Join as a CIC Officer

The Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) consists of specially trained part-time members of the Canadian Forces. CIC officers are responsible for cadet training, supervision, and administration.

CIC officers are important figures in the life of a cadet. Many CIC officers were once cadets themselves, but this is not a prerequisite. To become a CIC officer, a candidate must participate in a series of personal interviews and:

  • Be of good character and in good standing in the community.
  • Be recommended by the Commanding Officer (CO), the sponsor and the appropriate League representative associated with the cadet corps / squadron filling a vacancy.
  • Be 18 years old and able to complete at least one year of service before reaching CIC compulsory retirement age of 65.
  • Meet specific medical standards.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.  In exceptional circumstances, an applicant with less education but with unique qualifications and work history may apply.

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Find A Squadron

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