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canadian rangers

The Canadian Rangers are a specialized sub- component of the Canadian Forces created in 1947. They are part of the reserve of the Canadian Army and provide a military presence in remote and isolated areas of Canada such as the Canadian North and the coastal regions. Their mission is to observe and report unusual activity .

Canadian Rangers from the vast majority of Native American nations from the north. They recognized mainly by their red sweater and hat wearing their emblem. There are over 4,000 Canadian Rangers in 169 communities across Canadian territory.

Canadian Rangers provide a military presence in remote and sparsely populated regions of Canada allowing Canada to exercise its sovereignty. Their official mission is to " provide the Canadian Forces force lightly equipped , self-sufficient and to support mobile operations on the national scene and protect Canada's sovereignty ."

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In fact, the Rangers must report to the authorities any unusual or suspicious activity in their area. They also conduct patrols for this purpose. They also support Canadian Forces operations in these areas by providing guides that serve as specialists in geography and survival in the environmental conditions of these areas where the climate is rigorous as the Canadian Arctic. Although their role is primarily monitoring, the expertise of Canadian Rangers was very helpful on several occasions during operations in northern Canada . Indeed, they often demonstrate initiatives to help Canadian Forces in their region in search and rescue or response due to avalanches for example, or during winter training or arctic conditions.


The Rangers do not have a combat role and are not deployed for overseas operations seas . They also perform routine operations such as inspection of facilities at the North Warning System .

The majority of Canadian Rangers are from indigenous communities. In fact, 23 different languages ​​are spoken within the Canadian Rangers. In 2011, there 4,250 Rangers in 169 communities across the Canadian territory . The Canadian Rangers is growing and the Department of National Defence plans to boost the number to 5,000 by 2012. Several rangers occupy important positions in their communities such as mayor or chief example. Canadian Rangers are divided into five groups of patrols are conducted by the National Authority of the Canadian Rangers in Ottawa Ontario. All Canadian Rangers are volunteers and most performed their daily work without pay. They work part-time and receive a salary according to their rank when they are in training or operation.








Quartier général



1er Groupe de patrouilles des Rangers canadiens


1 575

Yellowknife(Territoires du Nord-Ouest)

Force opérationnelle interarmées du nord

Yukon, Territoires du Nord-Ouest et Nunavut

2e Groupe de patrouilles des Rangers canadiens



Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec)

Secteur du Québec de la Force terrestre


3e Groupe de patrouilles des Rangers canadiens



Borden (Ontario)

Secteur du Centre de la Force terrestre

Nord de l'Ontario

4e Groupe de patrouilles des Rangers canadiens



Victoria (Colombie-Britannique)

Secteur de l'Ouest de la Force terrestre

Côte ouest du Canada et le Nord des Prairies

5e Groupe de patrouilles des Rangers canadiens



Gander (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador)

Secteur de l'Atlantique de la Force terrestre


On 1 January 1999 , the Canadian Rangers provides a remarkable aid following an avalanche in the Quebec community of Kangiqsualujjuaq which killed nine . Patrol Kangiqsualujjuaq includes 28 rangers who came voluntarily to help the local population to find the remains and bury them properly . They also monitored the area at risk of a second avalanche to protect the community. A hundred people from outside the community also came to lend a hand to the community, among them there were about forty other Canadian Rangers . Moreover, the second Patrol Group has received the commendation of the Chief of the Defence Staff for their actions during this natural disaster. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Security of Quebec and the Minister of Indian Affairs Canada also showed their appreciation to the Canadian Rangers for assistance .


June 7, 2009, the Canadian Rangers have occurred following the crash of an aircraft in the Port Hope Simpson , Labrador. In fact, an employee of the airport in Port Hope Simpson who is also Canadian Ranger sergeant noticed smoke west of the community and immediately alerted the authorities while asking a group of rangers to be ready to intervene. Eight rangers have located the aircraft and then released an access to get to the crash site in addition to creating a landing area for helicopters track. Eight rangers received the commendation of the commander of Atlantic Area Land Force for their fast during this research project and rescue.

On 14 February 2000 , at Rideau Hall in Ottawa , Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson , Governor General of Canada and Commander-in- Chief of the Canadian Forces , handed to selected members of the Canadian Rangers Special Service Medal with clasp engraved " RANGER " in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the defense and homeland security . "You are the eyes and ears of the military in remote communities forces, she said. You press forces and help protect our sovereignty [...] Your skills, your knowledge , your skills are unparalleled [ ... ] You , Canadian Rangers , have made ​​a significant contribution to the North - that you continue to do - and our journey to us, your fellow citizens. Thank you . "