8 Steps to getting accepted into the Canadian Army
Getting accepted into the Canadian Army requires dedication, hard work and planning. Here are 8 steps that will help you get in:
1. As long as you are at least 16 years old, a citizen of Canada (or equivalent) and have at least a Grade 10 level education , then you stand to be accepted as a recruit. Once you have established that you meet these basic criteria for employment in the CAF, you are ready to start the rest of the process.
2. Fill in the CAF application form which is available at your nearest CAF Recruitment Centre (or online) and submit it by mail, in person or online. Note that you still need to submit all signed application forms and personal documents by mail or in person after completing the online application.
3. While you wait to hear if your application was successful, the CAF puts your application through a rigorous rating test called the Priority Processing Procedure also known as reliability screening.
4. You will then be asked to take the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test (CFAT) to help determine which military occupation is best suited to your skills. You must pass this test in order to continue the process so it is important to study and prepare for it well in advance.
5. After completing and passing the CFAT you will be required to undergo a Medical Examination.The medical procedure is in three parts: A health questionnaire, a physical examination and a medical file review.
6. The physical fitness test is the last step of the journey.You must pass this test and are encouraged to complete the “Pre-Enrolment Physical Fitness Evaluation” that is found in the Physical Fitness Guide.
7. Once you have gone through all the steps above, it is time to choose which specific role you want to play in the CAF.
8. The final step is to sign the final acceptance papers, and you are now part of the Canadian Armed Forces. Congrats!
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