36 Combat Engineer Regiment

Unit Identification

36 Combat Engineer Regiment Badge

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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

Halifax: 1-902-721-8231 ext 0408
Sydney: 1-902-563-7100 ext 7109

Or contact

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

When We Train

Thursday evenings (Halifax and Sydney) from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and one weekend per month.

Trades In Our Unit


Who We Are

The mission of the Canadian Military Engineers is to contribute to the survival, mobility, and combat effectiveness of the Canadian Forces. Their roles are to conduct combat operations, support the Canadian Forces in war and peace, support national development, provide assistance to civil authorities, and support international aid programs.

Engineers serve wherever the need arises. Military engineers’ responsibilities encompass the use of demolitions and land mines, the design, construction and maintenance of defensive works and fortifications, lines of communications, and bridges. They also provide water, power and other utilities, provide fire, aircraft crash and rescue services, hazardous material operations, and develop maps and other engineering intelligence.

In addition, military engineers are experts in deception and concealment, as well as the design and development of equipment necessary to carry out these operations. 

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

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel David McGuire
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Offcer Todd De Jong

Contact Us

Halifax (Shearwater)

36 Combat Engineer Regiment
P.O. Box 5000 Stn Main
Shearwater, NS B0J 3A0
Phone: 1-902-720-4125
Hours of Operations
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m


36 Combat Engineer Regiment
Victoria Park, 1 Desbarres Street
Sydney, NS B1P 6Z2
Phone: 1-902-563-7100 ext 7194

Our History

36 Combat Engineer Regiment (36 CER) was stood up as a Regiment in October 2012 with the addition of 20 Engineer Squadron. 36 CER originates from "45th Field Squadron RCE", which was located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and was authorized to be formed on 5 June 1947. It was re-designated "45th Field Engineer Squadron (M)" on 21 May 1975 and then "45th Field Engineer Squadron" on 4 September 1992. Currently 36 CER consists of a Regimental Headquarters and two Field Squadrons providing general engineer support to 36 Brigade. The Regimental Headquarters and 20 Engineer Squadron are located in Halifax (Shearwater), Nova Scotia, and 45 Engineer Squadron is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Read more of 36 Combat Engineer Regiment history.

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