Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR)

Canadian Special Operations Regiment

About the unit

The Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) is a Special Forces unit. It has the capability and responsiveness to operate in harsh environments throughout the range of conflict.

Our responsibilities

We provide Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Government of Canada with a versatile and multi-mission force that is capable of delivering tactical to strategic level effects.

We deliver a robust, flexible and high-readiness expeditionary force that can be deployed abroad or in defence of Canada. 

We can be used as a strategic asset for the Government of Canada. We are capable of breaching and disrupting enemy defensive systems, strike, seizure and control operations.

Our expertise

We pursue mastery of the core skills of Special Warfare, Special Reconnaissance and Direct Action.

We are trained to operate from advise and assist to direct action and adapt to dynamic security environments.

Our supporters play an integral role in CSOR’s operational effectiveness, both at home and abroad. They are capable of working under harsh conditions and with minimal direct supervision, while producing high quality results in the execution of a mission.

History

CSOR was established in 2006. Its roots began during the Second World War, when Canadians served with distinction in several types of Allied Special Forces units. The legendary U.S. and Canadian-combined First Special Service Force (FSSF) was known as the Devil's Brigade. It achieved a sterling combat record despite overwhelming odds against it.

Join our unit

CSOR will continue to accept Notice of Intent Forms (NOIs) and applications from Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members during COVID-19 for both Special Forces Operator applicants, and Specialists/Supporters.

There is no direct entry plan for civilians entering CSOR at this time. If you are interested in joining the CAF, please contact your local recruiting centre.

Currently NOIs are submitted via DWAN only. If you are experiencing challenges submitting an NOI or completing your application, please contact us via email at CSOR.Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Amended Canadian Forces Generated (CANFORGEN) messages with updates are pending publication and will be accessible through the CAF application (app) for smartphones.  See below the most up-to-date information:

Special Forces Operator (SF OP) - Regular Force Non-Commissioned Members (Reg F NCM):

  • Completed applications are due to Base/Wing Personnel Selection Officers no later than 2 November 2020.

Special Forces Operator – Officer (SF OP Officer):

  • The advertisement is pending publication. Upon release of the CANFORGEN, members interested in applying should verify their eligibility criteria and submit their NOI.
  • Completed applications are to be submitted directly to the CSOR Recruiting & Selection Cell no later than 29 January 2021.

Special Forces Operator - Primary Reserve (PRes):

  • The advertisement is pending publication. Upon release of the CANFORGEN, members interested in applying should verify their eligibility criteria and submit their NOI.
  • Eligible members are required to initiate their Component Transfer (CT) by 18 December 2020 at the latest. Should a member already have a CT initiated, please update the choices to include 00369 SF OP.
  • Completed applications are due directly to the CSOR Recruiting & Selection Cell no later than 29 January 2021.

Supporter/Specialist Employment:

  • CSOR only accepts NOIs and applications for positions as advertised on the CANSOFCOM DWAN website. 

Contact information

CSOR recruiting
Telephone: 613-687-5511 ext. 4462
Email: +CSOR Recruiting@CANSOFCOM@Petawawa

Public Affairs
Telephone: 613-687-5511 ext. 7201

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