36 Service Battalion

Unit Identification

36 Service Battalion

Vocationi respondere parati semper
Always ready to respond



Halifax Armouries
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5



11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS  B1P 7G9



Camp Aldershot - Building 209
1400 Lanzy Road
Aldershot, NS  B4N 4H8

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

Name: Sydney Unit Recruiter
Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Name: 36 CBG Recruiting Office Aldershot
Phone: 902-678-7930, Ext. 2121
Email: david.morse2@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

We train from September through to June on Thursday evenings (6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.), and one weekend per month.

Who We Are

36 Service Battalion (36 Svc Bn) is a Canadian Army Reserve Unit based out of Halifax, Aldershot, and Sydney, Nova Scotia as part of 36 Canadian Brigade Group (36 CBG). 36 Svc Bn’s mission is to provide Combat Service Support (CSS) to all other Atlantic Canadian Army Reserve Units during local training, as well as domestic and expeditionary operations.

CSS provided includes:

  1. Transportation of personnel and equipment;
  2. Maintenance of vehicle fleets, weapons, and equipment;
  3. Conduct vehicle recoveries;
  4. Feeding support to units while deployed on field exercise training;
  5. Supply of stores and equipment to units deployed on field exercises; and
  6. Administration and financial support services to unit personnel.

Within the first few years of service, new members must also be available to attend full-time courses during the summer (June-August) where technical skills are acquired for employment on operations and training during the part-time training year.

36 Svc Bn is always hiring confident and fit people interested in dynamic and technically challenging training in the area of CSS. No previous training is required.

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 T.M. White, CD
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer M.D. McWatters, CD

Contact Us

36 Service Battalion Recruiting Halifax

Halifax Armouries
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5
Phone: 902-427-3085
Email: halifaxarmyrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

36 Service Battalion Recruiting Sydney

11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS  B1P 7G9
Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7110 or 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca


36 Service Battalion Recruiting Aldershot

Camp Aldershot - Building 209
1400 Lanzy Road
Aldershot, NS  B4N 4H8
Phone: 902-678-7930, Ext. 2121
Email: david.morse2@forces.gc.ca



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Our History

As part of the Army Reserve Transformation initiative the Army Reserve is expected to assume a greater role in generating operational capability within the Army and the Canadian Forces.  The Army Reserve will be asked to contribute to Land Force overseas operational deployment across all capabilities including CSS. The Army Reserve will also take on additional responsibilities on the domestic front. 

In order to achieve the broader national objectives, Land Staff determined that some restructuring of current reserve CSS resources was needed. As part of this process, the amalgamation of the two existing service battalions within 36 Canadian Brigade Group was deemed necessary in other to meet the increased responsibilities for support to domestic and expeditionary operations.

Effective April 1, 2010, 33 (Halifax) Service Battalion and 35 (Sydney) Service Battalion were formally amalgamated to form 36 Service Battalion, an Army Reserve unit assigned to 36 Canadian Brigade Group.

Under the new structure, 36 Service Battalion will see one Battalion headquarters and two Force Generation companies. One Force Generation (FG) company will be located in Halifax and the other in Sydney. Each FG company will be comprised of two to five functional platoon building blocks which will serve as the basis for the technical and tactical training and the force generation of trained CSS personnel for expeditionary operations.

Within 36 Canadian Brigade Group, 36 Service Battalion will continue to provide real support to real operations at home and abroad.

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