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Summer CTC Training

posted Dec 19, 2013, 3:46 PM by Cadets2525 Admin   [ updated Jun 23, 2019, 4:43 PM ]
June 21, 2019 - ==> Bus timings for Connaught & Blackdown Staff Cadets are now posted Transportation Details  and  Bus Timings for Blackdown Expedition Instructor and Fitness&Sports Instructor courses are now posted Transportation Details 


Application process for 2019 Summer CTC Training courses have commenced. Registration are now closed, though if you have question, please see Capt  Hickey (CTrgO) or the Capt Leduc (CO).

All Summer Training selection need to be submitted and are due by Jan 21, 2019.  If you submit an application after the deadline, you will be at the bottom of the applicant priority list.

Note: we are currently scheduled for 2 week course = Serial B, 3 week courses = Serial B

Summer training courses range in length from 2 to 7 weeks. Individual courses focus on drill and ceremonial, fitness and sports, marksmanship, music, and expedition training. Courses for #2525 cadets are primarily held at two Cadet Training Centres (CTCs): Blackdown CTC (at CFB Borden, near Barrie), and Connaught CTC (at Connaught Ranges, near Ottawa). Applications for summer courses start and are due in January.  Selections start to be announced in April, on a rolling basis. Most cadets who apply are selected for summer courses, but due to limited availability, not all cadets may be selected. Cadets are selected on the basis of attendance, cadet level, previous courses, and training performance.

Summer Training Opportunities
All courses and prerequisites are outlined in the document below. To be eligible for a summer 2019 course, new cadets must join the cadet program by January 31, 2019. As a general guide, cadets normally progress as follows:
  • General Training Course (2 weeks): 1st-year cadets who are aged 12 to 13 during the summer
  • Basic Drill & Ceremonial Course (3 weeks): 1st-year cadets who are aged 14 to 15 during the summer
  • Basic Courses (3 weeks): 2nd and 3rd-year cadets
  • Instructor Courses (6 weeks): 3rd and 4th-year cadets
  • Advanced Courses, Staff Cadets, and Exchanges (3 to 7 weeks): 4th-year cadets and up


Cancelled Applications
Cadets who do not provide sufficient notice about cancelling their participation in a summer course or who no-show on the day of departure will be placed at the bottom of the priority list for the next year's summer training applications.