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Recruitment Allowance Released for Understrength Military Occupations

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recently released information regarding recruitment allowance for understrength military occupations.

CANFORGEN 121/22 noted the following occupations are now also eligible for recruitment allowance:

Musician: MUSCN EFF 01 Apr 22
Avionic Systems Technician: AVS TECH 00136 EFF 01 Apr 22
Aviation Systems Technician: AVN TECH 00135 EFF 01 Apr 22
Aerospace Telecommunications and Information Systems Technician: ATIS TECH 00109 IAW EFF 01 Apr 22

Other CAF careers eligible for recruitment allowance:

Cook: COOK 00164 EFF 1 Apr 17
Dental Technician: DENT TECH 00335 EFF 1 Apr 18
Marine Technician: MAR TECH 00379 EFF 1 Apr 18
Naval Communicator: NAV COMM 00299 EFF 1 Apr 18
Naval Combat Information Operator: NCI OP 00114 EFF 1 Apr 18
Naval Electronic Sensor Operator: NES OP 00115 EFF 1 Apr 18
Sonar Operator: SONAR OP 00324 EFF 1 Apr 18
Meteorological Technician: MET TECH 00100 EFF 1 Apr 20
Signal Operator: SIG OP 00383 EFF 31 Aug 20
Signal Technician: SIG TECH 00385 EFF 31 Aug 20
Information System Technician: IS TECH 00394 EFF 31 Aug 20
Medical Officer: MED 00393 EFF 30 Sep 20
MED Spec 00390 EFF 30 Sep 20
Vehicle Technician: VEH TECH 00126 EFF 01 Apr 21
Electronic-Optronic Technician: EO Tech 00327 EFF 01 Apr 21
Musician: MUSCN EFF 01 Apr 22
Avionic Systems Technician: AVS TECH 00136 EFF 01 Apr 22
Aviation Systems Technician: AVN TECH 00135 EFF 01 Apr 22
Aerospace Telecommunications and Information Systems Technician: ATIS TECH 00109 IAW EFF 01 Apr 22

 

The allowance amounts and conditions of entitlement are as set out at Ref C CBI 205.525 RECRUITMENT ALLOWANCE.

Questions can be directed to the Chief of Military Personnel Administrative Response Centre for those already serving.

For those considering a career in the CAF visit their website. People can also contact or visit a recruiting centre.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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