Experience a day like no other as you work on world-class technology while supporting the Canadian Army’s crucial operations.
Information Systems Technicians are experts in Information Technologies (IT) who deploy, establish, administer, and maintain multi-platform networking computer environments, and a variety of data and voice networks. They are a part of a larger team that provides the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with communications and information services throughout Canada and around the world. They handle communications and information systems equipment, such as:
- Wired and wireless communications and information systems
- Fibre optic and copper wire broadband technology
- Voice and data network equipment and servers
Information Systems Technicians experience the unique adventures and challenges that come with working outdoors, in military vehicles and server rooms. Information Systems Technicians work across the country and around the world wherever the CAF has a footprint.
Basic Military Qualification
The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades. A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding.
After Basic Training, Army recruits go to a Military Training centre for the Basic Military Qualification – Land Course for approximately one month, which covers the following topics:
- Dismounted offensive and defensive operations
- Reconnaissance patrolling
Basic Occupational Qualification Training
Information Systems Technicians attend the Canadian Forces School of Communication and Electronics in Kingston, Ontario. Training takes approximately 12 months and teaches the following basic skills and knowledge:
- Information systems security
- Installation and operation of information systems
- Maintenance and operation of power generating systems
- Information systems maintenance and repair techniques
- Installation and maintenance of fibre optic and copper wire systems
- Advanced Routing and Switching
Available Specialty Training
Information Systems Technicians may have the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal military and civilian courses and on-the-job training, including:
- Cryptographic equipment operation and maintenance
- Advanced server management
- Advanced switch and router, configuration and maintenance
- Software and firmware operations and maintenance
- Computer Network security
Available Advanced Training
As they progress in their career, Information Systems Technicians who demonstrate the required ability and potential, will be offered advanced training. Courses include:
- Life Cycle Materiel Manager
- Army tactical network (LCSS)
The minimum required education to apply for this position is the completion of the provincial requirements for Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Quebec. Foreign education may be accepted.
Join the CAF
To learn more about becoming an Information Systems Technician, talk to a recruiter at a centre nearest you or call 1-800-856-8488.
Please note that this position is recruiting across Canada, not limited to the listed Province.
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