Join as a CIC Officer

To become a CIC Officer, an applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be of good character and in good standing in the community
  • be between 18 and 64
  • meet the CAF’s medical standards
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent

If an applicant does not have a high school diploma, but possesses a combination of unique qualifications and work history relevant to the position, they may still be eligible to join.

Individuals interested in joining, must have the recommendation of the Commanding Officer of the Cadet Corps or Squadron they wish to join. Once they have a recommendation, they can apply online at

After receiving the application, the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre (CFRC) will contact the applicant for more information.

During the enrolment process they undergo a medical examination and a suitability interview, and will be asked to provide a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening. The CFRC will run a Reliability Screening to obtain aReliability Status which is the minimum level needed to work with the Department of National Defence.

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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.