Return to duty services

The Canadian Armed Forces Return to Duty (RTD) provides a wide range of services to help the ill or injured members reintegrate back into the workplace as soon as medically possible.

What this service offers  

The services include:

  • a framework for enhanced communication between
    • the member
    • medical authorities
    • chain of command
  • personnel managament tool
  • coordination with other similar programs and services
  • a tailored, flexible work schedule
  • care and support for the ill and injured member
  • a supportive environment

Who is eligible

Any member of the Canadian Armed Forces who suffers from an injury or illness that temporarily or permanently limits their ability to perform their normal duties is eligible for RTD.

What you need before you start

  • An assignment of Medical Employment Limitations (MELs) from a military Medical Authority
  • A recommendation from that authority that you be placed on RTD

Contact us for help

To get more information, visit your local transition centre or contact the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group.


  • Canada wide toll free: 1-800-883-6094
  • National Capital Region: 613-995-1457
  • Worldwide via the Military network: CSN 995-1457
  • TTY/TDD: 1-800-467-9877

Contact a representative Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Our service standard is same day or next business day. All calls are confidential.


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