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Recruits must have had their 12th birthday to enroll in cadets.  


Cadets are not part of the Canadian Forces, nor is there any expectation for them to join the military.

Cadets choose to belong to one of the three elemental programs:      

  • Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (commonly known as Sea Cadets)

  • Royal Canadian Army Cadets (commonly known as Army Cadets)

  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets (commonly known as Air Cadets)


The program is also divided according to its training period:

  • Local training - Cadets participate in training on a weekly basis during the regular school year (Sept - June) on an average of one night a week, plus optional training depending on their interests.

  • Summer training - There are a total of 28 cadet summer training centres (CSTC) located across Canada. Approximately 21 000 course cadets receive training and 2500 staff cadets are employed each summer in the 28 CSTCs and abroad on cultural and training exchanges. 



442 Royal Canadian Legion, Erin

12 Dundas Street East

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  • Note:  New cadets interested in joining must attend with a Parent or Legal Guardian. 

  • Cadets attending without a Parent or Guardian will not be allowed to stay.

Documents required when registering:

1. Proof of age: (one of these)

  • 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

2. Registering Cadet's health card. (All cadets are expected to carry their original health card for all cadet activities) 


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