How to join Canadian Special Operations Forces Command

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) can provide you with a unique and challenging work environment, whether it be in a support role or in one of the operator-focused roles.

Recruiting information during COVID-19

CANSOFCOM continues to accept Notice of Intents (NOIs) and applications for supporter, specialist, operator, and assaulter candidates.

To submit an NOI for any position without Defence Wide Area Network (DWAN) access, please contact CANSOFCOM Recruiting by email at:

Members communicating or exchanging information with CANSOFCOM recruiting using public networks and or telephone must maintain a vigilant security posture to avoid security violations and minimize risk of OPSEC and PERSEC exploitation

NOTE: To be eligible for employment with CANSOFCOM you must currently be an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), fully trained in your military occupation.

For personnel who have already submitted an NOI and are seeking information on the status of their applications, they can contact CANSOFCOM recruiting at the above contact or the respective unit recruiting cell as follows:


Civilians cannot join CANSOFCOM directly. Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel joining CANSOFCOM must have completed their operationally functional point (OFP) in their current occupation and demonstrate that they have the special attributes and training desired to fill these demanding roles.

If you think that service in CANSOFCOM is your preferred career path, you are encouraged to contact your local Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Centre for more information on careers in the military.

Canadian Armed Forces members

CANSOFCOM units recruit directly from the CAF (Regular and Reserve Forces) for a variety of employment. The CANSOFCOM method of selection is dependent on the unit and the position sought.

If you are a Regular or Reserve Force member wishing to join CANSOFCOM, please find a recruiter for more information on applying for a position.

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