So You Want to Join Cadets!

We have currently reached a level at our Squadron where we will not be accepting new Cadet Registrations at this time.  This is a difficult decision that we have had to make and takes into consideration different factors so that we can continue to provide a quality youth program.  Cadet transfers from other units and the enrollment of new Cadets in special situations may be considered on a case by case basis.

There are over twenty different Cadet Units in and around the City of Winnipeg including nine Air Cadet Units.  While each unit has their own unique dynamics they follow the same national framework to provide dynamic programming to their Cadets.  We would encourage anybody interested in joining the Cadet Program to explore any of these units as an alternative.  A full list of Cadet Units can be found here.

Should you wish to be notified when 199 Squadron will again be accepting new recruits please fill out this form.

How do I Join?

Now that you are ready to join Air Cadets, you will need to go and visit us at the Squadron.  You will be required to complete a CF1158 (Application for Membership in the Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets) along with the Staff Cadet/Cadet/JCR Code of Conduct.  We can provide you with a forms or you may choose to download the forms using the link at the bottom of this page and complete it prior to your arrival.

When you come you will need to bring a few things with you which include:
  • Proof of Canadian residency (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident card, etc); and
  • a photocopy of the health insurance card (where available).
These completed forms, along with the photocopies of your health insurance card and birth certificate start your Cadet Personnel Record. Your Cadet Personnel Record is stored securely at the Squadron and we are bound by Treasury Board guidelines regarding the storage and transmission of personal information. There is no need to send forms or documentation anywhere!

Access to Cadet Personnel Records are restricted to those individuals authorized by the Canadian Forces pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act.

Cadets and their parents or legal guardians may have access to the cadet’s file by way of a request the Commanding Officer or the Administration Officer of the Cadet Corps or Squadron.

Cadet Personnel Records are kept until the date at which the cadet reaches the age of twenty-five. The files may only be destroyed at that time in accordance with the Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) on the Management of Recorded Information and the Treasury Board Policy on the Management of Government Information.

When you leave or age-out of Cadets, you may ask for a copy of your Cadet Personnel Record should you require it.

Who Can Join?

To be eligible for membership as a Cadet one must:

  • Be a legal resident of Canada;
  • (A legal resident of Canada is a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or, the dependant of a person who is lawfully resident in Canada on a temporary basis for the purpose of education or employment).
  • Provide proof of provincial health insurance coverage or equivalent;
  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Not have attained 19 years of age;
  • Normally be in good physical condition;
  • Not belong to another corps or squadron; and
  • Be acceptable to the Commanding Officer (CO) of the cadet corps or squadron.
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Jan 3, 2020, 5:55 AM