Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces (NOC 4313)

About this job

This group consists of Canadian Forces personnel who are non-commissioned officers (NCOs) or members of other non-commissioned ranks.

The people in this group:

  • 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.

Common job titles
  • able seaman / master seaman
  • armour defence gunner
  • armoured soldier
  • assault pioneer
  • chief petty officer first class
  • chief warrant officer


Personnel in non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces:

  • operate armoured vehicles, artillery, hand-held weapons and other military combat equipment and defence systems
  • engage in non-combat operations for humanitarian efforts
  • take part in peacekeeping operations and enforce cease-fire agreements
  • provide aid in emergency situations, such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents
  • take part in drills and other training in preparation for peacekeeping, combat and natural disaster relief duties
  • do office management and guard duties

Special duties

Personnel are assigned to specific operations related to reconnaissance, peacekeeping, disaster relief and combat.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in an indoor office environment.
  • Work also takes place outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Work may be dangerous when helping with peacekeeping or disaster situations.
  • Using weapons and military combat equipment could be a source of injury.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.