Canadian Armed Forces, The
A patrol pathfinder from the Canadian Armed Forces' Royal 22nd Regiment parachutes out of a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from the 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron   (Photo credit: Caporal Nédia Coutinho)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Armed Forces, The was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Canadian Armed Forces helps employees prepare for the future with a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options for those nearing retirement
  • Canadian Armed Forces supports employees who are new parents with exceptional maternity and parental leave top-up payments, to 97% of salary for up to 52 weeks and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
A military member of the Canadian Armed Forces in front of a helicopter   (Photo credit: Richard Guertin)


Industry Military
Established in Canada 1923
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Halifax NS, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 63,552
Part-time employees in Canada 27,000
Average age of employees in Canada 34 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

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