National Defence

The Department of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces implement government decisions concerning the defence of Canadians’ interests at home and abroad.

The Canadian Armed Forces serve on the sea, on land, and in the air with the Navy, Army, Air Force and Special Forces. They are supported by the civilian employees of National Defence.

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Services and information

Canadian Armed Forces jobs

Available jobs, recruiters near you, pay, benefits, paid education

Canadian Armed Forces

Military equipment, history, operations, ranks, medals, demo teams

Services and benefits for the military

Pay rates, benefits, career transition, health, misconduct, housing

Military history

Past wars and operations, military heritage, remembrance

Defence equipment purchases and upgrades

Aircraft, weapons, ships, vehicles, equipment purchases and upgrades

Universities and training establishments

Royal Military Colleges, Canadian Forces College, military schools

Bases and infrastructure

Infrastructure projects, upgrades and maintenance, bases and support units

Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers

How to join, what they do, find a squadron, corps or patrol

What we are doing

Corporate information


Join the Canadian Armed Forces

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

Military exercises

View past, current and future military exercises involving the Canadian Armed Forces.

Mental health resources for Forces members


Mental Health Resources for Canadian Armed Forces members and families.

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