Operations Members of the Canadian Armed Forces


Operations members of the Canadian Armed Forces provide operational support to soldiers including the proper functioning and testing of military equipment such as vehicles, ships and weapons. They follow the military and strategic policies established by the leadership of the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Airforce and the Royal Canadian Navy.

Example Titles

  • Airborne electronic sensor operator
  • Assault pioneer
  • Combat engineer
  • Mortarman/woman
  • Naval acoustics operator
  • Naval combat information operator
  • Reconnaissance patrolman
  • Sonar operator


  • Analyze equipment and system performance on all combat information equipment
  • Maintain and operate engineering equipment, including weapons, vehicles, heavy equipment and supplies
  • Inspect motors in operation, road test motor vehicles, and test automotive systems and components using computerized diagnostic and other testing devices to diagnose and isolate faults
  • Configure and operate intelligence, surveillance and recognizance systems
  • Oversee the construction of tools and devices to enable infantry soldiers to cross natural and man-made obstacles and break through enemy defenses
  • Operate weapons and missile related equipment for defense.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Three months of basic military training is required and provided.
  • Occupational qualification training of at least six months is required.
  • Specialized training in the operation and maintenance of military equipment and systems is provided.
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