End-to-end military training and simulation

Calian has delivered realistic, immersive simulation-based military training for over 25 years for more than 250,000 military personnel at over 30 locations across NATO countries.

200k+Canadian trained defence personnel
50k+ personnel trained in NATO/NATO member countries
30+facilities for military training
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Seamlessly integrate your existing training technology stack

Connecting systems, objectives and execution into large-scale exercises through technology

We design and develop training by connecting the right technology and exercise content to meet your exercise objectives. No matter what tools you are using, we build a common training environment for large-scale exercises. 

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Calian defence training solutions

From concept to execution to after-action review, Calian's training tools deliver a superior training experience. Using a systems-agnostic approach, we integrate simulation and operational systems into a single immersive training environment for a "train-as-you-fight" experience.

Harnessing virtual command for robust training

With VCCI, we deliver the highest level of realism. VCCI seamlessly integrates simulation data and command-and-control applications, building integrated synthetic environments for complex, multi-agency, multi-national training. 

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Streamlining exercise development for your team

MaestroEDE™ offers a tailored web-based solution, adaptable to your organization’s unique needs. Whether you prefer SaaS, on-premise, or cloud-based, it provides exercise leaders with efficient, flexible control throughout an exercise’s lifecycle. 

Harness the power of wargaming

Test your operational concepts and assumptions with wargaming technology. Wargaming turns theory into practice, delivering improved strategic planning.

Deep dive with immersive technologies

Deliver immersive, high-value training using Calian 360 videos, VR and AR solutions. Training in immersive environments is cheaper and lower-risk, with improved retention and reduced time to competency.

Aramis: enhancing military reviews with precision

Harness the power of Aramis, a military-grade AAR tool, to visualize and better understand complex simulation and exercise data. With its swift analysis and NATO MIP LC2IEDM compatibility, it improves learning outcomes and adapts to any synthetic training environment.

Synthetic training environments

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Synthesizing modern challenges with advanced training solutions

Prepare for modern challenges with advanced training solutions that leverage over 25 years of innovation experience in synthetic training environments. Shape exercises to meet your training needs using our innovative technologies and lessons learned about the modern operating environment. 

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Cloud-powered training: reach, efficiency and savings

Harness the power of the Microsoft Azure cloud environment for efficient training delivery to dispersed audiences. Boost your combined response strategy by collaborating with officials across all orders of government. Engage in exercises from various locations, reducing costs and time apart from units or families.
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Ensuring realism and authentic military training in every scenario

For complex military operations, realistic scenarios reflecting the most recent lessons learned are necessary. Using the latest lessons learned delivers challenging training to prepare militaries for what they will face on operations.

Synthetic training environments deliver maximum value for your training budget

Simulation-based training using synthetic environments provides realistic, immersive training that is much more cost effective than relying on field training alone. Calian training solutions challenge leaders and units, at a fraction of the cost of field training, with very low risk of injury. 

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Exercise design, development and delivery (E3D)

Benefit from a comprehensive training approach with integrated solutions spanning from concept to delivery to after-action review. Experience the seamless fusion of design, development and delivery to meet your diverse exercise requirements.

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Harnessing decades of expertise for modern training solutions

  • Experience a consolidated virtual environment tailored for designing, developing and delivering exercises across various agencies and sites.
  • Built through decades of collaboration with the Canadian Army’s simulation centre.
  • Continuously updated and improved to anticipate future challenges and leverage the latest tech breakthroughs.

Accelerating training through tech evolution

  • Harness artificial intelligence (AI) and large language model (LLM) innovations for efficient exercise development.
  • Generate and assess exercise content with minimal human input for enhanced results.
  • Develop large-scale training exercises faster, with greater agility.
Maximizing Skill Mastery with Immersive Tech
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Reduce time to competency with immersive tech

  • Harness the power of immersive training technologies (TT) for a safer, more cost-effective way to develop skills than relying on live simulation alone.
  • Immerse military personnel in realistic, interactive training environments.
  • Experience hyper-realistic scenarios through advanced tools like 360 video, AR, VR, MR and XR.

Individual training solutions

Improve the skills of your team with tailored training, expert mentorship and feedback. Our experienced team delivers high-quality training solutions for individual skills.

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One-to-one coaching

Benefit from personalized guidance adapted to individual needs, accelerating skill acquisition and refinement.

One-to-many classroom/virtual learning/eLearning

Explore flexible formats that appeal to a variety of learning preferences.

Contact hours with designated, high profile mentors

Maximize your learning with dedicated time alongside esteemed mentors, drawing from their expertise.

Practice sessions

Hone your skills through hands-on sessions, reinforcing knowledge and ensuring practical application.


Reference detailed guides with essential knowledge, tips and best practices to support ongoing learning.

Senior mentor support for military trainers

Enhance your training capabilities with the guidance of senior mentors.

Specialized leadership training

Equipping leaders with training, education and skills development is essential to preparing military leaders to navigate complex challenges. With industry-leading expertise and powerful training technologies, we develop leaders and equip them for success.

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We move the world forward

We create, develop and manufacture innovative products, solutions and technologies to solve the worlds most complex challenges.


Domestic disaster management

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Strengthening disaster response preparedness

In a world of escalating human and natural disasters, nations are leaning on their militaries for domestic relief. Boost your combined response strategy by collaborating with experts across all governmental tiers. Enhance your preparedness with the industry-leading ResponseReady™ platform, ensuring realism and collaborative design in disaster training.
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Surge capacity

In crisis moments requiring emergency management or medical backup, you can rely on expert support for real-time assessment and assistance. Drawing from historical events and disaster models, we devise strategies to balance community needs and enhance public health coordination. 
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Your gateway to defence innovation

Discover the forefront of defence technology and insights by following Calian on LinkedIn. Stay updated with our latest innovations in defence solutions and connect with a community of industry leaders and experts.

Social responsibility at Calian

Committed to social responsibility.

ESG—more than a buzzword.

Our vision builds on our mission, values, historical commitment to social responsibility and key competencies. It provides a framework and focus for our activities and corporate communications related to ESG (Environmental Social Governance).

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Your service inspires us.

Proudly welcoming  100+ veterans to our team every year

Their expertise enriches our solutions, and hiring military spouses is our heartfelt way of giving back to the defence community. We’re committed to being there for you, in and out of uniform.

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3,700+ family members connected with family doctors

Our partnership with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services ensures that military family members are connected with family doctors, hassle-free.

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Building a resilient defence community together.

$650,000+ in corporate giving

We are woven into the military community’s fabric, our support extending to renowned organizations and causes. We’re not just about business; we are about building a supportive and resilient defence community together.

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Engaging in research that matters.

Our contributions to significant research projects and our focus on environmental safety are unwavering. We’re front-runners in compliance with environmental laws and continually innovate to lessen our ecological footprint.

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Committed to exceeding expectations.

30+ Indigenous community engagements

With a published Indigenous engagement policy, Calian sets out the framework and guidelines for all Calian business activities while being wholly committed to meeting—even exceeding—the five per cent Indigenous participation requirement on all federal contracts.

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Global innovation for connected, safe & healthy lives

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Advanced Technologies

Stay innovative and future-ready with adaptive technological strategies.

IT & Cyber Solutions

Guard your digital assets with state-of-the-art security solutions.


Navigate healthcare with solutions that prioritize your community's well-being.


Empower your team to achieve with targeted training solutions.