Looking for a career with experiences filled with unique adventures and challenges that come with working outdoors, in military vehicles, and temporary shelters (e.g. tents)? Signal Operators work across the providing reliable wired and wireless communications and information systems within the Canadian Armed Forces, throughout Canada and around the world.
Signal Operators provide reliable wired and wireless communications and information systems using leading edge voice and data systems. They are a part of a larger team that provides Army units and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with communications and information services throughout Canada and around the world.
Signal Operators expertly install, remove, troubleshoot, and operate leading edge communications and information systems technology such as:
- Wired and Wireless communications and information systems
- Radio, satellite, and microwave broadband systems
- Fibre optic and copper wire broadband technology
Signal Operators experience the unique adventures and challenges that come with working outdoors, in military vehicles, and temporary shelters (e.g. tents). Signal Operators work across the country on Army bases and around the world wherever the CAF has a footprint.
Basic Military Qualification
The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.
After Basic Training, Army recruits go to a Military Training centre for the Basic Military Qualification – Land Course for approximately one month, which covers the following topics:
- Dismounted offensive and defensive operations
- Reconnaissance patrolling
Basic Occupational Qualification Training
Signal Operators attend the Canadian Forces School of Communication and Electronics in Kingston, Ontario. Training takes approximately 19 weeks and teaches the following basic skills and knowledge:
- Communications Security policies and procedures
- Tactical line communications systems
- Portable power generating systems
- VHF and HF radio communications systems
- Satellite communications systems
Available Specialty Training
Signal Operators may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including:
- Advanced satellite communications systems
- Line-of-sight microwave communications systems
Available Advanced Training
As they progress in their career, Signal Operators who demonstrate the required ability and potential may be offered advanced training. Available courses include:
- Advanced military vehicle operation (driver training)
- Advanced telecommunications systems
- Leadership and management
The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Quebec. Foreign education may be accepted.
Join the CAF
To learn more about becoming a Signal Operator, talk to a recruiter at a centre nearest you or call 1-800-856-8488.
Please note that this position is recruiting across Canada, not limited to the listed Province.
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