Canadian Forces members are proud to serve Canada by defending its values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad.
Canadian Forces personnel belong to air, land, sea and special operations components.
There are approximately:
Four Canadian Forces operational commands report to the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. They are:
Canada Command is supported by six regional Joint Task Forces for the defence of Canada:
The Defence Portfolio comprises the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Forces and a number of related organizations, all of which are the collective responsibility of the Minister of National Defence. (Read More)
The Canadian Forces are a modern and effective military capable of playing a number of important roles at home and abroad.
Protecting Canadians and defending our sovereignty is our first priority.
We work with Canada’s closest ally, the United States, to defend North America through arrangements such as the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD).
We contribute to international peace and security through operations around the world.
Canadian Forces personnel are highly trained and receive professional development opportunities throughout their careers. They have the skills, knowledge and experience that make the Canadian Forces modern, effective and professional.
The Canadian Forces have some of the best equipment in the world – from the Light Armored Vehicle III (LAVIII), to the modernized CF-18 fighter jet, to the Navy’s Halifax-class frigates. They will continue to acquire new equipment to carry out their mission in a changing world.
The Canadian Forces protect Canada, assert Canada’s sovereignty, and assume a leadership role in the world. The future of the Canadian Forces will include a threeocean Navy, a robust Army, and a revitalized Air Force. To achieve this, the Government of Canada will:
The Canadian Forces will continue to support freedom, democracy, the rule of law and human rights around the world.
Consider a career in the Canadian Forces. With more than 100 occupations, the Canadian Forces offer a challenging and rewarding life with competitive pay and benefits.
You can get information about career options in the Canadian Forces at: http://www.forces.ca or call: 1-800-856-8488
Show your support for the men and women of the Canadian Forces! They welcome messages sent to them while serving abroad and are heartened by the participation of Canadians in Canadian Forces events in their communities.