National Defence

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces provide advice and support to the Minister of National Defence and implement government decisions regarding the defence of Canadian interests at home and abroad.

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Our services and information

Browse Forces jobs

Browse job opportunities with the Forces.

Find a recruiter

Search for the location of a recruitment centre near you.

View pay rates for Forces members

Obtain information about pay rates for Canadian Armed Forces members.

Discover the Royal Military College of Canada

Explore the learning programs and studies available at the Royal Military College of Canada.

Learn about the cadets

Join the cadets, one of the largest federally funded youth programs in Canada.

Explore the ranks of the Forces

Discover the various ranks within the Navy, Army and Air Force.

View the Forces image gallery

Explore images and videos of the Forces in action.

Find out about Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2)

Discover this specialized unit that combats terrorism at home and abroad.

What we are doing


Join the Canadian Armed Forces

Become one of the men and women serving proudly in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Military exercises

Preparing CAF members for future operations.

You're not alone


Mental Health Resources for Canadian Armed Forces members and families.

Corporate information

The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan

Minister of National Defence

The Honourable Kent Hehr

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

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