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).
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