Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 21, 2010 11:00 ET

Senator Dickson Officially Opens Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2010) - Senator Fred Dickson, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, officially opened the new Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre (CFRC) Halifax.

"The men and women who form the military team are the most important part of the Canadian Forces, so recruiting is fundamental to the success of the Canadian Forces," said Senator Dickson. "Updating our recruitment centres into modern facilities with a contemporary look, such as that seen in the remodelled CFRC Halifax, showcases the CF and provides better access to answers for prospective recruits."

The Canadian Forces are currently in a position where recruiting has been extremely successful and attrition is low, resulting in a Regular Force strength in excess of 69,000 personnel. CFRC Halifax has maintained a presence in the city's downtown core for 20 years. The need for a more accessible and versatile facility however, required the Centre's relocation from Scotia Square to its new location in the Mumford Professional Center at 6960 Mumford Road. CFRC Halifax is the first to reflect the new signature concept for recruiting centres across the country

"The fresh design, coming to all of our recruiting centers, is meant to make the Canadian Forces more competitive in the digital age," said Commodore Daniel MacKeigan, Commander of the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group. "These new visual concepts allow Canadians to transit from our brochures to our website to any of our facilities in a seamless experience."

Notes to Editors /News Directors: For more information on Canadian Forces recruiting, visit: http://www.forces.ca .

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