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 CANSOFCOM, the 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.


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

If you are interested in joining, please contact our recruiting office at 1-800-959-9188 or visit our Job opportunities page.

Contact information

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

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