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QOR Paratrooper

BECOME AN AIRBORNE RIFLEMAN

QOR Rifleman

WE ARE HIRING

We are Toronto-based citizen soldiers.

 

As Army Reservists, we have families, full-time careers, and enjoy a dynamic and flexible relationship with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Becoming a Rifle is more accessible than you may think. If you have a strong desire to serve, are willing to commit yourself to rigorous training, and are ready to strengthen both your body and mind, then you are already halfway there. Check our FAQs for a full breakdown of the minimum requirements.

 

Typically, we train one night a week, and one weekend a month.  We retain the option to serve full-time, whenever our country needs us to.  In exchange for this freedom of choice, whenever we train, we can access benefits packages and can qualify to contribute to a pension plan.

 

We pride ourselves on our respect for fundamental Canadian values and our unquenchable thirst for a challenge.

 

If you think you have what it takes to join our regimental family, send an email to our recruiting team. 

QOR Rifleman
We Are Hiring
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TRAINING

Upon enrollment, you will have to complete introductory military training courses.

 

First, you will complete your basic military qualification course, full or part-time, most likely somewhere in or near Toronto.  Next, you will travel to a more remote location to complete your infantry specialty training.

Training on a weeknight can consist for dry weapons training, close quarter combat drills, fieldcraft, leadership training and classroom lessons.  Weekend training can consist of weapons ranges, full-scale exercises, and parachute drops.  

If you make it, you will be eligible for advanced training which includes parachuting, mountain operations, reconnaissance and more! 

Training
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REGIMENTAL LIFE

The bonds you make within the unit last a lifetime. A Rifleman constantly challenges himself and other Riflemen around them, to be the best. 

Typically, we train one night a week, and one weekend a month.  We retain the option to serve full-time, whenever our country needs us to.  In exchange for this freedom of choice, whenever we train, we can access benefits packages and can qualify to contribute to a pension plan.

 

We also have many social events within our Regiment Family and The Forces as a whole for both members and their loved ones.

 

If you think you have what it takes to join our regimental family, send an email to our recruiting team.

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Regimental Life

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (QOR) offers an unmatched range of Infantry jobs and training.  

 

The QOR is a Light Infantry and Airborne Infantry Unit, and we are looking for men and women 

seeking a challenge, rewarding friendships, and further excitement.

  • Am I eligible to join?
    The minimum critira to join: - be a Canadian citizen - be at least 18 years old — you may be 16 years old (with parental consent) and must be enrolled as a full-time student - have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Québec (some jobs need higher levels of education) *You can submit your application even if you are not sure about the job-specific requirements. Once we get your application, we’ll work with you to determine if you qualify. If you have questions at any time throughout the process you can speak to our unit recruiter.
  • How do I start my application?
    Email our Unit Recruiter and book an interview at your convience. *Contact information below.
  • Where will I have my interview?
    Moss Park Armoury (MPA), Downtown Toronto On the corner of Queen Street East and Jarvis Street. Map located on our CONTACT page
  • When and where will I begin my basic training?
    Basic Military Qualification(BMQ) is completed on weekends in Toronto, starting in the fall and ending in spring. After that, you must complete the Basic Infantry course. This is a full-time course one run during the summer months (July-August) for 6-7 weeks in Meaford, ON.
  • What happens on basic training?
    Basic training forges a military state of mind and behaviour that is common to all trades and elements. The course develops your knowledge, mental and physical endurance, and combat skills necessary for the profession of arms. The training is physically, mentally, and morally demanding, and lays the foundation for the fundamental values of the CAF: Duty, Loyalty, Integrity, and Courage. The course is composed of 62% classroom training with study and theoretical exams; 25% of field training with practical exams; and 13% is devoted to physical training.
  • What jobs can I do in a Rifle Battalion after basic training?
    After completing your Infantry courses, you'll return to the unit and placed into the Rifle Company. From there, you will continue training as a qualified Infantry soldier, in order to gain more skills and experience, apply for more exciting and challenging courses, and attend more exercises and deployments. Courses range from Machine Gunner, Parachuting, Reconnaissance, Radio Comms, Demolitions, Winter Survival training... and so much more!
  • If I join the Primary Reserve Force, how long do I have to serve?"
    Service in the Reserve Force is completely voluntary and does not involve a set Term of Service. However you are expected at a minimum to train one night a week* and one weekend a month during the training year (September - May) *The QOR trains every Wednesday night at 1930hrs - 2300hrs (7:30pm-11:00pm)
  • Do members in the Primary Reserve Force have to go on deployment?
    No. Members of the Primary Reserve Force are not required to go on a deployment. However, Reservists have the option to volunteer for deployments if they would like to take part in overseas operations and if there is a need for their skills.
  • What are the working hours for Reservists?
    Members in the Primary Reserve Force typically work, at minimum, one night per week and one weekend every month. -The training year is September - May -The QOR trains every Wednesday night at 1900hrs - 2300hrs (7pm-11pm)
  • What is the pay like?
    At the rank of Private/Rifleman, pay starts at $96 per day and jumps to $152 per day when you reach the rank of Corporal.
  • Who can I speak to about joining The Queen's Own Rifles?
    To speak to our Recruiting Team please email (qor.recruiting@forces.gc.ca) with your contact details and one of us will get back to you the soonest or call us using the number at the bottom of the page.
FAQs

TALK TO OUR RECRUITING TEAM

Experience unique adventures, stimulating challenges, rewarding friendships and the chance to see and shape the world while serving your country.

 

Become an Airborne Rifleman!

 

Email The Queen's Own Rifles Recruiting Team using the link below

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada offers an unmatched range of Infantry jobs and training.  

 

The QOR is a Light Infantry and Airborne Infantry Unit, and we are looking for

men and women seeking a challenge, rewarding friendships, and further excitement.

Contact Recruiting
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