The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest.
The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.
Canada plans to deploy troops and helicopters to support the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, the government said Monday.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the deployment of two Chinook transport helicopters, four armed Griffon helicopters and accompanying troops.
"The deployment will come with a number of troops of the Canadian Armed Forces who will facilitate medical evacuations for troops on the ground and provide logistical support for that mission," Sajjan said.