Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces

Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces

NOC
0433

Plan, organize, command and evaluate the activities of personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

42
 

Median Hourly Wage

$39.38
$22.33
Low
$54.52
High

Median Salary

$79,297
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

484
 

% Working Full Time

93%
 

% Working Full Year

77%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group consists of commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces who plan, organize, command and evaluate the activities of personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces. All ranks of commissioned officers in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Navy are included in this unit group.

Main Duties

Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize and command the activities of Canadian Armed Forces combat units such as armour, artillery and infantry battalions
  • Develop and implement military procedures and policies based on detailed knowledge of units' capabilities and performance
  • Direct subordinates in training and co-ordinate and direct activities of units in accordance with military practices
  • Assume responsibility for welfare, morale and discipline of units
  • Review and evaluate unit performance, prepare reports and provide briefings for superiors
  • May command and lead units engaged in non-combat operations for disaster relief and humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts domestically and internationally.

Also Known As

  • admiral
  • artillery officer
  • brigadier general
  • colonel
  • commodore
  • lieutenant commander
  • major
  • naval cadet
  • officer cadet
  • search and rescue captain
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A university degree is usually required.
  • Completion of military training is required.
  • Experience as a non-commissioned member of the armed forces and demonstrated leadership ability may substitute for a university degree.
  • Senior ranks, such as colonel, require several years of experience.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

15.9%
Female
84.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

8.5%
15-24
39.0%
25-34
27.7%
35-44
16.3%
45-54
7.1%
55-64
1.4%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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1.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
14.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
5.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
75.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

100.0%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

0.00%
Northeast
5.10%
Southeast
7.20%
Southwest
87.70%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$46,438
Southeast
$30,189
Southwest
$83,578
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available

Central

$39.48
$22.88
Low
$54.72
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$79,297

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$84,411

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$79,297

Newfoundland

$59,628

Prince Edward Island

$28,124

Nova Scotia

$85,673

Canada

$87,975
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

42
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

9
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

33
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

156
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

34
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

122