FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHO MAY I SPEAK TO ABOUT JOINING THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA?
The Unit Recruiter may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at 416-203- 4621
2. AM I ELIGIBLE* TO JOIN?
The minimum criteria to join:
- be a Canadian citizen
- be at least 18 years old — you may be 16 years old (with parental consent) and must be enrolled as a full-time student
- have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Québec (some jobs need higher levels of education)
*You can submit your application even if you are not sure about the job-specific requirements. Once we get your application, we’ll work with you to determine if you qualify. If you have questions at any time throughout the process you can speak to our unit recruiter.
3. HOW DO I START MY APPLICATION?
Email our Unit Recruiter at email@example.com or Sign up on our website to book an interview at your convenience.
4. WHERE WILL I HAVE MY INTERVIEW?
If you chose to sign up on our website, you will first be given a tour of what we do and who we are at Fort York armouries by one of our recruiting staff where afterwards you may choose to have an interview.
5. WHEN AND WHERE WILL I BEGIN MY BASIC TRAINING?
Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) is completed on weekends in Toronto, starting in the fall and ending in spring.
After that, you must complete the Basic Infantry course. This is a full-time course one run during the summer months (July-August) for 6-7 weeks in Meaford, ON.
6. WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON BASIC TRAINING?
Basic training provides the knowledge that is common to all trades and elements, develops a military state of mind and behavior, the mental and physical endurance and, the combat skills necessary for the profession of arms. The training is physically, mentally and morally demanding and lays its foundation on the fundamental values of the CAF: Duty, Loyalty, Integrity and Courage.
The course is composed of 62% classroom training with study and theoretical exams; 25% of field training with practical exams; and 13% is devoted to physical training.
7. WHAT JOBS CAN I DO IN AN INFANTRY REGIMENT AFTER BASIC?
After completing your Infantry courses, you will return to the unit and be placed into training with your peers in the regiment. From there you will be able to continue training as a qualified Infantry soldier. Gaining more skills and experience, apply for more exciting and challenging courses, and attend more exercises and deployments.
Courses range from Machine Gunner, Parachuting, Reconnaissance, Radio Comms, Demolitions, Winter Survival training... and so much more.
8. IF I JOIN THE RESERVE FORCE, HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO SERVE?
Service in the Reserve Force is completely voluntary and does not involve a set Term of Service.
However you are expected at a minimum to train one night a week* and one weekend a month during the training year (September - May)
*The R REGT C trains every Thursday night at 1930hrs - 2300hrs (7pm-11pm)
9. DO MEMBERS IN THE RESERVE FORCE HAVE TO GO ON DEPLOYMENT?
No. Members of the Reserves Force are not required to go on a deployment. However, Reservists have the option to volunteer for deployments if they would like to take part in overseas operations and if there is a need for their skills.
10. WHAT ARE THE WORKING HOURS FOR RESERVISTS?
Members in the Reserve Force typically work, at minimum, one night per week and one weekend every month.
- The training year is September - May
- The R REGT C trains every Thursday night at 1930hrs - 2300hrs (7pm-11pm)