Military service status of person

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on April 1, 2021.


Military service status refers to whether or not the person is currently serving or has previously served in the Canadian military.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.


What constitutes 'military service' may vary depending on the survey. As such, the definition of military service for each survey should be specified.

This standard does not apply to survey programs seeking information regarding foreign military service.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

There are no relevant internationally recognized standards.


Relation to previous version

  • Military service status of person April 01, 2021 to current

    This is the current standard.

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