This section will be looking at a number of areas such as recruitment and selection, and military training for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), as highlighted below.
Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment and selection for the CAF is a unified process, meaning all candidates go through the same basic steps. Some candidates, for example pilots, may have additional steps to undertake.
Phase 1: Initial Military Training
Initial military training, commonly known as basic training, for members of the CAF is unified, meaning all recruits/officer cadets complete the same training course regardless of their trade.
This common basic training comes in the form of two courses, one for recruits who will be future non-commissioned members (NCMs) of the CAF and the other is for officer cadets who will be the future commissioned officers of the CAF.
|The Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) is for NCMs||The Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ) is for officers|
Phase 2a: Environmental Training
Once recruits/officer cadets have completed the common training phase (BMQ or BMOQ), they will transition to service branch specific training, known as environmental training:
|Canadian Army Environmental Training|
|The Basic Military Qualification – Land (BMQ-L) is for NCMs||The Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ-L) is for officers|
|Royal Canadian Navy Environmental Training|
|The Naval Environmental Training Programme (NETP) is for NCMs||The Naval Environmental Training Programme (NETP) is for officers|
|Royal Canadian Air Force Environmental Training|
|The Basic Air Environmental Qualification (BAEQ) is for NCMs||The Air Force Officer Development (AOFD) Programme is for officers (TBC)|
Phase 2b: Occupational Training
- Canadian Army Occupational Training (TBC).
- Royal Canadian Navy Occupational Training (TBC).
- Royal Canadian Air Force Occupational Training (TBC).