Aboriginal Leadership Opportunities Year

From National Defence

The Aboriginal Leadership Opportunities Year (ALOY) is a one-year educational and leadership experience through the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario. The ALOY program includes:

  • sports
  • field trips
  • leadership development
  • military training
  • cultural support activities
  • individual learning plans

Through these learning plans, you will take part in individual and small group tutorials for pre-university (non-credit) and first-year university courses. 

As part of the program, you will enrol in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for one year as an Officer Cadet and receive free tuition and books. You may request to leave the program at any time. At the end of the year, you may apply to continue at RMC in a degree program through either the Regular Officer Training Program or the Reserve Entry Training Plan.

How to apply

To apply for the ALOY program you must have completed at least Grade 12 (Secondaire V in Quebec), or have obtained your GED. Applications are due February 15 so that all the arrangements can be made for the beginning of the school year in September. In addition to filling out the online application, you must also submit the ALOY enrolment form (PDF, 181 KB).

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