WHO’S ELIGIBLE?

Canadian Armed Forces

If you are a Canadian Armed Forces member, reservist or a veteran, your military training and skills may be transferable to a career as a technology professional. Skills obtained in the military are highly valued by employers and may be directly applicable to certification and registration for a  technology career. Becoming certified as a technologist or technician will help you gain recognition for your military education, training, and experience that is transferable to civilian careers in the technology sector. 

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Canadian Armed Forces Requirements checklist

  • CAF training and experience in a technical occupation is required.
  • Provide a copy of your CAF Member Personnel Record Resume (MPRR).
  • Complete the online application process specifically designed for CAF members, reservists and veterans. 
  • Include the names and e-mail addresses for at least 3 people that will be requested to complete an online reference for your technical competence.

 

Additional requirements: 

  • When your application is complete and ready to submit, you will be required to pay the application fee.
  • All applicants are required to complete a professional practice and ethics online study module and exam. 

External Resources

The following tools can be used to support the Canadian Armed Forces application.

N-APPL

The Provinces utilize the N-APPL tool to evaluate your CAF experiences as detailed in MPRR versus the disciplines and certification levels. 

Military Occupational Structure Identification Code

The Military Occupation Structure Identification Code (MOSID) / National Occupation Code (NOC) equivalency tool (MNET) data is based on the CAF job-based specifications and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) list of civilian occupations. 

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N-APPL

The National Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (N-APPL) program evaluates and recognizes the skills and expertise acquired through military training to fast-track you to a credential. 

N-APPL uses a collaborative approach through the Provincial Associations to effectively define the correlation between your military training and experience compared to certification standards for various disciplines. 

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Military Occupational Structure Identification Code (MOSID)/National Occupation Code (NOC) Equivalency Tool (MNET)

The Military Occupation Structure Identification Code (MOSID) / National Occupation Code (NOC) equivalency tool (MNET) data is based on the CAF job-based specifications and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) list of civilian occupations. 

 

The NOC Catalog is the official resource on job information in Canada. All Military jobs are cross-referenced against each NOC for the purpose of defining related civilian job fields.