Join Air Cadets

Join Air Cadets

Parent & Cadet Guide
If you are unable to attend our Welcome Back Night, recruits will be accepted on training nights between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Please refer to our online  to ensure we are training the day you wish to attend. Enrolment closes Friday, December 13, 2019 for this training year. 

2019 Welcome Back Night
Friday September 6, 2019
                                                          Dress: Appropriate civilian attire

Parents/guardians of any recruits registering after September 6 will have to attend a brief, mandatory session immediately following the opening parade on one of the following dates: October 4, November 1, December 13. Recruits will also receive their activity cards and lottery tickets at this time. Registration will not be complete until this session has been completed.

Please follow the Enrolment Checklist below!

If you are looking for an Air Cadet Squadron closer to where you live go on the Air Cadet League Website; scroll to the bottom and choose your corresponding City and Province.

Common Q & A's

1. What are the start and end dates for enrolment? 

Enrolment Start: Friday Sept 6, 2019
Enrolment Closed: Friday Dec 13, 2019

2. What Information/ Documents do I have to Provide?

Please follow the enrolment checklist on the right for a full list of items to have on hand for the enrolment process.

We also have a Parent and Cadet Guide for you to reference

3. What are the Membership Conditions?

A cadet:

  • can only become a cadet after their 12th birthday 
  • is expected to participate in training activities and follow regulations, orders and instructions; 
  • is expected to take good care of all items of clothing and equipment issued to him/her, to safeguard and return them when requested to do so;
  • is expected to conduct himself/herself in a manner respectful of others;
  • may end his/her membership with the cadet corps/squadron at any time;
  • may be expelled from the cadet corps/squadron if he/she commits a serious breach of discipline;
  • is no longer eligible to be a member of a cadet corps/squadron when he/she turns 19.

4. Parent Responsibilities:

Parents of a cadet:

  • are required to notify the cadet corps/squadron's commanding officer of any changes to the information collected on this form without delay; 
  • are responsible for all items of clothing and equipment issued to their child and required to return them when requested to do so; 
  • may be required to support cadet corps or squadron activities, as requested by the local sponsor.

4. Where can I find the forms?

We do not provide enrolment forms online, we hand them out in person, so that the process is more personal and you and your child can get a better understanding about the program before joining.

5. What should new recruits wear?

On regular training nights (every Friday) recruits are expected to wear:
  • Black dress shoes
  • Black dress pants
  • White dress shirt
  • Black dress shoes &
  • Black tie
Males: hair should be short (not exceeding over 15cm) in length, should not touch the ears and taper trimmed.  Males are not allowed visible piercings.

Females: hair should be worn in a bun, with bangs gelled/ pinned back. All hair accessories should match your hair colour. If you opt for the short hairstyle, hair should not extend past the bottom of your shirt collar. Coloured nail-polish is not allowed. Only gold, silver or pearl earrings less than 0.6cm are permitted and only in the centre of the earlobe. All other visible piercings are not permitted in uniform. 

Enrolment Checklist

Please ensure you have the following items on you before you leave your homes. 
  • Pen
  • One legal parent/guardian
  • Name, number and address of both parents/ guardians
  • Name, number and address of DOCTOR 
  • Name, number & address of  EMERGENCY CONTACT PERSON (can't be living with you)
  • Activity cards (for returning Cadets)
  • $120 cash ($100 for cadets with activity cards) for deposits
  • Valid Health Card of potential cadet

One of the following:
  • a valid Canadian passport; OR 
  • a Canadian birth certificate; OR 
  • a valid resident card; OR 
  • a valid identification card issued by a Canadian provincial or federal government agency.
Note for parents/guardians on deposits:
At 700 Squadron, we do not charge a fee to join air cadets. The cash requirement for enrolment is to cover deposits for two programs.
First, we collect a deposit of $20 for two activity cards. These cards are used to manage attendance at certain Squadron events. The $20 will be refunded when the cards are returned on the cadet’s retirement from the program.
Second, all cadets are expected to sell at least one book of lottery tickets for $60 to support the Squadron and the Cadet program. Full details will be provided on enrolment. Briefly, we collect a deposit of $100 that will be fully refunded when a sold book of tickets (stubs) is returned on time. If the book is returned late, $60 is refunded and the additional deposit is forfeit. To avoid the extra deposit and the risk of late return or loss of the lottery book, we invite any families wishing to buy the tickets for themselves to do so during enrolment, in which case the extra $40 deposit will not be collected.

Copies of necessary documents will be retained as a part of the recruiting process.
700Squadron Web,
Mar 26, 2017, 5:17 PM