Click on “Start Application Now” and sign into your account. You can sign in using the same information you use for other online services (banking), or you can sign in with a GCKey user ID and password. Select the right credential option by clicking the appropriate blue button.
If you are signing in with your online service information, select your sign in partner from the listed options, including Affinity, ATB financial, Scotiabank, and Tangerine, to name a few. Type in your login number, and press “Continue.”
If signing in with a GCKey ID, you can enter your username and password or sign up for an account.
Complete the online form and review your responses before you submit. Fill in the requested information, like your name, address, education, and citizenship status. Be sure to complete all required boxes and answer all questions accurately. After it is submitted, you cannot edit your application. Press “Submit” when you are finished!
You can save your progress and finish it later if you need to. If you do not complete the application within 90 days of your last changes, it will be deleted.
After you submit, you will get an automated email confirming that your application was received. The email will also explain the next steps.
Mail in a copy of your required documents. Make a photocopy of the documents explained in your confirmation email. Put all of your copies into an envelope, and mail it back to the Canadian Armed Forces.
Documents to mail in include your birth certificate, government issued photo ID (listing Canadian citizenship), education transcripts, trade qualifications, and professional licenses.
Your confirmation email will list what address to mail your documents to. You should also mail in any additional forms required for your particular job. Your confirmation email will detail what forms to complete.
Completing Required Forms and Tests
Complete the reliability screening forms. Screening forms ensure you are trustworthy to handle sensitive government information and equipment. Fill out the forms honestly and completely. With these forms, provide non-family references and disclose any legal obligations (such as parole, student loans, or large debts).
You may be requested to provide fingerprints as well.
The Canadian Government will check the validity of your responses.
Fill out a clearance pre-assessment about where you lived abroad. You will also receive this assessment and instructions via email. Review the email, and gather any official documents requested in the email. Once you complete the assessment and have all the documents needed, mail them back to the Canadian Armed Forces.
The email will also provide you with an address to mail in your documents.
Required documents may include copies of your passport, birth certificate, and visas. The Canadian Government may have you send additional documents if you have immediate family members living outside of Canada.
The entire process can take between 6-18 months, depending on how long it takes to retrieve documents from your home country’s security forces.
Schedule your aptitude test with a recruiter and take a practice test. After your online application is processed, you will be contacted by a recruiter. Your recruiter will schedule your aptitude test.