Cooperative Education

Military Co-op


32 Canadian Brigade Group is pleased to announce the Greater Toronto Area (GTA ) ARMY RESERVE Co-operative Education Program.  This Co-op is a joint undertaking between the various GTA schools boards and 32 Canadian Brigade Group. The aim of the military co-op is to introduce young Canadians to career opportunities in the Army Reserve.

Benefits of the program

building self confidence




problem solving skills

leadership training

fitness development

The program is scheduled to run during the second semester , February – June.
This will be a full day (8am – 4 pm), four day per week ( Tuesday - Friday) course at a local Armoury in the GTA. Students will receive military pay during training and successful students will be granted four Senior High School credits and accredited with their Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) and Soldier Qualification (SQ) courses. Further, successful students will be offered continued fulltime paid summer training!

Basic eligibility requirements for enrolment in the Army Co-op program are the same as for the Canadian Forces.

All applicants must

Be 16 years of age

Be a Canadian Citizen

Have completed at least 15 high school credits

Be free of any legal obligations.


The selection process is a six-part procedure that includes:

An Aptitude Test,

Physical Fitness Test,

A two-part Medical Exam,

An Interview, and

A reliability Check.


Unfortunately, not all applicants make it through the selection process successfully (historically only 50% are successful). Therefore, it is very important that students submit their applications as early as possible. They should also choose a back-up Co-op in the event they are not successful. Army Reserve Recruiters from 32 Brigade will be available to visit high schools in the GTA and distribute Co-op information material to Co-op Teachers as well as give formal presentations to classes if requested.

SO! …. Where do we begin?

Motivated students should identify themselves to their respective Co-op Teachers and ensure that they are properly enrolled in the Co-op Program  in accordance with school district policy. In most cases an Informed Consent Form is required that is initiated at the school. A Canadian Forces Employment Application Form along with the following original documents are required to be submitted for processing at the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre:

Proof of birth (i.e. Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport)

Citizenship Card (if not born in Canada)

Social Insurance Number Card

Proof of education (official transcripts, certificates, Degrees, Diplomas)

Provide three references.


Should a sufficient number of students from a common location be interested in the Army Co-op a Recruiter would be available to initiate the application process with the group. For information about recruiting and military trades is available. As well potential candidates can call or visit us in person at:


      Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre
      4900 Yonge St. Suite 100
      North York, ON
      M2N 6A4

      (416) 635-4490 ext 6003/6033
      1-800-856-8488 – ask about Army Reserve