The Canadian Forces developed a Minimum Physical Fitness Standard (MPFS) for all military personnel, regardless of trade classification, age or gender. Extensive research provided 5 Common Military Tasks, which all personnel might be expected to perform in time of emergency. This rationale was used as the basis to establish Bona Fide Occupational Requirements (BFOR)
in compliance with the Charter of Human Rights.
Common Military Task Fitness Evaluation (CMTFE)
Common Military Task Fitness Evaluation (CMTFE) Task Description and Physical Preparation Guidelines
Refer to DOAD 5023-2
) for information regarding the requirement for a CMTFE.
*The CMTFE is conducted annually in May and September at CFLRS St-Jean. See the latest CANFORGEN
The MPFS (EXPRES evaluation) for the Canadian Forces was developed as a series of fitness protocols that were chosen based on their ability to predict CF members’ aptitude to complete the 5 Common Military Tasks. By completing the predictive fitness protocols to the standards listed in the chart below, the CF member has accurately demonstrated that they have the fitness levels necessary to complete the Common Military Task Fitness Evaluation.
CF EXPRES Program Instructional Videos
The CF EXPRES Program Instructional Videos provide general information on the administration of the CF EXPRES Program including explanations and demonstrations of the CF EXPRES Physical Fitness Evaluation.
to view the instructional videos
For more information regarding MPFS physical fitness at your local base contact the Fitness staff through the CF Community Gateway
Date Modified : 2012-07-27