The Canadian Army is the largest component of the Canadian Armed Forces with 35,000 soldiers. Over 19,000 soldiers serve full-time with Regular Force units; 16,000 soldiers serve part-time with the Primary Reserve.
The Regular Force offers full-time career-oriented work. Education, good pay, a good pension and other benefits are part of joining the Regular Force. The training is intense but the rewards are great.
The Primary Reserve offers part-time employment. As a Reservist, you will typically give the Army between 30 and 45 days of service a year.
To join the Primary Reserve, start by dropping by the local armoury in your community or region. If you are looking for a particular trade, you must join a unit that offers that type of work.
Bold Eagle is a six-week program offered to Aboriginal youth that combines military training with cultural education.
Bold Eagle recruits receive a standard Army Reserve Basic Military Qualification, and learn valuable personal development skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline and teamwork.
All participants are enrolled in the Primary Reserve, and are encouraged to continue their careers in the Canadian Armed Forces afterwards.
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