The principal helmet worn by the Canadian Army was known as the Mk II helmet. Similar in basic appearance to its Great War counterpart, it was made of better grade steel. A web chinstrap and rubberized liner had replaced the leather and oilskin liners of the earlier MkI.
One of the specialty helmets worn by a large number of RCASC personel was the Dispatch Rider helmet. It came in several variants, the initial ones being made of a pulp material. By early 1943 Dispatch Riders began wearing steel helmets. It used the same shell that was used for the Armoured Corps and Parachutists but had a different liner which was heavily padded.