36 Combat Engineer Regiment

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70 Marine Parade
12 Wing Shearwater
Shearwater, NS  B0J 3A0


11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS  B1P 7G9

36 Combat Engineer Regiment

36 Combat Engineer Regiment Halifax, Halifax Armouries

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: 36 CBG Recruiting Office
Phone: 902-427-1551
Email: HalifaxArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca


Name: 36 CBG Recruiting Office
Phone: 902-564-3454 
Email: SydneyArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

September to June:

  • Thursday 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



  • Front End Loader
  • 8 Tonne Dump Truck
  • Assault Boats
  • Section Engineer Vehicle
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)


 See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Who We Are

36 Combat Engineer Regiment (36 CER) is a Primary Reserve engineering regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. The regiment headquarters is located in CFB Shearwater.

The 36 CER mission is to contribute to the mobility, counter-mobility, survivability, and general engineer support of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their roles are to conduct combat operations, support the Canadian Armed Forces in war and peace, support national development, provide assistance to civil authorities, and support international aid programs.

Combat Engineers serve wherever the need arises. Their responsibilities encompass the use of demolitions and land mines, the design, construction and maintenance of defensive works and fortifications, lines of communications, and bridges. They also provide water purification and develop maps and other engineering intelligence. In addition, military engineers are experts in deception and concealment, as well as the design and development of equipment necessary to carry out these operations. 

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.E. Murphy, CD
  • Sergeant-Major: Master Warrant Offcer R.G. Anstey, CD

Contact Us


36 Combat Engineer Regiment
70 Marine Parade
12 Wing Shearwater
Shearwater, NS  B0J 3A0

Phone: 902-427-1551
Email: HalifaxArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca  


36 Combat Engineer Regiment Sydney
325 Prince St,
Sydney, NS  B1P 6R2

Phone: 902-564-3454 
Email: SydneyArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca


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Our History

36 Combat Engineer Regiment (36 CER) was stood up as a Regiment in October 2012 with the addition of 20 Engineer Squadron. 36 CER originates from "45th Field Squadron RCE", which was located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and was authorized to be formed on 5 June 1947. It was re-designated "45th Field Engineer Squadron (M)" on 21 May 1975 and then "45th Field Engineer Squadron" on 4 September 1992. Currently 36 CER consists of a Regimental Headquarters and two Field Squadrons providing general engineer support to 36 Brigade. The Regimental Headquarters and 20 Engineer Squadron are located in Halifax (Shearwater), Nova Scotia, and 45 Engineer Squadron is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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