Benefits of Joining the Guards
The Canadian Grenadier Guards (CGG) is a Canadian Army Primary Reserve infantry regiment belonging to the 34 Canadian Brigade Group, within the 2nd Canadian Division. The CGG is based in the Canadian Grenadier Guards’ Armoury, in Montreal. Established in 1859, it is the Canadian Militia’s oldest infantry regiment. It is a Guards Regiment that shares responsibility with the Governor General’s Foot Guards for the Public Duties at Rideau Hall and on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.
In addition to its ceremonial role, its soldiers train part-time in order to serve in Canadian Armed Forces operations.
The CGG’s mandate is to provide combat-ready infantry deployment troops in accordance with duties assigned by the Department of National Defence. Every summer, the CGG fulfills federal public duties by providing an infantry company to the Public Duties to perform the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill and sentries to the Governor General’s residence, in Ottawa.
Pay and career development
Looking for a part-time job?
Looking for a full time summer employment?
- Part-time work (Tuesday nights and some weekends)
- Full time work during the summer months (not mandatory)
- Pay based on rank and experience
- Up to 12,000$ gross per summer
- Multiple benefits
- NO OBLIGATIONS TO SERVE OVERSEAS & NO FIXED CONTRACTS
- Perfect for students
BASIC MILITARY QUALIFICATION
BASIC OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION TRAINING
AVAILABLE SPECIALTY TRAINING
AVAILABLE ADVANCED TRAINING
Prerequisites to Join
- Age. Be at least 18 years old (17 years old with parental consent)
- Citizenship. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent residents can also apply
- Education. Have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondary IV in Québec (infantry officer requires a higher level of education)
A. Pass the Canadian Armed Forces Aptitude Test (CFAT)
B. Pass the FORCE fitness evaluation
C. Pass a two part medical evaluation:
- Part 1: A Medical history questionnaire including specific information on your medication. As well as a physical exam to measure height, weight, evaluate your vision, colour perception and hearing.
- Part 2: A medical file review to determine any limitations that will affect your training and career.
D. Pass the interview
- You will be asked questions about your work history, knowledge of the Canadian Forces, and understanding of the job you selected.