Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces – NOC : 4313

Unit Group
4313 Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces
This unit group consists of Canadian 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.
Example Titles
able seaman – armed forces
chief warrant officer
master corporal
master seaman
ordinary seaman – armed forces
petty officer first class
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Main duties
Personnel in non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
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
  • Progression to commissioned officer occupations is possible with additional training and experience.
Classified elsewhere
  • Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces (0433)