35 Canadian Brigade Group

Unit Identification

35 Canadian Brigade Group Badge

 “Honour and courage” 


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

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

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Who We Are

The 35 Canadian Brigade Group (35 CBG) is an Army Reserve Formation of 2nd Canadian Division and is headquartered in Quebec City.

35 CBG consists of 12 units stationed throughout Eastern Quebec. It consists of approximately 2,200 reservists, 60 Regular Force members and a dozen or so civilians.‎

The units are located in the areas of Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Quebec City, Saguenay, Lévis, Beauce and Bas-Saint-Laurent.

In addition to the many times 35 CBG has participated in Regular Force build-ups, over 600 of its soldiers have taken part in a variety of UN and NATO missions as part of international operations.

In 1998, in less than 24 hours, over 900 reservists were deployed to Montérégie in response to the ice storm. This national operation was the first deployment of reservists in Canada on this scale since the Second World War.

35 CBG provides military training to its reservists and is actively involved in the community while making a significant economic contribution to the regions of Eastern Quebec.


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: Colonel Richard Garon
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Bruno Gilbert

Contact Us

35 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
3, Côte de la Citadelle
Québec, QC
G1R 3R2

Phone: 418-694-2700


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Members of the Influence Activities Task Force

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Our History

In February 1942, the Canadian Government issued a directive announcing the formation of 12 Reserve brigade groups in each of Canada's Militia districts with effect from 1 April 1942. These Reserve brigade groups were numbered 31 through 42; the Quebec City Brigade Group was 35. The three functions assigned to the Reserve were: to provide support to the civil power as required, support the active forces available for the defence of Canada and, where required, constitute a reservoir for the expansion of the active army. With the end of the war, 35 Reserve Brigade Group was dissolved on 15 May 1946.

With the implementation of the Total Force concept, the Quebec Militia and all the elements of the Regular Force in Quebec have accordingly been combined under a unified command since 1 September 1992, namely Land Force Quebec Area (LFQA). LFQA comprised three Militia districts. Since 1 April 1997, it has been grouped into two Canadian Brigade Groups (CBG): 34 CBG in the Montreal area and 35 CBG in Quebec City.

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