How to join Canadian Special Operations Forces Command

CANSOFCOM can provide you with a unique and challenging work enviroment, whether it be in a support role or in one of the operator-focused roles.


Civilians cannot join CANSOFCOM directly. Canadian Armed Forces 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 Canadian Armed Forces (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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