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Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4313

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

Job Duties for Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces

  • Operate armoured vehicles, artillery, hand-held weapons and other military combat equipment and defence systems
  • Conduct peacekeeping operations and enforce cease-fire agreements
  • Engage in non-combat operations for humanitarian efforts
  • Provide assistance in emergency situations, such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents
  • Participate in drills and other training in preparation for peacekeeping, combat and natural disaster relief duties
  • Perform administrative and guard duties.
Personnel in this unit group are assigned to specific operations related to reconnaissance, peacekeeping, disaster relief and combat.

Working Conditions for Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces

Work takes place in a variety of environments, depending on the task or rank. While some work takes place in an office environment, work involving weapons or combat in the field is dangerous.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Able Seaman - Armed Forces
  • Armour Defence Gunner
  • Armoured Soldier
  • Artillery Soldier
  • Assault Pioneer
  • Chief Petty Officer First Class
  • Chief Petty Officer Second Class
  • Chief Warrant Officer
  • Combat Engineer
  • Corporal
  • Infanteer
  • Infantry Soldier
  • Leading Seaman
  • Master Corporal
  • Master Seaman
  • Master Warrant Officer
  • Military Police Officer
  • Military Policeman/woman
  • Mortarman/woman
  • Naval Acoustics Operator
  • Naval Electronics Technician - Armed Forces
  • Ordinary Seaman - Armed Forces
  • Petty Officer First Class
  • Petty Officer Second Class
  • Private Recruit
  • Reconnaissance Patrolman
  • Sergeant
  • Trooper
  • Warrant Officer
  • Able Seaman - Armed Forces
  • Chief Warrant Officer
  • Master Corporal
  • Master Seaman
  • Ordinary Seaman - Armed Forces
  • Petty Officer First Class
  • Sergeant