Commissioned Officer Chaplain

Commissioned Officer - Chaplain

Full-time, Part-time

Minimum Qualifications (non negotiable):

  • Must be a Canadian citizen

  • Be at least 18 years old (17 years old with parental consent), with exceptions​​

  • Have completed at least Grade 10 or 24 credits of Secondary IV in Quebec (some jobs need higher levels of education)​

  • Must be ordained or mandated by a nationally registered Faith Tradition

  • Must have a Graduate-level professional degree in Faith Tradition formation (MDiv or equivalent)

  • Must be a member in good standing with a national Faith Tradition Governing Authority

  • Must have at least two years of fulltime, supervised Faith Tradition leadership experience

  • Must receive the recommendation of a representative of the Interfaith Committee on Canadian Military Chaplaincy (ICCMC), the endorsement of the ICCMC, and be selected by the Chaplain General

Preferred but negotiable:

Job Description:

​CAF chaplains are responsible for fostering the spiritual, religious, and pastoral care of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families, regardless of religious affiliation, practice, and/or belief.

CAF chaplains have privileged access to CAF members of all ranks, have no command authority, and are prohibited from bearing arms. Their responsibilities include:

  • Providing an active, personal, and supportive presence

  • Officiating at special functions, service, events, and ceremonies

  • Advising the Chain of Command regarding spiritual/religious accommodation issues, ethical dilemmas, as well as spiritual and moral issues pertaining to the Formation/Unit/Squadron

  • Applying knowledge in general military administration and RCChS policies.

  • Liaising with local area civilian Faith Tradition leaders

  • Referring CAF members and their families to other helping professionals, such as social workers, psychologists, or medical personnel, as required

  • Providing compassionate and caring support during, and following, significant life events and incidents​

How To Apply

Phone: 519-254-2535, Ext. 4512


Or contact:

Phone: 1-800-856-8488

Find a Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Centre near you.​​