Ongoing education and training

Our goals are simple. We want to attract talented people who want to make a difference and contribute to a more stable, peaceful world—all while providing an atmosphere of continuous learning and growth for our members.

We invest time and resources into the ongoing professional development of all of our members to help them learn, grow and succeed.

The CAF is a large organization and when you join, you will have access to a world of career opportunities. You will have the opportunity to move up through the ranks across the Army, Navy and Air Force. Regardless of the job you start with when you first apply, we ensure you get the education and training you need to advance in your career.

Interested in continuing your college, university or graduate studies? We offer several options to help you afford it — even part-time as a as a Reservist. You can earn a degree and a paycheck at the same time.

All of our members are eligible to have their school-related costs fully or partially reimbursed while they attend a Canadian Military College or an approved Canadian school. Our full-time members get 100% of their costs reimbursed, while our part-time members get 50% of the costs covered. This includes tuition, union fees, registrations fees, books and more!

What makes a career in the CAF so unique is that our members have access to cutting-edge programs across Canada and abroad. During your career with us, you may have the opportunity to attend international conferences led by defence-experts from around the world, and work on special projects designed to enhance your capabilities in a number of defence-related fields.

We also host a globally recognized air force training program, in which we share the latest and greatest knowledge on defence-aviation with militaries, governments and private-sector companies from around the world!

Get skills that will take you everywhere

The skills you develop while working with the CAF will help you no matter where you are coming from, or where you are going.



You will build the skills you need to lead teams both small and large and take charge, make difficult decisions under pressure, and delegate tasks with confidence.



You’ll form bonds with members of many different teams you will work with or on. We provide both formal and informal training opportunities to help you refine your teamwork skills, and maximize the outcome of your interactions with your peers.



If you only speak one of Canada’s official languages, we will provide you with second language training that suits your competency level. With the help of our in-class and online resources, you can learn to read, write and speak French or English at a pace that you’re most comfortable with.

We also provide foreign language training to CAF members who are sent on missions abroad!

Make a difference while elevating your skills

With unparalleled training career options, you will be uniquely positioned to excel at any job, no matter where your career path leads you. Browse our full and part-time jobs.

Interested in learning more?

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