The CF is hiring Social Work Officers and they are in demand currently. If you have been accepted to a MSW program then it might be possible that the CF would pay for grad school tuition, books, and give you a salary while in school as part of the enrollment. I recommend that you speak directly with the Social Work Recruiting Officer, Captain MacFarlane at jack.macfarlane [ a t ] forces.gc.ca or 416-937-4884. He will be able to give you some of the details of CF Social Work and put you in touch with other serving Social Work Officers that you can speak with and discuss the work.
What I do know is this. Social Work Officers for the most work in base / wing medical clinics, both as clinicians and in leadership positions. They are busy and do valuable work in the Canadian Forces Health Service.
In your work you will deal with both CF members AND their families, which is a little different then the rest of the CF Health Services that only deal with the member for the most part. You will assist them in working though situational crisis and medical conditions that impact their ability to serve Canada. You will work with the members chain of command and other clinicians to ensure the member looked after and employed properly while they are returning to full function or are being released. You also will conduct some outreach education programs as a preventive strategy on things like family violence, stress management and suicide.
Some of the common topics of social work involvement are marriage problems, gambling, addictions, coping with illness / injury, death of a loved one, family violence, pre/post deployment screening and problem management, social issues affecting posting, etc, etc. Most Social Work Officers I know enjoy working in the CF more so than having a civilian practice.
Good luck and happy researching,