Canadian Armed Forces Reservist

16 February 2017 | 12:00 am

Make a difference with the Canadian Armed Forces

Want to earn income full-time over the summer and part-time during the school year?

Join the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserves. This is a part-time job with full-time employment opportunities that also provides dental and education benefits, a retirement pension and an incredible experience.  Members of 41 Service Battalion are Combat Service Support experts.  We offer transferable training and experience in the following jobs:

–  Mobile Support Equipment Operators (Drivers/Equipment Operators)

–  Vehicle Technicians (Mechanics)

–  Weapons Technicians (Firearm Mechanics)

–  Supply Technicians (Warehouse Inventory Coordinators)

–  Food Services (Cooks)

–  Financial Services Administrator

–  Human Resources Administrator

There is no career more challenging or rewarding than serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. You will obtain world-class qualifications, develop leadership skills and make great friends along the way. There really is no other career quite like it.


A Career with the Reserve Force

Members of the Reserve Force generally work part-time for a Reserve unit in their community. They are not posted or required to do a military move. However, they can volunteer to move to another base. They may also volunteer for deployment on a military mission within or outside Canada. As a reservist, the choice to go is always voluntary. The main role of the Reserve Force is to support the Regular Force at home and abroad.


Pay and Benefits

Reservists are paid a half day and a full day rate. Rates increase after some summer courses are completed, you are promoted and as you gain experience in each Rank.  During periods of full-time employment, reservist are paid full day rates, seven days a week while earning 2 days paid vacation per month.

All uniforms and military gear is provided at no cost.

Meals and accommodations are provided during weekend field training, summer training, deployment training and deployment.

Extra pay is provided while on field, summer or deployment training, and deployments.

Travel assistance may be available to you depending on how far away from 41 Service Battalion you live.

There are education reimbursements available through the Canadian Armed Forces. The Logistics Branch, Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Branch and our own Battalion Society have scholarships and bursaries that may be applicable toward your post-secondary education costs.

Dental coverage (for most items) at 90%, Health Care Premiums are reimbursed and you will contribute toward a Pension which provides financial and health benefits when you retire.


Training and Advancement

Regular training is from September to May on Wednesday evenings, one Saturday a month and one weekend a month.  In addition there are part-time and full-time training and employment opportunities during the summer months and throughout the year.  We are actively seeking candidates for full-time summer employment followed by part-time employment during the school year.



A successful candidate must:

–  be a Canadian Citizen

–  have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV (in Quebec)

–  have parental consent if under age 18

–  meet Canadian Armed Forces medical standards

–  successfully complete selection process, interview and examinations

–  pass physical fitness tests

The Canadian military is one of the most highly trained and respected forces in the world. Above all, the Canadian Armed Forces values strength of character and team contributions. This means that regardless of your gender, religion or ethnicity, the Canadian Armed Forces invites you to be a part of its team and to explore the opportunities it has to offer.

The Canadian Armed Forces has also taken great strides in safeguarding the equality of women. By adopting a “no exclusion policy,” it has become one of the only militaries in the world to remove all barriers to full and equal service for all its members. This means that women have the opportunity to work any job in the Canadian Armed Forces.


Apply Now

Find out more about becoming a Canadian Armed Forces with 41 Service Battalion by contacting our recruiting team.


We will be hosting a recruiting information briefing at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday the 22 February 2017 at the General Sir Arthur Currie Building, 4225 Crowchild Trail SW in Calgary.

Please respond to this ad and/or e-mail if you are interested in attending with your name, phone number and e-mail address or if you have any questions.

For more information about the Canadian Armed Forces, visit FORCES.CA. and these websites: 11&binId=1.2002989&playlistPageNum=1

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