Upon enrollment a new cadet in the Air Cadet Program is known as a "cadet" (Cdt). Appointment (or promotion) to higher ranks occurs after the cadet has met certain nationally prescribed standards. The specific criteria for all ranks is established to ensure that all cadets who receive a rank promotion possess the same basic qualifications or similar experience, the successful completion of squadron training serves as the common standard on which all cadets are evaluated, and that every cadet is given the same opportunity to advance.
The chart displays the rank structure of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets (CATO 13-02).
Cadet Rank Progression
The following chart illusrates cadet rank progression through all three cadet elemnts (sea, army, and air)