Canadian Armed Forces, Charlottetown
There are five military establishments on PEI. The Royal Canadian Naval Reserves have a presence at HMCS Queen Charlotte, Queen Charlotte Armory, and the Signals Regiment at Victoria Park. There is also a supply depot in the Charlottetown Business Park and a recruiting centre.
There are about 250 Reservists on PEI, including about 18 full-time positions. HMCS Queen Charlotte has about 90 to 100 people, including those away on contract training or on deployment. PEI Regiment has about 120 people, and Signals Regiment has about 40 people.
At HMCS Queen Charlotte, 14 occupations are offered by the Canadian Armed Forces. Officer occupations require university completion. They are groomed to become leaders and managers.
“Many more jobs are offered for non-commissioned members, such as technicians and specialists, Human Resource Administrator, Financial Services, and Logistics Officer”, says David MacPherson. “People in these occupations are located at the supply depot at the Charlottetown Business Park, at the two army reserve units downtown, at the Navy Reserve Unit, and at the Recruiting Centre. We have job opportunities in the Reserves and the regular Forces.”
“These occupations are a great resumé builder, and a great way to get work experience. In the reserves, we have people from all walks of life, including students, lawyers, and teachers.
“For students, training is scheduled around the academic year. They are guaranteed employment every Wednesday and one Saturday a month. More work is available, depending on their availability. For people with full course loads, there is work available in the evening. In the summer, full-time employment is available.”
The enrollment process can take one to three months. “The earlier you get in, the more you start to realize the benefits. People are accepted up to age 57. There are a lot more options than people realize. It will be the best decision you ever make.”
For more details, call 1-902-569-6130. To apply, visit www.forces.ca.