Officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) are members of the Canadian Forces Reserve whose primary duty is the supervision, administration, and training of teenaged youth at Air Cadet Squadrons. This is a paid position with training provided by the Department of National Defence.
Many CIC officers are former cadets, retired regular-force military members, parents, or members of the community. They work with cadets an average of one night and one weekend day per week, with addition time devoted to organizing and planning activities. Opportunities to train cadets during summer courses at one of the 23 cadet summer training centres, or accompany them on competitions, expeditions, and foreign exchange visits are also available.
Criteria to become a CIC Officer:
- 18-65 years old
- Hold secondary school diploma or higher
- Canadian Citizen
- Meet screening requirements
- Meet specific Canadian Armed Forces medical standards
If you wish to join an Air Cadet squadron as non-military personnel, you can also join as a Civilian Instructor (CI). CIs accompany officers in managing and supervising an Air Cadet squadron. Many times, CIs are specialists with specific knowledge or qualifications, such as pilots.
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