Auditions/Recruiting

HOW TO APPLY FOR A MUSICIAN POSITION IN THE MUSIC BRANCH OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

Canadian citizens who demonstrate professional musical ability are encouraged to apply for either a full time position in the Regular Force or part-time positions in the Primary Reserve Force.

(If you are already enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces, please see instructions at bottom of the page for Reserve Force and Occupational Transfer applicants.)

FULL–TIME REGULAR FORCE POSITIONS

Applications will only be processed when status for a particular instrument are shown as “open”. Click here to see which positions are open.

Applying for a full-time position in the Regular Force component of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Music Branch is a three-phase process;

PART–TIME RESERVE FORCE POSITIONS

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FOR APPLICANTS ALREADY ENROLLED IN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES:

RESERVE FORCE MUSICIAN APPLICANTS

Reserve Force musicians should inform their chain of command of their intent to apply for a Regular Force position and submit a Phase I audition recording. If a Reserve Force member is selected to participate in a Phase II “Live Audition”, the home unit will be responsible for the administration of the component transfer (CT) process, including travel arrangements and the initiation and the finalizing of the travel claim for the member to attend the audition competition.

OCCUPATION TRANSFER APPLICANTS

CAF military personnel external to the Musician occupation shall inform their chain of command of their intent to apply for a Regular Force position and submit a Phase I audition recording. If a member is selected to participate in a Phase II “Live Audition”, the home unit will be responsible for the administration of the occupational transfer (OT) process, including travel arrangements and the initiation and the finalizing of the travel claim for the member to attend the audition competition.

All CAF Music Branch Audition questions should be directed to the DHH - Music:
1-866-991-0422

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