WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Becoming an Army Cadet has loads of benefits. The most obvious being that you get to take part in loads of exciting and challenging activities such as fieldcraft, adventurous training, first aid, leadership taskings, sports and marksmanship, to name but a few.
When you join as a cadet you will make lots of new friends and get the opportunity to go to summer training (camp) where you will meet cadets from other corps in Canada. You may even get to go on expeditions to amazing places in Canada and sometimes even overseas.
The Army Cadet Training Program will teach you leadership skills, discipline and give you self-confidence you never thought possible. You will learn a wide range of transferable skills such as: the ability to command tasks; make decisions; plan and organize tasks and work as an effective team player as well as independently. These skills will equip you for life and give you an extra edge when applying for employment or post-secondary education.
Through your cadet training you can also gain valuable qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or various first-aid qualifications.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS
- Be part of a fun, dynamic team that costs nothing to join and you don't have to pay for a uniform!
- Lots of free and exciting activities with rewarding challenges;
- Paid summer training;
- Obtain qualifications you can use outside of cadets (first-aid);
- High School co-op credits;
- Receive a Pay Incentive Credit upon joining the Canadian Armed Forces AFTER retiring from cadets;
- Meet lots of new people and make new friends; and
- Being an Army Cadet looks great on a résumé!