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Good opportunities for advancement and travel
Flight Engineer Leader (Current Employee) –  Nova Scotia15 February 2017
Being employed in the Canadian Armed Forces has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The training throughout a career is second to none and the opportunities for continual improvement and development are plentiful.
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Challenging but Fun
Retired Rank of Sergeant (Former Employee) –  4 Wing Cold Lake Alberta13 February 2017
Over a period of 20 Yrs, things changed dramatically with every promotion. You learn to adapt to any situation, and overcome the obstacle and move fwd. For any young man or woman who really is not sure on which way to go in life,, I suggest the Canadian Forces to help you through the process.
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Benefits
Cons
Posted away from friends and Family, Long deployments to bad places.
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Travel, Interesting courses and interesting people
NCI Op (Former Employee) –  Esquimalt, BC13 February 2017
The pay is decent but you will work for every penny you get. Job life depends 100% on your fellow service members and your current superiors. It can be amazing, and it can be a grind. It is what you make it.
Pros
training, life experiance
Cons
long hours, can be hard on home life
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Overall good organization
HMCS Cabot - Leading Seaman (Current Employee) –  Various9 February 2017
valuable skills and knowledge learned , was an overall good experience and would recommend to others . Good courses and meaningful employment
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Effective worker open to new adventures
Regimental Sergeant Major (Current Employee) –  Cote des Neiges, Montreal6 February 2017
I give my 100% in all tasks I am assigned.I like a harmonious work environment, focused on task completion in a timely manner. Through a vast experience in the military, I excel in difficult situations and take timely decision keeping in mind the best interest of the company and other parties involved. I have conducted several personnel investigations based on disciplinary deficiencies and always submit my reports in a timely, well documented report.
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Operational challenges
Cons
Revolving personnel
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Needed advancements in how mental illness is treated and diagnosed
EME (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON6 February 2017
The current military mentality is to medicate to keep people in the ranks and to prevent a release rather than diagnosing and treating the actual issue. Even those with combat experience are chucked to the curb (or most commit suicide) if they prove to be too "cumbersome" as "patients".

There is a real epidemic on the bases, far too many people take their own lives even after seeking help simply because of the way the MIR handles their patients. Those who show any sign of mental illness are often met with skepticism or just aren't provided the amount of help they both deserve and need.

This isn't always the case of course, but it happens far more often than it should,
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Fixed Salary
Cons
Fixed Salary
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Good Experience
Supply Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 February 2017
A good place to grow yourself. Lots of chances for personal growth and to advance your education. Use this as a way to travel and see places you would never go to normally.
Pros
Education, travel
Cons
Long periods from home.
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Good life
Technician (Current Employee) –  Nova Scotia31 January 2017
Great work, pay and environment, if you are willing to be relocated (every 3 years) and deployed for over 6 months. Good moral boosting event. Basic is the hardest part.
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Great opportunity to develop leadership and other character skills
Brigade G3 Training (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 January 2017
Will build you from the ground up and allow you to progress at your own pace based on personal initiative and ability to lead and apply technical skills in a constantly changing environment.
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it was a great place to work
soldier (Former Employee) –  cfb edmonton27 January 2017
I did 23 yrs in the military and enjoyed every moment of it ive seen the world lots and would do it all over again if I could its a place to see who you really are and what you are made of
Pros
travel the pay and the friendships you make
Cons
hard work late nights away from home alot
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Working in search and rescue was the best and meaningfull
Avionic technicien (Former Employee) –  Greenwood, NS26 January 2017
Shift work
Trade school avionics
Management OK
Work place culture sometime difficult to bear.
The hardest part of military line is not being able to express an opinion.
Most enjoyable was working on a aircraft
Pros
Work stability
Cons
Nerver express one self
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great job to work, with one of a kind job experience and the teamwork and people make it worth every day.
Infantryman (Former Employee) –  Canada26 January 2017
the good times are great the bad times are terrible.
days can be easy and other can be very difficult.
great teamwork all around.
physically demanding.
fun.
Pros
best teamwork possible.
Cons
lond duration away from home.
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excellent life style
Member of the CAF (Former Employee) –  Various26 January 2017
Had a excellent career, was a adventure. Highly recommended. Had two deployments that were very rewarding and with current operation tempo, these deployments will be increasing
Pros
Stability
Cons
hard on body
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combat engineer
Combat Engineer (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL25 January 2017
very much enjoyed my enrollment in the Canadian armed forces and i have learned a lot of skills from here that are helpful to me in life.
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Great job, many oppperunities
cook/Soldier (Former Employee) –  Shilo, MB Canada24 January 2017
Working for the Canadian armed forces was one of the best times of my life.
at a young age it taught me leadership, responsibility and many skills I would not likely have gotten elsewhere.
Pros
full health care plan, job security, family health benefits and more.
Cons
incredibly long hours and often little down time.
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Excellent work place and training
Sapper (Current Employee) –  St. Thomas, ON23 January 2017
A day as a Canadian Armed Forces Reservist can change from day to day, you can be working a desk job one day and in the field training to keep your solider skills readily available and ready to use the next day. Training in the Reserves gives you an awesome work place environment that is respectable and extremely professional. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing your hard work in training pay off and fully work out in exercises.
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Best Work Place Ever!
Resource Management Support Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 January 2017
This place was fantastic, good structure and discipline. Excellent Benefits for members who are medically released. The People there are good, and I couldn't ask for a better work environment.
Pros
Good Benefits upon Medical Release
Cons
Salary Job
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Reserves
Infantryman (Current Employee) –  London, ON23 January 2017
Currently posted to 4RCR in London Ontario during school. Use to be apart of the Lorne Scotts Infrantry Unit in Georgetown Ontario.
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Excellent Place to work
CC130J Chief Loadmaster Instructor (Current Employee) –  Trenton, ON22 January 2017
Excellent workplace. Leading edge instruction on the CC130J Hercules aircraft with state off the art training equipment. Responsible for the training of CC130J Loadmasters.
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no life like it
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 January 2017
It was the best years of my aviation career, The variety of aircraft and helicopters qualified on was a challenge. You should do this.
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