Training

Basic Military Training (1 month long)

The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) Course, which is usually conducted in Chilliwack. This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades such as:
- Policies and regulations of the Canadian Forces;
- Military Law;
- Harassment and Ethics training;
- CF drill (marching), dress and deportment;
- Military First Aid and CPR;
- Survival in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare;
- Handling and firing assault rifles;
- Map and compass navigation; and,
- Personal survival in field conditions.

(This course is also offered on weekends on Vancouver Island.)

Soldier Qualification (1 month long)

On successful completion of the BMQ, Infantry Soldiers go on to the next stage of their training, the Soldier Qualification (SQ) Course, usually also conducted in Chilliwack, and which covers topics such as:
- Army physical fitness;
- Dismounted offensive and defensive operations;
- Reconnaissance patrolling;
- Weapons-handling (working with grenades, machine guns and anti-tank weapons); and,
- Individual field-craft.

(This course is also offered on weekends on Vancouver Island.)

Basic Infantry Qualification (1 month long)

After the SQ course follows the Basic Infantry Qualification (BIQ) Course, which takes place in Wainwright, Alberta, and covers material such as:
- Use and care of personal and section-level weapons, including assault rifles, machine guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons;
- Field-craft, including personal hygiene and meal preparation, camouflage, sentry duties, signalling, selecting firing positions, tactical movement and lines of advance;
- Construction of field defences, such as trenches and roadblocks;
- Patrolling operations, setting up or recognising ambushes; and,
- Infantry section and platoon tactics, including offensive, defensive and transition operations.

 Advanced Infantry Training

Infantry Soldiers who demonstrate the required ability and ambition are eligible for courses such as:

- Military Driving Course;
- Advance Communicator Course;
- Reconnaissance;
- Anti-Armour Gunner; and;
- Section Commander.

Specialty Training

The following specialty training may also be available:
- Basic Parachutist;
- Mountain Warfare;
- First Aid Instructor;
- Rappel master;
- Unarmed Combat Instructor; and
- Urban Operations

 

 

 

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