Summer Training

DEADLINE FOR SUMMER TRAINING: MONDAY FEBRUARY 17
Applications for 2020 summer training are now closed. 

Email the summer training officer with any questions or concerns.

Information Documents:

2020 Scheduled Course Dates

General Training at CFB Trenton – Serial C (20 July to 24 July) and Serial F (10 Aug to 14 Aug)

3 Week Courses at CFB Trenton – Serial A (6 July to 24 July)

3 Week Courses at CFB Borden – Serial B (27 July to 14 Aug)

6 week intermediate courses  (8 July to 16 Aug)

Basic Musician – CFB Borden – Serial A (6 July to 24 July) and Serial B (27 July to 14 Aug)

Intermediate/Advanced Musician – CFB Borden (6 July to 14 Aug)

Staff Cadet – 28 June to 15 Aug

Alternate dates are sometimes offered to cadets who are on a course waiting list and a position becomes available that was not filled by another cadet unit. If alternate dates become available, they will be offered to cadets on a waiting list. It is not permitted to request alternate course dates.

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.


Cadet Summer Training Centre Brochures

Blackdown CTC brochure

AATC Canadore brochure

Connaught CTC brochure

HMCS ONTARIO CTC brochure

Mountainview CFTC brochure

Trenton CTC brochure

Summer Training Joining Instructions 2019

Joining Instructions contain:

  • A it list
  • Contact information for the training centre
  • Graduation times and dates
  • Forms for temporary leave with family member
  • Important information for both cadets and parents.

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! Download the Common Joining Instructions AND the joining instructions specific to your training location.

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

Summer Training Presentation