Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School

About CFLRS

The Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) conducts basic training for officers and non-commissioned members joining the Regular Force component of the Canadian Armed Forces. CFLRS is also responsible of professional development programmes for officers and non-commissioned members.

The School’s activities take place at the Saint-Jean Garrison located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Every year, more than 5000 people start their military career at CFLRS, while 3000 military members train via Distance Learning. CFLRS employs more than 600 military and civilian employees.

Information for the visitors

When can I visit a recruit or an officer-cadet in training?

Visits are not authorized during the indoctrination period first three weekends of the course) or when the platoon is given supplementary training on weekends. Once the indoctrination period is over, candidates may welcome guests on Saturday (from 1 pm to 10 pm), on Sunday (from 8:30 am to 7 pm) and on statutory holidays (from 1 pm to 10 pm). Guests must be welcomed at the Rotunda and may go to the Subway, the Canex, the O'Mega Mess, the cafeteria or the orange corridor. All other areas are explicitly out of bounds to any guests.

Accommodations in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

For more information regarding places to stay and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu area, visit Haut Richelieu tourism's website.

Accommodations at the Saint-Jean Garrison (for military members only)

Please contact the Exacta Centre:450-358-7099, extension 6110

Contact the Exacta Centre by email.

How to get to the Saint-Jean Garrison

Address:

Saint-Jean Garrison
25 Grand-Bernier
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc

From Montreal:

  1. Cross the Champlain Bridge
  2. Take Highway 10 East
  3. Exit #22, Highway 35 South
  4. Exit #45, Rue Pierre-Caisse
  5. At the lights, turn left
  6. Keep your right and at the lights, turn right on Rue Pierre-Caisse
  7. At the lights, turn left on Rue Grand-Bernier
  8. Drive for approximately 3 Km. The Saint-Jean Garrison will be located on your left after Des Carrières Street

From Québec City:

  1. Take Highway 20 West
  2. Exit #98 West, Highway 30 West
  3. Exit #67, Highway 10 East
  4. Go to step 3 of previous menu

From Montreal-Trudeau International Airport:

  1. When you leave the airport, follow the indications for Highway 20 East
  2. On Highway 20 East, follow the indications for Champlain Bridge
  3. Go to step 1 of first menu

From Hull / Ottawa:

  1. Highway 417 East becomes Highway 40 East in Quebec
  2. Exit #32, Highway 540/ Highway 20/ON-401/Salaberry de Valleyfield/Toronto
  3. Continue on Highway 30 East (toll road)
  4. Exit #67, Highway 10 East
  5. Go to step 3 of first menu

From Kingston:

  1. Highway 401 East becomes Highway 20 East in Quebec
  2. Exit Highway 30 East (toll road)
  3. Exit #67, Highway 10 East
  4. Go to step 3 of first menu

Public Transportation from Montreal:

  1. At Terminus AMT Centre-ville, take Bus 96 to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (French only).
  2. Once at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Station, take a taxi (approximately 10 minutes away from the Garrison).
  3. If you are arriving at the Montreal-Trudeau Airport, take the 747 P-E-Trudeau/Downtown Bus to the Terminus AMT Centre-ville (French only).
  4. The Train Station (Gare Centrale) is of walking distance to the Terminus AMT Centre-ville. 
Graduation Ceremonies

Family members and friends of the graduates are invited to the Graduation Ceremonies. The ceremonies take place on Thursdays at 2 pm in the HD-4 Building located at the Saint-Jean Garrison. Doors open at 12:30 pm, and guests must be seated no later than 1:45 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking spots are also available for the guests. 

The ceremony is approximately an hour long and is followed by a reception for the graduates, their families and their instructors. After the reception, with their instructors' approval, graduates can go out for the evening with their families, but will have to return to the School no later than 10:00 pm. 

The evening prior to the Graduation Ceremony, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with their instructors’ approval, graduates can welcome guests at the main building entrance and shall proceed to the O'Mega Mess or the cafeteria. Graduates may be granted permission to have supper in town.

A few weeks before the Graduation Ceremony, candidates will be informed of the procedure to gain permission to meet their respective families and friends for the evenings before and after the Graduation Ceremony.

What happens after the course?

A few weeks prior to the Graduation Ceremony, candidates will find out when and where they will have to report to their next training establishment. In most cases, graduates leave the day following the ceremony. In some exceptional cases and if the conditions allow it, graduates may leave with their families after the ceremony if they have received permission from their instructors.

Calendar

The ceremonies take place at 2 pm in the HD-4 Building located at the Saint-Jean Garrison. Guests must be seated no later than 1:45 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Basic Military Officer Qualification (officer-cadets)
Platoon NumberStart DateEnd DateCeremony Date
L0085E & L0086E March 12, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 14, 2018
L0001F & L0002E May 7, 2018 July 27, 2018 July 26, 2018
L0003E May 14, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 2, 2018
L0004E & L0005F August 27, 2018 November 16, 2018 November 15, 2018
L0006E & L0007E September 10, 2018 November 30, 2018 November 29, 2018
M0001E & M0002E July 2, 2018 August 3, 2018 N/A
M0003F, M0004E, M0005F & M0006E July 9, 2018 August 10, 2018 N/A
M0007F, M0008E, M0009E & M0010E July 23, 2018 August 24, 2018 N/A
F0014E, F0015F & F0016E May 21, 2018 July 6, 2018 N/A
F0017E & F0018E May 28, 2018 July 13, 2018 N/A
F0019F & F0020E June 11, 2018 July 27, 2018 N/A
Q0026E & Q0027E April 23, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 14, 2018
Q0028E May 14, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 5, 2018
Q0029E June 11, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 2, 2018
Q0001F & Q0002E June 4, 2018 July 27, 2018 July 26, 2018
Q0003E June 11, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 2, 2018
Q0004E & Q0005F September 24, 2018 November 16, 2018 November 15, 2018
Q0006E & Q0007E October 8, 2018 November 30, 2018 November 29, 2018

 

Basic Military Qualification (recruits)
Platoon NumberStart DateEnd DateCeremony Date
R0273E, R0274F, R0275E & R0276E March 5, 2018 May 25, 2018 May 24, 2018
R0277E, R0278E, R0279F & R0280E March 19, 2018 June 8, 2018 June 7, 2018
R0281E & R0282F March 26, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 14, 2018
R0001E, R0002E & R0003E April 16, 2018 June 22, 2018 June 21, 2018
R0004F & R0005E April 30, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 5, 2018
R0006F May 28, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 2, 2018
R0007E & R0008E June 18, 2018 August 24, 2018 August 23, 2018
R0009E & R0010E June 25, 2018 August 31, 2018 August 30, 2018
R0011F & R0012E July 16, 2018 September 21, 2018 September 20, 2018
R0013E, R0014E & R0015E July 30, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 4, 2018
R0016E & R0017E August 6, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 11, 2018
R0018F, R0019E, R0020F & R0021E August 13, 2018 October 19, 2018 October 18, 2018
R0022E, R0023E & R0024E August 20, 2018 October 26, 2018 October 25, 2018
R0025F & R0026E August 27, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 1, 2018
R0027E & R0028F September 3, 2018 November 9, 2018 November 8, 2018
R0029E September 10, 2018 November 16, 2018 November 15, 2018
R0030E & R0031E September 17, 2018 November 23, 2018 November 22, 2018
R0032E & R0033E September 24, 2018 November 30, 2018 November 29, 2018
R0034E, R0035E, R0036F & R0037E October 22, 2018 January 25, 2019 January 24, 2019
R0038E, R0039E, R0040F & R0041E October 29, 2018 February 1, 2019 January 31, 2019
R0042F, R0043E, R0044F & R0045E November 5, 2018 February 8, 2019 February 7, 2019
R0046E & R0047E November 12, 2018 February 15, 2019 February 14, 2019
R0048E, R0049F & R0050E November 19, 2018 February 22, 2019 February 21, 2019

 

Dress

For civilians: business attire

For military members: 1A with medals

 

The graduation ceremonies pictures and video services are subcontracted to external agencies. To purchase the pictures and/or the video, please contact the agencies below:

Official picturesOfficial video

Mr. Christian Jacques

(450) 542-9123

Email 

Website

Mr. Jean Bédard

(450) 348-3533

Email

 

Contact Us

To contact a candidate:

Postal address

Service number
Rank, name and initials
Course number
CFLRS
St-Jean Garrison
P.O. Box 100, Station Bureau-Chef
Richelain (Quebec)
J0J 1R0


Example:

A12 345 678
Private Simpson, J.P.
R0001E
CFLRS
St-Jean Garrison
P.O. Box 100, Station Bureau-Chef
Richelain (Quebec)
J0J 1R0

Fax

450-358-7009

Please ensure that the following information is included on the cover page:

  • Candidate's service number
  • Rank, name and initials
  • Course title, course and platoon numbers

Phone number (for emergencies only)

450-358-7099, extension 7229

Questions and Comments

Your comments are important to us and we will address your concerns as quickly as possible.

You can submit your questions and/or comments directly to this email address. 

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