Canadian Army

About the Army

The Canadian Army is the land component of the Canadian Armed Forces and is its largest element.

The Canadian Army protects Canadians and their interests in a number of important ways.

Find out more about the Canadian Army.

2nd Canadian Division - Quebec

2nd Canadian Division - Quebec

2nd Canadian Division (2 Cdn Div) is responsible to provide combat ready land forces in accordance with assigned tasks, conduct general purpose training in preparation for various land operations, and provide support services to other organizations as directed or as mutually arranged. It includes all Regular and Reserve Force units in Quebec.

3rd Canadian Division - West

3rd Canadian Division - West

3rd Canadian Division (3 Cdn Div) is responsible to provide combat ready land forces in accordance with assigned tasks, conduct general purpose training in preparation for various land operations, and provide support services to other organizations as directed or as mutually arranged. It includes all Regular and Reserve Force units in western Canada from the Pacific Ocean to Thunder Bay, Ontario, with the exception of the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta, which is administered by the Canadian Army Training and Doctrine Centre.

4th Canadian Division - Ontario

4th Canadian Division - Ontario

4th Canadian Division (4 Cdn Div) is responsible to provide combat ready land forces in accordance with assigned tasks, conduct general purpose training in preparation for various land operations, and provide support services to other organizations as directed or as mutually arranged. It includes all Regular and Reserve Force units in Ontario, with the exception of a portion of North Western Ontario, which falls under 3 Canadian Division (3 Cdn Div). Army national training and doctrine facilities in Ontario are administrated by the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre. 1st Canadian Division (1 Cdn Div) is located at CFB Kingston, Ontario and reports directly to Army Headquarters.

5th Canadian Division - Atlantic

5th Canadian Division - Atlantic

5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) is responsible to provide combat ready land forces in accordance with assigned tasks, conduct general purpose training in preparation for various land operations, and provide support services to other organizations as directed or as mutually arranged. It includes all Regular and Reserve Force units in the four Atlantic Provinces, with the exception of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment, which falls under the operational command of 4 Canadian Division (4 Cdn Div). The Combat Training Centre in Gagetown, New Brunswick, is administered by the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre.

Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre

Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC)

The mission of Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC) is to plan and manage the intellectual development and training of the Canadian Army. That includes all personnel deployed as part of the Army under a Task Force or Joint Task Force.

CADTC comprises various units, (CADTC Headquarters, the Peace Support Training Centre, the Canadian Army Command and Staff College and the 2 Electronic Warfare Squadron) which are all located in Kingston, Ontario.

Also part of CADTC is the Army’s Combat Training Centre (CTC), a formation with units at 5th Canadian Division Support Group Gagetown, New Brunswick, and at at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) in Wainwright, Alberta.

Canadian Rangers
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Canadian Rangers

The Canadian Rangers are a sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reserve.

They provide patrols and detachments for national-security and public-safety missions in sparsely settled northern, coastal and isolated areas of Canada that can not conveniently or economically be covered by other parts of the CAF.

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