Summer Training

All currently active cadets with 142 Squadron are eligible to apply for summer training courses. Cadets should look over the information with their parents and decide which courses they are most interested in attending.

Applications for summer training for Summer 2020 are being accepted now! Summer training applications should be submitted using the online application form at the below link. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. If you already submitted a paper application to OCdt. Reimer, you do not need to resubmit your application – it will be automatically completed for you.

Information Documents:

2019 Course Dates  (2020 dates have not yet been released. Last year’s dates will give you a rough estimate for planning purposes)

The following are the course dates assigned to 142 Squadron and will be the dates you apply for. (Dates are subject to change)

General Training at CFB Trenton – Serial B (22 July to 2 Aug)

Basic Courses at CFB Trenton – Serial A (8 July to 26 July)

Basic Courses at CFB Borden – Serial B (29 July to 16 Aug)

6 week intermediate (instructor) courses  (8 July to 16 Aug)

Course Locations are in the 2019 Summer Training Pamphlet. Other dates are for information only. Alternate serials may be offered to cadets who are filling back-fill positions when other units are not able to fill those spots. Cadets may only apply for the serial that is assigned to 142 (in bold below).


Serial A

Serial B

Serial C

2 Week Courses

(General Training)

2019: 8-19 July

2020: TBA

2019: 22 July – 2 Aug

2020: TBA

2019: 5 – 16 August

2020: TBA

3 Week Courses 

(Basic Courses)

2019: 8 – 26 July (Trenton)

2020: TBA

2019: 29 July – 16 Aug (Blackdown)

2020: TBA


6 Week Courses

(Instructor Courses)

6 July – 14 Aug



Glider (6 weeks) 6 July – 14 Aug
Power (7 weeks) 6 July  – 21 Aug

Course Prerequisites

Each summer training course has requirements cadets must fill in order to be selected. Below are two spreadsheets that may help you determine if you have the prerequisites for the courses you are interested in attending.

Summer Training Joining Instructions 2019

The following are the Joining Instructions for each specific training centre.

Joining Instructions contain:

  • Kit list
  • Contact information for the training centre
  • Graduation times and dates
  • Forms for temporary leave with family member
  • Everything else you need to know about where your cadet has gone

Your offer letter has the location your summer training will be taking place and the dates of the course to choose the correct Joining Instructions.

Cadets will leave the Sunday before their course starts. Depending on the course, they could return the Thursday, Friday or Saturday at the end of training. A graduation parade that parents are permitted to attend will usually be held on either the Thursday or Friday. If you need to make different arrangements for their arrival, please let the summer training officer know prior to the course. If the cadet is already on course, please contact the training centre directly.

Please make sure you follow all the directions in the joining instructions to ensure you have everything you need for summer training!

The following slide presentation is a slight overview of what your cadet can expect when on course:

Summer Training Presentation

Cadet Summer Training Centre Brochures

Blackdown CTC brochure

AATC Canadore brochure

Connaught CTC brochure


Mountain View CFTC brochure

Trenton CTC brochure