Candidates wanted for the Clearance Diver Occupation

Black and white photo of person in full diving gear
A Canadian Clearance Diver prepares to dive using the Canadian Clearance Diving Apparatus near Victoria, BC. (Photo Credit- Lt(N) Zach Johnson)

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members interested in becoming Clearance Divers will be able to learn more during information sessions being held at bases and wings across Canada near the end of February and during the month of March 2019.

Clearance Divers operate in a variety of environments both at home and abroad, from the Arctic to the deserts of Afghanistan. Their primary mission is to locate, identify and neutralize explosive ordnance and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) whether under the sea, on land, during times of peace or in combat.

Clearance Divers also conduct underwater engineering and salvage tasks while employing sophisticated equipment and the latest technologies to achieve their mission. They are highly trained specialists who undergo rigorous training and are selected from the few who have what it takes to achieve mission success under extreme conditions.

Voluntary Occupational Transfer (VOT) or Component Transfer (CT) to become a Clearance Diver are now open to all regular and reserve force CAF members (Non-Commissioned) from any occupation, with or without previous dive training/qualification. Candidates must be OFP qualified in their current occupation, meet the medical and fitness requirements, and have 48 months of continuous service.

The Clearance Diver occupation has a long and storied history. The first units were formed during the Second World War to disarm sea mines throughout Europe and the South Pacific. From their auspicious beginnings, Clearance Divers have been at the forefront of Royal Canadian Navy and CAF operations throughout the world, including operations in Afghanistan, the Baltics, and most recently, Ukraine.

Consider becoming a part of one of the most thrilling, challenging, and rewarding occupations in the CAF. Any CAF member interested in finding out how to become a Clearance Diver is invited to attend.

For more information: Information session schedule and training requirements

CL DVR Recruitment/Information Sessions at Garrison Petawawa

Wednesday, March 6
Specialized Occupation Fair
1600 -1700 Dundonald Hall

Thursday, March 7
Specialized Occupation Fair
1000 - 1100 Dundonald Hall