Canadian Forces Age Profiles


  1. Collin, I.A.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate CORP;Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Personnel Operational Research Team
The Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) was established in 1995 to manage the housing needs of military families. It has been tasked with predicting the future housing needs of the Canadian Forces (CF), and in support of this initiative, the Personnel Operational Research Team (PORT) within the Directorate of Strategic Human Resources (D Strat HR) was approached. Since the CFHA had determined that age is the principal factor in predicting housing needs, PORT analysts decided to examine the age distributions of CF members at selected CF locations across Canada. This paper provides a summary of these results. It is found that the military population has been aging, but this is by no means uniform across the CF. Each location has its own particular characteristics depending on the type of work performed there and the way in which the associated occupations have been managed over the years. Nor is the aging of the CF expected to continue indefinitely. A simple model indicates that the age profile of the CF may change dramatically over the next 10 years. However, there are so many differences among the various sites that a model of the CF as a whole could not provide an adequate representation of the future; any model would have to be tailored to each individual site.

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Military Human Resources
Report Number
ORD-DOR(CORP)-RN-2003-02 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 May 2003
Number of Pages
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