Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program

Aboriginal youth with an RCMP police officer.

The Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training Program (APTP) offers Canadian Aboriginal peoples aged 19 – 29 the opportunity to experience daily police work with the RCMP. This summer program provides candidates with hands-on experience at the RCMP Academy (Depot) and a unique opportunity to work alongside police officers in RCMP detachments near their home communities.

About the Program

APTP candidates attend a three week training session at the RCMP Academy (Depot) in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The training includes collaborative problem-solving skills, law enforcement techniques, public speaking and cultural diversity. Elements of physical fitness and drill are incorporated into the training, which promote team work and provide candidates with long-term strategies to meet their personal fitness goals.

After successful completion of the APTP course, candidates are posted to an RCMP detachment in or near their home community where they will work with police officers for 8 weeks. Activities and duties vary depending on the need of the detachment but they will include crime prevention and community policing initiatives.

Basic Requirements

  • Be between 19 - 29 years of age;
  • Be of First Nation, Métis or Inuit descent;
  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Be of good character;
  • Be able to pass an enhanced reliability security check;
  • Be in good physical condition;
  • Possess a Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent; and
  • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Canadian driver's licence.

For more information on this program and how you can apply, contact your local recruiting office.