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HOW MANY CANADIANS SERVE OR HAVE SERVED IN UNIFORM?
ACTIVE CANADIAN MILITARY
26,000 reserve military personnel
RETIRED/RELEASED CANADIAN MILITARY
Canadian Military Veteran approximately 700,000
With the average age of retirement of CF members at 46 years of age and the fact that many are medically released prior to that age, the CF veteran population is much younger than most imagine. There are approximately 558,000 CF veterans under the age of 70.
RCMP / POLICE OFFICERS
Canadian active police officers - 82,200 includes RCMP (Service Canada - 2004)
RCMP & Police Veterans approximately 739,800 (Only an approximate)
CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CANADA (CSC), CANADIAN BORDER SERVICES AGENCY (CBSA) & CANADIAN PEACE OFFICERS
Active from above 102,700 (Service Canada - 2004)
Veterans from these services approximately 924,300 (Calculation & explanation below)
FIREFIGHTERS (NOT INCLUDING VOLUNTEERS)
Canadian active firefighters 31,000 (Service Canada - 2004)
Firefighter Veterans approximately 279,000 (Only an approximate)
Canadian Coast Guard active numbers 2,000 (Fisheries & Oceans)
Auxiliary Coast Guard numbers approximately 5,000 (Fisheries & Oceans)
Active and retired coast guard veteran at approximately 63,000
Canadian active Paramedics workers 16,800 (Service Canada - 2004)
Paramedic Veterans approximately 75,600
*Because there were no statistics available for veterans of services other than the military we made a calculation based on a comparison 90,000 serving members of the Canadian Forces and approximately 700,000 veterans.*
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