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How To Join


"Many people think of Cadets as preparation for a career in the military, but it is really about preparing for life; about developing skills, the qualities and the confidence that will allow these young people to prosper and contibute to the Canada of tomorrow."


Senator Art Eggleton, former Minister of National Defence

Applications can be submitted over the summer months and we will be in contact closer to the start of our training year in September.


September is when we start training and intake. Our training year runs from September to June. Interested applicants my sign up at anytime.

Requirements for joining:

  • Be between 12 to 18 years of age

  • Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident (PR)

  • Interested in joining

  • Parental / guardian permission

Required documentation:

  • Proof of age/ legal status:

    • a valid Canadian passport;

    • a birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency;

    • any card, visa or permit (work, study, resident, etc.) (with photo) issued by the Canadian government which legally authorizes the person to reside in Canada for an extended period of time; or

    • any identification card (with or without photo) issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency. No certificates of live birth please.

  • Proof of health insurance: Provincial health insurance card (OHIP) or private insurance (ie. Blue Cross) card.

  • Please bring photocopies & have the original documents with you when you sign-up to join.

  • Other potential required documentation. If applicable, please bring the following:

    • Limitations, obligations and conditions. If applicable, a copy of the relevant section any court, tribunal decree or judgment imposing restrictions, obligations and/or conditions on the cadet. (e.g. not to handle certain objects, not be near certain individuals, imposed a curfew)

    • Access Rights to the applicant (cadet). If applicable, a copy of the relevant section of any court decree, judgment or separation agreement defining the legal guardian access rights.

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