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Chapter: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

Topic: Defending Canada

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Defending Canada

Canada doesn’t force its citizens to undergo compulsory military service. However, serving in the Canadian army, navy, or air force is a great way to make your contribution as a patriotic citizen. Serving in the Canadian Forces is also a great career choice – (www.forces.ca).

Interested parties can serve part-time in the navy, militia, or air reserves to gain valuable skills, contacts, and experience. Young people are encouraged to sign up with the cadets (www.cadets.ca) to enjoy benefits like learning discipline and critical skills.

Opportunities are also present in the Coast Guard. You can also join the emergency services locally, such as the fire department or police force. By serving your community in such capacities, you will be following in the footsteps of patriotic Canadians who made sacrifices to make Canada what it is today.