5th Canadian Division - Atlantic Canada

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Who we are

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

5 Cdn Div is comprised of both Regular Force and Primary Reserve units in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.  It is responsible for Canadian Army operations and activities throughout Atlantic Canada and provides the Canadian Army with unique combat support enablers drawn from units from coast-to-coast.

Formations and Units

In addition to four 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, while the headquarters of the Canadian Combat Support Brigade is situated in Kingston, Ontario.

The current area strength is approximately 6630 personnel, comprising about:

  • 2080 Regular Force members,
  • 2960 Reserve Force members,
  • 970 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 620 civilian personnel.

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Command Team

Brigadier-General R. Pelletier

Commander
Brigadier-General R. Pelletier, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer R.J. Beaudry, MMM, CD

Division CWO
Chief Warrant Officer R.J. Beaudry, MMM, CD

Contact Us

5th Canadian Division
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5
902-427-7576

News

Portrait of Bombardier Jenny Wildman

Petawawa soldier featured in Vimy exhibit

Oromocto, New Brunswick — When Corporal Genevieve Lapointe, a Canadian Army Image Technician, was asked to photograph 40 new graduates from an artillery course this past July, the only expectation was that she would take a group shot.
February 25, 2020

Master Corporal Shaina Ryan

Aldershot Reservist joins the Platinum club

Aldershot, Nova Scotia — Master Corporal Shaina Ryan didn’t fully embrace physical fitness until she joined the Canadian Army Reserve, but can now stand proudly among the country’s fittest soldiers.
February 19, 2020

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