Special Operations Forces

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Explore the operational tasks and units of Canada’s Special Operations Forces who protect Canada and Canadians from threats to the national interest at home and abroad.

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About the Special Operations Forces

Learn about the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command and its operational tasks and special operations task forces.

427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS)

Find out about this dedicated special operations aviation unit that enables special operations forces to mobilize quickly for domestic and international operations.

Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit (CJIRU)

Discover this dedicated high readiness unit that responds to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear events.

Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR)

Learn about this regiment that combines mobility and firepower with a host of special operations skills required to conduct and enable special operations at home and abroad.

Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2)

Find out about this specialized unit that maintains the highest operational readiness standards in order to defend Canada against terrorism.