Scholarship Selection Review process
Click here for the Air Cadet League of Canada Selection Review Process documentation.
Summer Training Courses
The table below lists all of the courses available for Air Cadets. (Tip: click the column headers to sort the table).
- Click here for descriptions of Summer Training Courses.
- Click here for descriptions of Advanced and Specialty Courses.
|Aviation||Basic Aviation||3 Weeks||Level 2|
|Aviation||Advanced Aviation||3 Weeks||Level 3|
|Aviation||Glider Pilot Scholarship||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Aviation||Power Pilot Scholarship||7 Weeks||Level 4|
|Technology and Aerospace||Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace||3 Weeks||Level 2|
|Technology and Aerospace||Advanced Aerospace||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Technology and Aerospace||Airport Operations||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Technology and Aerospace||Aircraft Maintenance||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Leadership||Basic Drill and Ceremonial||3 Weeks||Level 2|
|Leadership||Drill and Ceremonial Instructor||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Survival||Basic Survival||3 Weeks||Level 2|
|Survival||Survival Instructor||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Fitness and Sports||Basic Fitness and Sports||3 Weeks||Level 2|
|Fitness and Sports||Fitness and Sports Instructor||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Marksmanship||Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Music||Military Band – Basic Musician||3 Weeks||Level 2|
|Music||Military Band – Intermediate Musician||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Music||Military Band – Advanced Musician||6 Weeks||Level 4|
|Music||Pipe Band – Basic Musician||3 Weeks||Level 2|
|Music||Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician||6 Weeks||Level 3|
|Music||Pipe Band – Advanced Musician||6 Weeks||Level 4|
|General Training||General Training Course||2 Weeks||Level 1|
Exchanges and Trips
The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) jointly sponsor an International Cadet Exchange Program with Air Cadet Organizations around the world. As such, Canada is a member country of the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) Association.
Select senior cadets are chosen from air cadet squadrons across Canada to participate in International Exchanges and / or Cultural Visits. The following is a list of countries that partake in these training opportunities:
- Hong Kong,
- New Zealand,
- United Kingdom; and
- The United States of America.
Advanced Training – Staff Cadets
Staff Cadets undergo advanced training which includes being mentored by adult leaders and senior staff cadets. Staff Cadets provide leadership, instruction and support to course Cadets at a Cadet Summer Training Centre (CSTC). Staff Cadets are not employees. Participation by the staff cadet during authorized CSTC summer training constitutes advanced training. Advanced training staff cadets are divided into two distinct categories:
- Type 1: Training; and
- Type 2: Training Support.
Examples of staff cadet assignments include recreational sports staff, division / platoon / flight staff, and administration staff. Staff cadets receive an advanced training allocation ranging from $71.00 to $95.00 per day depending on their rank. Cadets applying for staff may not be less than 16 years of age as of the first day of January of the year of advanced training.