The Canadian objective was the high ground on either side of the Caen-Falaise road along the crossroads west of Cramesnil, securing villages on and behind Verrières Ridge and Tilly-la-Campagne beyond Bourguebus.
The plan for attack defined 4 phases:
Black Watch to secure May-sur-Orne at bottom of western slope of Verrières Ridge. Then:
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry to storm up Verrières Ridge and take Verrières village on the crest, and
Tilly-la-Campagne 1.5 k east of Verrières village, to be taken.
Once secured 7th Armoured, Guards Armoured, and 3rd Canadian Infantry Division were to leapfrog towards Falaise if possible.