There is ABSOLUTELY no difference in training or job no matter what element you are. I am an airforce med tech and did all the army training. I am just as likely to go on ship or be at a field ambulance as I am to be at an air force base.
As for your bilingual question: if you hold a PCP license already, tell the recruiter up front. The forces will not pay for you to go to PCP college again if you already have the license... and you would be taking a spot away from a Francophone who already has to wait longer than an anglo for training. If you don't tell the recruiter, that could be deemed as lying on your recruitment, which could mean a release from the forces. Plus, why would you want to keep it a secret?? It shortens your training SUBSTANTIALLY, makes your QL3 phase easier and I have quite a few friends who go $10 000 recruitment bonuses for being semi-skilled (not sure if that is still a thing). Point here: just disclose the darn PCP license.
I am a bilingual anglophone med tech working at BFC Bagotville which is 100% French. Most medical terms are the same as English but with an accent. Being bilingual does make you more employable, and you could move up the ranks faster. However; you will have to be officially tested and given a public service language proficiency profile and meet the standard of BBB (reading, writing and oral) before you are considered bilingual. It is harder than you would think.
Inbox me if you have any further questions.
Disclosing the license goes without a doubt (halfway through training right now). It is pretty redundant to go through the same training twice, I agree, but I was wondering if francophones would be enough in demand that it might be worth it. Sounds like that's not the case, though. Heard that there aren't many med tech positions open this year so I'm looking for the best approach.
I'm probably around a BBA. Worked in a bilingual federal gov department and I seemed to get by. Got through most of my 3 years of french-instruction poli sci pretty well without speaking much. First I have to get in before I can move up the ranks with the benefit of bilingualism though