Training Activities

Daisy Air Rifle Marksmanship

The Cadet Marksmanship Program is a challenging and competitive sports program accessible to all cadets. It develops skills through superior training and Olympic-style competition. This is why every year, thousands of cadets participate in this fun and rewarding program.

Cadets have the opportunity to participate in a series of competitions at the local level that culminate in provincial/territorial competitions and an annual National Cadet Marksmanship Championship.

a) promote safe handling of rifles;

b) build self-esteem and practice focus;

c) promote sportsmanship, sport etiquette and self-discipline;

d) develops high level of marksmanship technical skills; provide personal challenge and achievement opportunities.


Drill is an important part of cadet training. Drill promotes discipline, alertness, precision, pride, steadiness, and the cohesion necessary for success within a group.

From a leadership perspective, drill is an excellent vehicle to help enhance some personal attributes. A senior cadet’s assertiveness, confidence in his/her abilities while speaking in front of a group, and supervisory skills while correcting personnel on their dress and personal drill all benefit from drill instruction.

Sports and Recreations

Our cadets participate in many sports and physical fitness opportunities. Our cadets take a particular pride in their fitness level and work hard to become stronger, fitter and healthier individuals. Our cadets are required to complete three fitness assessments per training year that test cadets in terms of their strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Our cadets also routinely participate in basketball, hockey, soccer, hiking and other sports as part of their normal weekly training.


Cadet biathlon develops power, endurance, strength, skill, precision and calm under pressure for cadets. The sport is a combination of cross-country skiing and marksmanship. But it is not that simple. After skiing fast and hard, biathletes must calm themselves to take accurate and controlled shots at targets 50 meters away. In a single race cadet competitors can ski up to 10 kilometers and shoot 20 targets. For the cadet, the clock is always running. It's action-packed, physically-demanding and extraordinary to watch.

Biathlon is just one of the many opportunities the Cadet Program can offer Canada’s youth. Check into a cadet corps or squadron near you to learn more about what Cadets has to offer.

Survival - Field Training Exercise

The corps goes on four (4) weekend Field Training Exercises throughout the training year.

At an FTX, a cadet undergoes survival training. Some of the training topics covered are:

-First Aid
-Building Shelters

FTXs are an incredible learning experience for the cadets, despite facing the rough challenges of outdoor survival including eating military rations, harsh weather conditions, and living in tents. They always want to go back for more!

They form everlasting friendships, and learn to work together as a team!


Our cadets learn about the culture and current affairs within Canadian society. Cadets learn about our country's national symbols, the mechanics of Canadian governmental affairs, the Canadian Justice System and current issues facing our society such as cybercrime.

Community Service

Our cadets participate in events through Montreal in support of local government and community service organizations. Cadets are required to participate in at least 4 hours of community service each year. Our cadets have helped at soccer events, raised money for the Military Families Fund and helped collect non-perishable food for the West Island Mission's Food Bank.


Our cadets learn skills and knowledge necessary to operate in the wilderness. Cadets learn how to build survival shelters, how to navigate using a compass and a GPS, how to collect drinking water, how to prepare a bivouac site and proper dress and maintain good hygiene in the field, in all seasons.

Military History, Customs and its Role in Current Affairs

Our cadets learn about Canada's military history and the customs of the Canadian Army and our affiliated unit, the Royal Montreal Regiment. Cadets learn about the conflicts of the past and present and the role that the Canadian Forces has played in international and domestic affairs. The goal is to provide our cadets with a better understanding of Canada's military and the role it plays on behalf of the Government of Canada and the Canadian People.