MTCP Activities

In 2017-2018, DMTC delivered training to more than 1,500 candidates from 56 member countries. MTCP activities were conducted both in Canada and abroad.

In Canada Abroad
Language Training Staff Training
Staff Training Peace Support Operations Training
Peace Support Operations Training Military Professional Development Training
Military Professional Development Training International Exercises
Delegation Visits Expert Team Visits


In partnership with the Canadian Forces Language School in St. Jean (CFLS), the MTCP sponsors the provision of English- and French-language training for member countries. Sponsored candidates are brought to Canada for intensive language training over several months where they are also exposed to Canadian culture and values. Language training also includes language teacher trainer courses, which provide participants with the knowledge and skills to become English language teachers within their own Armed Forces. Second language training is highly requested by member countries and directly contributes to the interoperability of member countries, especially on UN peacekeeping missions. 


Staff officer training is designed to prepare officers to perform staff duties in a joint and combined coalition operational environment. For example, the Junior Officer Training and Education Programme (JOTEP) provides a combination of military officer qualification and higher education in Canada over a two to five-year period, enabling successful candidates to become leaders within their respective countries. Staff officer training allows Canada to build enduring strategic international defence relationships with selected nations through the capacity building of their future leadership.


Peace support operations (PSO) training focuses on increasing the ability of member countries to participate in multilateral UN peace support operations. Along with a strategic understanding and history of PSO, this courses also instruct on the roles of staff officers, logistic officers, and civil-military relations. This training is targeted to participants who will soon be deploying on UN PSO missions. PSO training is also in high demand by member countries.  


Military professional development training encompasses a wide spectrum of courses focused on specialist qualifications and technical abilities to improve the occupational knowledge of participating officers. Training includes courses on public affairs, ethics, chaplaincy, defence resource management, business planning, and women, peace and security (WPS). WPS workshops are one of the MTCP’s flagship courses and directly support the role and participation of women in military organizations. 


Exercise development consists of the Exercise Process Planning Course (EPPC), which introduces participants to the Operational Planning Process of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is intended to support pre-deployment training efforts for troops on UN PSO by enabling staff officers to participate in or lead the design, development, delivery, and follow-up of exercises. In Europe, EPPC is one of the training events that contributes to Exercise Maple Arch, a multinational command post exercise run in partnership with the LITPOLUKR Brigade. 


The MTCP undertakes a number of special projects each year through the sponsorship of expert team visits and delegation visits with member countries. These visits can either involve bringing foreign participants to Canada to observe or participate in training and meetings, or sending Canadian experts abroad to deliver targeted training. They leverage Canadian expertise and provide targeted training in response to member country requests and requirements to assist in the development of their armed forces. For example, in February 2019, the MTCP sponsored an expert team visit to Georgia consisting of two English-language testers to assess their language testing system and offer workshops and training on its development. 


In FY 2018-2019, 35.5% of training courses were delivered in Canada, while 64.5% of training activities were conducted outside Canada in partnership with MTCP member countries in each region. These included: Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan in Africa and the Middle-East; Colombia, Jamaica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru in the Americas; Ukraine, Serbia, North Macedonia, Georgia, and Montenegro in Europe; and, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific

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