Royal Military College of Canada



The Royal Military College of Canada's (RMC) uniformed students are educated and trained for careers as commissioned officers in the Canadian Forces. Serving Canadians since 1876, RMC has placed its graduates not only in military service, but also in government, business, and the professions. Almost without exception, the graduates of RMC are found in positions of leadership and responsibility. RMC occupies a 41 hectare peninsula immediately to the east of downtown Kingston, Ontario. Modern academic, athletic, and residential facilities blend with older, historic buildings. Classes are small, the student/faculty ratio is advantageous, and laboratories are equipped with state of the art essentials. The academic programs in arts, science, and engineering are taught in English and in French, the opportunity to learn and excel in both official languages is a fixture of the institution.

On Campus Housing

Cadets are normally required to live on campus in assigned dormitories. First year students are two to a room. All dormitories are co-educational. When required, married quarters on nearby Canadian Forces Base Kingston are sufficient to meet requirements.

Incoming Students

Recruit orientation precedes first year studies. This orientation introduces students to the history, facilities, and opportunities of RMC while imparting military skills necessary for joining the cadet structure.


Arts, aerobics, aikido, astronomy, climbing, cycling, debating, equitation, fish and game, flying, historical military drill old 18, jiu-jitsu, karate and CNIB club, military precision drill, outdoors, paintball, photo, recreation shooting, recruiting, rowing, sandhurst team, social dance, stage band, theatre, triathlon, ultimate frisbee, video editing, war games, weight lifting, windsurfing, and yachting.

Information Technology

A number of up to date microcomputers and workstation laboratories support teaching activity and individual study. All labs are integrated into local area networks. You have almost unlimited access to the university's computer labs, so you do not need a personal computer, but many cadets bring or purchase one. All dormitory rooms are connected to the local area network and for a small annual fee, you can access the Internet from your room.


A program made up of four interlocking segments dominates the life of an office cadet during the vigorous years at the College. These are academic, military, physical education, and second language training. The RMC cadet mess provides facilities for the training of the Cadet Wing in the customs and practices of a service mess, and has facilities for social and recreational activities, which are an integral part of college life.

Campus Tour

For RMC information or for campus tour contact: Liaison Office P.O. Box 17000, Station Forces Kingston, ON K7K 7B4 Canada Tel: (613) 541-6000, ext. 6984 Toll-free: (866) 762-2672 Fax: (613) 541-6634 E-mail: Website:


All applications for RMC are processed through the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre. Information on career appointments with the CF and the RMC application process can be obtained from your local CFRC. To contact the CFRC nearest you, call (800) 856-8488.

Modified on August 18, 2012