Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program

Indigenous pre-cadet training at the RCMP Training Academy

The program includes a three-week training session at the RCMP Training Academy (Depot) in Regina, Saskatchewan.

You'll learn:

  • How to work as part of a policing team
  • An introduction to the Criminal Code and RCMP policy
  • Physical fitness and drill
  • Skills to help prepare you to apply to be a police officer

While at Depot, regular members are with the Indigenous cadets 24/7. They provide a full spectrum of support.

We can accommodate any dietary restrictions.

Open to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

To apply you must be:

  • of Indigenous descent (First Nation, Métis or Inuit)
  • aged 19 to 29
  • a Canadian citizen
  • a graduate of a Canadian secondary school (or equivalent)
  • able to pass an enhanced reliability security check

What graduates have to say about the Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program

"Applying to the Aboriginal (Indigenous) Pre-Cadet Training Program is the best choice I've ever made."

Nathaniel McAdam, Saskatchewan

"I wasn't sure about a career with the RCMP. The Aboriginal (Indigenous) Pre-Cadet Training Program changed that for me. I loved every drill, fitness, and classroom session at Depot."

Hannah Millier, New Brunswick

"I'm excited to be able to one day become an RCMP officer and inspire more to join to show that we can make a difference in society."

Phoebe Niviaqsiaq, Nunavut

Learn how to apply

If you are interested in this program, let us know. To get more information or to learn how to apply, please contact

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