National Defence

The Department of National Defence 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 NavyArmyAir Force and Special Forces. They are supported by the civilian employees of National Defence.



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

Curious about the military lifestyle?

Looking for employment opportunities? Apply to the Canadian Armed Forces Indigenous Summer Programs

Mental health. You're not alone.

Medical and mental health care, emergency contacts, support for you and your family

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