Kit list for basic training

All candidates are required to bring the items in the following kit list. There are some items that meet strict standards and should only be purchased at the CANEX store when you arrive.

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Civilian clothing

Male and female candidates must report to training with the following items:

Men
  • 1 seasonal jacket
  • 2 casual dress pants or clean jeans without holes
  • 3 casual dress shirts or polo shirts
  • 1 casual sweater (fall to spring)
  • 1 pair of casual dress shoes (comfortable)
  • 6 underwear
  • 4 sport socks
  • 1 pair of running shoes (non-marking soles)
  • 2 athletic t-shirts
  • 2 athletic shorts
  • 1 bath towel
Women
  • 1 seasonal jacket
  • 2 casual dress pants or jeans without holes (no leggings)
  • 3 casual dress shirts or polo shirts
  • 2 casual sweaters (no transparency)
  • 1 pair of casual dress shoes (comfortable)
  • 6 underwear (complete)
  • 4 sports socks
  • 3 sports bras
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 2 athletic t-shirts
  • 2 athletic shorts
  • 1 bath towel
  • hair net and hairpins (optional)
  • feminine hygiene products (tampons and/or pads) in sufficient quantity
  • 1 bathing suit (optional)
Other items for men and women
  • 1 water-resistant sports watch
  • 1 pair of shower sandals
  • 1 soap disk and toothbrush case
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 toothpaste
  • 1 soap bar
  • 1 dental floss
  • 1 razor with blades (non disposable)
  • 1 shaving cream
  • 1 deodorant
  • 1 shampoo (max 750 ml)
  • 1 hair brush (if required)
  • 1 backpack (plain coloured)
  • 1 water bottle

Additional items

The following additional items are for your individual quarantine contingency bag:

Other items
  • t-shirt/sweater (14 days)
  • shorts/pants (14 days)
  • socks (14 days)
  • underwear (14 days)
  • 1 shoes (comfortable)
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 toothpaste
  • 1 soap / shampoo
  • 1 razor / shaving cream
  • 1 laundry Soap
  • smoking cessation aid (optional) (14 days)

Military kit

The following military kit will be issued upon arrival. If you've already been issued this kit, you must bring it for the course.

Work dress
  • 2 berets
  • 3 combat trousers CADPAT
  • 3 combat shirts CADPAT
  • 5 combat t-shirts
  • 5 combat underwear
  • 5 combat socks - black
  • 5 combat socks - green
  • 2 pairs of combat boots
  • 1 cold wet weather boots - Gore-Tex
  • 1 ICE jacket
  • 1 wind pants
  • 1 rain jacket
  • 1 rain pants
  • 2 thermal undershirts
  • 2 thermal underwear
  • 1 bush cap
  • 1 combat toque
  • 2 kit bags
Fighting order
  • 1 helmet with cover
  • 1 tactical vest
  • 1 ballistic eyewear
  • 1 combat gloves
  • 1 mortar gloves
  • 1 bayonet carrier
  • 1 gas mask carrier with shoulder strap
  • 1 gas mask
  • 1 water bottle – 1 litre
  • 1 cup canteen water bottle – 1 litre
  • 1 water canteen with cover and sling – 2 litres
  • 1 flashlight
Field kit
  • 1 rucksack
  • 1 patrol pack
  • 1 valise
  • 1 air mattress with bag
  • 1 utility sheet (groundsheet)
  • 1 bivy bag
  • 1 liner sleeping bag
  • 1 hood sleeping bag
  • 1 outer sleeping bag
  • 1 inner sleeping bag
  • 1 wash basin
Winter kit (required from October 31 to May 1)
  • 1 combat parka
  • 1 parka bib pants
  • 1 pair of boots – mukluk
  • 2 duffle socks – mukluk
  • 2 polar fleece shirts
  • 2 polar fleece pants
  • 1 pair of suspenders
  • 1 insert - artic mitt
  • 1 shell - artic mitt
  • 1 thermos canteen – 1 litre
  • 1 balaclava - white
Distinctive Environmental Uniform (DEU) - not required for Condensed Health Services and Chaplain (CHCS)
  • 2 oxford shoes (officers only)
  • 1 CAF tunic
  • 2 CAF trousers
  • 3 CAF short sleeve shirts
  • 2 CAF long sleeve shirts
  • 1 CAF sweater
  • 1 CAF necktie
  • 1 CAF belt - black
  • 3 CAF socks - black
  • 1 pair of ankle boots
  • 1 CAF raincoat

These items are required from October 31 to May 1:

  • 1 CAF gabardine
  • 1 CAF parka
  • 1 CAF globes
  • 1 CAF scarf
  • 1 CAF wool toque
Air Force personnel only
  • 1 wedge
  • 1 wet weather jacket - Gore-Tex blue
Navy personnel only
  • 1 white peaked cap (men)
  • 1 white bowler hat (women)

Required documents and items

Documents required on arrival
  • Birth Certificate and Certificate of Canadian Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization if you were born outside of Canada
  • Vaccination booklet
  • Completed Security clearance form (obtain from Recruiting Center)
  • CF 100 – Leave Request Authorization provided by Recruiting Center
  • CF 742 – Emergency Contact Notification and DND 2587 – Next of Kin Identification from Recruiting Center
  • Social Insurance (SIN) card
  • Void cheque (for pay purposes)
  • Your lease with a recent proof of ongoing payment or proof of mortgage; and
  • Autobiography, as per Annex D (typed or hand written)
Documents required only if applicable
  • medical prescriptions
  • eyeglass prescriptions (prescribed within the last year). It is strongly recommended to bring two (2) pairs of glasses
  • birth certificates for any dependents (certified true copy)
  • marriage certificate (certified true copy)
  • affidavit respecting your common-law relationship (original)
  • certificate of divorce (certified true copy)
  • proof of name change (certified true copy)
  • proof of change in medical status
  • DND 1654 (reimbursement of moving expenses)
  • DND 279 – FORCE Program, proof of evaluation (For BMOQ CHSC Reservist candidates only)
  • CF-100 for post-course leave from your home unit
  • Route Letter (Reservist)
  • Second language evaluation results

Items to purchase on arrival

The following items need to be purchased at the CANEX military store once you arrive at Saint-Jean Garrison. You will receive a pay advance and there will be time scheduled for you to buy them. These items have to meet a strict standard. Do not buy them before your arrival.

Items to buy at the CANEX store
  • 1 shoe shine kit
  • 4 combination padlocks
  • 2 key padlocks
  • 2 sets of banks for combat pants
  • 20 plastic hangers
  • 1 laundry detergent
  • 1 lint brush
  • 1 mouthwash
  • towels – 1 face cloth, 1 hand, 1 bath
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