Am I a real canadian?

SOCCERFAN
Posted: 7:03AM March 06, 2012 UTC
I have been told many times that some military-related companies only hire the local 
real canadian.

I landed Canada a few years ago (from asia) and I am a permanent resident: 
Will I be considered by these companies?

My friend came to this country when he was 6 years old and he has the canadian citizenship:
Will he be considered by thes companies if he send them the application?

Or does the "real canadian" indicate only a person who was born in Canada?

Thanks

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ktel
Posted: 7:03AM March 06, 2012 UTC
I think you would need citizenship. So a permanent resident might not get considered. You could ask them to find out though.
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Anonymous
Posted: 7:03AM March 08, 2012 UTC
There is obviously no official requirement that you must be a Canadian citizen to work in a defence department job. You need the appropriate credentials and security clearance, but your birth place is not an issue.
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LRooke
Posted: 7:03AM March 09, 2012 UTC
ARMY101, you might be able to help me here.

Will foreign ex-military personnel encounter barriers to employment in the Canadian defence industry despite being a legal resident/Citizen?
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anky2930
Posted: 7:07AM July 18, 2012 UTC
In my opinion you need a real citizen ship of Canada to do that. 
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