The Army Reserve in BC has been offering a work study program in various forms since 1996. In that time, over 1100 students from various secondary schools in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Fraser Valley have participated in this program. Many Students come back to participate in the program a second time and it has become a favourite event for participating instructors.
The Soldier for a Day work study program will show students how a soldier in the Army Reserve is trained and what they do when they are working for the Canadian Armed Forces. Students will be given the opportunity to see some of the vehicles and equipment that we use as well as have the opportunity to experience a portion of our annual Fitness Test and get basic instruction in marching and drill.
They will also get a closer look at the educational and job opportunities offered by some local Army Reserve units:The British Columbia Regiment.
- The British Columbia Regiment
- The 15th Field Artillery Regiment
- The 39th Combat Engineer Regiment
- The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
- The Royal Westminster Regiment
- 39 Signals Regiment
- 39 Service Battalion
- 12 Vancouver Field Ambulance
- 1 Military Police Regiment
- 6 Intelligence Company
The program is designed to be a fun way for students to gain work experience hours while learning more about the role of the Army Reserve both here in Canada and around the world.
Space is limited, advance registration is encouraged and those who submit their application early stand a greater chance of participating in this event.
What are the eligibility requirements to attend the event?
To participate in the event, we only ask that you be a minimum 15 years of age and have an interest in learning aobut the various options available in the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserves.
To apply for the Canadian Armed Forces you must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:
- Canadian Citizen;
- Between the ages of 16-57 (with parental consent under 18);
- Have minimum grade 10 with 6 core credits complete; and
- Have no legal obligations to the judicial system
FULL INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION HERE: