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Registration closed: Due to reduced physical occupancy limits, we have had to close registration for the 2020-2021 training year.

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2020-2021 Recruit waiting list

To be eligible to join, a prospective Cadet must be:

  1. Between the ages of 12 and 18
  2. A legal resident of Canada
  3. Have proof of health insurance
  4. Be medically, physically and psychologically fit to join Cadets and
    participate in related training and/or activities
  5. Be of good moral character
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Enrolment period

We take on new Recruits each September, followed by a second intake in November.

Due to the high demand for the program we run very specific recruit intake windows. Look for more information on the website over the summer to find out more.

Application package

The application package is comprised of:

  1. Cadet fee payment and donations
  2. Application for membership & Code of Conduct
  3. Photocopies of required documents
  4. Medical forms (if required)

1. Cadet fee payment and donations

Click here to proceed with the Cadet fee payment (update: registration has now been closed for the 2020 training year).

This Cadet fee payment & donation covers the cost of facilities, national assessment fees, and special equipment over and above what the Department of National Defense provides, and helps elevate the caliber of training opportunities 540 Squadron can offers its Cadets.

Should you require financial assistance, you may contact in confidence the Commanding Officer at [email protected].

Submitting this payment form is separate from applying for membership with the Squadron, as detailed in the next steps.

2. Application for membership & Code of Conduct

Handwritten forms will not be accepted

This form includes the Application for Membership and the Cadet Code of Conduct.

CF 1158 Application for membership

When filling the application out, please pay attention to the following sections:

  • Section 3 – Personal information
    Provide the full legal name as displayed on the Canadian ID. If the recruit has a nickname (e.g. an English name), provide it within brackets after the given name.
  • Section 4 – Health insurance plan
    For Ontario Health Cards, please ensure you fill out the full number, consisting of ten digits and the two letter version code. If the recruit does not have an Ontario health card please provide a photocopy of proof of health insurance (e.g. private, out of province, etc.).
  • Section 6 – Parents information
    Please remember to check the boxes at the bottom of each parent section regarding access rights to your cadet.
  • Section 7 – Health information
    Religious requirements or dietary choices (e.g. halal, kosher, no pork, vegetarian, etc.) must not be reported as a food allergy. If your cadet has food allergies, please remember to check the consent box in Section 9. A Detailed Health Questionnaire will also be required.
  • Section 8 – Applicant agreement
    The new recruit must sign and date this section.

3. Photocopies of required documents

There is no access to photocopying facilities at the school

Provide a photocopy of proof of legal residency, for example:

  • Canadian passport; OR
  • Canadian birth certificate; OR
  • Resident card
  • Other proof of legal residency (e.g. work/study permit)

If health insurance is not provided by OHIP (Ontario health card), provide a copy of health insurance coverage.

If there are any access limitations or parental custody information we should be aware of, please provide a photocopy of relevant documentation.

4. Medical forms (if required)

The following forms are only required if Section 7 – Health information questions have been answered with ‘yes’ (e.g. allergies or use of medication).

To expedite the application process, we ask that if your recruit has allergies, is taking prescribed medication, or has any health challenges that you please fill the appropriate questionnaire and/or medical forms out before arriving onsite.

Detailed Health Questionnaire (DHQ)

Download DHQ

Please fill in your cadet’s legal name, gender, and date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd format) at the top of the form.

Once the form is complete, put it in a sealed envelope and hand in with the application package. We are required to mail the sealed DHQ directly to health care professionals supporting the Region.

Having said that, we encourage parents to inform our staff of any health or medical issues that may be relevant for the success of their cadet.

If you have any questions, please ask our Recruiting Staff.

Anaphylactic allergies

If the cadet has an anaphylactic allergy, the following forms are required to be completed. Once completed, please make a photocopy of the forms and bring in both sets:

Note: The anaphylactic emergency plan requires the following:

  • Physician’s signature
  • A photo of your cadet (digitally inserted into the PDF)

Click here to proceed with the Cadet fee payment.

This Cadet fee payment & donation covers the cost of facilities, national assessment fees, and special equipment over and above what the Department of National Defense provides, and helps elevate the caliber of training opportunities 540 Squadron can offers its Cadets.

Should you require financial assistance, you may contact in confidence the Commanding Officer at [email protected].

Submitting this payment form is separate from applying for membership with the Squadron, as detailed in the next steps.

Handwritten forms will not be accepted

This form includes the Application for Membership and the Cadet Code of Conduct.

CF 1158 Application for membership

When filling the application out, please pay attention to the following sections:

  • Section 3 – Personal information
    Provide the full legal name as displayed on the Canadian ID. If the recruit has a nickname (e.g. an English name), provide it within brackets after the given name.
  • Section 4 – Health insurance plan
    For Ontario Health Cards, please ensure you fill out the full number, consisting of ten digits and the two letter version code. If the recruit does not have an Ontario health card please provide a photocopy of proof of health insurance (e.g. private, out of province, etc.).
  • Section 6 – Parents information
    Please remember to check the boxes at the bottom of each parent section regarding access rights to your cadet.
  • Section 7 – Health information
    Religious requirements or dietary choices (e.g. halal, kosher, no pork, vegetarian, etc.) must not be reported as a food allergy. If your cadet has food allergies, please remember to check the consent box in Section 9. A Detailed Health Questionnaire will also be required.
  • Section 8 – Applicant agreement
    The new recruit must sign and date this section.
There are no photocopying facilities at the school

Provide a photocopy of proof of legal residency, for example:

  • Canadian passport; OR
  • Canadian birth certificate; OR
  • Resident card
  • Other proof of legal residency (e.g. work/study permit)

If health insurance is not provided by OHIP (Ontario health card), provide a copy of health insurance coverage.

If there are any access limitations or parental custody information we should be aware of, please provide a photocopy of relevant documentation.

The following forms are only required if Section 7 – Health information questions have been answered with ‘yes’ (e.g. allergies or use of medication).

To expedite the application process, we ask that if your recruit has allergies, is taking prescribed medication, or has any health challenges that you please fill the appropriate questionnaire and/or medical forms out before arriving onsite.

Detailed Health Questionnaire (DHQ)

DND 2750 Detailed Health Questionnaire

Please fill in your cadet’s legal name, gender, and date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd format) at the top of the form.

Once the form is complete, put it in a sealed envelope and hand in with the application package. We are required to mail the sealed DHQ directly to health care professionals supporting the Region.

Having said that, we encourage parents to inform our staff of any health or medical issues that may be relevant for the success of their cadet.

If you have any questions, please ask our Recruiting Staff.

Anaphylactic allergies

If the cadet has an anaphylactic allergy, the following forms are required to be completed. Once completed, please make a photocopy of the forms and bring in both sets:

Note: The anaphylactic emergency plan requires the following:

  • Physician’s signature
  • A photo of your cadet (digitally inserted into the PDF)

Frequently asked questions

We take on new Recruits each September, followed by a second intake in November.

Due to the high demand for the program we run very specific recruit intake windows. Look for more information on the website over the summer to find out more.

On a weekly basis, Cadets are only required to attend Tuesday evenings from 1830 – 2130 hrs.

In addition to Tuesdays, there are occasional weekend activities such as our weekend field training exercises (FTXs), Remembrance Day Parades, or fundraising events organized by our Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC).

We offer a number of extra-curricular activities, teams, and events that cadets are not required to attend, but are highly encouraged to so in order to maximize the value the Cadet Program can provide.

Visit the About page to find out more about what we do.

Due to the distance and logistical stress involved with transporting Cadets to training, we recommend that families outside of Oakville join a local Air Cadet Squadron.

The cities of Burlington, Milton, and Mississauga all have thriving Air Cadet Squadrons that run excellent programs.

The Cadet Program is an all inclusive and accommodating program.

We encourage you to speak to our recruiting staff in person on a Tuesday training night or email us with any questions.

Frequently asked questions

We take on new Recruits each September, followed by a second intake in November.

Due to the high demand for the program we run very specific recruit intake windows. Look for more information on the website over the summer to find out more.

On a weekly basis, Cadets are only required to attend Tuesday evenings from 1830 – 2130 hrs.

In addition to Tuesdays, there are occasional weekend activities such as our weekend field training exercises (FTXs), Remembrance Day Parades, or fundraising events organized by our Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC).

We offer a number of extra-curricular activities, teams, and events that cadets are not required to attend, but are highly encouraged to so in order to maximize the value the Cadet Program can provide.

Visit the About page to find out more about what we do.

Due to the distance and logistical stress involved with transporting Cadets to training, we recommend that families outside of Oakville join a local Air Cadet Squadron.

The cities of Burlington, Milton, and Mississauga all have thriving Air Cadet Squadrons that run excellent programs.

The Cadet Program is an all inclusive and accommodating program.

We encourage you to speak to our recruiting staff in person on a Tuesday training night or email us with any questions.

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