Corporal (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – May 19, 2016
This is a great career with a wide array of job opportunity and a chance to get a great education. The work is tough, with a high probability of a lack of sleep. You are fed and housed for the duration of your contract and are often provided transportation.
There are many different people from all walks of life and learning can potentially never end. Training and advancement are set out for your entire career.
University is paid for with the requirement of time in service. College is reimbursed up to a low amount and only in fields that is listed by them.
Hard work, but you earn a family.
The sky is the limit.
Pay scale is set by the govn't with no bonuses. Not an easy job, most of the time.
Occupational Health and Safety Assistant (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – March 17, 2016
Great opportunity to be introduced to an work environment of military and civilian personnel Variety of opportunities to: Assisted in investigation and provided recommendations to avoid future incidents Participated in Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings to address health issues and return to work procedures Drafted a proposal and implemented the procedure for dealing with disposal of batteries Created standard operating procedures for Safety Management Systems Conducted routine inspections of work sites to ensure all health and safety protocols were being maintained and followed up with any areas of concern
Search and Rescue Technician (Former Employee) – Canada – March 15, 2016
This work experience was very challenging. Working in various professional work environments provided me with unlimited networking and environmental atmospheres that required me to be versatile and open to a fast paste world.
met alot of new friends and like the moving around to different provinces
Mechanic (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – March 13, 2016
usually from 7:30am until 4pm unless you were on-call. Get in coveralls and pick up your work orders and start your job. Had gym/sports training 3 or 4 times a week. Learned to be a team player in the job and on sports teams. Never had to much to do with management if I could. Some of the best people in the world to work/play with. Whenever you or someone got posted and you had to leave your friends behind or if someone died. Meeting new friends and keeping in shape. All of the sports and extra activities that were available.
medical and dental benefits and family support.
sometimes long hrs and getting posted every 3 or so years leaving friends
Combat engineer, 31 combat Engineer Regiment (Current Employee) – St. Thomas, ON – February 9, 2016
The Canadian Forces is like no other job you can learn from in the country. The training and experience has prepared me for life and other jobs a way nothing else can.
I have learned everything from survival skills to combat knowledge. How to detect and disarm mines. How to build a bridge or navigate at night. How to use radio communication to call air support and medical evacuation.
The people you work with in the Army are extremely hard working and dedicated people. They are extremely serious and strict but look out for their fellow soldiers.
The hardest part of the job is the lack of sleep one encounters while still having to perform duties such as route searching, urban combat, observation point.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the camaraderie you build with fellow members during your time in the forces.
Army Communication Information System Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – January 28, 2016
Heres what learned Advance resolution skills to unforeseen problems Maintain control of high stress situations and environments Excel in motivating and communicating with team members Perform task beyond physical limits until objectives are accomplished
field engineer (Former Employee) – Canada, Germany and Yugoslavia – January 25, 2016
I served in the military for 23 years of my life. I served my country as my father, grandfather, and my brother. I was willing to put my life on the line at any moment. I served oversea and spent 6 months in Yugo on U.N. Duty. My job the on U.N. Duty was to clear mines and booby trap devices. I would serve again if I could. Life was not easy at all times while I serve and did my best to do the job I did. The longest day that I worked was bridge building were we worked for 36 hr before we were aloud to sleep ( it was a great time ).
Procurement and Contracting Clerk (Current Employee) – Shilo, MB – January 20, 2016
The day starts with PT. I learned new soft skills as well as new hard skills. Management is very good, just do your job and do as you are asked. For the most part I get along with everyone I have ever worked with, although I have worked with people who enjoy chatting more than working. I enjoyed the challenges of the job.
Pay, benefits and leave
Alot of time away from home if training for a tour.