
Great comradeship but long hours in the field.
The culture shock that you go through scares away some people but once you get past that it is a great experience. Being in the army is being part of a tight knit group of people that in some occasions are closer than family.
ProsFood provided
ConsLong hours in the field
Corporal | Valcartier Bpm 210, QC | Mar. 31, 2020
Exactly what you’d expect Not a place for whiners
Exactly what you’d expect But not always what you want. You take what they offer. Not a place for whiners or those people who just want to complain Definitely not for everyone
Army Officer | Victoria, BC | Mar. 17, 2020
Ethical standards among all members
Professional service, dress and performances always being assessed, or tasks with detailed plans called Cadet Instructor Cadre training plans to perform what’s need as set out across the nation for all instructors to reference when directed to teach. Supervision, Safety, Community Citizenship, Leadership are some qualities always on the go in uniform!
Information Systems Technician | St. John's, NL | Sep. 5, 2017
Fun, Demanding, requires a lot of responsibility
Healthy work environment, requires you to think on your feet. lots of opportunity to travel, and meet many different people from different ethnic groups from around the world.
Information Systems Technician | Montréal-Est, QC | May 29, 2017
Young Man's Game
I enjoyed my career with DND, You have to be very flexible for work life vs home life. There's a lot to learn and do but in the Trade there are not enough people to do the job. Montreal has a lot of civilians and their look at the mission first can wait till tomorrow or later.
Prosadvancement opportunity
ConsFamily - personal VS Work life

Questions and answers about National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Apr. 6, 2017
Up to 2 years depending on the trade
Answered Jun. 14, 2019
Job requirement dependent - minimum of 3 - 6 months - processing
Answered Jun. 11, 2019
Can you join if you have a criminal record?
Asked Nov. 27, 2017
Yes. If you have a conviction under the Criminal Code of Canada or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, you may still apply to the Forces, as long as you have served your sentence and no longer have any legal obligations. --- SAYS right on their website.. o.o
Answered Aug. 24, 2020
Yes you can join with a criminal record as long as you dont have a weapons ban. They dont care what youve done they mould you into a soldier and if they cant you will be gone before BMQ is done.
Answered Oct. 19, 2019
What should you wear to an interview at Canadian Armed Forces?
Asked Mar. 24, 2017
At 17 years of age in late 1990, I entered the recruitment office in Montreal with parental consent while wearing old school 14 hole Doc Martens, and Punk hairdo and an old leather jacket with misfits patches sown in.... The attending Sergeant simply stated "Infantry!!" at the sight of that Lol.... Six years later, I walked the streets anew as a Civilian a bit wiser, and infinitely more jaded on the mechanics of Life (especially with the memories of a few tours overseas)… Joking aside, clean & respectable attire is recommended.
Answered Dec. 12, 2018
The good thing it will state in your E-mail what style. Mostly business-casual.
Answered Oct. 21, 2018
Does National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces require background check?
Asked Mar. 20, 2018
Yes, a background check and a security clearance required.
Answered May 24, 2019
Yes, extensive federal and provincial background checks.
Answered May 1, 2019
What are the working hours at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces?
Asked Jan. 9, 2018
Hours were from 35 to 40 hours per week.
Answered Aug. 21, 2019
Typical hours where 10 to 12 hours on the base in field exercises it was 16 to 18 hours a day
Answered Jun. 14, 2019