- General information on Canadian Military Colleges
- Programmes and Courses
- Admission Requirements
- How to apply?
- I have previous military experience in the Regular Force, Reserve Force or in the Cadet Movement
- How does the academic year unfolds?
- Useful information for admitted candidates and their parents
General information on Canadian Military Colleges
What is the "raison d'être" of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
RMC Saint-Jean develops bilingual leaders imbued with exemplary values that serve Canada with distinction.
- The training students receive fosters the simultaneous integration of military, intellectual and critical, and professional university education.
- University students receive comprehensive training against four pillars that include university education, bilingualism, leadership and physical fitness.
- Our institution demonstrates that it meets the needs of the CAF in an active and dynamic way. It is able to advise the CAF based on expertise to help define and accomplish its missions.
Why choose Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
Royal Military College Saint-Jean offers outstanding college-level and university-level education, fully subsidized studies with an unparalleled student-teacher ratio and a salary during studies. Upon completion of their studies, officer cadets/naval cadets 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 Royal Military College Saint, contact a Royal Military College Saint-Jean Liaison Cell at OL-CMRSJ@cmrsj-rmcsj.ca.
How many military colleges are there in Canada?
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. Since 2019, The Royal Military College Saint-Jean offers an undergraduate degree program in International Studies
Can I visit the Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
Can I study in English?
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.
How much does an cadet/naval cadet earn?
Officer cadets/naval cadets with no prior service in the Reserve Force earn on average $26,000 per year. After tax and room and board deductions, officer cadets/naval cadets have about $9,900 per year or $800 a month for their personal expenses. Visit the following web page to have a look at Pay Rates.
What occupation can I have upon completion of my studies at the Canadian Military Colleges?
- The occupations offered to Canadian Military College graduates are:
- Please note that the Science programme is a prerequisite for the following occupations:
How many offers are made annually for thoses trades?
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). Here are the positions assigned to students at RMC Saint-Jean in the 2019-2020 cohort:
|Health Care Administration Officer||1%||2|
|Military Police Officer||0%||0|
|Naval Warfare Officer||7%||12|
|Air Combat Systems Officer||2%||3|
|Aerospace Control Officer||5%||9|
|Personnel Selection Officer||1%||1|
|Marine Systems Engineering Officer||3%||5|
|Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer||7%||12|
|Aerospace Engineering Officer||7%||11|
|Naval Combat Systems Engineering Officer||4%||7|
|Construction Engineering Officer||1%||2|
|Communication and Electronics Engineering (Air) Officer||2%||3|
How many years of mandatory service will I have?
After obtaining a bachelor's degree and an officer commission, new officers must serve in the Canadian Armed Forces for three to five 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/naval 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.
Do officer cadets/naval cadets have to serve overseas during their studies?
Throughout their studies at Canadian Military Colleges, officer cadets/naval 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.
Do I have to live in quarters during my studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
The College ROTP is a program conducted in residence. Therefore, all officer cadets/naval cadets, regardless of marital status, are required to live on college grounds and use the dining facilities.
Can I get married during my stay at RMC Saint-Jean?
Marriage. Yes. However, no benefit will apply before the next posting.
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.
- 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
What are the four components of RMC Saint-Jean’s curriculum ?
RMC Saint-Jean’s curriculum is based on four pillars: Academics, Military, Physical Fitness and Bilingualism. To graduate you must succeed in all four pillars.
What programmes are offered at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
At Royal Military College Saint-Jean, officer cadets/naval cadets can study Science or Social Science. Officer cadets/naval cadets 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 or complete their university studies at RMC Saint-Jean in the program in International Studies. It should be noted that some Arts programmes have specific prerequisites. Officer cadets/naval 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.
Can I apply for the Winter term?
No. Offers are made once a year, late in spring, for a complete 4 to 5 years subsidized study programme.
What is the bilingualism pillar?
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 pillars 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, 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 Week" on campus alternates between French and English. Numerous cultural activities are also organized. For example, in the quarters, Francophone officer cadets/naval cadets are paired with Anglophone officer cadets/naval cadets.
What is the physical fitness pillar?
At the Royal Military College Saint-Jean, the physical fitness pillar allows officer cadets/naval 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/naval 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/naval 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/naval 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/naval cadets can practice. As for representative sports, try outs for the taekwondo, racing, hockey, soccer, and judo competitive teams take place at the beginning of the academic year.
Will an officer cadet be able to continue practicing a sport in which he or she excels?
Officer cadets excelling in a sport that is one of the competitive 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.
What Academic programmes are offered at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario?
At the Royal Military College of Canada, officer cadets/naval cadets 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.
Are the programmes offered by Royal Military College Saint-Jean recognized?
All college courses offered by Royal Military College Saint-Jean are recognized by the Ministry of Education of Quebec. Officer cadets/naval cadets 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.
What academic program do I need to follow in line with my occupation choice?
The compability of academic programs with the occupation choices may be found at the following link: https://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/fe-fs/brochure/brochure-eng.asp#occu
Where can I find the list of courses offered at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
For information on the courses offered, refer to the following Course Calendar .
Are there any refresher courses offered at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
Refresher courses are not offered at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean.
What kind of support is provided at the academic level?
At Royal Military College Saint-Jean, faculty members are dedicated and have their officer cadets/naval cadets' success at heart. Classes are rarely composed of more than 20 officer cadets/naval cadets the average being of about 10 officer cadets/naval cadets per class. During the week, Monday through Thursday evening, new students have a mandatory study period. In addition, officer cadets/naval cadets benefit from a complete range of academic support services.
Can I study Medicine, Health Sciences, Law, Education or Public Relations at Canadian Military Colleges?
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.
What is the Military Pillar?
The life of an officer cadet/naval cadet at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, depending on the status of the officer cadet/naval cadet upon joining, starts with the Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ), which is an introduction to military life. This programme takes place before the start of the school year and allows officer cadets/naval 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/naval cadets will complete the Basic Military Officer Qualification training at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School. During subsequent summers officer cadets / naval cadets will receive training specific to their trade.
The military pillar at Royal Military College Saint-Jean is structured to develop the leadership skills of officer cadets/naval cadets. The officer cadets/naval cadets form the Cadet Wing which is divided into squadrons. There are currently 4 squadrons at RMC Saint-Jean. Under the direction of experienced military members, this hierarchy governs the life of officer cadets/naval cadets. Seniors are entrusted with command positions in the Cadet Wing and are responsible for the officer cadet's/naval cadet's daily activities.
What are the essential qualities required to succeed at Canadian Military Colleges?
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.
What are the requirements for applying to Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
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
What grade point average do I need to be admitted to Preparatory Year (CEGEP I) at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
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, Social 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:
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?
A general average of 75 % is required in addition to obtaining at least 75% or more in requisite courses.
Prerequisites for available programs can be found at the following link:
What is the difference between a junior and a senior applicant?
During the enrolment process, the term junior applicant designates an applicant requiring five years of subsidized studies to obtain a university degree. Juniors are mainly applicants from Quebec applying for Preparatory Year, equivalent to the first year of CEGEP studies (CEGEP 1) in the Quebec education system. Applicants from other Canadian provinces who are missing prerequisites to be admitted directly in first year could receive an enrolment offer as junior applicants and thus be granted five years of subsidized studies.
The term "senior" applicant designates an applicant requiring four years of subsidized studies to obtain a university diploma. Seniors are mainly applicants 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/naval cadet admitted to the College directly in First Year (CEGEP II), whereas the term “senior” designates an officer cadet/naval cadet in the second year of College studies (CEGEP II). A “senior” officer cadet/naval cadet was de facto in Preparatory Year the year before.
I am in grade 11 in a Canadian province other than Quebec. Can I apply for Preparatory Year?
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.
Is it necessary to have been a member of the Cadet Movement to apply to the Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
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.
Can I apply for the pilot occupation through the ROTP if I wear glasses or contact lenses?
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.
What are the physical standards to be admitted to the Canadian Military Colleges through Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)?
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.
Can I apply for the ROTP if I have allergies or attention disorder?
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?
How can I apply to Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
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 your nearest Recruiting Center by dialing 1-800-856-8488 or visit the https://forces.ca/en/paid-education/ website.
The Recruiting Center will assist you with administrative procedures.
Can I apply on line?
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.
I’m having difficulties with my online application, where can I get help?
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.
Can I apply to both military colleges?
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 (junior candidate): 5 years of study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (CEGEP 1 and 2 ) followed by 3 years of university studies;
- Option 3 (senior candidate): 1 year of studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, in English only (CEGEP 2) followed by 3 years of university at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston in the language of his choice;
- Option 4 (senior candidate): 4 years of university at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (CEGEP 2 in English only) followed by 3 years of university at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston in the language of your choice;
- Option 5 (senior candidate): 4 years of university at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.
What is the deadline for applying?
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, an officer cadet/naval cadet 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.
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)?
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.
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?
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
As a reservist, can I apply for the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)?
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 email@example.com.
Can I study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean as a reservist?
Yes, members of the Reserve Force can study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean with the Primary Reserve University Programme
I was a member of the Cadet Movement. Will I get a better pay at Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
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.
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?
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?
Are officer cadets on vacation during the summer?
No. Except for statutory holidays, officer cadets/naval cadets have 20 days of annual leave. After five years of service, they have 25 days of leave. During their studies, officer cadets/naval 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.
Is it possible for an officer cadet to change academic programme?
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.
Are weekends free?
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/naval cadets.
Can officer cadets/naval cadets leave the campus during the day?
Officer cadets/naval 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
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?
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.
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?
There are two military colleges in Canada. The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) 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, as well as a university program in International Studies. The two colleges are complementary.
Senior ROTP applicants, depending of their academic program, may receive an offer to study in either one of the two military colleges; applicants may not choose the college they will attend, and the selection is dictated by the needs of both military colleges and the Canadian Armed Forces. Senior applicants 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 applicants who received an offer for Royal Military College Saint-Jean greatly enjoyed their stay, namely because of the individualized education (300 officer cadets/naval cadets) and the opportunity of perfecting their proficiency level in French and their leadership abilities. Applicants to the University Program in International Studies will complete all of their studies at RMC Saint-Jean.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the mailing address of Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
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
How can I rapidly contact an officer cadet/naval cadet in case of emergency?
The phone number to reach administration staff during working hours is 450-358-6777, ext. 5902 or 5903 or 1-844-842-2008. In addition, duty staff can be reached after working hours at 514-912-3022.
Does an officer cadet/naval cadet accepted at Royal Military College Saint-Jean need a computer?
Officer cadets/naval 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/naval 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.
Do Royal Military College Saint-Jean officer cadets/naval cadets have access to the Internet?
Internet connection is provided in the quarters and computer labs. Officer cadets/naval cadets also have access to a wireless network.
Can Royal Military College Saint-Jean officer cadets/naval cadets have their own phone line?
Yes. It is the personal responsibility of each cadet to arrange and pay for phone services. Officer cadets/naval cadets move to a new room each term. It is therefore more economical and practical for them to have a cell phone.
Can officer cadets/naval cadets have their own car?
Yes. There is also plenty available parking space to park a car near the quarters.
Can an officer cadet/naval cadet complete driving license courses?
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.
Can I plan holidays with an officer cadet/naval cadet?
Yes. However, it is essential that the officer cadet/naval 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/naval cadet is already on leave, some costs will be reimbursed. However, if the officer cadet/naval cadet must return sooner to take supplemental examinations due to academic failures, costs will not be reimbursed.
Where can I stay when I visit Royal Military College Saint-Jean?
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.
Are the personal belongings of officer cadets/naval cadets insured?
It is incumbent upon officer cadets/naval 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.
When can I visit an officer cadet/naval cadet during the year?
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/naval cadet concerned to ensure he or she is available as some classes and training take place during these periods.
Are officer cadets/naval cadets safe on the College site?
Absolutely. Access to the site is controlled by the Corporation du Fort Saint-Jean’s security team. Officer cadets/naval cadets quarters are accessed by the students using a magnetic card. In the evening, a team of on-duty officer cadets/naval cadets makes regular rounds to ensure security and good order.
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?
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/
Where can I learn more about the presence of the Canadian Armed Forces in the greater Montreal area and about the services they offer to members and their families?
You can consult Servir, the military community newspaper for the greater Montreal area. You will find articles on the various military organizations in the region as well as on the various activities and services, in particular those of the Military Family Resource Centre. You can consult it online or on its Facebook page.
The Military Community Guide – Montreal Region contains information on various military training in the region, services to members and their families, as well as maps and a telephone directory.
Link for the online newspaper: https://www.connexionfac.ca/Region-Montreal/Ma-Communaute/Journal-Servir/Le-journal-en-PDF.aspx
Link for the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jservir/
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