Canadian Forces Recruiting Centres (CFRC) are enforcing health protection measures in response to COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our defence team and the general public are vitally important. For this reason, the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are taking further precautionary measures with a view to preserving the force and posturing to continue operations and assist the Government of Canada in the mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective immediately, Canadian Forces Recruiting Group will restrict office activities and access. This does not mean that we are not accepting applications. New applicants are encouraged to start their application process via our website at Due to reduced staff, processing time will be longer than usual. Thank you, in advance, for your patience and continuing interest in joining the CAF.

For those applicants currently going through the recruitment process, please note that all face-to-face interactions will be postponed. Further details will be provided as soon as the situation permits.

Please be assured that this will not adversely affect the application process though it will result in some delays for new enrollees.

These measures are necessary, and align with the best practices recommended by Canadian health authorities and the Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces.

We continue to work closely with our government partners to monitor, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to adjust our practices based on the situation and further recommendations from Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. For additional information, please visit our website at or reach us via the contact information below. Please note there may be a delay, as compared to our usual response time.

Before you begin

In order to access the CAF Online Employment Application (OEA) you may either create a GCKey, which uses a Government of Canada credential (User Name and Password that you create), or you may access the OEA through a Sign-in Partner (Government Sign-In by Verified.Me) which uses your online banking information. In either case you will be required to access the OEA through your GCKey, or Sign-in Partner, in addition to creating and utilizing login information for the OEA.

Whether you choose to utilize GCKey or use a Sign-in Partner, and when you create your OEA profile:

  • Select login information and password hints that you will remember
  • Use a valid email address that you currently have access to
  • Do not divulge or share your login information with anybody
  • Do not save your login or access information to a public computer
  • Ensure that you logout after every session and do not leave your application open if you are away from your computer
  • Use the same sign in information you use for other online services (for example, online banking)
  • None of your information will be shared with us. Your Sign-In Partner will not know which government service you are using.
  • You will temporarily leave this application to use your Sign-In Partner
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  • Sign in with a GCKey user ID and password if you don't use a Sign-In Partner.
  • Register for a GCKey user ID and password if you don't have one.
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