Royal Canadian Navy:
Official Host of Maritime Security Challenges
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is Canada’s naval force consisting of approximately 8,300 Regular Force and 3,600 Reserve sailors, supported by around 3,800 civilian employees. The mission of the Royal Canadian Navy is to generate combat-capable, multipurpose maritime forces that support Canada’s efforts to participate in security operations anywhere in the world, as part of an integrated Canadian Armed Forces. Ready to help, ready to lead, ready to fight.