Current Operations

Operations Map

Task forces

In expeditionary operations, a task force comprises all the Canadian Armed Forces personnel and assets committed to a specific mission and operating in a specific area of responsibility.

Task forces are selected, organized, equipped and trained for their missions by the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force, which are therefore referred to as “force generators.”  As a  “force employer,”  CJOC takes over each task force when it is ready for operations, and directs it throughout its tour of duty until its return to Canada.

In long-running expeditionary operations, task force personnel are rotated at least once per year in a process known as  “relief in place.”  The tour of duty on an expeditionary operation typically ranges from six to 12 months.

Current deployments

More than 700 Canadian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen are currently serving with task forces deployed on expeditionary operations.

Americas | Africa | At sea | Middle East | Europe

The figures quoted on this page represent the number of personnel authorized for each deployed task force.


Task Force Port-au-Prince Operation HAMLET Canada's participation in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) 7
Task Force DRC Operation CROCODILE Canada's contribution to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) 9
Task Force Darfur Operation SATURN Canada's contribution to the U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) 6
Task Force South Sudan Operation SOPRANO Canada's participation in the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) 14
At Sea
Task Force Regina Operation ARTEMIS Canada's participation in maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea  
Middle East
Task Force El Gorah Operation CALUMET Canada's participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt 30
Task Force Tampa Operation FOUNDATION The deployment of Canadian Armed Forces liaison and staff officers to US Central Command Headquarters, US Air Forces Central Headquarters and Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters  15
Task Force Golan Heights Operation GLADIUS Canada's participation in the United Nations Disengagement and Observer Force (UNDOF) on the border between Israel and Syria 3
Canadian Air Task Force Iraq Operation IMPACT Canada’s provision of strategic airlift to assist in the delivery of critical military supplies to security forces in northern Iraq  150
Task Force Middle East Operation JADE Canada's participation in the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) 8
Task Force Jerusalem Operation PROTEUS The Canadian team working with the Office of the U.S. Security Coordinator to build security capacity in the Palestinian Authority 21
Task Force Pristina Operation KOBOLD Canada's contribution to the NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) 5
  Operation REASSURANCE Support to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe 525
Task Force Cyprus Operation SNOWGOOSE Canada's participation in the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) 1