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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 485 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 476 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 466 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces

Overview experience
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Excellent
Easy
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Interview process length
More than one month
62%
About a month
14%
About two weeks
10%
About a week
8%
About a day or two
6%
Most reported steps
Background check
77%
Written test
76%
On-site interview
76%
Problem solving exercises
54%
Phone call/screening
47%
Least reported steps
Presentation
8%
Take-home/sample work
6%
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 tips at National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)58%
  • Formal (business suit)22%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)8%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
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-In22%
  • I called them19%
  • Other online job site18%
  • Paper application15%
  • 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
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