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Are you interested in a carrier within the Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) family ? We are inviting you to contact-us. It will be a pleasure to meet you and to answer your questions. We will schedule a meeting at the appropriate time and you will have the occasion to visit our armoury. We hold recruiting information sessions every Tuesday night starting a 7 pm until approximately 9 pm.





To apply to the Forces, you must:

  1. Be a Canadian Citizen.
  2. Be 17 years of age, with parental consent, or older, except:
    • Regular Officer Training Plan – Junior applications must be 16 or older.
    • Reserve Force – Applicants may be 16 years of age if they are also enrolled as a full-time high school student.
  3. Have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV (in Quebec).
    • Certain entry programs and occupations require higher levels of education. 


If you are interested in joining the Reserves, your first step is to contact one of your local Reserve units to find out which positions are available and then apply online. Your local recruiting centre will process your application and ensure that you complete the required steps of the application process. Reserve applicants are required to pass a physical fitness test before being selected. All other steps of the application process are the same as for the Regular Force.

Once you have been evaluated and the application process is complete, your local Reserve unit decides to issue a job offer. Not everyone who applies for a job in the Reserves will get one. It all depends on job availability.


To apply to the Forces you must have passed Grade 10 or Secondaire IV (in Quebec). However, a number of the jobs available require high school diplomas, college certificates, or university degrees.

The Forces will consider applicants who have passed a General Education Development (GED) test. However, applicants from Quebec who have a GED must also have the necessary credits from Secondaire IV.

Adults who have not completed high school can submit an Attestation of Secondary School Equivalency, but it is not considered equivalent to a high school diploma.

If you have been home-schooled, you will need to provide proof from your home province’s educational authority that your marks have been assessed and meet their standards.

If you attended and graduated high-school, college or university in another country, you may need to have your education evaluated by the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada to determine if it is equivalent to the education provided in Canada. The Forces will not pay for the cost of the evaluation.

If you have completed college or university, or have skilled work experience, you may qualify to have your military and occupational training reduced. In these cases, the Forces will complete a Prior Learning Assessment.


When you join the Regular Force, you are expected to sign up for a few years. The length of time depends on the need for your skills and the length of time you spend in training. The minimum is usually about 3 years; however, if you are applying through a paid education program, you will be required to serve longer.


During the application process, you will be assessed by medical professionals. A complete medical exam is necessary to determine if there are any medical restrictions that may limit career choices. Vision standards vary depending on the job. There are no minimum standards for dental health. More information on the Medical Exam is provided in Step 4.


At the beginning of basic training, all new recruits are provided with the official dress-standards for military members. Here is an overview:

  • Non-offensive visible tattoos, except tattoos on the face, are allowed.
  • Aboriginal members may request to wear long hair or braids while on-duty, but only if there are no safety concerns.
  • Women members are required to keep their hair short or long enough to keep tied back while on duty so it does not obstruct vision or become a danger.
  • Women are allowed to wear earrings while on duty, but they must be small stud-style earrings. However, other visible body piercings are not allowed to be worn while in uniform.
  • Women may wear make-up while in uniform, but it must be applied conservatively.




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