Canadian Forces – Paid Education Plan

The Canadian Forces is offering reimbursement to JIBC students enrolled in the Advanced Care Paramedic program and actively serving.

How It Works

Enrol as an Officer in the Canadian Forces through the Reserve Entry Training Plan (RETP), and you will attend the Royal Military College. You will receive an officer cadet’s salary when doing military training but you must pay for your own tuition and books. You will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $2,000 per year to a maximum of $8,000.

It is also possible to sign up first as an officer or a non-commissioned member in the Primary Reserve and set up an “Individual Learning Plan” to attend courses leading to a college or university degree related to your trade. Upon successful completion of such courses, you will be eligible for a reimbursement of up to 50 per cent of tuition and other mandatory costs.

Reservists can leave the Canadian Forces at any time with no obligation. Education fees for successfully completed courses are reimbursed as long as the student was a Reservist during the entire duration of the course.

How To Apply

Go to and locate a recruitment centre in your area.

On the Canadian Forces website, you can type "Paid Education" in the search box for more information on the program.

Last updated April 24, 2018