IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
Information on whether a person rejected by
the military because he was deemed medically unfit or mentally
insane would have this stamped in his military book is currently
unavailable to the DIRB. However, a professor at the Russian
Research Centre of Nova Scotia believes that if a person was
rejected from the military, he would not have a military book (5
Mar. 1993). The professor thought that there would be a record of a
person's being deemed unsuitable for service, but did not know if
this would be in the internal passport, kept on file by the local
military commissariat, or registered in some other way
The professor stated that, historically,
career soldiers have been given priority for some types of jobs,
such as positions in the civil service and jobs teaching civil
defence classes (Ibid.). Otherwise the professor did not
think a person would face employment discrimination for not having
completed his military duty, citing the fact that a large number of
people have found reasons not to do their military service
(Ibid.). Additional or corroborating information on the
above topic is currently unavailable to the DIRB.
Russian Research Centre of Nova Scotia.
5 March 1993. Telephone interview with professor.