Army in Atlantic Canada


Patch - 5 Cdn Div



Brigadier-General N. Eldouad

Brigadier-General N. (Nicolas) Eldaoud

Deputy Commander

BGen Henley

Brigadier-General J.D.G. (David) Henley

Sergeant Major

CWO Baisley

Chief Warrant Officer M.L. (Mark) Baisley


5th Canadian Division Headquarters
PO Box 99000, Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5

Phone:  (902) 427-2577

Media Inquiries

Phone:  (902) 427-7576

5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) is one of the six major formations that report to Army headquarters in Ottawa.

5 Cdn Div is responsible for all Army Regular and Reserve Force elements in the four Atlantic provinces, with the exception of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and the Combat Training Centre in Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Our Mission

The mission of 5 Cdn Div is to generate and maintain, at designated states of readiness, combat ready, multi-purpose land forces to meet Canada’s defence objectives, both at home and abroad.

Members of 5 Cdn Div take part in continuous, challenging, individual and collective training to prepare them to achieve this mission.

Formations and Units

In addition to three formations, 5 Cdn Div has a total of four Regular and 22 Reserve units, one combined Regular and Reserve Force unit, and five bands, situated in 30 separate communities throughout Atlantic Canada.

The current area strength is approximately 7000 personnel, comprising about

  • 2400 Regular Force members,
  • 3100 Reserve Force members,
  • 700 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 700 civilian personnel.

Browse all Atlantic units and formations by location.


Photo Feature

  • Exercise SADDLING TREAD 2014Exercise SADDLING TREAD 2014

    Exercise SADDLING TREAD 2014, an annual 5th Canadian Divisions (5 Cdn Div) exercise, took place from 5-7 December 2014 in the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown Training Area near Oromocto, New-Brunswick
    December 15, 2014

  • Soldiers of The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment march on paradeThe North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

    The North Shore (New Brunswick) RegimentOn Saturday, June 7, 2014, a ceremony was held at the KC Irving Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick, to mark two very special occasions – a commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing and the formal rebadging of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment back to the historic North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment.
    June 25, 2014

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