International Exchanges

For Sea Cadets

Sea Cadet Exchanges

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As part of the Sea Cadet Program there are numerous opportunities to be involved in a variety of summer training programs and some are even conducted outside of Cadet Summer Training Centres. 

Select senior cadets are chosen from sea cadet corps across Canada to participate in International Exchanges and / or Cultural Visits.  The following is a list of countries that partake in these training opportunities:

  • Australia,
  • Bermuda,
  • Japan,
  • South Korea,
  • Netherlands,
  • Sweden,
  • United Kingdom; and
  • The United States of America.
Army Cadet Exchanges

Army Cadet Exchanges

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As part of the Army Cadet Program there are numerous opportunities to be involved in a variety of summer training programs and some are even conducted outside of Cadet Training Centres. 

Select senior cadets are chosen from army cadet corps across Canada to participate in International Exchanges and / or cultural visits. 

The Maple Leaf Exchange

The Maple Leaf Exchange is a six-week excursion that includes pre-course training at Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, Ontario and a trip to the Unitred Kingdom.  Cadets will develop leadership skills, be introduced to the British Army Cadet Training Program, and participate in cultural activities.  Some of the activities that Cadets will participate in include obstacle course runs, precision shooting, and visits to cultural and historical sites such as Windsor Castle.  Cadets applying for this exchange must be 16 years old before July 1 of the year of the exchange and younger than 18 by the end of the exchange, must successfully complete Gold Star, and must achieve the Bronze incentive level in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

National Army Cadet Rifle Team

The National Army Cadet Rifle Team is an eight-week excursion that includes training and competitions in Ottawa, Ontario and Bisley, England.  The National Army Cadet Rifle Team provides cadets the opportunity to compete in national / international large bore rifle competitions, introduces cadets to the British Army Cadet training program, and provides cadets the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, such as a visit to Stonehenge.  Cadets on the National Army Cadet Rifle Team are selected from amongst those cadets that successfully completed the Full-bore Marksman Phase 2 Course the previous year.  These cadets must successfully complete Gold Star, and must achieve the Bronze incentive level in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

For Air Cadets

Air Cadet Exchanges

Where in the world would you like to have dinner?

As part of the Air Cadet Program there are numerous opportunities to be involved in a variety of summer training programs and some are even conducted outside of Cadet Summer Training Centres. 

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) jointly sponsor an International Cadet Exchange Program with Air Cadet Organizations around the world. As such, Canada is a member country of the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) Association.

Select senior cadets are chosen from air cadet squadrons across Canada to participate in International Exchanges and / or Cultural Visits.  The following is a list of countries that may partake in these training opportunities:

  • Australia,
  • Belgium,
  • France,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Japan,
  • Netherlands,
  • Philippines,
  • Singapore,
  • Turkey,
  • New Zealand,
  • United Kingdom; and
  • The United States of America.
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