33 Combat Engineer Regiment

Unit Identification

33 Combat Engineer Regiment crest

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

Location

Major Holland Armouries
2100 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON  K1G 3V3

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Leonforte Armoury
815 Taylor Creek Drive
Orleans, ON  K1C 1T1

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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: Sergeant Roukoz
Phone: 613-795-3345
Email: 33CERRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Tuesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

  • Special Equipment Vehicle (MSVS SEV)
  • Backhoe
  • Dump truck

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Who We Are

33 Combat Engineer Regiment (33 CER) is a reserve unit in Ottawa that trains combat engineers in specialized skills. Located at The Major E.J.G. Holland VC Armoury, the Regiment is a part of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, a Primary Reserve formation of the Canadian Forces.

Combat engineers are important members of the Canadian Forces. They are soldiers trained to use specialized tools that allow them to support friendly forces while denying mobility and advantage to the enemy. Using mechanical, manual, hydraulic, electric, and gas powered tools, combat engineers can build bridges, observations posts, roads, and various military structures.

Combat engineers support Canadian Forces’ operations by mapping locations for friendly movement, by assessing suitability of various terrain for construction, and by denying enemy mobility through the use of obstacles and demolitions. Whether simply using trees to block enemy road movement or using concertina wire and steel pickets to create barricades, combat engineers must be resourceful and take advantage of any available materials to complete the task required.

Undertaking explosive calculations and charge placement is a serious responsibility. Combat engineers are the highly trained soldiers who use explosives to destroy things such as enemy ammunition caches, bridges and roads.

Benefits of Joining

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:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Kelly, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer G. Hunter, CD

Contact Us

Ottawa

33 Combat Engineer Regiment
Major EJG Holland VC Armoury
2100 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON  K1G 3V3

Phone: 613-991-1533

Orleans

33 Combat Engineer Regiment
Leonforte Armoury
815 Taylor Creek Drive
Orleans, ON  K1C 1T1

Phone: 613-841-3381

News

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Queen’s Own Rifles coins ‘a sacred obligation’ to their Fallen

Toronto, Ontario — A 20-year-old tradition of honouring 160 years of their Regimental Fallen with commemorative Coins of Remembrance is still going strong at the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (QOR).
November 26, 2019

Sergeant Harrison Meyer from C Company (Medevac) 1-108th Assault Helicopter Battalion United States Army, explains how to load and unload a Blackhawk helicopter with Canadian Armed Forces medical personnel during Operation IMPACT in Kuwait

Italian Campaign a bond for soldiers in Kuwait

Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait — Italian and Canadian soldiers working side by side in Kuwait have formed a lasting friendship thanks in part to a little-known piece of Second World War history.
November 20, 2019

Sergeant Marnie Musson, a Medical Technician with Joint Task Force-Ukraine, mentors Combat First Aid training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi Ukraine

Canadian researcher investigating gender and peacekeeping

Toronto, Ontario — As the United Nations and militaries across the world work toward greater female representation in peacekeeping operations, a Canadian researcher is delving into this little-studied area to shed more light on the potential implications.
November 19, 2019

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Our History

33 CER honours the history of 3rd Field Engineer Squadron and 5th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). 3rd Field Engineer Squadron was established as the Ottawa Company of Engineers on 1 July 1902. In its early years the unit helped Ottawa deal with emergencies and stage public ceremonies. During the World War I, 181 of its members received 26 decorations serving with units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The Company spent the war training Engineer officers.

On the outbreak of the Second World War, 3rd Field Company, RCE was mobilized as part of the First Canadian Division Engineers and embarked for Scotland. A Reserve company remained in Ottawa.

Read more of our history.

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