Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces

Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces

NOC
4313

Provide collective defence measures to protect Canadian waters (navy), land (army), airspace (air force) and other interests.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

142
 

Median Hourly Wage

$29.84
$22.13
Low
$36.57
High

Median Salary

$60,834
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

2,418
 

% Working Full Time

92%
 

% Working Full Year

71%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group consists of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who are non-commissioned officers (NCOs) or members of other non-commissioned ranks. They provide collective defence measures to protect Canadian waters, land, airspace and other interests. All ranks of non-commissioned officers and members in the air force, army, and navy are included in this unit group.

Main Duties

Personnel in non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate armoured vehicles, artillery, hand-held weapons and other military combat equipment and defence systems
  • Conduct peacekeeping operations and enforce cease-fire agreements
  • Engage in non-combat operations for humanitarian efforts
  • Provide assistance in emergency situations, such as civil disorder, natural disasters and major accidents
  • Participate in drills and other training in preparation for peacekeeping, combat and natural disaster relief duties
  • Perform administrative and guard duties.

Personnel in this unit group are assigned to specific operations related to reconnaissance, peacekeeping, disaster relief and combat.

Also Known As

  • able seaman - armed forces
  • chief warrant officer
  • master corporal
  • master seaman
  • ordinary seaman - armed forces
  • petty officer first class
  • private
  • sergeant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Three months of basic military training are provided.
  • Specialized training in the operation and maintenance of military equipment and systems is provided.

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

9.7%
Female
90.3%
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

17.2%
15-24
40.6%
25-34
25.0%
35-44
14.3%
45-54
2.6%
55-64
0.4%
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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8.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
59.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
17.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
5.5%
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

99.1%
Public administration
0.3%
Wholesale trade
0.3%
Educational services
0.3%
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

2.50%
Northeast
4.30%
Southeast
5.90%
Southwest
85.60%
Central
1.70%
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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$43,397
Northeast
$50,698
Southeast
$25,230
Southwest
$62,442
Central
$16,194
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

$29.89
$22.86
Low
$36.63
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

$60,834

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$63,071

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

New Brunswick

$60,834

Newfoundland

$47,638

Prince Edward Island

$26,213

Nova Scotia

$67,938

Canada

$64,048
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

142
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

35
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

106
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

537
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

148
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

385