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-----Who Can Join?

You may be eligible for membership in a Canadian branch of The Royal Canadian Legion if you are a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject and are of federal voting age. There are four membership categories, each with different qualifications. The criteria for each category are as follows:

Ordinary Membership - You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:
- The Canadian Forces or Her Majesty's Forces (regular force or reserve force with class "C" service);
- The Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty's allies in a war or police action in which Canada was involved;
- The Merchant Navy or non-military services in an actual theatre of war in which Canada was involved;
- Her Majesty's reserve force including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre. Must have at least one year (12 months) service;
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for not less than one year;
- The Forces of a country while that country was a member of NATO or NORAD;
- The United States Forces; or the Vietnam War with the Armed Forces of the United States, Australia, the Republic of Korea or South Vietnam, and were a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject at the time of service;
- The Canadian Coast Guard as an officer or crew member who has two or more years active service on the high seas or inland waterways;
- or a city, municipal or provincial police force for at least one year.


Associate Membership - If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you:
- are the child, stepchild, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of someone who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership
- or are the child of an Associate member
- or have served in The Royal Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets for not less than 3 years; or have been a cadet civilian instructor for not less than 3 years
- or have served as an officer in the Navy League of Canada for not less than 2 years
- or have served in the Polish Armed Forces after WW II
- or have served in a City, Municipal, Volunteer, Un-organized Territories or Federal Fire Service for not less than one year
- are the spouse, parent or sibling of an associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.


Affiliate Non-Voting Membership - If you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership but support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion you may apply for Affiliate Non-Voting membership.

Affiliate Voting Membership - An Affiliate Non-Voting member may apply for Affiliate Voting membership after two years (24 months) of continuous membership.

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