DAOD 5002-1, Enrolment

Identification

Date of Issue: 2006-06-16

Date of Modification: 2010-12-17

Effective Date: 2011-01-01

Application: This DAOD is an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces (“CF members”).

Supersession:

Approval Authority: Chief of Military Personnel (CMP)

Enquiries: Director Personnel Generation Requirements (DPGR)


Overview

Context

The CF is committed to enrolling eligible applicants who are most suitable for service.

Applicants for enrolment should:

Eligibility and Selection

Enrolment is selective and may be competitive.

Applicants are assessed through tests, interviews and other methods that comply with:

Applicants who are eligible for enrolment in the CF, and are found to be suitable in the selection process for the targeted component, sub-component and military occupation, if applicable, may be enrolled.

Service

Eligible applicants selected for service as officers or non-commissioned members (NCM) are enrolled in one of the following components:

Action by Applicant

The general process followed by an applicant seeking enrolment is set out in this block. The applicant:

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Qualifications for Enrolment

General

QR&O article 6.01, Qualifications for Enrolment, establishes eligibility for enrolment in respect of the following conditions:

An eligible applicant is an applicant who has met the conditions of eligibility for enrolment.

Citizenship

An applicant is required to be:

An applicant who is both a Canadian citizen and a citizen of another country may be enrolled.

Good Character

An applicant is required to be of good character by:

An outstanding obligation under the judicial system includes situations such as an applicant:

Minimum Age

The minimum age to be eligible for enrolment varies.

To be eligible for enrolment as an officer, an applicant is required to have reached:

To be eligible for enrolment as a NCM, an applicant is required to have reached age 17, except for applicants in the COATS or the Canadian Rangers who are required to have reached age 18.

The consent of a custodial parent or legal guardian is required for the enrolment of an applicant who is under the age of 18 on the day of enrolment.

Current Service in Other Military Force or RCMP

An applicant who is a member of a military force other than the CF shall not be enrolled in the CF. The applicant may only be enrolled upon their release from the other military force.

Note – An applicant who is a Canadian citizen and a citizen of another country may be liable for military service in that other country. Any CF member who is enrolled in a military force other than the CF shall be released from the CF.

An applicant who is a member of the RCMP shall not be enrolled in the Reg F or Special Force. While a member of the RCMP may be enrolled in the P Res, QR&O paragraphs 9.04(2.1) and (3.1), Training and Duty, set out limitations upon their training and duties in the CF.

Former Service in the CF, Other Military Force or RCMP

In accordance with QR&O article 6.02, Action Prior to Enrolment of Persons with Former Service, an applicant with former service in the CF, any other military force or the RCMP is required to:

In accordance with QR&O paragraphs 6.01(2) and (4), unless special authority is personally obtained from the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), an applicant with former service shall not be enrolled if released:

For applicants with former CF service, the above includes any release from the CF under Item 1 (misconduct), 2 (unsatisfactory service), 3(a) (medically unfit for further service), 5(d) (not advantageously employable) or 5(f) (unsuitable for further service) of the Table to QR&O article 15.01, Release of Officers and Non-Commissioned Member. For applicants with former service in any other military force or the RCMP, the above includes any reason analogous to one of these Items.

Note – All previous CDS orders, instructions and authorizations that provided authority for officers subordinate to the CDS to authorize the enrolment of applicants with former service have been revoked.

Membership in Cadet Organizations

On the day of enrolment, an applicant may not be a cadet in a cadet organization authorized under section 46 of the National Defence Act.

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Component and Sub-Component Selection

General

An applicant who is eligible for enrolment and is selected is enrolled in a particular component or sub-component in accordance with this map.

Component and sub-component selection supports CF organizational effectiveness.

The liability to serve and perform military duty varies between components and sub-components.

The following table identifies standards and requirements that an applicant shall meet to determine suitability for selection in a specific component or sub-component.

Note – If a specific component or sub-component is not mentioned, the standard and requirements do not apply.

Standards Component or Sub-component Requirements

Service

Reg F

Agree to undertake continuing, full-time military service.

Res F

Agree to undertake other than continuing, full-time military service when not on active service.

Special Force

Agree to undertake continuing, full-time military service.

Universality of service

Reg F

Meet or be capable of meeting the minimum operational standards set out in the DAOD 5023 series. Additional direction for P Res applicants is set out in CF Mil Pers Instruction 02/09, Pre-Enrolment Physical Fitness Testing.

P Res

Maximum age

Reg F

Able to complete, prior to retirement age, the terms of service (TOS) assigned on enrolment.

Special Force

P Res

Able to complete, prior to retirement age, military training and two years of service for each year or part year of training time.

COATS

Supplementary Reserve (Supp Res)

Able to complete, prior to retirement age, a minimum of one year of service.

Canadian Rangers

Meet the requirements established by the local custom of the patrol group.

Medical fitness

Reg F

Meet the common enrolment medical standard of V4 CV3 H2 G2 O2 A5 as set out in A-MD-154-000/FP-000, Medical Standards for the Canadian Forces.

The Comd CFRG or the Comd’s delegate may waive the common enrolment medical standard for an applicant who:

  • is skilled or semi-skilled; and
  • is able to bypass any basic or common military training following enrolment.

Note – An applicant whose common enrolment medical standard has been waived is still required to meet the minimum medical standard assigned to the selected military occupation.

P Res

Supp Res

Special Force

COATS

Meet the minimum medical standard of V4 CV3 H3 G3 O3 A5 as set out in A-MD-154-000/FP-000.

Canadian Rangers

Be physically and psychologically fit to perform foreseeable duties. A medical examination is not required.

Education

Reg F

Have completed a minimum of grade 10, secondary IV in Quebec or equivalent secondary school education.

P Res

Special Force

Supp Res

Have completed a minimum of grade 10, secondary IV in Quebec or equivalent secondary school education and have a special qualification for which there is a military requirement.

COATS

Possess a secondary school completion certificate.

Local residence

Canadian Rangers

Be intimately familiar with the local population, industries, terrain, weather and other conditions within their area. Be able to recognize, observe and report on any unusual ships, aircraft or incidents within their area. Possess useful skills, in the opinion of the Commanding Officer (CO) CRPG, for duties in their area.

Care of vulnerable persons

COATS

Completion of:

  • criminal records name check;
  • vulnerable sector screening;
  • reference checks; and
  • selection interview and assessment.

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Military Occupation Selection

General

An applicant who is eligible for enrolment, and is selected for enrolment in a particular component or sub-component, may further be selected for enrolment in a particular military occupation in accordance with this map.

Military Occupations by Component and Sub-Component

Specific military occupations within the Reg F, P Res and Special Force are set out in A-PD-055-001/AG-001, Canadian Forces Manual of Military Occupational Structure.

The following military occupations are available in the Supp Res:

Military Occupation Selection

Military occupation selection is supported by an integrated system of entry standards, specification requirements and assessment processes that are designed to select an applicant for the best person, environment and military occupation fit.

The following table identifies standards and requirements used to determine an applicant’s suitability for military occupation selection within a component or sub-component:

Military Occupation Standards and Requirements Military Occupations within a Component or Sub-Component Requirements

Entry standards

Reg F

Meet the entry standards for the targeted military occupations listed on the DPGR intranet site.

P Res

Supp Res

COATS

Special Force

Specification requirements

Reg F

Meet the specification requirements for the targeted military occupations listed on the DPGR intranet site.

P Res

Supp Res

COATS

Special Force

Selection process

Reg F

Complete the selection process to measure cognitive ability, attributes and competencies to assess suitability for the targeted military occupations.

The selection process varies by military occupation. An applicant may be required to complete one or more of the following:

  • psychological testing;
  • selection centre assessment; and
  • assessment interviews.

P Res

Supp Res

COATS

Special Force

Medical fitness

Reg F

Meet the minimum assigned medical standards, as set out in Annex E of A-MD-154-000/FP-000, for the targeted military occupations.

P Res

Supp Res

COATS

Special Force

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Enrolment Offers

General

An applicant may be enrolled if the applicant is:

Enrolment Authorities

CMP is an enrolment and selection authority for all components, sub-components and military occupations.

The following table lists the additional authorities who may enrol an eligible and selected applicant in a component, sub-component or military occupation:

For enrolment in the … enrolment authorities are …

Reg F

  • the Comd CFRG; and
  • any officer of the rank of major/lieutenant-commander or higher designated by the Comd CFRG.

Special Force

P Res

  • an officer exercising the powers of an officer commanding a command or formation; and
  • for NCMs only, the CO of the unit in which the applicant will serve.

Supp Res

  • the CO Supp Res.

COATS

  • an officer exercising the powers of an officer commanding a command over a regional cadet organization;
  • the Director Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers for NDHQ establishment positions; and
  • a region comd for the RCSU establishment positions.

Canadian Rangers

  • an officer exercising the powers of an officer commanding a command over the Canadian Rangers; and
  • the CO CRPG.

Competition

An enrolment authority shall:

If there is only one eligible and suitable applicant for an enrolment vacancy, the applicant may be enrolled.

If there are more eligible and suitable applicants than there are enrolment vacancies, the enrolment authority shall:

However, any eligible and suitable applicant may be enrolled in accordance with a programme or special measure established under:

Enrolment Offer

An enrolment authority shall develop an enrolment offer specifying, as a minimum:

Rank and Enrolment Plans

An applicant who is eligible and selected for enrolment as an officer is enrolled as an officer cadet or naval cadet.

Officers may be promoted to higher rank on enrolment in accordance with:

An applicant who is eligible and selected for enrolment as a NCM may be enrolled at any NCM rank the enrolment authority deems appropriate given the qualifying service, academic or other special qualifications of the applicant.

Initial TOS

The initial TOS shall specify the duration of service after enrolment.

The following table identifies the TOS for enrolment offers for different types of service:

Component or Sub-component Attained Operationally Functional Point? Available TOS

Reg F

If yes

In accordance with ADM(HR-Mil) Instruction 05/05, The New CF Regular Force Terms of Service:

  • a continuing engagement for a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of the length of the variable initial engagement (VIE) for the military occupation to which the CF member is assigned; or
  • other TOS as determined by the enrolment authority.

If no

A VIE in accordance with ADM(HR-Mil) Instruction 05/05.

P Res

Not applicable (N/A)

For Canadian citizens, an indefinite period of service.

For non-Canadian citizens, a fixed period of service of three years.

COATS

Canadian Rangers

Supp Res

N/A

Fixed period of service of ten years.

Special Force

N/A

Fixed period of service of one year.

Leave Without Pay and Allowances on Enrolment

Leave without pay and allowances on enrolment only applies to Reg F members.

The authority to grant leave without pay and allowances upon enrolment is set out in:

Consideration of Offer by the Applicant

An applicant may:

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Attestation and Enrolment

Prohibition

No CF member shall permit an applicant prior to enrolment to:

Attesting Officer

The attesting officer shall be a commissioned officer or a justice of the peace.

Setting

A CO shall ensure that every attestation is conducted in a formal and dignified manner, and that the following items are present:

Oath or Solemn Affirmation

QR&O article 6.04, Oath Taken on Enrolment, sets out the wording for the oath or solemn affirmation. The words of the oath or solemn affirmation cannot be amended to suit individual beliefs.

When taking the oath or solemn affirmation, the applicant is required to raise their right hand.

An applicant is not legally required to hold or place their hand on a religious book when taking the oath. On request, an applicant may hold or place their hand on a religious book, sacred scripture or symbol appropriate to the applicant’s faith when taking the oath. The applicant shall be asked to bring the item to the attestation.

An applicant who declines to take the oath or solemn affirmation shall not be enrolled.

Procedure for Attestation

The attesting officer shall:

Note The applicant is required to sign Form CF 444 and then take the oath or solemn affirmation.

Exception for Canadian Rangers

An applicant for enrolment in the Canadian Rangers may, after signing Form CF 444, take the oath or solemn affirmation by telephone if it is not possible to have an attesting officer or a justice of the peace at the place of enrolment.

Enrolment

An applicant is enrolled in the CF immediately upon completing the oath or solemn affirmation.

As a result of enrolment, the new CF member is:

Enrolment Date

The enrolment date is the day the applicant took the oath or solemn affirmation.

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Effect of Receipt of Pay

No Enrolment but in Receipt of Pay

Section 25 of the National Defence Act provides that any person who is not enrolled but has received pay as an officer or NCM is deemed to be an officer or NCM, as the case may be, until they:

A person is only enrolled if the person:

Every claim under section 25 of the National Defence Act shall be immediately reported to the Director Military Careers Administration (DMCA), who has exclusive authority to review it.

Erroneous or Irregular Enrolment

Section 26 of the National Defence Act provides that any person who is erroneously or irregularly enrolled and receives pay as an officer or NCM is deemed to be an officer or NCM, as the case may be, regularly enrolled.

A person is erroneously or irregularly enrolled if they were not eligible for enrolment, e.g. the person was under age or was serving in a military force other than the CF.

Any alleged erroneous or irregular enrolment shall be immediately reported to the DMCA, who has exclusive authority to review it.

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Responsibilities

Responsibility Table

The following table sets out the responsibilities associated with this DAOD:

The... is or are responsible to...

Comd CFRG

  • providing strategic recruiting direction and issuing guidance in support of CFRG operations;
  • conducting national selection boards for officer and NCM military occupations as required;
  • assisting CFRCs and recruiting cells with the enrolment process;
  • approving the enrolment of officers and NCM;
  • assessing entitlements for recruiting allowances and pay increments;
  • in respect of uncontrolled ranks, assessing rank and qualifications of applicants with former service;
  • in respect of controlled ranks, assessing rank and qualifications of applicants with former service in consultation with military occupation authorities and DMCA, as appropriate;
  • conducting file reviews and assessing the risks associated with the enrolment of applicants to the CF who were either released from the CF under Item 1, 2, 3(a), 5(d) or 5(f) of the Table to QR&O article 15.01, or released from a military force other than the CF or the RCMP for a reason analogous to one of these Items, and providing recommendations to enrolment authorities for onward submission to the CDS;
  • providing waivers for the re-enrolment of applicants previously released from the CF under Item 5(e) of the Table to QR&O article 15.01;
  • providing waivers for citizenship for the enrolment of non-Canadian applicants who have permanent resident status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • responding to ministerial and in-service enrolment enquiries.

Director General Personnel and Family Support Services

  • establishing physical fitness standards.

Director General Health Services

  • assisting DPGR, through the career field and military occupation advisors, to establish medical and dental standards;
  • providing guidance with respect to health service screening processes; and
  • conducting the medical screening of applicants.

career field and occupation advisors

  • conducting the prior learning assessment and recognition process (PLAR); and
  • requesting determinations, through the Director Pay Policy and Development (DPPD), for higher pay increments upon enrolment, in accordance with CBI 204.015, Pay Increments, and CBI 204.511, Pay Increments – Reserve Force.

DPGR

  • establishing selection standards and military occupation entry requirements;
  • developing and providing guidance on policy for recruiting and selection in consultation with CFRG Headquarters (HQ);
  • responding to enrolment queries and grievances;
  • developing and managing the enrolment process for the Supp Res;
  • assessing production requirements for the Reg F in consultation with the appropriate military occupation authorities and advisors;
  • developing and maintaining the officer and NCM general specifications; and
  • developing military occupation specifications.
Director Research Personnel and Family Support
  • conducting validation research on selection standards.
DPPD
  • reviewing requests for higher pay increments upon enrolment and seeking determinations in accordance with CBI 204.015 and CBI 204.511.
Deputy Provost Marshal – Security
  • reviewing the certification aspect of the Security Clearance Program, including reliability screening and security clearances; and
  • processing reliability screening and security clearance requests.
COs of the Naval Reserve HQ and P Res units and formation HQs
  • assessing their personnel requirements and enrolment vacancies;
  • referring applicants to a CFRC to initiate the selection and enrolment process;
  • conducting the  PLAR;
  • selecting eligible and suitable applicants; and
  • conducting the enrolment ceremony and attestation of applicants.
CO CRPG
  • managing the enrolment procedures for the Canadian Rangers;
  • confirming eligibility;
  • conducting enhanced reliability checks;
  • verifying former service;
  • processing applicants for enrolment;
  • conducting interviews;
  • approving the enrolment of applicants for the Canadian Rangers;
  • assessing the rank and qualifications of applicants with former service; and
  • ensuring the conduct of the enrolment ceremony and attestation of applicants.
CO RCSU HQ
  • reviewing the files of applicants and enrolment recommendations of the CFRG; and
  • providing COs of cadet corps and squadrons with an “Authority for Enrolment” letter or advising that an applicant was unsuccessful.
CO of a cadet corps or squadron
  • conducting the enrolment ceremony and attestation of applicants.
CO Supp Res
  • approving the enrolment and attestation of applicants.
CO of a recruiting centre or a detachment comd
  • assessing enrolment qualifications;
  • providing conditional offers of enrolment;
  • verifying former service;
  • initiating and referring the PLAR on behalf of the individual training and education authorities (see DAOD 5031-1, Canadian Forces Military Equivalencies Program);
  • administering the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test;
  • assessing the pre-enrolment substance use of applicants;
  • ensuring the conduct of the enhanced reliability check and, if applicable, pre-enrolment security screening;
  • conducting medical processing;
  • conducting suitability interviews;
  • compiling merit lists for applicant files;
  • providing enrolment offers;
  • conducting the enrolment ceremony and attestation of applicants;
  • liaising with the enrolment authorities and submitting enrolment recommendations and completed files for the COATS and the Supp Res; and
  • for P Res, liaising with units and coordinating attraction activities.

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