Women in the Forces - You ask. We answer.
We answer some of the questions that come to us from women across the country.
Women can enroll in any CAF occupation, which includes operational trades, and serve in any environment.
In all trades, CAF men and women are selected for training, promotions, postings and all career opportunities in exactly the same way - based on rank, qualifications and merit.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I practice my faith in the military?
Yes, you can practice your faith. The CAF provides an environment where you will be respected and accepted.
What is basic training like in the Forces?
Basic training is the introductory course for all members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Its purpose is to introduce members to our culture and help integrate them within the team environment. It is an exciting phase of training.
What kind of healthcare is there in the Forces?
While employed full-time, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) provides comprehensive medical and dental benefits for all its uniformed members. Most military bases have a medical clinic to support the immediate needs of its members. For medical and dental concerns beyond those provided on base, members can be referred to and receive treatment at a civilian health care facility at no cost to the member.
As a military member, can I be deployed overseas?
Yes, there are various types of international missions and exercises that a member can be deployed on. From joint operations with allied nations, to humanitarian and disaster relief, there are many opportunities to serve abroad. Your overseas deployment will depend on your occupation, the needs of the service, and your personal circumstances.
Will the Armed Forces help pay for my tuition?
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) offer different enrollment options, some of which offer subsidized education. If you apply and are accepted into one of the subsidized education plans there is opportunity to receive 100% tuition coverage and salary while attending school.
Once a member of the CAF, professional development is highly encouraged and supported.
What kind of education does the Armed Forces offer?
The Canadian Armed Forces is dedicated to providing a career enriched with continuous professional development.
Each member of the Canadian Armed Forces enters into a development cycle that provides professional and personal learning opportunities. Throughout your career, you will receive advancement training within your occupation and the leadership specific skills to succeed as you take on increasing responsibility.
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