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4313 – Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces

Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces (NCOs) or members of other non-commissioned ranks 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.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Able seaman – armed forces
  • Armour defence gunner
  • Armoured soldier
  • Artillery soldier
  • Assault pioneer
  • Chief petty officer first class
  • Chief petty officer second class
  • Chief warrant officer
  • Combat engineer
  • Corporal
  • Infanteer
  • Infantry soldier
  • Leading seaman
  • Master corporal
  • Master seaman
  • Master warrant officer
  • Military police officer
  • Military policeman/woman
  • Mortarman/woman
  • Naval acoustics operator
  • Naval electronics technician – armed forces
  • Ordinary seaman – armed forces
  • Petty officer first class
  • Petty officer second class
  • Private
  • Private recruit
  • Reconnaissance patrolman
  • Sergeant
  • Trooper
  • Warrant officer

Main duties

This group performs 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
  • 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.

Additional information

  • Progression to commissioned officer occupations is possible with additional training and experience.


  • Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (0433)