Join as a Cadet

The purposes of the League are to advance the education of the Air Cadets and to promote an interest in the air element of the Canadian Forces.  Young Canadians aged 12 to 18 can participate in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities and learn valuable life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

Air Cadets are not members of the Canadian Forces. The movement is, however, sponsored by the Department of National Defence in partnership with the Air Cadet League of Canada.

Here is a list of just some of the things that Air Cadets Do:




Community Service




First Aid



Aircraft Identification





Airport Operations


Here’s how to join:

Step 1: Consult the squadron directory to find an air cadet squadron near you. To become a cadet, you must join one of these local squadrons. The squadron directory is divided by region.

Step 2: Contact them. For each air cadet squadron listed in the directory, there is information about meeting location, meeting day and time and how to contact the squadron.

Call the squadron if you have questions or show up during one of the training nights to register.  Call us if you have difficulties getting in touch with the squadron.

Step 3: Fill-out the registration form that will be provided to you by the squadron personnel, and have it signed by your parents. You will also need a proof of provincial health coverage and legal residency (Birth certificate, Citizenship Certificate, etc.). Some squadrons may have local requirements as well, such as a city resident card.

For more information about joining Air Cadets, visit 

Find A Squadron

Click on the link below to locate information on the Canadian Cadet Organizations Cadet Corps and Squadron Directory.