Summer Training FAQs

How do I get my Transport Canada medical examination?
  • As per course requirement, all GPS and PPS candidates must have a valid Category 3 medical issued by Transport Canada when they are on course. Candidates must schedule an appointment with a Transport Canada approved physician by the end of March. This is on to ensure your medical certificate arrives before June. Note that only the selected candidates are required to have one; if you are not selected, you may choose to cancel the appointment with the physician. A list of these examiners can be found on the Transport Canada web site.
Who makes the decision for selecting Summer Training Courses?
  • All NSTC applicants get reviewed and selected by the joint effort of the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACLC) and the Department of National Defense (DND);
  • All Staff Cadet applicants get reviewed and selected by our Regional Headquarters; and
  • All other course applicants are reviewed and prioritized by the squadron staff, and selections are made by the Commanding Officer on the advice of staff.
We cannot meet the drop-off date and time as listed on the Intake Movement Orders, how can my son/daughter reach the CTC?
  • If given enough notice in advance, a request can be made to change the date and/or time so your son/daughter can get to the CTC before the course start. If there is not enough time to make changes and/or you would like to drop them off directly at the CTC, please complete the form Cdt #118 and submit it to your Summer Contact/designate at least 1 week prior to the start of course. Make sure the information in Section C is accurate.
  • A copy of the Cdt #118 can be found in the Pacific Region CTC Joining Instructions, Annex I. Instructions to completing the form is printed on the form. Your son/daughter must then bring the signed original copy to their respective CTC.
Can I pick-up my son/daughter directly from the CTC after he/she is finished the course?
  • Yes, as long as the Cdt #118 is filled out, submitted to your Summer Contact/designate, and brought to their respective CTC. Make sure the information in Section C is accurate.
I am unable to pick-up my son/daughter on the day they are coming back. Can I get my neighbour to pick him/her up?
  • Yes, as long as the Cdt #118 is filled out, submitted to your Summer Contact/designate, and brought to their respective CTC. The authorized person can be anyone you want, as long as they are 18 years and older. Make sure the information in Section D is accurate, and their name matches their picture ID
  • Ensure that the authorized person brings a picture ID when they pick up your son/daughter