Canadian Armed Forces Medical Examination

Armed Forces

One of the requirements to joining the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is to be physically able to keep up with other recruits. To join the Canadian military, it is recommended that you start now in living a healthy and active lifestyle. It takes time for your body to train itself into living healthy so it is important to start early. Below is an instructional video of how rigorous Canadian military training is in order for you to get an idea of how to prepare:

Below is a brief summary of what a typical medical exam might be like for the CAF:

1. A general physical examination that covers testing of hearing, vision, blood pressure, urine, height, weight, and reflexes.
2. Any concerns will be forwarded to your personal physician.
3. Continuous work on your part to keep the recommended body weight and heart rate.

In the case you do not meet the Canadian militaries strict minimum common standards you will be notified via mail and an explanation will be provided stating recommendations on improvement. Once you meet the minimum standards your medical category will be compared to minimum requirements for the specific occupation you are aiming for.

We highly recommend living healthy lifestyle even if you aren’t planning on joining the army. Doing so will not only allow you to live longer, but can also decrease the number of medical problems you may encounter in the future. On the battlefield, being physically fit can be the difference of surviving or being hit. Good luck to all candidates.

CFATtraining.ca is not affiliated with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Forces the Department of National Defence or the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test. CFATtraining.ca cannot guarantee admission to the Canadian Armed Forces.

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