Statistics of women in the Canadian Armed Forces

The tables below represent the current state of women's representation in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Statistics on the representation of women in the CAF as of February 2020

A summary of women's representation rates for officers and non-commissioned members (NCMs) in the Regular Force and Primary Reserve is as follows:

Service group Percent of women
Regular Force Officers 19.60%
Regular Force NCMs 14.20%
Total Regular Force members 15.60%
Primary Reserve Officers 16.90%
Primary Reserve NCMs 16.50%
Total Primary Reserve members 16.50%
Regular Force and Primary Reserve Officers 18.90%
Regular Force and Primary Reserve NCMs 15.00%
Total Regular Force and Primary Reserve members 15.90%

A summary of women's representation rates for officers and NCMs in Navy, Army and Air Force roles in the Regular Force and Primary Reserve is as follows:

 

Environment group Percent of women
Navy Officers 22.70%
Navy NCMs 19.70%
Total Navy members 20.60%
Army Officers 16.30%
Army NCMs 12.80%
Total Army members 13.40%
Air Force Officers 20.70%
Air Force NCMs 18.90%
Total Air Force members 19.50%
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