35 Canadian Brigade Group

Unit Identification

35 Canadian Brigade Group Badge

 “Honour and courage” 


Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Who We Are

35 Canadian Brigade Group is an Army Reserve Formation of 2nd Canadian Division and is headquartered in Quebec City, Quebec.

35 Canadian Brigade Group consists of 12 units stationed throughout Eastern Quebec and a headquarters located in the Connaught Barracks on 3 côte de la Citadelle in Quebec City. It consists of approximately 2200 reservists and 60 members of the Regular Force. Almost 40 percent of its complement lives in the area surrounding Quebec City and 60 percent in the regions. The units are located geographically in Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Quebec City, Chicoutimi, Lévis, the Beauce and the lower St Lawrence.

It should be added that over 600 soldiers have taken part in a variety of United Nations missions and, in less than 24 hours, more than 900 Reservists were deployed in Montérégie in response to the 1998 ice storm. This deployment within Canada constituted the first deployment of Reservists on this scale since Second World War.

35 CBG provides military training to its Reservists and is actively involved in the community, while making a significant economic contribution to the regions of Eastern Quebec.


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: Colonel Richard Garon
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Bruno Gilbert

Contact Us

35 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
3, Côte de la Citadelle
Québec, QC
G1R 3R2

Phone: 418-694-2700


Corporal (Retired) Hyacinth Telfer

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March 21, 2018

Major Karine Thibault, Co-ordinator of Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit St-Jean

An Army of Internet users in Quebec takes part in Exercise YOGA 2018

Montreal, QC — On March 8, 2018, across Quebec, members of the Defence Team and thousands of Internet users took part in Exercise YOGA 2018 – a time for relaxation and well-being. The purpose was to mark International Women’s Day while promoting the importance of physical fitness and mental health.
March 19, 2018

, Ceremonial Guard members stand ready to parade

You could be a part of the Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill

Ottawa, Ontario — If you have ever visited Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa on a summer day, you may have seen the men and women of the Ceremonial Guard (CG) in scarlet uniforms with towering bearskin hats as they marched with precision to the sound of an accompanying military band.
March 15, 2018

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Our History

In February 1942, the Canadian Government issued a directive announcing the formation of 12 Reserve brigade groups in each of Canada's Militia districts with effect from 1 April 1942. These Reserve brigade groups were numbered 31 through 42; the Quebec City Brigade Group was 35. The three functions assigned to the Reserve were: to provide support to the civil power as required, support the active forces available for the defence of Canada and, where required, constitute a reservoir for the expansion of the active army. With the end of the war, 35 Reserve Brigade Group was dissolved on 15 May 1946.

With the implementation of the Total Force concept, the Quebec Militia and all the elements of the Regular Force in Quebec have accordingly been combined under a unified command since 1 September 1992, namely Land Force Quebec Area (LFQA). LFQA comprised three Militia districts. Since 1 April 1997, it has been grouped into two Canadian Brigade Groups (CBG): 34 CBG in the Montreal area and 35 CBG in Quebec City.

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