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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Our current website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Services and information
Browse jobs with the CAF. Find out about career options, pay and benefits. Talk to a recruiter near you.
Military operations, equipment, history and more. Find a job with the CAF.
Services and benefits offered to members of the CAF and their families.
Past wars and operations, military heritage, remembrance, medals and monuments.
Funded programs for ages 12 to 18 that teach valuable life skills through fun and rewarding activities.
The equipment used by the CAF, such as aircraft, ships, vehicles and weapons. Learn about plans to buy new equipment.
CAF operations and exercises that take place in Canada and around the world.
Defence purchases, upgrades, and maintenance projects for land, sea, and air equipment. The defence procurement process, strategy and announcements.
Upcoming events put on by the Snowbirds, SkyHawks, Ceremonial Guard, CF-18 Demo Team and CAF bands. Write to the troops.
Find programs at the Canadian Defence Academy institutions, and other schools and training centres.
Military ranks, badges, colours, flags and banners of the CAF.
Bases and support units for CAF members across Canada and in Europe. Infrastructure projects.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Joint Suicide Prevention Strategy - Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada
- Report on Plans and Priorities 2017-18
- Departmental Results Report 2016-17
- Canadian Military Journal
Join the Canadian Armed Forces
Become one of the men and women serving proudly in the Canadian Armed Forces.
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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