The Canadian Grenadier Guards

Unit Identification

Canadian Grenadier Guard badge

“Second to none”

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: 514-496-1984, Ext. 235

Or contact

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

When We Train

We generally parade on Tuesday evenings between 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

Who We Are

The Canadian Grenadier Guards (CGG) is a Canadian Army Primary Reserve infantry regiment belonging to the 34 Canadian Brigade Group, within the 2nd Canadian Division. The CGG is based in the Canadian Grenadier Guards’ Armoury, in Montreal. Established in 1859, it is the Canadian Militia’s oldest infantry regiment. It is a guards regiment that shares responsibility with the Governor General’s Foot Guards for the ceremonial guard at Rideau Hall and on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. In addition to its ceremonial role, its soldiers train part-time in order to serve in Canadian Armed Forces operations.

The CGG’s mandate is to provide combat-ready infantry deployment troops in accordance with duties assigned by the Department of National Defence. Every summer, the CGG fulfills federal public duties by providing an infantry company to the Ceremonial Guard to perform the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill and sentries to the Governor General’s residence, in Ottawa.

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 Saint-Denis
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Gouin

Contact Us

The Canadian Grenadiers Guards
4171 Avenue De l'Esplanade
Montreal, QC
H2W 1S9

Phone: 514-496-1984


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Our History

The official history of the Canadian Grenadier Guards can be found at the Directorate of History and Heritage website.

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