The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Unit Identification

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Location

1650 Burrard St 
Vancouver, BC  V6J 3G4 

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: Sgt David Scrivens, CD
Phone: 236-888-3892
Email: seaforthrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Wednesday 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:

  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Mission Task

A number of Army Reserve units have been assigned specific Mission Tasks. Members within these units are trained in these specific capabilities and ready to be fully integrated, as a formed entity, into the Regular Force units that they reinforce.

The mission task for our unit is: Assault Pioneers – A platoon of 31 members, which is trained in the employment of obstacle-building and obstacle-breaching tools to provide mobility and counter-mobility support to a manoeuvring battle group.

Who We Are

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is Vancouver’s Reserve Infantry regiment, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, As a volunteer reserve force in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Seaforth highlanders have served in times of war, humanitarian and disaster relief and in peacekeeping efforts abroad, and during times of civil emergency at home.

The Regiment is comprised of volunteer soldiers who offer their time, their commitment to serve, their skills and their ever-lasting dedication to achieving the Canadian freedoms we enjoy today.

 The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada have served as volunteer soldiers, supporting Canada in civil defense, in every major Canadian Forces mission overseas, including both WWI and WW2, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan

Over time, tens of thousands of Vancouverites have proudly served as part of Canada’s Seaforth Highlanders, and have continually sought to maintain peace and prosperity.

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 Ed L. Haverstock, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer John MacKenzie, CD

Contact Us

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
1650 Burrard St,
Vancouver, BC  V6J 3G4

Phone: 604-225 2520, Ext. 2809
Email: seaforthrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

News

Chief Warrant Officer Joel Pedersen is participating in the 2019 Canada Army Run

Army Run is Canada’s run, says Indigenous ambassador

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — For Chief Warrant Officer Joel Pedersen, Sergeant Major of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group Battle School and the Indigenous Advisor to the Brigade Commander, the Canada Army Run (CAR) half-marathon is nothing new. In fact, CAR 2019 will be his fourth time participating. What is new is the title he will carry at this year’s event: Indigenous Ambassador.
September 19, 2019

Aviator (Basic) Jade Lefebvre stands among an assortment of hockey gear

Deployed to Latvia with hockey gear for cultural exchange events

Shilo, Manitoba — It was a hive of activity on a muggy Monday morning at the Kapyong Barracks on July 9, 2019 as about 130 soldiers began their six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, with hockey gear and fishing rods packed along with their usual soldier gear.
August 27, 2019

A Canadian Army soldier with her young daughter.

Supporting those who serve: Effective soldiers need strong families

Edmonton, Alberta — While members of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) were working their way towards High Readiness, much was going on behind the scenes to ensure the soldiers and their families receive the support they need.
July 26, 2019

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History

By the end of the Second World War, the Seaforths had collected a total of 25 battle honours. On the June 1, 1945, the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforths, which had spent the war in Home Defence tasks, was mobilized as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada for service in the invasion of Japan. Thankfully, the war came to an end before this invasion was mounted, and this unit was finally demobilized on the 1st of November 1945. When the victorious Seaforths returned home to Vancouver, over 200,000 people turned out to welcome them home, lining the streets from the train station to the Armoury on Burrard Street. Following the war, the Seaforths reverted to peace-time Reserve status, but continued training for civil defence tasks, and the Regiment even provided a rifle company that served with the Highland Brigade in Germany as part of Canada's NATO contribution.

History - Post Second World War

Since the Second World War Seaforth Highlanders have served in every major Canadian overseas mission, both as peacekeepers and warfighters. Seaforths served in Egypt, Cyprus, the Golan Heights, Namibia, Croatia, and Bosnia. Today, approximately half of the Regiment’s members have served in Afghanistan and more continue to volunteer for deployments every year. On November 27, 2010, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were presented with a new stand of colours; an event which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Regiment. The old colours, with the Regiment since 1962, were replaced with a brand new stand, presented by The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. 

More Seaforth Highlanders History.

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