33 Combat Engineer Regiment

Unit Identification

33 Combat Engineer Regiment crest

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

Location

Ottawa

Major Holland Armouries
2100 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON
K1G 3V3

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Orleans

Leonforte Armoury
815 Taylor Creek Drive
Orleans, ON
K1C 1T1

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Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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: Sergeant Roukoz
Phone: 613-795-3345
Email: 33CERRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

 Unit Parade Night: Tuesday evenings (September to June) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

  • Special Equipment Vehicle (MSVS SEV)
  • Backhoe
  • Dump truck

See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

33 Combat Engineer Regiment (33 CER) is a reserve unit in Ottawa that trains combat engineers in specialized skills. Located at The Major E.J.G. Holland VC Armoury, the Regiment is a part of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, a Primary Reserve formation of the Canadian Forces.

Combat engineers are important members of the Canadian Forces. They are soldiers trained to use specialized tools that allow them to support friendly forces while denying mobility and advantage to the enemy. Using mechanical, manual, hydraulic, electric, and gas powered tools, combat engineers can build bridges, observations posts, roads, and various military structures.

Combat engineers support Canadian Forces’ operations by mapping locations for friendly movement, by assessing suitability of various terrain for construction, and by denying enemy mobility through the use of obstacles and demolitions. Whether simply using trees to block enemy road movement or using concertina wire and steel pickets to create barricades, combat engineers must be resourceful and take advantage of any available materials to complete the task required.

Undertaking explosive calculations and charge placement is a serious responsibility. Combat engineers are the highly trained soldiers who use explosives to destroy things such as enemy ammunition caches, bridges and roads.

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Kelly, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer G. Hunter, CD

Contact Us

Ottawa

33 Combat Engineer Regiment
Major EJG Holland VC Armoury
2100 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON K1G 3V3

Phone: 613-991-1533

 

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Orleans

33 Combat Engineer Regiment
Leonforte Armoury
815 Taylor Creek Drive
Orleans, ON K1C 1T1

Phone: 613-841-3381

News

Collective training during Exercise FROZEN GUNNER

Teamwork: Regular and Reserve Force artillery units train together

Shilo, Manitoba — I have been on several gun exercises throughout my career, but this was the first time I was going to see the “big guns” in action.
June 4, 2018

Firefighters from 5th Canadian Division

Gagetown forest management team reduces fire risks

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick were understandably alarmed when, in the fall of 2017, three separate fires burned over 1,200 hectares of the  Range and Training Area (RTA) at nearby 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB).
June 1, 2018

Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja, Ukraine headquarters in Starychi

Infantry captain’s roots run through his regiment and back to India

Hamilton, Ontario — Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja’s South Asian heritage means a lot to him. It has also provided him with context and a sense of pride in his role with the Canadian Army Reserve (ARes).
May 28, 2018

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Our History

33 CER honours the history of 3rd Field Engineer Squadron and 5th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). 3rd Field Engineer Squadron was established as the Ottawa Company of Engineers on 1 July 1902. In its early years the unit helped Ottawa deal with emergencies and stage public ceremonies. During the World War I, 181 of its members received 26 decorations serving with units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The Company spent the war training Engineer officers.

On the outbreak of the Second World War, 3rd Field Company, RCE was mobilized as part of the First Canadian Division Engineers and embarked for Scotland. A Reserve company remained in Ottawa.

Read more of our history.

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