Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces (NOC 4313)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2018-2020)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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