After Unification, the former administrative corps of the Canadian Army were redesignated and in some cases amalgamated with supporting services of the former Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force. The new administrative entities were referred to as Branches.
Canadian Forces Administrative Orders list the branches as of 1986 as including:
Personnel Branches were created to enable members of the Canadian Forces in related occupations to identify with each other in cohesive professional groups, with these groups based on similarity of military roles, customs and traditions.
(They should not be confused with the NDHQ organizational elements, also called branches, such as those responsible to Chief Personnel Careers and Senior Appointments, Chief Air Doctrine and Operations and Chief Engineering and Maintenance.)
The NDHQ/Director Manpower
Planning (DMP) was the coordinating authority and the Assistant Deputy Minister
(Personnel)(ADM(Per)) was the approving authority for the designation of
Personnel Branches and for the assignment of occupations to the appropriate
Each personnel branch listed in had a Branch Advisor or Branch Co-Advisors designated by the Assistant Deputy Minister(Per).
Air Operations Branch
Communications and Electronics Branch
Land Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Branch
Military Engineering Branch
Naval Operations Branch
Personnel Selection Branch
Physical Education and Recreation Instructor Branch
Training Development Branch
Cadet Instructors List Branch