Membership in The Royal Canadian Legion is subject to the organization's General By-Laws and to approval by the local branch to which application is made. For further information or application forms, please contact Royal Canadian Legion St. Albert Branch # 271.
There are four membership categories with the criteria for each category as follows:
You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:
The Canadian Forces or Her Majesty's Forces (including reserve force or reserve force under class "C" service);� or
The Forces or Underground Forces of any of Her Majesty's allies in any war; conflict or police action in which Canada was involved;� or
An actual theatre of war in any of the non-military services, during any war in which Canada was involved, (i.e.) Merchant Navy); or
Her Majesty's Reserve Forces including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre, for not less than one year;� or
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, for not less than one year;� or
the Forces of a country while that country was a member of NATO or NORAD in alliance with Canada; or
the Forces of the United States; or
the Forces of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea or South Vietnam, and were a Canadian citizen or� Commonwealth subject at the time of service; or
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 as a police officer for not less than one year.
If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you:
are the child, stepchild, adopted child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of someone who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership; or
are the spouse, parent or sibling of a qualified associate;� or
are the child of an Associate member; or
have served as a Cadet civilian instructor for not less than 3 years;� or
have served in The Royal Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets 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
served in the Polish Armed Forces after WW II below the rank of officer; or
have served in a City, Municipal, Volunteer, Unorganized , Provincial� or Federal Emergency Response Service for not less than one year.�
Affiliate Voting Membership
You may qualify for Affiliate voting membership if you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership.� You must be a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject who is of federal voting age.
Affiliate Non-Voting Membership
If you are a non-Canadian citizen or a non-Commonwealth subject from an Allied nation and support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion, you may apply for Affiliate Non-Voting membership. These members have the same rights as all other members except the rights to vote and hold office. A member admitted under this Section is not permitted to apply for voting status unless otherwise qualified.
Membership fees as of January 1, 2017 is $60.00 for non-senior and $45.00 for 65 and over.