FAQ

General information on Canadian Military Colleges

Question 1

What is the "raison d'être" of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

The mission of Royal Military College Saint-Jean is to educate duly selected CAF members in order to instill them with the competencies required to maintain excellence in the profession of arms. Courses are delivered under the Regular Force Officer Training Plan. This programme essentially aim at providing subsidized studies towards a first university degree and therefore are not intended for candidates already holding a degree.

 

Question 2

Why choose Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

Royal Military College Saint-Jean offers outstanding college-level education, fully subsidized studies with an unparalleled student-teacher ratio and a salary during studies. Upon completion of their studies, students can count on well-paid employment and an exciting career in the Canadian Armed Forces. You will also have a good pension plan and your contributions will start right from the beginning of your studies. For more information on the Canadian Military Colleges, contact the Royal Military College Saint-Jean Liaison Cell at Requete-Request@forces.gc.ca.

 

Question 3

How many military colleges are there in Canada?

Answer

There are two military colleges in Canada and both are complementary. The Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario was founded in 1876 and offers university-level education. Royal Military College Saint-Jean, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was initially founded in 1952. Closed in 1995 and re-opened in 2008, it offers postsecondary-level education, leading to a diploma of college studies in Science and Social Science.

 

Question 4

Can I visit the Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

Royal Military College Saint-Jean holds an Open House event each year in November, the week-end before Remembrance Day. It is also possible to visit the College during the academic year by contacting the Liaison Cell by email at Requete-Request@forces.gc.ca.

 

Question 5

Can I study in English?

Answer

The two Canadian Military Colleges offer all their programmes in both official languages. You will therefore be able to complete your university studies in French or in English depending on your first official language or your second language proficiency level.

 

Question 6

How much does an officer cadet earn?

Answer

Officer cadets with no prior service in the Reserve Force earn ion average $19,000 per year. After tax and room and board deductions, officer cadets have about $6,000 per year or $500 a month for their personal expenses. Visit the following web page to have a look at Pay Rates.

 

Question 7

What occupation can I have upon completion of my studies at the Canadian Military Colleges?

 

Question 8

How many offers are made annually for thoses trades?

Answer

The amount of offers will vary from one year to another. Approximatively 450 offers are made annually under the ROTP of which 300 will be for studies within the Canadian Military Colleges (Kingston and Saint-Jean). Annually, the percentage of offers according to occupations for both Canadian Military College is approximately as follow:

Occupation Percentage
Health Care Administration Officer 1%
Artillery Officer 10%
Logistics Officer 7%
Military Police Officer 1%
Armour Officer 4%
Maritime Surface and Sub-Surface Officer 6%
Air Combat Systems Officer 4%
Infantry Officer 14%
Aerospace Control Officer 5%
Intelligence Officer 1%
Pilot 9%
Engineer Officer 8%
Marine Systems Engineering Officer 3%
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer 5%
Aerospace Engineering Officer 5%
Construction Engineering Officer 4%
Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer 3%
Communication and Electronics Engineering (Air) Officer 4%
Signals Officer 6%
 

Question 9

How many years of mandatory service will I have?

Answer

After obtaining a bachelor's degree and an officer commission, new officers must serve in the Canadian Armed Forces for five to seven years. Pilots must serve seven years after they receive their license. The exact length of mandatory service will be established when you accept the enrolment offer provided by the Recruitment Center. Officer cadets may leave the programme and the Canadian Armed Forces with no financial penalty as long the second year of subsidized studies has not started.

 

Question 10

Do officer cadets have to serve overseas during their studies?

Answer

Throughout their studies at Canadian Military Colleges, officer cadets are not allowed to serve in operations, whether in Canada or abroad. Only military personnel fully trained in their task group and having intensive training (usually lasting several months) are deployed on mission.

 

Question 11

Do I have to live in quarters during my studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

The Royal Military College Saint-Jean is a boarding college that requires the majority of ROTP officer cadets to live in a room on campus. However, officer cadets who are married or already living in common-law may exceptionally be authorized to live outside the College site. Officer cadets who live off-campus stop paying for room and board and buy single meal tickets for cafeteria meals. Those officer cadets are nonetheless required to perform all tasks according to schedule and are not discharged of any responsibilities or secondary tasks.

 

Question 12

Can I get married or live in common-law during my studies in a Canadian Military College?

Answer

  • Marriage. Yes. However, no benefit will apply before the next posting. Officer cadets who are married could exceptionally be authorized to live off-campus.
  • Common-Law Relationship. As previously mentioned, you could be authorized to live in common-law only if your common-law status was recognized as such by the Canadian Armed Forces. Regulations clearly state that cohabitation for at least 12 months is a mandatory requirement for a common-law status to be recognized by the Canadian Armed Forces. Officer cadets who are single at the time of the beginning of their studies will not be granted such status nor be authorized to live in common-law during their studies and will therefore be required to live on College grounds.
 

Programmes and Courses

Question 13

What are the four components of RMC Saint-Jean’s curriculum ?

Answer

RMC Saint-Jean’s curriculum is based on curriculum components: Academics, Leadership, Sports and Bilingualism. To graduate you must succeed in all four components.

 

Question 14

What programmes are offered at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

At Royal Military College Saint-Jean, officer cadets can study Science or Social Science. Students in the Science programme can pursue studies in any Science or Engineering programme at the Royal Military College of Canada. Those studying Social Science can pursue their studies in any Arts programme at the Royal Military College of Canada. It should be noted that some Arts programmes have specific prerequisites. Officer cadets must ensure they have successfully completed those credit courses at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean so they do not have to take additional courses when they arrive at Royal Military College of Canada.

 

Question 15

Can I apply for the Winter term?

Answer

No. Offers are made once a year, late in spring, for a complete 4 to 5 years subsidized study programme.

 

Question 16

What is the bilingualism programme?

Answer

To be successful as a Canadian Armed Forces officer, it is important to be able to communicate effectively in both official languages. One of the four components of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean curriculum is bilingualism. In addition to second language courses, a Bilingualism Programme is in place to foster second language acquisition. To further enhance second language acquisition, the Royal Military College Saint-Jean offers small classes, individualized instruction, and supplementary tutoring in state-of-the art facilities which include Smart Boards in classrooms, language laboratories, and a Resource Centre. Outside of the classroom, bilingualism is also fostered in many ways. Military training, sports, and other activities are conducted in both languages, and the "Language of the Day" on campus alternates between French and English. Numerous cultural activities are also organized. For example, In the quarters, Francophone officer cadets are paired with Anglophone officer cadets.

 

Question 17

What is the sports programme?

Answer

At the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, the Physical Education and Sports Programme allows officer cadets to achieve excellent physical fitness and acquire satisfactory skills in various sports. The Physical Education Programme focuses on fitness, sports administration and basic knowledge of many sports.

Officer cadets regularly undergo fitness tests to ensure they meet Canadian Armed Forces standards in terms of endurance, agility and muscle strength. Standards are assessed using the CF FORCES test for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the "TAP"test, a more demanding test intended only for officer cadets of the Canadian Military Colleges. Achieving these standards is a requirement that cadets must meet to graduate from university.

While attending Royal Military College Saint-Jean, officer cadets must participate in intra-mural or representative sports. Volleyball, broomball, flag football and ultimate Frisbee are some of the intra-mural sports officer cadets can practice. As for representative sports, try outs for the taekwondo, racing, hockey, soccer, fencing and judo competitive teams take place at the beginning of the academic year.

 

Question 18

Will an officer cadet be able to continue practicing a sport in which he or she excels?

Answer

Officer cadets excelling in a sport that is one of the representative sports at the College will be encouraged play on the team. Otherwise, they may, in some cases, join a military or civilian team. In any case, officer cadets must have permission from the Director of Cadets, coordinate their schedule to ensure academic success and carry out assigned military tasks.

 

Question 19

What programmes are offered at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario?

Answer

At the Royal Military College of Canada, students study in an undergraduate degree programme in Engineering, Science or Arts. The Science and Engineering programmes include a number of courses in Arts, while Arts programmes include a number of Mathematics and Science courses.

More information on the programmes offered can be found on the Royal Military College of Canada website.

 

Question 20

Are the programmes offered by the Royal Military College Saint-Jean recognized?

Answer

All college courses offered by Royal Military College Saint-Jean are recognized by the Ministry of Education of Quebec. Students receive a transcript from the Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. If they decide to continue their studies elsewhere, completed courses will be recognized towards a college degree in another institution. These courses are also fully recognized by the Royal Military College of Canada as equivalent to those they offer in first-year University.

 

Question 21

What school program do I need to follow in line with my occupation choice?

Answer

The compability of academic programs with the occupation choices may be found at the following link: http://www.rmcc-cmrc.ca/en/registrars-office/academic-programmes-and-occupation-compatibility

 

Question 22

Where can I find the list of courses offered at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

For information on the courses offered, refer to the following course tables.

 

Question 23

Are there any refresher courses offered at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

Refresher courses are not offered at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean.

 

Question 24

What kind of support is provided at the academic level?

Answer

At Royal Military College Saint-Jean, faculty members are dedicated and have their students' success at heart. Classes are rarely composed of more than 20 students; the average being of about 10 students per class. During the week, Monday through Thursday evening, new students have a mandatory study period. In addition, officer cadets benefit from a complete range of academic support services.

 

Question 25

Can I study Medicine, Health Sciences, Law, Education or Public Relations at Canadian Military Colleges?

Answer

No. These programmes are not offered at Canadian Military Colleges. For career opportunities or subsidized studies in these fields, contact your nearest Recruiting Center by dialing 1-800-856-8488.

 

Question 26

What is the leadership programme?

Answer

The life of an officer cadet at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, depending on the status of the student upon joining, starts with the Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ) or the Orientation Programme, which is an introduction to military life. This programme takes place before the start of the school year and allows officer cadets to learn how to function within the military system. This training is pursued during the academic year through typical military activities. During the summer following the first academic year, officer cadets receive Basic Military Officer Qualification training at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School, a training of four weeks at the Saint-Jean Garrison, corresponding to phase 1 and 2 of the BMOQ.

The military programme at Royal Military College Saint-Jean is structured to develop the leadership skills of officer cadets. The officer cadets form the Cadet Wing which is divided into squadrons; these squadrons are divided into flights and sections. Under the direction of experienced military members, this hierarchy governs the life of officer cadets. Seniors are entrusted with command positions in the Cadet Wing and are responsible for the officer cadet's daily activities.

 

Admission Requirements

Question 27

What are the essential qualities required to succeed at Canadian Military Colleges?

Answer

Candidates who want to pursue studies at both Canadian Military Colleges must have good academic potential, be open-minded and display strong determination. Time management and good working methods must also be developed rapidly if candidates want to succeed in their training and fully benefit from the activities offered.

You should know that education at Canadian Military Colleges has four distinct objectives: academic success, bilingualism, physical training and leadership skills development.

 

Question 28

What are the requirements for applying to Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

The basic requirements to apply to the Royal Military College Saint-Jean are to be:

  • a Canadian citizen at the moment of submitting the application;
  • be at least 16 years of age on the application day; and
  • on the verge of obtaining a high school diploma (Secondary 5 in Quebec and grade 12 in other Canadian provinces).

N.B. The PR card is not accepted

 

Question 29

What grade point average do I need to be admitted to Preparatory Year (CEGEP I) at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

A grade point average of 70% or more is required as well as obtaining a mark of 70% or more in the course academic requirements courses.

Here are the prerequisites for the Science programme:

  • Secondary 5 Chemistry (or Chemistry 534);
  • Secondary 5 Mathematics - Technical and Scientific or Science options or Mathematics 534;
  • Secondary 5 Physics, or Physics 534.

Here are the prerequisites for the Social Science programme:

  • Secondary 5 Technical and Scientific Mathematics, or Secondary 5 Scientific Mathematics, or Mathematics 526.
  • Secondary 5 Culturale, Socialety and Technical Mathematics or Maths 516 with a final average of at least 80%

More information on prerequisites can be found by clicking on the link below:

 

Question 30

What grade point average do I need to be admitted in First Year (CEGEP II or first-year university in provinces other than Quebec) in a Canadian Military College?

Answer

A general average of 75 % is required in addition to obtaining at least 75% or more in requisite courses.

 

Question 31

What is the difference between a junior and a senior candidate?

Answer

During the enrolment process, the term junior candidate designates a candidate requiring five years of subsidized studies to obtain a university degree. Juniors are mainly candidates from Quebec applying for Preparatory Year, equivalent to the first year of CEGEP studies (CEGEP 1) in the Quebec education system. Candidates from other Canadian provinces who are missing prerequisites to be admitted directly in first year could receive an enrolment offer as junior candidates and thus be granted five years of subsidized studies.

The term "senior" candidate designates a candidate requiring four years of subsidized studies to obtain a university diploma. Seniors are mainly candidates from Quebec having completed one year of college studies (CEGEP 1) and those from other Canadian provinces who completed their high school studies (Grade 12).

At RMC Saint-Jean, the only Canadian Military College delivering Preparatory Year, the term “junior” designates an officer cadet admitted to the College directly in First Year (CEGEP II), whereas the term “senior” designates an officer cadet in the second year of College studies (CEGEP II). A “senior”officer cadet was de facto an officer cadet in Preparatory Year the year before.

 

Question 32

I am in grade 11 in a Canadian province other than Quebec. Can I apply for Preparatory Year?

Answer

No. To apply for Preparatory Year, you must hold or be on the verge of completing a high school diploma, which is not your case if you are in grade 11. Once you have completed grade 12, you can apply to First Year either at Royal Military College Saint-Jean or Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.

 

Question 33

Is it necessary to have been a member of the Cadet Movement to apply to the Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

No. To have previously been a member of the Cadet Movement is not a requirement, although some of the skills acquired in this movement facilitate adaptation to military life.

 

Question 34

Can I apply for the pilot occupation through the ROTP if I wear glasses or contact lenses?

Answer

Applicants who wear glasses, contacts, or have had certain types of laser refractive surgery to improve their vision may apply for the Pilot occupation. However, Radial Keratotomy or corneal reshaping procedures are not approved for Pilots.

 

Question 35

What are the physical standards to be admitted to the Canadian Military Colleges through Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)?

Answer

Physical Fitness testing is not part of the ROTP selection process. However, once on your training, you will have to succeed two physical fitness test . Of these two tests, the Physical Performance Test of the Canadian Royal Colleges must be done three times a year. Depending on your results, you might be forced to follow the supplementary physical training in addition to usual hours of work and study until you meet the required physical standards.

 

Question 36

Can I apply for the ROTP if I have allergies or attention disorder?

Answer

All medical conditions will be evaluated with the medical examination, part of the selection process conducted by your local Recruiting Center. The college has no decional power nor is it informed of the decisions made by medial authorities during the selection process.

 

How to apply?

Question 37

How can I apply to Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

To study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, you must be a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and be registered in the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP). When you apply, you do it for two reasons: to be employed as a CAF member and to apply to qualify for subsidized studies. For more information, contact For more information, contact your nearest Recruiting Center by dialing 1-800-856-8488 or visit the Paid Education section of their website.

The Recruiting Center will assist you with administrative procedures.

 

Question 38

Can I apply on line?

Answer

Yes. In fact, it is the only way to apply. For more information, contact your nearest Recruiting Center by dialing 1-800-856-8488. Apply.

 

Question 39

I’m having difficulties with my online application, where can I get help?

Answer

You local recruiting Center and not RMC Saint-Jean should be contacted on the matter at 1-800-856-8488. For the Quebec province applicants, the following generic email address; PFOR_CRFC_QUEBEC@FORCES.GC.CA. Please indicate your home town and phone number when writing to this address.

 

Question 40

Can I apply to both military colleges?

Answer

Yes, but the first year (Preparatory Year) of studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean is mandatory for Quebec high school graduates. Some students from other Canadian provinces who are missing prerequisites may have to complete Preparatory Year. Here are the possible paths for Canadian Military College students:

  • Option 1 (junior candidate): 2 years of study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (CEGEP 1 and 2 ) followed by 3 years of university studies at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston;
  • Option 2 (senior candidate): 1 year of studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (CEGEP 2) followed by 3 years of university at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston;
  • Option 3 (senior candidate): 4 years of university at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.
 

Question 41

What is the deadline for applying?

Answer

The selection process (Canadian Forces Aptitudes Test, Medical examination and Interview) being long, we strongly suggest that you apply right from mid-September. Usually, the recruiting campaign ends in mid-January and the first selection takes place each year in March. Offers will be made in May and training starts in June. Programme contingency varies from one year to another. There is no quota for the Preparatory Year programme at Royal Military College Saint-Jean. Once selected, conditional to successful completion of studies and other aspects related to the programme, a candidate is assured of completing university studies at Canadian Military Colleges.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year. According to priorities and available places, more or less time may be required to examine application files and inform candidates of the decision.

 

Question 42

Can I apply to Royal Military College Saint-Jean using the Regional Admission Service of the Greater Montreal (SRAM) or the Regional Admission Service for Colleges in Québec (SRACQ)?

Answer

No. To apply, contact your nearest Recruiting Centre by calling 1-800-856-8488 or apply online. However, we suggest that candidates also apply to another educational institution in case they are not selected.

 

Question 43

I applied to the ROTP and received a negative response without further explanation. May I know the reason of the refusal so I can improve my file for a future application?

Answer

Your local Recruiting Center is responsible to conduct the selection process and will be in a position to inform you about the reasons of your refusal and help you with other options. You may discuss with a Military Career Counsellor (MCC) or a Recruiter by calling 1-800-856-8488

 

I have previous military experience in the Regular Force, Reserve Force or in the Cadet Movement

Question 44

As a reservist, can I apply for the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)?

Answer

Yes, but the procedure is different from the one a civilian candidate must follow. To apply, a reservist is required to request a component transfer.

If you have filled and submitted an online transfer request to the ROTP and your application remains unacknowledged after a week, please contact the CMP DMCPG Element Transfer Section at NDHQ in Ottawa immediately, by email at DMCPG_5_CT-DPGCM_5_ME@forces.gc.ca to follow up on your request.

We suggest you keep the Royal Military College Saint-Jean Registrar informed of your intentions and actions at secrgen-registrar@cmrsj-rmcsj.ca.

 

Question 45

Can I study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean as a reservist?

Answer

Yes, members of the Reserve Force can study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean with the Primary Reserve University Programme

 

Question 46

I was a member of the Cadet Movement. Will I get a better pay at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

No. Only applicants to jobs for non-commissioned members can get a better salary if they were members of the Cadet Movement. This decision comes within the remit of the Commander of the Recruiting Center and is granted according to specific criteria. A maximum of 180 days of credit towards the next salary level may be authorized.

 

Question 47

I am a member of the Cadet Movement and I was granted a pilot scholarship. Can I attend and complete my course during the summer before my arrival at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

You cannot complete this course since the Royal Military College Saint-Jean Orientation Programme or the Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ) conflicts with these bursaries, be it for the glider or powered flight.

 

How does the academic year unfolds?

Question 48

Are officer cadets on vacation during the summer?

Answer

No. Except for statutory holidays, officer cadets have 20 days of annual leave. After five years of service, they have 25 days of leave. During their studies, cadets usually spend the summer in military training and training specific to their chosen trade, but normally, they all have vacations during the summer. The duration of training varies according to the chosen trade.

 

Question 49

Can I visit an officer cadet during the Orientation Programme?

Answer

During the Orientation Program, lasting three weeks in August and September, excluding Labor Day Week-End, officer cadets are not allowed to have visitors. However, a waiver may be obtained in case of an emergency.

 

Question 50

Is it possible for an officer cadet to change academic programme?

Answer

A student can change programmes under certain conditions. For example, if the trade requires studies in Science, the student will have to remain in this programme or ask for a change of trade to change program.

 

Question 51

Are weekends free?

Answer

Over half of the weekends are free. Generally, one or two weekends a month are dedicated to military training, sports or other activities. This excludes individual military duties that may be assigned to officer cadets.

 

Question 52

Can officer cadets leave the campus during the day?

Answer

Officer cadets may leave the campus on weekdays the week for justifiable reasons authorized by their chain of command.

 

Useful information for admitted candidates and their parents

Question 53

I have received an offer for studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean. Where can I get information on administrative procedures related to my entrance at the College?

Answer

Refer to the Joining Instructions that can be found on our website. This document contains information that will help you prepare your coming to Royal Military College Saint-Jean. It also contains information on administrative procedures as well as important dates. Also, we invite you to browse through the Future Students section on our website.

 

Question 54

I received an offer to study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, but I had applied only to the Royal Military College of Canada. Why did I receive this offer?

Answer

There are two military colleges in Canada. The Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) in Kingston, Ontario, opened in 1876 and delivers university-level education. Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, opened in 1952. Closed down in 1995 and reopened in 2008, it delivers postsecondary education and grants college-level diplomas in Science and Social Science through the Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The two colleges are complementary.

Senior ROTP candidates, depending of their academic program, may receive an offer to study in either one of the two military colleges; candidates may not choose the college they will attend, and the selection is random. Senior candidates selected for Royal Military College Saint-Jean will complete their first year of university studies and the Basic Military Officer Qualification in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, most of them will attend Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston for three years. The majority of candidates who received an offer for Royal Military College Saint-Jean greatly enjoyed their stay, namely because of the individualized education (200 officer cadets) and the opportunity of perfecting their proficiency level in French and their leadership abilities.

 

Question 55

We have contributed to a study plan for our child. What is the procedure to obtain a certification proving that our child pursues college and university studies in a military college?

Answer

After the start of the school year, you can obtain a letter stating that your child is registered at Cégep St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the college with which Royal Military College Saint-Jean is affiliated, by contacting the Registrar of the Academic Division at 450-358-6777, ext 5890 or secrgen-registrar@cmrsj-rmcsj.ca.

 

Question 56

What is the mailing address of Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

Here is the Officer Cadet Division's mailing address:

Rank, surname and given name (i.e. Officer Cadet Jones, Harry)
Officer Cadet Wing
Royal Military College Saint-Jean
C.P. 100 Succursale Bureau-Chef
Richelain, Québec, J0J 1R0

Here is the address for sending couriers and parcels:

Rank, surname and given name (i.e. Officer Cadet Jones, Harry)
Officer Cadet Wing
Royal Military College Saint-Jean
15 Jacques-Cartier N
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, J3B 8R8

 

Question 57

How can I rapidly contact an officer cadet in case of emergency?

Answer

The phone number to reach administration staff during working hours is 450-358-6777, ext. 5902 or 5903. In addition, duty staff can be reached after working hours at 514-912-3022.

 

Question 58

Does an officer cadet accepted at Royal Military College Saint-Jean need a computer?

Answer

Officer cadets may have a computer but it is not mandatory. As computer labs are available then. In order to benefit from greater mobility and optimize the space available to them, most will opt for a laptop. At the beginning of the academic year, officer cadets will have the opportunity to attend an information session on the purchase of a computer where very good prices and payment methods will be offered for those interested.

 

Question 59

Do Royal Military College Saint-Jean officer cadets have access to the Internet?

Answer

Internet connection is provided in the quarters and computer labs.

 

Question 60

Can Royal Military College Saint-Jean officer cadets have their own phone line?

Answer

Yes. It is the personal responsibility of each cadet to arrange and pay for phone services. Officer cadets move to a new room each term. It is therefore more economical and practical for them to have a cell phone.

 

Question 61

Can officer cadets have their own car?

Answer

Yes. There is also plenty available parking space to park a car near the quarters.

 

Question 62

Can an OCdt complete driving license courses?

Answer

Yes. He or she will have to coordinate absences with the chain of command if courses are held on regular working hours or study periods.

 

Question 63

Can I plan holidays with an officer cadet?

Answer

Yes. However, it is essential that the cadet concerned get the proper permissions and be well informed of the departure and return times of their leave before making non-refundable reservations. A leave may also be reversed if need be. In such a case, if leave has been granted prior to making reservations or if the officer cadet is already on leave, some costs will be reimbursed. However, if the cadet must return sooner to take supplemental examinations due to academic failures, costs will not be reimbursed.

 

Question 64

Where can I stay when I visit Royal Military College Saint-Jean?

Answer

For information on accommodation in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Rooms can also be booked on the College site. For more information on accommodation at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, visit the website of the Corporation du Fort St-Jean.

 

Question 65

Are the personal belongings of officer cadets insured?

Answer

It is incumbent upon officer cadets to insure personal belongings and lent military equipment for which they are responsible such as combat equipment and uniforms. The Canadian Armed Forces have a very good arrangement with the Insurance Company La Personnelle.

 

Question 66

When can I visit an officer cadet during the year?

Answer

Visits are permitted on weekends and evenings during the week. Visiting hours are usually from Monday to Thursday between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. However, it is essential to contact the officer cadet concerned to ensure he or she is available as some classes and training take place during these periods.

 

Question 67

Are officer cadets safe on the College site?

Answer

Absolutely. Access to the site is controlled by the Corporation du Fort Saint-Jean’s security team. Student quarters are accessed by the students using a magnetic card. In the evening, a team of on-duty officer cadets makes regular rounds to ensure security and good order.

 

Question 68

If I have shared custody of one or more child, will I have any special privileges?

Answer

No. However, officer cadets having shared custody of one or more minor child may request a "special permission for off-campus residence" with the Director of Cadets. The Director of Cadets could consider the candidate’s exceptional circumstances but the candidate would live off campus at his or her own expense and would not obtain any other benefit such as Family Care Assistance.

 

Question 69

If I have exclusive legal custody of one or more minor child, will my child be authorized to live with me?

Answer

No. However, officer cadets having exclusive custody of one or more minor child could choose to live off-campus if an authorization is previously received from the Director of Cadets. However, since no moving expenses for personal effects or dependents are authorized upon joining the Canadian Armed Forces, the only benefit those candidates would receive is the Family Care Assistance.

 

Question 70

I don’t plan to join the Canadian Armed Forces, but I would like to work or teach at RMC Saint-Jean. What is the prodedure to apply for a job?

Answer

Many civilians work or teach at RMC Saint-Jean as part of the Defence team of the Department of National Defence or the Corporation du Fort Saint-Jean. To apply contact the following sites:

Department of National Defence: http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/

Corporation du Fort Saint-Jean : http://www.cfsj.qc.ca/

 
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