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 “
” As a “
” 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 “
” The tour of duty on an expeditionary operation typically ranges from six to 12 months.
relief in place.
More than 700 Canadian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen are currently serving with task forces deployed on expeditionary operations.
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|
|Task Force Regina||Operation ARTEMIS||Canada's participation in maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea|
|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|