Canadian Armed Forces Overall Footprint

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CAF Disposition

 

Canadian Armed Forces military installations

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  • Yukon:
    • Joint Task Force North Whitehorse
  • Northwest Territories:
    • Joint Task Force North
  • British Columbia:
    • 19 Wing Comox
    • Canadian Forces Base Equimalt
  • Alberta:
    • Canadian Forces Base Edmonton
    • Canadian Forces Base Wainwright
    • 4 Wing Cold Lake
    • Canadian Forces Base Suffield
  • Saskatchewan:
    • 18 Wing Moose Jaw
  • Manitoba:
    • Canadian Forces Base Shilo
    • 17 Wing Winnipeg
  • Ontario:
    • 22 Wing North Bay
    • Canadian Forces Base Petawawa
    • Canadian Forces Base Borden
    • Canadian Forces Support Unit Ottawa
    • Canadian Forces Base Kingston
    • 8 Wing Trenton
  • Quebec:
    • 3 Wing Bagotville
    • Canadian Forces Base Valcartier
    • Area Support Unit Montreal
  • New Brunswick:
    • Canadian Forces Base Gagetown
  • Nova Scotia:
    • 14 Wing Greenwood
    • Canadian Forces Base Halifax
  • Newfoundland and Labrador:
    • 5 Wing Goose Bay
    • 9 Wing Gander

Civilian employees by location

Public Service Employee Overview

  • Total public service population: 28,712 (~25% of the Defence Team population).
  • ~3,700 military supervisors of public service employees.
  • ~60 occupational groups ranging from administrative support to technical trades to defence research and scientists (some are unique to DND).
  • Workforce is 57% male, average age is 47 with more than 40% of the workforce over 50.
  • 23% of the workforce are former CAF which influences both the average age and the EE demographics.
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  • Northwest Territories:
    • Yellowknife: 34
  • British Columbia
    • Comox: 248
    • Nanoose: 40
    • Esquimalt: 2,408
    • Chiliwack: 0
  • Alberta:
    • Cold Lake: 359
    • Edmonton: 626
    • Wainwright: 327
    • Suffield: 637
  • Saskatchewan:
    • Dundurn: 110
    • Moose Jaw: 56
  • Manitoba:
    • Shilo: 292
    • Winnipeg: 597
  • Ontario:
    • North Bay: 68
    • Petawawa: 653
    • Borden: 961
    • London: 38
    • Kingston: 1,385
    • Trenton: 559
    • Toronto: 420
  • National Capital Region: 11,176
  • Quebec:
    • Montreal: 1,728
    • Valcartier: 1,315
    • Bagotville: 240
  • New Brunswick:
    • Gagetown: 976
  • Nova Scotia:
    • Halifax: 2,938
    • Aldershot: 39
    • Greenwood: 309
  • Newfoundland and Labrador:
    • St. John’s: 28
    • Gander: 41
    • Goose Bay: 42
  • Total public service employees on map locations: 28,696
  • Total public service locations located off map: 16
  • Total public service population: 28,712
  • Locations in close proximity have been aggregated

Economic presence

* The dollar amounts represent DND spending on personnel, operations and maintenance, capital, and grants and contributions. Personnel spending reflects only salaries and wages. Benefits and allowances are not included.

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Economic presence

Spending (FY 2019-2020)

  • Personnel: $7,487 million
  • O&M: $6,643 million
  • Capital: $2,618 million
  • G&C: $14 million
  • Total spending: $16,763 million

Spending by province

  • Yukon: $4 million
  • Northwest Territories: $32 million
  • Nunavut: $5 million
  • British Columbia: $1,662 million
  • Alberta: $1,135 million
  • Saskatchewan: $108 million
  • Manitoba: $474 million
  • Ontario: $7,422 million
  • Quebec: $3,121 million
  • New Brunswick: $623 million
  • Nova Scotia: $1,846 million
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: $163 million
  • Prince Edward Island: $169 million
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