Royal Canadian Air Cadets participate in a nationally-directed curriculum which aims to develop in cadets the attributes of good citizenship, leadership, physical fitness and an interest in aviation. Training is delivered at the Squadron-level, and complemented through summer training courses which are offered at Cadet Training Centres throughout the country.
There are two components of the Air Cadet Squadron training program:
- Mandatory training: weekly training nights on Wednesdays, and a number of weekend exercises
- Optional training: extracurricular teams such as band, ground school, drill team, marksmanship, sports and effective speaking