Legion Membership Information

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:

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 (including reserve force or reserve force under class “C” service)

  • The Forces or Underground Forces of any of Her Majesty’s allies in any war; conflict or police action in which Canada was involved

  • An actual theatre of war in any of the non-military services, during any war in which Canada was involved, (i.e.) Merchant Navy

  • Her Majesty’s Reserve Forces including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre, for not less than one year

  • 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 in alliance with Canada

  • The Forces of the United States

  • 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

  • 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

  • A city, municipal or provincial police force as a police officer for not less than 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, 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

  • Are the child of an Associate member

  • Have served as a Cadet civilian instructor for not less than 3 years

  • Have served in The Royal Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets for not less than 3 years

  • Have served as an officer in the Navy League of Canada for not less than 2 years

  • Served in the Polish Armed Forces after WW II below the rank of officer

  • 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, 2019 is $60.00 for non-senior and $50.00 for 65 and over.