National Defence

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

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

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Services and information

Canadian Armed Forces jobs

Browse jobs with the CAF. Find out about career options, pay and benefits. Talk to a recruiter near you.

Canadian Armed Forces

Military operations, equipment, history and more. Find a job with the CAF.

Services and benefits for the military

Services and benefits offered to members of the CAF and their families.

Military history

Past wars and operations, military heritage, remembrance, medals and monuments.

Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers

Funded programs for ages 12 to 18 that teach valuable life skills through fun and rewarding activities.

Defence equipment

The equipment used by the CAF, such as aircraft, ships, vehicles and weapons. Learn about plans to buy new equipment.

Military operations and exercises

CAF operations and exercises that take place in Canada and around the world.

Defence equipment purchases and upgrades

Defence purchases, upgrades, and maintenance projects for land, sea, and air equipment. The defence procurement process, strategy and announcements.

Showcasing the Forces

Upcoming events put on by the Snowbirds, SkyHawks, Ceremonial Guard, CF-18 Demo Team and CAF bands. Write to the troops.

Military universities, schools and training establishments

Find programs at the Canadian Defence Academy institutions, and other schools and training centres.

Ranks and insignia

Military ranks, badges, colours, flags and banners of the CAF.

Bases and infrastructure

Bases and support units for CAF members across Canada and in Europe. Infrastructure projects.

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 CAF members


Mental Health Resources for Canadian Armed Forces members and families.

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