36 Signal Regiment

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36 Signal Regiment

36 Signal Regiment Charlottetown, 3 Haviland Street, Charlottetown, PE  C1A 3S7

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

Name: Recruiting Office Halifax
Phone: 902-427-3085
Email: Hfx_Army_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Name: Recruiting Office Sydney
Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7110 or Ext. 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Name: Recruiting Office Charlottetown
Phone: 902-894 7391
Mobile: 902-314-2545
Email: trent.vail@forces.gc.ca

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

From September to June on Thursday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month.

From May to August, full-time summer employment is available.

Who We Are

36 Signal Regiment is an Army Reserve Unit that provides communications training to its’ members and communications support to other Canadian Army units. Its’ role is to train combat capable signalers who enable command and control of Canadian Armed Forces units deployed in domestic and expeditionary operations. The regiment works primarily with mobile radio, landline and satellite technologies.

36 Signal Regiment is an amalgamation of 3 communications squadrons from Charlottetown, Halifax and Glace Bay. The new unit when fully manned, the Regiment consists of nearly 400 soldiers and officers.

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 A.G. Morrison, CD
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer T.G. Buffet, CD

Contact Us


36 Signal Regiment Headquarters
Halifax Armouries
P.O. Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS
B3K 5X5

Phone: 902-427-3085
Email: 36SigRegtRecruiting@forces.gc.ca 

Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm



36 Signal Regiment Sydney
11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS
B1P 7G9

Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7110 or Ext. 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca 

Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


36 Signal Regiment Charlottetown
3 Haviland Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 3S7

Phone: 902-894 7391
Mobile: 902-314-2545
Email: trent.vail@forces.gc.ca

Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. (Jocelyn) Paul

Understanding identities: a talk with Brigadier-General Jocelyn Paul

Ottawa, Ontario — Being an Indigenous member of the Canadian Army has brought many advantages to one of Canada’s most senior officers.
May 23, 2018

Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta

First-generation Canadian proud to represent the red and white

Thunder Bay, Ontario — For Thunder Bay Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta, wearing the maple leaf on his left arm is a reminder of the freedom and privileges that he enjoys daily in Canada.
May 16, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher is honoured at Blue Jays Stadium

Regimental Sergeant-Major enjoys rare Mother’s Day at ‘home’ with 40,000 strangers

Hamilton, Ontario — Her steadfast commitment to the Army Reserve has often complicated traditional family events, and this is one of the first Mother’s Days that Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher has been able to enjoy with her family.
May 14, 2018

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Our History

Canadian Army Signals traces its history back to the beginnings of Canada. From 1867 to 1903 there were no formed signal units, but Militia artillery, cavalry and infantry units had internal signalling elements. No Canadian military communications, tactical or strategic, existed above this level.

Corps of Guides

On 1 April 1903 the Corps of Guides was authorized. The Corps was virtually part of the General Staff responsible for field security and some aspects of military intelligence. Eventually 12 companies of cyclists were formed, units numbered one to 13 (9 was excluded as there was no Military District Number 9). In 1919 a Cable Censorship Section, Corps Reserve was added to the establishment. On 31 March 1929 the Corps was disbanded and personnel were absorbed into the Canadian Corps of Signals.

Corps of Engineers

On 1 July 1903 the Canadian Engineer Corps (CE) was formed as a "Permanent" Corps" and, as part of its many duties, was assigned responsibility for all communications above unit level. The non-permanent engineer corps then acquired sole title to the name "Canadian Engineers". In 1913 brigade level signals were assigned to the Canadian Signal Corps while Division and higher remained with CE. During World War I most division and higher level signal units were actually engineer signal units (except for 1 Canadian Divisional Signal Company which was formed as a mixed corps unit). CE lost its communications role in 1920 when all responsibility for signalling was assigned to the Canadian Signal Corps.

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS, RC Sigs)

Major Wallace Bruce Matthews Carruthers established the corps in 1903, making it the first independent Signal Corps in the British Empire. King George V bestowed on the permanent force portion of the organization the right to use the prefix royal before its name. Thus the Canadian Signalling Corps became the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals while the militia component was redesignated the Canadian Corps of Signals on 1 Aug 1921. When the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy were unified in 1968 to form the Canadian Forces, the RCCS was absorbed into the C&E Branch. However, on 19 Apr 2013, the Minister of National Defence announced that the historical designation of the corps would be restored to the Army component of the C&E Branch.

The badge of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals consists of a circle, with a Kings Crown on top with the text Royal Canadian Corps of Signals around the edge. At the center of the circle is the Roman God Mercury (mythology). At the bottom is a ribbon with the text "Velox, Versutus, Vigilans" and eight maple leaves. The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was responsible for land communication and signalling.

Army Signals in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

36 Signal Regiment has its roots going back to 1904 during the early years of military communications in Canada. Some of the unit names that came and went over time include: No. 6 Signal Company (Halifax), No 5 Fortress Signals Company (Glace Bay), No. 8 Signal Company (Charlottetown), East Coast Signal Regiment (Halifax), and 72 Communication Group. Though the names and command structures changed, the basic job stayed the same: using radios and landline to keep the line of communication open. The modern unit adds satellite technology, advanced cryptography and advanced tactical radio systems to ensure reliable communications under extreme conditions.

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