The Seaforth Highlanders

of Canada

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada are Vancouver’s infantry regiment, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a reserve force in the Canadian Forces, The Seaforth Highlanders have served in times of war, humanitarian and disaster relief and in peacemaking efforts abroad, and during times of civil emergency at home.  The Regiment is comprised of volunteer soldiers who offer their time, their commitment to serve, their skills and their ever-lasting dedication to achieving the Canadian freedoms we enjoy today.



Listed below is the contact information for our recruiters, as well as information on the entrance requirements and jobs available within this unit.  While the number and type of positions open constantly changes, our recruiters are here to answer your questions and provide the latest information on joining this unit.  Whether you are looking for part-time employment or just want to become involved in the Canadian Forces during your free time, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the information here and contact a recruiter if you meet the basic eligibility requirements.

Recruiting Contact

Phone: 1-236-888-3892


Drop-in Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 0800-1400 hrs |  Wednesday: 0800-2000 hrs


39 Canadian Brigade Group, Primary Reserves | 4050 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R1P9

How to Apply

We encourage interested individuals to meet with a recruiter in person.  By doing so, potential applicants will have the most accurate, recent information for the job they are interested in and receive advice on filling out the application at the link below.

Types of jobs at the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Members of this unit serve in one of the following positions:

Infantry Soldier: Infantry Officer: Resource Management Support Clerk:\

Musician, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums

The availability of these positions varies greatly, so potential applicants are asked to contact a recruiter for the most up-to-date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Reserve Force do? 

The primary role of the Reserve Force is to augment, sustain, and support the Regular Force at home and abroad.

Where will I work?

Reservists train and work close to home. Reserve Force units are located in hundreds of communities across Canada. They are not obliged to serve overseas, but many choose to do so. Currently, over 400 reserve personnel are serving on peacekeeping and humanitarian missions around the world. In the past, up to 40 per cent of all peacekeepers have been reservists.


Deployments can last a few days or weeks when responding to a disaster such as the earthquake in Haiti, or up to six months as part of a long-term commitment such as the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

How long will I have to serve? 

Service in the Reserve Force is voluntary and is for an undefined period. Most Reservists are enrolled to serve on a part-time basis and have full-time careers outside the Canadian Forces or are full-time students, but some volunteer for full time employment in the military. This employment is normally under a specified contract period of 3 years or less.

Am I paid for my time?

Yes. Your pay as a Reservist is based on your occupation and rank and on the number of hours you work – either a half day or full day. View the links in the “Pay and Ranks” paragraph on this page, or visit for more information.

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