National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces
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Interviews at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces.
Interview experience
Based on 639 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 615 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 602 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
More than one month
61%
About a month
15%
About two weeks
10%
About a week
8%
About a day or two
6%
Most reported steps
Written test
78%
Background check
78%
On-site interview
77%
Problem solving exercises
56%
Phone call/screening
46%
Least reported steps
Presentation
10%
Take-home/sample work
7%
They have no interview
3%

What candidates say about the interview process at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

  • Training for your MOS takes approx 2 years before reaching Regiment.
    Shared on 24 May 2019 - Armored Crewman, MOS ID - Canada
  • Very good. You must pass the CFAT exam which will help you deciode what career you are
    Shared on 13 September 2017 - Various Positions - Halifax, NS
  • I'm not allowed to talk about it.
    Shared on 21 August 2017 - Infantryman - Canada

Interview questions at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • AreQ#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 - Basic military qualification - Wainwright, AB
  • Ambitions and where you'd like your life to go
    Shared on 25 June 2018 - Infantry, Book keeper, Task Manager - Ottawa, ON
  • Your past experience towards the trade you pick
    Shared on 30 August 2017 - Avionics Technician Journeyman - CFB Trenton

Interview tips at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)57%
  • Formal (business suit)22%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

  • Don't quit and be ready to travel around the country for work. Never listen to any promises from a recruiter.
    Shared on 7 March 2019 - JTAC detachement commander. - CFB Petawawa, Ontario
  • Just be honest.
    Shared on 8 February 2019 - Soldier - St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

The first interview at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In25%
  • I called them19%
  • Other online job site15%
  • Paper application13%
  • Other11%

How candidates received their first interview at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

  • Applied at recruitment centre.
    Shared on 30 May 2019 - Operations and Training Co-ordinator - Edmonton, AB
  • By going to the recrutement center
    Shared on 31 October 2018 - Boatswain - Victoria, BC