Infantry - Section command (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 10 December 2013
The Canadian Armed Forces is one the only career paths I know that can completely transform and individual into a better version of themselves. The Canadian Armed Forces is a community not a corporation. A multitude of career paths can be followed, every job that exist in a functioning society is offered within the CAF and there are many unique experiences to live that only the Canadian Armed Forces can provide.
Managed 12-15 employees. Responsible for recreational facility management and Fitness and Sports of the Canadian Military. Our workplace worked very close to one another and each position required others to help make our jobs successful. Without being an actual member of the Canadian Forces we were still very close with the members making us feel like a family. Hardest part of the job was a majority of the time having our company ran "military style." Lower level employees voices were often ignored and placed in different categories. I was the type of manager who would involve all of my employees in brainstorm discussions in order to make the workplace better each and every day. It created a very healthy and fun environment to work in.
AIR CADET SUMMER TRAINING CENTER STAFF (Former Employee) – Gimli, MB – 19 June 2017
I learned how to do inventory, work security, canteen sales, and much more. The management was fairly relaxed and you always knew what was going on around you. My job was to run and maintain the cadet canteen during the evenings and do security sweeps and bed checks at night. The hardest part was when the older course cadets were acting up and not following orders because they didn't respect you. Overall I loved the job the other staff was awesome and the off time was fun.
short hours, good pay, and awesome people.
no time to go home you are there for 7 weeks straight.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 19 June 2017
Purchase of weaponized unmanned combat aerial vehicles UAV. Purchase was made to provide troops with aerial support for defence and offence. I am limited by the official secrets act on how much information I can talk about.
Computer tech (Former Employee) – Trenton, ON – 17 June 2017
My experience working for arm forces was totally remarkable.I learned so much about the military and procedures. How they do things the officers are a great. The job is hard work but a very fun place to work and you form some great relationships.
Stores Person (Former Employee) – Langford, BC – 9 June 2017
Working with a great crew has a lot of good points, All day of work we worked together and alone at the same time helped out when needed. The manager was a good guy to work with, He has understood how all have worked with him as he was our manger, but he was a team worker. I have had a great team to work with awesome surrounding. All and all it has a good point to feel the work place had a family like feeling.
educational, good work ethic great team
Long commute, work load piles some days heavy, short lunch hr
Reservist Officer Sea Cadets (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 5 June 2017
As a cadet officer for 30 years I really enjoyed meeting so many people from so man y different cultures. It was a relaxing place to work. Everyone was there to help one another. It was a job a look forward to going to work every day.
Meeting so many different peopleom all walks of life.
Army Communications Information Systems Specialist (Former Employee) – Montréal-Est, QC – 29 May 2017
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.
Senior Supply Technician (Current Employee) – North Vancouver, BC – 19 May 2017
Budget cutbacks affect everything from equipment to salary, but most of all, they affect morale. Job has treated me well and afforded me the opportunity to see parts of the world I never would have ventured otherwise. Comraderie is indescribable, but it certainly helps make the difficult times worth the effort!
Master Corporal (Former Employee) – Various bases in Canada – 16 May 2017
I loved the military life. You woke up each day looking forward to going to work. The people you meet become lifelong friends. You get to travel to places you never imagined that you would see. You get to help out your country when a disaster happens. Makes you feel proud to be a Canadian