Canada's Army is composed of about 35,000 soldiers (19,500 Regular and 16,000 Army Reserve) and almost 5,000 civilian employees.
The mission of the Army is to generate and maintain combat capable, multi-purpose land forces to meet Canada's defence objectives.
This broad mission is broken down into the following mission objectives:
- Defending Canadian territory and helping to maintain Canada's sovereignty by providing land surveillance and combat-ready forces;
- Contributing to the collective defence of North America;
- Providing armed and unarmed assistance to civil authorities when needed to maintain public order and security or to assist in emergency relief; and
- Supporting Canadian interests abroad, including forces for United Nations (UN), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other multilateral operations, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance.
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