Air Cadet League of Canada

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Membership Requirements

To be eligible for membership in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets a candidate must:

  • Have reached his/her 12th, but not 19th Birthday;
  • Not belong to another Cadet Unit;
  • Produce evidence of Physical Fitness;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant, or be an international student under the guardianship of a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant;
  • Be acceptable to the Commanding Officer of the Squadron; and
  • Have parental or Guardian permission.

Cadets with physical or medical limitations may join Air Cadets, but may be excluded from certain activities, including Summer Training. The safety and well being of the cadet is the major consideration and determining factor.

If a cadet is not capable of attending weekend training exercises and/or summer training, the cadet may not be eligible for promotion, summer courses or scholarship courses. This does not mean that a cadet cannot have a rewarding career, in spite of these limitations.