Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program

The Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program (IPTP) includes a three-week training session at the RCMP Training Academy (Depot) in Regina, Saskatchewan.

As an IPTP Candidate 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, RCMP regular members are with the Indigenous IPTP Candidates 24/7. They provide a full spectrum of support including accommodating any dietary restrictions.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our paramount concern has been for the health and safety of our IPTP Candidates and those attending the academy as we continue to implement best practices in collaboration with provincial and federal health authorities.

Open to Indigenous Peoples in Canada

To apply you must be:

  • of Indigenous descent (First Nation, Inuit or Métis)
  • 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

To get more information or to learn how to apply, please email the National Coordinator, Cpl Maureen Greyeyes Brant, RCMP Indigenous Relations Services at

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