33 Signal Regiment

Unit Identifiation

33 Signal Regiment crest



Major EJG Holland VC Armoury
2100 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON  K1G 3V3

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant Blaskie
Phone: 613-945-6743
Email: 33SigRegt.Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to May/June:

  • Thursday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

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Who We Are

33 Signal Regiment is a reserve communications unit that is part of 33 Canadian Brigade Group (33 CBG). Our members are trained in the operation of military communication and electronic equipment such as radios and mobile satellite communication suites.

33 Signal Regiment specializes in tactical and strategic communication, employing voice, electronic and telecommunication systems. The unit’s mandate is to provide individual and collective support to Canadian Forces operations, whether domestic or international. Many of the unit’s members have served in various UN and NATO peacekeeping missions around the world. This unit also provides communication support to the Army Reserve.

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

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Wopling, CD, VR
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer John MacKenzie, MMMCD

Contact Us

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

Phone: 613-991-1619


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Our History

33 Signal Regiment traces its origins to 1 December 1920, with the formation of 3rd Signal Battalion in Ottawa as part of post-First World War restructuring of the Non-Permanent Active Militia. Re-designated as 3rd Divisional Signals in 1926, the Regiment was divided into signal companies for the 1st and 2nd Canadian Divisions in Europe during the Second World War, with the majority of its members volunteering for overseas service. Following the Second World War, the Regiment was re-designated as 3 Infantry Divisional Signal Regiment in 1946, and later as 3rd Signal Regiment in 1950. Members of the Regiment volunteered for service during the Korean War and the majority of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions that Canada participated in during this period. In 1970, Reserve Signals were re-organized into the Communication Reserve, which was given a mandate to provide operationally trained personnel to support the Regular Force in ongoing peacetime tasks and activities. At that time the Regiment was re-designated as 703 (Ottawa) Communication Regiment. Signals support tasks performed during that period included hosting a teletype torn tape relay training facility at Wallis House in Ottawa, and providing radio communications support for the Connaught Ranges. In 1976, as a result of a move from 70 Communication Group to 76 Communication Group, the Regiment was again renamed, now as 763 (Ottawa) Communication Regiment. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the Regiment continued to provide personnel to various peacekeeping missions and overseas service with NATO in Germany. In 1998, the Regiment deployed the majority of its personnel on Op RECUPERATION, providing communications support to ice storm relief operations in Eastern Ontario. In 2000, the Regiment again deployed a large number of personnel on Op ABACUS, providing radio communications support to Canada’s Y2K domestic response operation. In the new millennium, the Regiment continued to contribute personnel to overseas operations, including missions in the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula, the Former Yugoslavia, Haiti, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Latvia. In 2010, with the disbanding of the Communication Reserve, the Regiment returned under the command of the Canadian Army, and was again re-named, now as 33 Signal Regiment, under 33 Canadian Brigade Group in Ottawa. Most recently, the Regiment has contributed to domestic operations in support of flood relief in Eastern Ontario and Quebec (Op LENTUS) and in support of Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic response (Op GLOBE and Op LASER), while continuing to contribute to Canada’s current overseas operations.

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