Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (NOC 0433)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces:

  • plan, organize and command the activities of personnel in the Canadian Forces
  • include all ranks of commissioned officers in the Air Force, Army, and Navy
Common job titles
  • admiral / rear admiral / vice admiral
  • air combat systems officer
  • armour officer
  • captain - air force / army / navy
  • commander / commodore / colonel
  • judge, court martial


Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces perform some or all of the following duties:

  • plan, organize and command the activities of Canadian Forces units such as armour, artillery and infantry battalions
  • develop and put into use military procedures and policies based on detailed knowledge of unit capabilities and performance
  • direct subordinates in training and coordinate and direct activities of units in accordance with military practices
  • assume responsibility for welfare, morale and discipline of units
  • review and evaluate unit performance, prepare reports and provide briefings for superiors
  • • command and lead units engaged in non-combat operations for disaster relief and humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts domestically and internationally.

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically done indoors, outdoors or in a vehicle.

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