The Library and Archives Canada web site has announced, "More than 600,000 men and women were part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) as soldiers, nurses and chaplains serving their country during the First World War, between 1914 and 1918. As part of its commitment to commemorate the centennial of their contributions to this conflict, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has undertaken a vast digitization project of all their service files to provide unprecedented access for Canadians and to ensure the long-term preservation of these historically important documents for future generations."
The project is expected to be completed in 2015. Canadians will have easy access online and will no longer be required to pay the reprography fee currently in place, which averages $20.00 per order.
You can read the full announcement at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/Pages/digitization-cef-service-files.aspx.