4313 - Non-Commissioned Ranks Of The Canadian Forces

This unit group consists of Canadian Forces personnel who are non-commissioned officers (NCOs) or members of other non-commissioned ranks. They provide collective defence measures to protect Canadian waters, land, airspace and other interests. All ranks of non-commissioned officers and members in the air force, army, and navy are included in this unit group.

  • Illustrative example(s)

Air Force and Army ranks

  • chief warrant officer
  • master corporal
  • private
  • sergeant

Navy ranks

  • able seaman - armed forces
  • master seaman
  • ordinary seaman - armed forces
  • petty officer first class
  • All examples
  • able seaman - armed forces
  • armour defence gunner
  • artillery soldier
  • assault pioneer
  • chief petty officer first class
  • chief petty officer second class
  • chief warrant officer
  • corporal
  • infanteer
  • infantry soldier
  • leading seaman
  • master corporal
  • master seaman
  • master warrant officer
  • mortarman/woman
  • naval acoustics operator
  • naval electronics technician - armed forces
  • ordinary seaman - armed forces
  • petty officer first class
  • petty officer second class
  • private
  • private recruit
  • reconnaissance patrolman
  • sergeant
  • trooper
  • warrant officer
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces (0433)
  • Main duties

Personnel in non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate armoured vehicles, artillery, hand-held weapons and other military combat equipment and defence systems
  • Conduct peacekeeping operations and enforce cease-fire agreements
  • Engage in non-combat operations for humanitarian efforts
  • Provide assistance in emergency situations, such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents
  • Participate in drills and other training in preparation for peacekeeping, combat and natural disaster relief duties
  • Perform administrative and guard duties.

Personnel in this unit group are assigned to specific operations related to reconnaissance, peacekeeping, disaster relief and combat.

  • Employment requirements
    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Three months of basic military training are provided.
    • Specialized training in the operation and maintenance of military equipment and systems is provided.
  • Additional information
    • Progression to commissioned officer occupations is possible with additional training and experience.

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