There are no registration fees, dues or cost for the uniforms, the basic Cadet Program or summer training programs. Army cadets receive a parade uniform, as well as a field training uniform (combats, as we spend a lot of time outdoors learning survival, hiking and bushcraft skills).
As an army cadet, you have opportunities to apply for regional, provincial, National and International expeditions that include trekking, orienteering, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, dog sledding, and many other activities. Army cadets can apply for international cadet exchange –
programs in the summer, as well as the Canadian Forces Basic Parachutist course, in addition to local summer training programs. Senior cadets can apply for summer employment as instructors and support staff at cadet summer camps.
Cadets are not part of the Canadian Forces, nor is there any expectation for them to join the military. However, many cadets become Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) officers, who train and mentor cadets in local cadet corps throughout Canada. It is an amazing experience and opportunity to have part-time employment while performing a valuable service for the youth in our communities.