Admissions - Royal Military College Saint-Jean

By submitting their application, students are applying for full-time employment with the CAF. RMC Saint-Jean provides the basis for professional development as future Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army or Royal Canadian Air Force officers. An application to RMC Saint-Jean is an application to serve Canada as a future officer and to receive an exceptional education that provides the leadership skills, academic, linguistic and fitness requirements to lead.

Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)

Under the ROTP, the Department of National Defence pays for all costs of tuition, uniforms, books, instruments, and other essential fees. Officer cadets and naval cadets are also paid a monthly salary (from which mandatory room, board and mess dues are deducted), undergo military occupation training and, if required, second language training during the summer months. They will also receive full medical and dental care at no cost. Annual vacation with full pay is granted according to CAF regulations.

Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic, military, fitness and linguistic progression throughout the programme. Those who do not maintain a suitable level of academic performance may be permitted to repeat one year at their own expense and, if successful, be reinstated to full pay and allowances.

Upon successful completion of the ROTP, officer cadets and naval cadets receive an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Science or Arts and become fit, bilingual officers in the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army or Royal Canadian Air Force. ROTP students are required to serve a minimum of four to five years (seven for pilots) after graduation. These students may apply to be released from the CAF prior to the commencement of the second academic year without incurring any obligatory service or financial penalties.

How to Apply

All students interested in pursuing their studies at a CMC must apply through Canadian Armed Forces - Apply Now and are strongly encouraged to start their application in September of their last year of high school. Those applying before January 31 of the year of enrollment increase their chances of being selected for their chosen trade and programme of study.

Information concerning the application process can be obtained from any Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre (CFRC) at 1-800-856-8488 or at the Canadian Armed Forces

Selection Process

Since an application to the CMC is also an application to the CAF, all ROTP applicants are required to complete the following:

  • An aptitude test
  • A medical examination
  • An interview

Selection Process

  • Online Application | 31 January
  • Aptitude Test
  • Interview
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Selection Committee
  • Month of May | Offer

The process can take over 6 to 8 weeks so applicants are encouraged to apply in September or October. While January 31 is the deadline to be guaranteed to be considered for admission, those looking for an Air Crew or Military Police Officer occupation should apply as soon as possible as these occupations require additional testing that must be scheduled by the CFRC.

Applicants are evaluated on two fundamental criteria:

Military Potential.

The score is based on the assessment of an applicant’s aptitude, personality traits and suitability for the chosen occupation specialty.

Academic Performance.

The Admissions Office assesses academic performance by verifying the top six most recent marks which must include the required prerequisite courses for the applicable degree. Transcripts must include the prerequisites for the academic programme of choice.

Applicants from Quebec who successfully completed one year of college studies and high school graduates from elsewhere in Canada may receive an offer to study at either RMC or RMC Saint-Jean. Students may not choose the college they will attend: the decision is based on the applicant’s best interest and the capacity of the colleges.

The majority of applicants who receive an offer to attend RMC Saint-Jean greatly enjoy their stay, namely because of the individualized education and the opportunity to improve their proficiency level in French, and their leadership abilities in a Francophone environment.

General Qualifications

To be eligible for studies at RMC Saint-Jean, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Meet the established minimum medical standard for enrollment in the CAF
  • Have passed the pre-enrollment test
  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of nomination with parental consent
  • Have obtained the required education certificates
  • Have a mark of 70% in academic requirement courses.

General Academic Qualifications

To qualify for admission to the CMCs, a student must be in the process of completing or have completed secondary school at a university preparatory level (Grade 12 or the provincial equivalent). Appllicants are required to have the necessary credits for admission to a university in the province in which they are completing secondary education as well as meet the RMC admission requirements for the programme they want to pursue. Quebec students enrolled in CEGEP must be completing or have completed the first year of a two-year pre-university programme, and will normally be expected to have completed fourteen credit courses.

Where to Start

First, find an occupation that interests you.

The CMC officer cadets and naval cadets have 20 unique and exciting occupations. Explore your options by visiting the Canadian Armed Forces or see the Academic programmes and military occupations chart.

Then find a degree programme that interests you.

RMC Saint-Jean offers two college-level programmes that open the way to 20 undergraduate degree programmes, some of which are required for specific occupations. RMC Saint-Jean also offers a bachelor degree in International Studies.
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