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Canadian Navy offers ‘no strings attached’ program in hopes of recruiting sailors [Video]

Canadian National News

The Royal Canadian Navy is launching a “no strings attached” program in hopes of recruiting new sailors through a trial contract.

Launched Friday, the new “Naval Experience Program” allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to experience the Navy on a one-year contract.

Following the year-long period, participants can choose to continue working in the Royal Canadian Navy, either full-time or part-time. They’re also free to choose to transfer to another element or leave the Navy entirely.

“Life in the Navy can be demanding and challenging at times,” navy commander Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee said in a statement. “It is not for everyone and that’s why the new ‘Naval Experience Program’ gives participants the chance to experience life in the Navy, for one year, no strings attached.”

Participants will go through an eight-week basic military training and four-week naval environmental training. They will join Navy fleets on either the east or west coast, in Halifax or Esquimalt, B.C.

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