Tap into a skilled labour pool

Thousands of transitioning military members and Veterans are equipped and ready to enter the civilian workforce. These highly skilled workers have received specialized training in various fields, and can bring great value to your organization.

Gain insight on how you can contribute to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and find information that can assist you in hiring and retaining military members.

700,000 Veterans 100,000 military members

Large majority of Veterans are of “working age”.
Military members demonstrate high levels of self-efficiency and drive.
2 in 5 who make the transition to civilian life have difficulty.
About 4,000 to 5,000 Canadian Armed Force members leave the military every year.

You can help. It’s easy.

Hire a Veteran

Transitioning military members and Veterans bring a wide range of skill sets to the table. They would be a great asset to any workforce. Use Job Bank to post jobs and market them to Veteran job seekers.

Become a Connected Employer

Make job opportunities available to Veterans by registering to become a Veteran-certified employer. Veterans Affairs Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces want to help you recruit military talent in the most effective way for your organization. Through a few simple steps and lots of guidance, you will create an employer profile that will allow you to connect with job seekers and fill job vacancies for your business.

1Contact VAC by email.
2Complete the quick and easy information sheet that they will provide.
3Learn about how to best recruit and hire military talent.
4Connect with military members who are interested in new career opportunities.

Did you know?

Each member of the Canadian Armed Forces is trained to perform First Aid and CPR.
Military members are able to demonstrate core competencies such as critical thinking, self-management and leadership.
Reservists aren’t automatically called to duty, making them very dependable

Translate your job title

The Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans sometimes use different terms for job titles. Find the right words to market your job directly to Veterans and other military members by using the Civilian to Military Translator.


Key terms you should know

Employer awareness and understanding is a key factor in successful workplace integration. Learn common terminology used in the military community to connect better with military members.

Former member of the Forces who successfully completed basic training and was honourably discharged.
Transitioning military members
Military personnel who are in the process of leaving the military and entering civilian life.
Part-time members of the Forces who train a couple of times during the week and/or weekends at locations close to home.
Regular Force members
Members of the Forces who serve full time and are ready to respond immediately to threats, disasters or crises in Canada and abroad.
Members of the Forces who hold a position of authority. Officer duties include managing people, equipment, and budgets throughout the duration of a mission.
Non-commissioned members
Members of the Forces who are highly trained in a specific trade, such as administration, communications and logistics.
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