The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Unit Identification

Black Watch Regiment badge

NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT
“No one shall touch me with impunity”
  

Location

2067 Bleury St
Montreal, QC  H3A 2K2

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 514-496-1686, Ext. 241
Email: cgrdemandeenligne@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Tuesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Who We Are

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, also known as the RHR or the Black Watch, is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. The Black Watch is the oldest highland regiment in Canada. In response to the rise of American military strength during the Civil War, the Canadian government authorized the formation of militia regiments. Six Scottish chieftains in Montreal responded to the government’s call by raising an infantry company for the 5th Battalion. Eventually, eight companies would be raised for border service. Since then, thousands of Canadians have served with the Black Watch. In addition to ensuring border security, they have fought in the Boer War, WWI, WWII and the Korean War, they have bolstered NATO operations in Europe and UN peacekeeping operations worldwide, and they have provided aid to civil authorities, more recently during the ice storm in Quebec and Eastern Ontario.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Plourde
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Campbell

Contact Us

The Black Watch Regiment of Canada
2067 Bleury St
Montreal, QC  H3A 2K2

Phone: 514-496-1686

News

Carole Richer with her son MCpl Danny Losier

A military mother’s encouragement and pride

Gatineau, Quebec — “I always support him. I’m not crazy about it, but I support him,” says Carole Richer of her son’s military career. Master Corporal Danny Losier of 5e Régiment d’artillerie légère du Canada completed his first deployment in December, 2019, arriving home just in time for Christmas. It was a trying time for Carole, but this mom would never stand in the way of her son.
May 8, 2020

Warrant Officer Etienne Guerin

Canadian Army takes top honour in New Zealand resilience challenge

Warrant Officer Etienne Guerin, with 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, not only completed the Aumangea Programme this past February, but was named Top Volunteer - a title given by both program staff and the other soldiers participating.
April 6, 2020

Canadian Armed Forces and Allies hone joint warfighting skills at computer-assisted Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2020

February 10, 2020 – Kingston, ON – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
February 10, 2020

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Our History

The official history of the Black Watch (Royal Highlander Regiment) of Canada can be found at the Directorate of History and Heritage website.

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