National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces
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Ordinary Seaman in Newfoundland and Labrador
on 13 January 2022
Experience of a life time
Interview process included a physically demanding exercise to become eligible. There was also a hearing test, eyesight test, and intellectual computer test. During training you will learn a lot. Basic training camp was a great experience. Meeting many new lifelong friends, learning a lot, and challenging you.
Ncm in Edmonton, AB
on 10 January 2022
Good or bad its how you make it
Depending on your chain of command, it can be the best job or the worst. Once you learn how the system works it is less stressful.
Combat Engineer in Gagetown, NB
on 5 January 2022
good first job to get you on your feet
You get to work with a lot of different types of people, the connections are great and some of the best people you can meet. not a great place to work during peacetime.
Officer in Canada
on 4 January 2022
It is government work so expect a lot of bureaucracy. There are all different kinds of people so you will likely find people to get along with.
Don't expect to change the world, but it is a challenging job.Your supervisors and managers will typically be good, but do not expect it to be like a civilian isn't.The amount of time that you will be doing nothing is sometimes just as frustrating as the amount of time that there will be to much work. The CAF is significantly under-staffed, but there is not likely going to be better hiring practices with the current management practices.
ATIS Tech Journeyman in Kingston, ON
on 3 January 2022
worked with caf for 6+ yrs. would gladly sign up again if i could
after 6 yrs, i am getting medically released. this employment is by far the most stable and easily the most secure. benefits and advancement are attainable for anyone. training is provided out the door. you do have to follow basic orders and use your brain, but overall the employment here has not been difficult. be a team player

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Are Q#1 Are you physically fit and mentally prepared for the army qualification course? Q#2 Are you medical free from any concerns about your health? Q#3 what is your future career with us?

Shared on 10 May 2019

Are you willing to shoot and kill someone despite your personal beliefs? There could be a time where someone tries to kill you. Do you think you can shoot them?

Shared on 14 January 2019

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