36 Canadian Brigade Group

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1575 Queen Street
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5

36 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

36 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Army Reserves Recruiting
Phone: 902-427-1551
Email: HalifaxArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

The Brigade Headquarters, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a full time unit staffed 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition, staff will work evenings or weekends as required by their duties. The Brigade’s Reserve units have small full time staffs that work throughout the week. Training hours for the part-time Reserve training conducted by each unit is detailed on the unit pages linked below.

36 Canadian Brigade Group (36 CBG) is headquartered in the historic Royal Artillery Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a Primary Reserve Force (Army) land reserve component with approximately 1600 personnel. Our mission remains “to provide combat capable forces to execute assigned tasks.”

The Headquarters supports ten Army Reserve units in the Province of Nova Scotia and one unit in Prince Edward Island. Together with 37 Canadian Brigade Group in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, 36 CBG is part of the 5th Canadian Division. Soldiers from 36 CBG units have historically served Canada at home and abroad, and today, our soldiers continue to be actively involved in their role as Canada’s citizen soldiers.

36 CBG maintains reserve Combat Arms, Combat Support and Combat Service Support capabilities. The 36 CBG units are:

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

  • Commander: Colonel T.M. White, CD
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer A.J. Hostler, CD

36 Canadian Brigade Group
1575 Queen Street
PO BOX 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5

Email: 36cbghq@forces.gc.ca

36 Canadian Brigade Group (36 CBG) is a relatively new formation having been stood up on 10 October 1997. The Brigade perpetuates Nova Scotia District, which officially stood up in September 1992, which in itself was formed through the amalgamation of Nova Scotia Militia District and Cape Breton Militia District.

The Brigade revives a name that played an important role in the Second World War. 36 (Reserve) Brigade Group existed from 1942-46 to oversee recruiting, training and mobilization for some twenty reconnaissance, artillery, signals, infantry, field ambulance, ordnance and army service units. Several of these units still exist and now form part of 36 CBG, namely the West Nova Scotia Regiment, the Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Princess Louise Fusiliers.

With approximately 1600 part-time and 85 full-time personnel, 36 CBG is a Primary Reserve Force (Army) formation, where military service is largely a part-time activity. The Brigade mission is to, “Force generate soldiers with a high level of core soldier skills with a view to them deploying on operations, both domestic and expeditionary.”

The Brigade is currently comprised of two armoured reconnaissance regiments, an artillery regiment, a combat engineer regiment, a signals regiment, four Infantry battalions and a service battalion. Together, these units force generate soldiers and equipment for the Territorial Battalion Group, a composite unit that trains for domestic operations.

Soldiers from 36 CBG have participated in missions all over the world. Since it’s standup, the Brigade has deployed soldiers supporting missions in the former Yugoslavia, the Golan Heights, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq.

At home, soldiers from 36 CBG have supported domestic operations such as the G8 Summit, the Ice Storm in Ontario and Quebec, the Swissair Disaster, the Manitoba Floods, forest fires in British Columbia and the clean-up that followed Hurricane Juan. Six soldiers from 36 CBG have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country at home or abroad. The Brigade is headquartered in historic Royal Artillery Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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