2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group

Who We Are

2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (2 CRPG) is responsible for the area of Northern Quebec, James Bay and the Lower North Shore and reports to 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East) (2nd Cdn Div / JTF(E)).  

CRPG occasionally provides patrols for national security and public safety missions in remote, isolated and sparsely populated northern areas of Quebec. These areas cannot be adequately or economically covered by other elements of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canadian Rangers in 2 CRPG received the Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation for their life-saving actions after the 1999 avalanche that destroyed a school in the village of Kangiqsulluajuaq in northern Quebec.

Many Canadian Rangers in 2 CRPG speak a variety of languages including

  • Inuktitut;
  • French;
  • English;
  • Cree;
  • Montagnais
  • Innu; and
  • Naskapi.

Many of the younger Canadian Rangers are fluently bilingual or trilingual and are able to assist their elders in communicating with visitors from the south.

Join Our Team

Contact the Canadian Ranger Sergeant in your community. If you meet the eligibility criteria, the enrolment forms will be sent to you and the next steps will be explained.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Benoit Mainville
  • Group Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officier Mathieu Giard

Equipment

Since 1947, Canadian Rangers have been equipped with the Canadian-manufactured Lee Enfield .303 rifle. In 2018-2019, they will gradually be issued the new service rifle, the C-19, designed by Finland’s Sako, based on its Tikka T3 CTR model. The new weapon is being manufactured by Colt Canada. The .308 C‑19 improves on the Lee Enfield in pure power, which is an important factor in the Rangers’ operational areas, where the most present threats are from dangerous wild animals and cold weather. The C‑19 is lighter, shorter and more accurate.

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

2nd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
P.O. 100 Branch Head Office
Richelin, Quebec J0J 1R0
Phone: 1-800-817-2761, option 3 Ext 664-1022

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