Force 2025

Force 2025 (F2025) is the Canadian Army (CA)’s initiative to review all its components to optimize and modernize its structures to meet current and projected operational requirements as well as support SSE initiatives.

Recognizing that the CA’s effectiveness is adversely affected by a shortfall of 8000 people, an extensive analysis was carried out in December 2021. As a result, a new structure was adopted and is now being implemented.

This new, ‘One Army’ structure will see the integration of the Primary Reserves, Canadian Rangers, civilians, and the Regular Force into a single, integrated team.

Increased integration enhances command and control relationships and training opportunities, and clarifies assigned tasks and integration points, ensuring the CA is prepared to carry out assigned tasks and support concurrent operations.

The One Army model also supports digital transformation initiatives. It is sufficiently agile to respond to modern threats such cyber and space and enable the CA to address capability gaps in areas such as Ground-Based Air Defence, long-range heavy indirect fire support, Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED), and Chemical Biological Radioactive Nuclear (CBRN) expertise.

F2025 also includes initiatives to refine attraction, recruiting, and retention. In line with Canadian Armed Forces Reconstitution efforts, the CA is implementing policies to enable the operational capability of Reserve personnel, while ensuring that administration is streamlined, and the continued development and integration of Reserve Mission Tasks to build capacity and depth.

F2025 has six key components:

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: