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By applying for this job, you are applying for a MILITARY JOB.

Nursing Officers provide primary and tertiary patient care to ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, either in Canadian Forces Health Care Centres in Canada, or in acute care hospitals while on operations abroad.

Before applying, it is strongly recommended to look at the online descriptive information as well as the video for your selected trade:


Nursing Officers work within a collaborative practice model with other members of the health care team. Nursing Officers have the opportunity to work in different domains of nursing practice including:

  • Clinical/patient care delivery
  • Health services policy development
  • Administration
  • Training and education


In the Regular Force, your work location is not guaranteed. You may be asked to work anywhere in Canada. Military personnel can be asked to work on atypical schedules. However, if you only want to work in your region, the Reserve Force may be an alternative.

Consult this table to find out which Reserve Force units are hiring in your area:

Apply here to join the Reserve Force:

Wage increases according to the rank and experience of the member following established pay rates. To learn more about the pay rates:

  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Supervisor / Clinical Coordinator

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Requested skills

The minimum requirements for enrollment in the Canadian Armed Forces are:

• To be aged between 16 and 57 years old 
• To be a Canadian citizen 
• Must have completed a University degree OR still in progress 

Click on the link below to see which University degree are required for the officer trade of your choosing: 

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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