Canadian Navy Reserves

The Navy Reserves in Calgary, HMCS Tecumseh, is part of the Royal Canadian Navy. The Naval Reserve provides the majority of the crews for Canada's 12 Kingston Class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels. It acts as a domestic defense force and reserve asset for Canada's "Total Force Plan"

Naval Reservists are individuals engaged in their civilian lives while pursuing a military career. They work for the Navy in the evenings, on weekends and during the summer period, in an occupation of their choice. They can be students, teachers, lawyers, delivery persons, secretaries, or other members of society. Most serve on a part time basis, with no obligation to participate in any mission overseas. However, many full-time employment opportunities and deployments are available to those Reservists who volunteer for them.

Does your organization have other locations?

Yes. The Naval Reserves has 24 locations across Canada, at a minimum one in every province.

How many employees does your organization employ?

Reserves over 10,000, Regular Force closer to 60,000.

What type of positions do you offer?

The Navy Reserves in Calgary offers part-time employment with the possibility of full time (14 consecutive days or more) after completing trades training which typically takes 3-4 years to complete.

What are some entry level career opportunities that your organization offers?
  • Naval Communicator
  • Boatswain
  • Supply technician
  • Resource Management support clerks
  • Naval combat information operator
  • Marine engineering system operator
  • Musician
  • Cook
  • Maritime Surface and sub-Surface Officer
  • Logistics Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Public affairs officer
  • Chaplain
  • Music Director
Descriptions of each can be found at under part time jobs tab

What is your hiring process / How can one apply?
  1. Interested individuals may apply online at
  2. Unit will contact applicant for further document completion.
  3. Applicant will undergoe a FORCE physical test, aptitude test, medical review and interview.
  4. Name, credit, and background checks are conducted.
  5. Application process can take from 4-18 months before employment is offered.
What do you look for in employees?

We look for individuals who are self-disciplined, physically and medically fit, can adapt and be flexible to work in a fast, sometimes dangerous and stressful environment. We look for individuals who can work as part of a team, respect the dignity of others, who are diligent and dedicated, who have courage and character fortitude.

What type of education/training/equipment do you require?

The various trades we offer require minimum grade 10 education completed. Other trades such as the officer positions require university degree or acceptance into a university program.

How old does someone have to be to work for your company?

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, and a full time student, with parental consent. They must also be a Canadian citizen; and have completed grade 10 education or equivalent.

How much will employees get paid?

Non commissioned members (NCMs) earn $90.30 per day. Officers earn $99.12 per day

How would someone find out about opportunities at your company?

Visit us at or contact us at or by phone at 403-410-2475.

Please list any diversity initiatives that your organization is currently involved in.

The Navy reserves hires from all social groups, visible minorities etc. as long as the applicants can meet the minimum standard and pass the application process explained above.