Paid college program

When you enrol through the paid college program, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will pay for your tuition, books and academic equipment. You will also receive a salary and benefits while you attend school. Your salary includes medical and dental care, as well as vacation time with full pay. In exchange, you must complete two months of service in the CAF for each month of paid tuition. That usually works out to three to four years.

If you qualify for paid college, you will begin your studies at a Canadian college through the Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Training and Education Plan. During the summer months, you will attend basic training and on-the-job training.

The deadline to apply is in January for the fall college session.

Your application does not guarantee a spot at a Canadian college. You are encouraged to apply to an accredited program through the college of your choice before applying to the CAF.

Students are expected to meet and maintain the academic standards of the college where they are enrolled. After graduating, you will continue with training to apply your technical education to the military environment.

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