The Canadians, as part of the Commonwealth, extensively used the Vickers in the same manner as the British.
At the outbreak of the First World War, the Canadians used the Colt 'Potato-Digger' Automatic Gun as the principal Machine Gun. However, with the production rates of the Vickers increasing, the Canadian Expeditionary Force became further equipped with the Vickers Mk. I Gun.
The Canadians were pioneers of many techniques with the Vickers, in particular the use of the overhead and barrage fire with brigaded guns. During the First World War, the Canadians had their Vickers MGs brigaded into Machine Gun Companies and formed the Canadian Machine Gun Corps.
As of 01 November, 1919, the Canadian Machine Gun Corps was established as part of Canada's Permanent Force; however, this was short-lived and was subsequently disbanded in 1924. It did survive as part of the Active Militia of Canada until the re-organisations of 1936.
In 1936, in line with the Commonwealth doctrine of the time, the Canadians disbanded the C.M.G.C. and converted Infantry and Cavalry Regiments into Divisional Machine Gun Battalions. Whereas British Regiments had multiple battalions, the Canadians had single-Battalion Regiments and therefore had more converted than their British counterparts.
|Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders||Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa|
|Canadian Fusiliers||Canadian Scottish Regiment|
|Regiment de la Chaudiere||Irish Regiment of Canada|
|New Brunswick Rangers||North Nova Scotia Highlanders|
|Perth Regiment||Princess Louise's Fusiliers|
|Prince of Wales' Own Regiment||Royal Montreal Regiment|
|Saskatoon Light Infantry||Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders|
|Toronto Scottish Regiment||Westminster Regiment|
|Regiment De Chateauguay||Edmonton Regiment|
|King's Own Rifles of Canada||Prince Rupert Regiment|
|Prince of Wales' Rangers||Regiment de Quebec|
|Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)||Sherbrooke Regiment|
|St. John's Fusiliers||Sault Ste. Marie & Sudbury Regiment|
|Winnipeg Grenadiers||Winnipeg Light Infantry|
The Canadian Parachute Battalion was a Parachute Battalion of the 6th Airborne Division. It had an MMG Platoon as part of its establishment.
Those Infantry Battalions which were established as the Motor Battalions of Armoured Divisions also had an MMG Platoon. These included: