Welcome to the Canadian Military Engineers Association (CMEA) website.

The CMEA is a dynamic association open to all members of the Canadian Military Engineer family.  Since its formation in 2000, it has grown to over 2500 members with more than 20 Chapters spread across the country. The Association continues to welcome new members from the rank of Sapper to Lieutenant General. The CME family includes all who currently serve with or support the Canadian Military Engineers, or have done so in the past. These pages present our objectives and accomplishments, our stories and your history, news and events and items of interest.

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National Events

  • Sappers at work - Canadian Tunnelling Company, St_Eloi by David Bomberg, Public domain collections of the Imperial War Museum

    During the First World War, there was an “underground war” fought below the trenches all along the Western Front. This was very much an Engineer War fought in the tunnels of both sides. On the Canadian front, the tunnelling tasks fell primarily to the Tunnelling Companies, Canadian Engineers.

    Tunnels were built for two main reasons. First, underground shelters and passageways gave protection from the violent confrontations on the battlefield. Galleries constructed off the trench...