Royal Military College Saint-Jean

Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Royal Military College Saint-Jean Arms.jpg
MottoFrench: Verité, Devoir, Vaillance
Motto in English
Truth, Duty, Valour
TypeMilitary college
ChancellorHarjit Sajjan (ex officio as Defence Minister)
Principal18087 Commandant Colonel Gervais Charpentier (RMC 1992)
Administrative staff
Undergraduatesup to 200
Location, ,
45°17′49″N 73°15′09″W / 45°17′49″N 73°15′09″W / 45.29694; -73.25250
Campus80 acres (32 ha), waterfront, situated on the west bank of the Richelieu River, Fort Saint-Jean (Quebec)
2 year program'A diploma not like the others' 'Un diploma pas comme les autres'
AffiliationsAUCC, IAU, AUFC, COU, CIS, CVU, PPC, UArctic, MAISA,

The Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMCSJ; French: Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean), commonly referred to as RMC Saint-Jean, is a Canadian military college. It is located on the site of Fort Saint-Jean, originally built in 1666, which is now part of the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, 40 km south of Montreal. RMC Saint-Jean is the arm of the Canadian Military College system that primarily ensures the smooth transition of selected cadets from Quebec high schools to university education by providing pre-university (Quebec's separate college-level) programs. The programs are harmonized with those at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). The four components of achievement are Academics, Leadership, Athletics and Bilingualism. RMC Saint-Jean offers a low teacher-student ratio, a physical fitness programme, teaching, and leadership activities. The college has clubs, an intramural sports programme and recreational facilities.


  • Conduct of the Preparatory Year academic activities, under the functional authority of RMC, as well as military and fitness training and bilingualism.
  • Provision of oversight, under the functional authority of RMC, of the Continuing Studies and Officer Professional Military Education programs.[1]
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