Information for Employers Hiring Veterans

Fact sheet – Hire a Veteran

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Canada’s military men and women are known around the world for their leadership skills, teamwork and dedication. They are highly skilled in areas such as planning, communication, management, and the trades. Without question, they would be an asset to any workforce.

How do I get involved?

To make job opportunities available to Veterans, or to get more information, send an email to

Military Skills and Expertise

View these position summaries to gain a better understanding of the range of skills Veterans can bring to your workforce. This list represents the most common positions in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Each summary provides an overview of job duties and requirements, work environment, specialized training and education.

View all job summaries in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Learn more about military ranks.

Military Employment Transition Program

Veterans Affairs Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the not-for-profit organization Canada Company are partnering to help Canadian Armed Forces personnel find jobs after they leave the military. Find out how you can become an employer partner of the Military Employment Transition Program.

Veterans Transition Advisory Council

The Veterans Transition Advisory Council brings together industry leaders and government with the goal of helping Veterans transition into meaningful jobs in the private sector.

Did you find what you were looking for?

You can also do a search or contact us at 1-866-522-2122 (toll-free) Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, local time.

Living outside of Canada?

Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, EST

United States 1-888-996-2242 (toll-free)
United Kingdom, Germany, France, or Belgium 00-800-996-22421 (toll-free)
Any other country 1-613-996-2242 (collect)

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