| Halifax Rifles Recruiting Contact Information
Location: CFB Windsor Park, behind Military Family Resource Centre, where parking is available.
Parade Nights: Tuesdays 7:00 – 10:00 pm from September to June
Make an appointment to talk to one of our unit recruiters now!
Unit Recruiting Officer: Captain Sarah Gray
All applicants must meet the following requirements at the time of application:
a. Be a minimum of 16 years of age (for reserves with parental consent);
b. Be a Canadian citizen;
c. Have a minimum of six high school credits (NS); and
d. Be free from outstanding legal obligations.
How to Apply?
Apply online now! Follow link: To join us, here are some key pieces of information for your application:
Difference between NCM and Officer:
What We Do
The Armoured Reconnaissance is the eyes and ears of the advancing friendly forces. We are usually deployed
5-50 km in front of the main force. Their primary role is to obtain accurate information on the enemy and the
ground in all phases of war and pass it back quickly to the higher command. We are highly trained in
observation and surveillance.
As a member of a reconnaissance (recce) vehicle crew, you will be trained as a driver or observer. An armoured
soldier has the following primary duties:
‘Recce’ Vehicle: The G-Wagon
The G Wagon is a light utility vehicle equipped with the latest technical innovations. It is the vehicle of choice
for military applications in armies around the world, including the United States, Germany and France.
In the Canadian Forces, the G-Wagon is used by both the regular force and reserve units to provide tactical
transport in the fields of command and control, liaison, and reconnaissance.
Members of the Halifax Rifles (RCAC) mounting up to commence reconnaissance tasks
Terms of Service
Unlike the Regular Force, the Reserve Force has no minimum engagement and there is no contractual
obligation. At any time, if a reservist no longer wants to serve he or she may resign. Most reservists work one
evening throughout the week and some weeks as well as full summer employment.
Pay and Benefits
A Private (Recruit) starts making $90.30 per day and can earn approximately $5600.00 (before taxes) during a
single summer over nine weeks of employment. Officer Cadets start making $99.12 per day. For specific pay
rates you can visit: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/pay-rates.page (Class A Service is part-
Post-Secondary Education Subsidy
Tuition assistance is available to all Primary Reserve Soldiers for any post-secondary education programs.
Generally, a reservist can earn up to $2 000 a year (or half of what they paid) for up to 4 years of study. Ask a
recruiter for further details.
Basic Military Qualification – The first stage of training for everyone is the Basic Military Qualification (BMQ)
course. For reservists, this is usually run on weekends during the school year. This training provides the basic
core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A primary goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits
attain the Canadian Forces physical fitness standard. BMQ covers the following topics:
Soldier Qualification – After successful completion of BMQ, soldiers move on to a Military Training Centre
for the Soldier Qualification course, this covers the following:
Military Occupational Training – On completion of SQ, Armoured soldiers attend Military Occupational
Training (also known as DP1) normally at the 5 Div Training Centre at 5 CDSB Gagetown. Basic MOC teaches
the following skills:
Frequently Asked Questions
DP1. This usually involves a part-time commitment during the winter/spring followed by full time work in the
summer. As an Army Reserve soldier you will be expected to serve one night a week as well as one weekend a
month. You are paid based on your rank while employed. To see the CF Pay Scale click here (Class A/B is for
positions vary in their skill requirements and must be applied for through your unit. If you decide that you want
to pursue the military as a career you can also transfer to the Regular Force to work full time.
All reservists who serve do so voluntarily and must request to do so.
asked to leave the province.