Open CAF to non-citizens, be flexible in personnel structure to help reach diversity goals, experts say
By Jolson LimNov. 21, 2018
The Liberals and senior military brass have pushed for more women, visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples to join the military, an institution in the midst of a cultural reset.
Traffic technicians unpack and sort through supplies delivered by a CC-130 Hercules aircraft in support of Operation Presence in Mali in July. About 14 per cent of Canadian soldiers in Mali are women. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence/M. Cpl Jennifer Kusche
Opening up the military to non-citizens, providing more flexibility with work locales, and offering new outreach programs to get young people to consider a military career are ways to increase recruitment among marginalized groups, experts say.
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