36 Service Battalion

Unit Identification

36 Service Battalion

Vocationi respondere parati semper
Always ready to respond

Army Reserve

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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

Halifax Unit Recruiter - 1-902-722-4469
Sydney Unit Recruiter - 1-902-563-7100 Ext 7109

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

We train from September through to June on Thursday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month.

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Who We Are

As part of its transformation initiative, the Army Reserve is expected to play a greater role in the development of operational capability within the Army and the Canadian Forces. It will be called upon to contribute to the operational deployments of the Land Force abroad in the full range of capabilities, including the SLC. The Army Reserve will also assume additional responsibilities at the national level.

In order to achieve the major national objectives, the Army Staff determined that there was a need to restructure to some extent the current resources of the Reserve CWS. As part of this process, it was deemed necessary to merge the two battalions of 36 Canadian Brigade Group services to fulfill the increased responsibilities for supporting domestic and expeditionary 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.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel T.M. White
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer M.D. McWatters

Contact Us

36 Service Battalion
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS B3K 5X5

Phone: 902-722-4469


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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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