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Cadet Activity Program (CAP)

The Cadet Activity Programs (CAP) are summer opportunities open to first and second year cadets. They build upon corps training from the past year.

Each CAP is different because they are located in the cadet's community.

Citizenship, fitness, team building, and Canadian Armed Forces engagement activities provide an elevated experience linked to the Cadet Program's aims and objectives.

3rd year (and above) Cadet Summer Training Opportunities

Cadet Training Center (CTC) Training

Third-year cadets and above may be selected to participate in a variety of courses hosted at Cadet Training Centres (CTC), such as Argonaut CTC in Oromocto, NB.


These courses range in length from 2-7 weeks and take place at CTC locations across the country.

These courses include:

  • Military Band

  • Expedition Team Member/Leader

  • Cadet Administration and Supply Assistant

  • Cadet Correspondent Course

  • Cyber Training Course

  • Mountain Bike Instructor

  • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor

  • Fitness and Sports Instructor

  • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor

  • Fullbore Marksmanship Phase 1/2

  • National Cadet Advisory Council

Staff Cadet Opportunities

Staff Cadets undergo advanced instructional and leadership training and are mentored by adult leaders and senior staff cadets. Staff Cadets provide leadership, instruction, and support to course cadets at Cadet Training Centres (CTCs) across Canada. Staff Cadets are not employees. Participation as a staff cadet during authorized CTC summer training is considered advanced training.

Staff cadet appointments include training and training support staff.  Staff cadets receive an advanced training bonus ranging from $100.00 to $123.00 per day depending on their rank.  Cadets applying for staff must be at least 16 years of age on the first day of their advanced training. Cadets applying must not turn 19 before the end of training.

Canadian Forces Basic Parachutist Course

The Canadian Forces Basic Parachutist Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become a Canadian Forces Basic Paratrooper. Cadets applying for this course must be certified by a CF medical officer as being physically and mentally fit, be 16 years if age by 1 July of the year of training and shall not have reached 19 years of age during the course. They must have no participation limitations which may preclude them from participating in intense level physical training activities in remote locations and in high altitudes, have achieved the minimum fitness requisite of 31 sit-ups and 7 chin-ups and a 1600 metre run in under 7:30 minutes, and have successfully completed Gold Star.

International Activities

For the first year since the beginning of the pandemic, cadets will have the opportunity during the summer of 2023 to participate in international training exchanges. These exchanges provide the opportunity for selected cadets to experience another culture and participate in a foreign cadet training program.

International Activities include:

  • Maple Leaf Exchange in the United Kingdom

    • Cadets tour England, Wales, and Scotland​

  • Army Cadet Voyage in History

    • Cadets visit the Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa and then travel to iconic monuments to the First and Second World Wars including Beaumont Hamel and Vimy Ridge.

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