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44200 – Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces

Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces provide collective defence measures to protect Canadian waters, land, air space and other interests. They conduct raids and ambushes in combat missions and conduct patrols and escorts in security and stability missions. They also follow the military and strategic policies established by the leadership of the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Airforce and the Royal Canadian Navy.


Example titles

  • Armoured soldier - Canadian Army
  • Infanteer
  • Infantry soldier
  • Soldier - Canadian Army

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Provide assistance in emergency situations, such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents
  • Operate armoured vehicles, artillery, hand-held weapons and other military combat equipment and defense systems
  • Engage in non-combat operations for humanitarian efforts
  • Participate in drills and other training in preparation for peacekeeping, combat and natural disaster relief
  • Maintain weapon systems, vehicles, survival gear and personal defensive equipment
  • Perform underwater search and recovery operations
  • Use tactics of camouflage and concealment, patrol, attack, defense, and evasion when engaged in combat missions.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Three months of basic military training are provided.
  • Specialized training in the operation and maintenance of military equipment and systems is provided.

Additional information

  • As they progress in their careers, members of this unit group who demonstrate the required abilities and potential will be offered advanced training.


  • Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (40042)
  • Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces (42102)
  • Operations Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (43204)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training
Major group
44 – Care providers and public protection support occupations
Sub-major group
442 – Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces
Minor group
4420 – Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces
NOC 2021 Version 1.0
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