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Royal Canadian Navy Lifestyle

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A career in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has many advantages. Whether you are preparing to leave high school and are curious about what lies around the bend, or you have been in the workforce and are looking for a new adventure, the Navy has a variety of sea trades and positions with training unique to Canada and envied around the world.

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Careers in the Royal Canadian Navy

Learn about careers in the Regular Force and the Reserve Force, as well as the Skilled Re-Enrollment Program for previously serving Regular Force members.

Lifestyle features

Read stories about sailors’ experiences of life at sea.


Sailor Profiles

Find out how some of these Navy women and men came to serve, where they’ve been deployed, where they're going, and a little bit about what life in the Navy is like through their inspiring stories.

The Raven Indigenous Youth Employment Program

This outreach program helps build bridges with Indigenous communities across Canada and shows young Indigenous people the potential of employment in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Youth section

Find instructions for paper models of ships, learn about the Sea Cadets or meet the RCN’s official mascot, Sonar.

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