Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is open to youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Visit our national website to find a Corps (group that meets regularly) near you. There will also be further information available and contacts if you have more questions.
In order to join Sea Cadets, you have to be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant between the ages of 12 and 18. Youth between 9 and 12 should check out our Navy League Cadet program. Your first step is to visit a local cadet corps. You can use our Corps Locator to find one close to where you live.
Once you have made contact with your local cadet corps, you will be asked to fill out an Application for Membership and an Authorization for Collection of Personal Information. You will also be asked to provide proof of age, and provincial heath coverage. As a cadet, you will be expected to bring your provincial health card to all cadet activities.
Uniforms and training materials are provided. As a cadet, you will be expected to participate in fundraising activities. The funds raised are used to provide facilities and services not provided by Government of Canada commitments, including extra recreational and social activities (trips, dances, movie nights and more).
There is no obligation when you join Sea Cadets. You will be free to leave the program at any time, and there is no expectation or commitment that you will join the Canadian Forces. If the program isn’t for you, simply return your uniform and other items that belong to the corps.