Our Mission

The stated Mission of the West Nova Scotia Regiment is:

WNSR will plan, execute, and support training in order to achieve and maintain readiness of a multi-purpose land force.

Canada's Army Reserve in Nova Scotia is looking for young Canadians to join its ranks. No prior experience is necessary; we will train you. The BMQ (Basic Military Qualification) Course will introduce you to life as a soldier. You will be taught how to use the C7A1 Canadian Service Rifle. You will learn skills such as Navigation, NBCD (Nuclear Biological Chemical Defence), and Basic Fieldcraft. You will also learn transferable skills such as Teamwork, Self-discipline, and First Aid.

In order to enroll in the Canadian Forces, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be 17 years of age, or 16 with parents' permission
  • Have a minimum grade 10 education at a provincial standard
  • Be free of any legal obligations

You will be required to complete an Employment Application Form (DND 2170). You are also required to provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Original transcripts for your level of education (high school, college, and/or university)
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) card
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of trades or qualifications
  • Proof of marital status (if applicable)
  • Letters of reference (Officer applicants only)

Upon receipt of the above documents and your Application, you will start a screening process. The process involves Aptitude Testing, Medical Examination, and Fitness Evaluation; as well as a series of interviews and a Reliability Check.

For details on the entire process call (902) 678-7930 ext 2121.

Be part of our Team.  Join Canada's Army Reserve.