Transition: Every path is different

The first step is choosing a direction.

There are benefits and services for members, Veterans and their families every step of the way.

During your service

Benefits and programs that can help you throughout your military career and into life after service.

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Understanding transition


Transition is a continuous process. Checklists and tips for a successful transition.


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My VAC Account


A simple and secure way to do business online with Veterans Affairs Canada


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CF Morale and Welfare Services


A full range of fitness, sports and recreation; family and charitable support; retail, banking and personal financial services for CAF members and their families.


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Military Benefits Browser


Benefits and services information for CAF members and their families.


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CAF transition centres


Contact your local transiton centre for information on benefits, programs and family services that are right for you.


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Manage your CAF healthcare benefits


Plan for your future healthcare needs. Find out which of your CAF health benefits may be covered once you release.


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SISIP Financial


Understanding the realities of military life, we are the trusted provider of financial products and services to Canada’s military community.


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Military pension plans


Learn about your retirement income sources and pension options.


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Military housing


Military housing across Canada. Types of homes available, who qualifies and how to apply.


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Benefits for the ill and injured


Benefits for CAF members during a serious illness or injury.


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Compensation for illness or injury


Financial payments to Veterans who have a service-related injury or illness.


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SCAN seminars for planning your post-service life


Attend a SCAN seminar any time to learn about long-term planning, career options or education opportunities in post-service life.


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Military education and training


Education and training opportunities for CAF members.


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Medical and dental benefits


Comprehensive medical and dental services available to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.


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Staying healthy and active


Addiction awareness, injury prevention, active living, nutrition and social wellness.


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Casualty support services


Services to support CAF members and their families through illness, injury or death.


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Soldier On


Overcome physical or mental health illness or injury through physical activity and sport.


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Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS)


Peer support for you and your family when coping with an operational stress injury.


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Member and family assistance service


Talk to a mental health professional right now by calling 1-800-268-7708.


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DND Ombudsman


The Ombudsman investigates complaints and serves as a neutral third party on matters related to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces.


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Workplace conflict, misconduct and harassment resolution


Get help with harassment and conflict in the workplace. Report an incident or submit a complaint.


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Military Family Resource Centres


MFRCs are the hub of the military community. They provide programs and services that empower and encourage strong, independent individuals and families.


Further reading

The sooner, the better: when to start thinking about life after service


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One Veteran speaks about leaving the Forces


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A releasing Veteran goes back to school


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Leaving the service

Whether for medical release or retirement, CAF and VAC can help as you transition to your post-military life.

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Understanding transition


Transition is a continuous process. Checklists and tips for a successful transition.


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My VAC Account


A simple and secure way to do business online with Veterans Affairs Canada


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CAF release process


Understanding the voluntary, medical or Reserve Force release process.


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Your transition checklist


A complete transition checklist to help you successfully transition to life after service.


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Manage your CAF healthcare benefits


Plan for your future healthcare needs. Find out which of your CAF health benefits may be covered once you release.


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VAC transition interview


Schedule a transition interview to learn about VAC programs and services you may need in your post-service life.


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Long Term Disability (SISIP Financial)


Income protection and vocational rehabilition for CAF members released for medical reasons.


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Information for families


Services and information for the families of members, Veterans or the fallen.


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Veteran Family Program


Supports for medically-releasing CAF members and their families.


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Benefits for the ill and injured


Benefits for CAF members during a serious illness or injury.


ISSUED BY VAC

Compensation for illness or injury


Financial payments to Veterans who have a service-related injury or illness.


ISSUED BY CAF

SCAN seminars for planning your post-service life


Attend a SCAN seminar any time to learn about long-term planning, career options or education opportunities in post-service life.


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Career Transition Services


Counselling, interview preparation and resume writing services to help you find a career.


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Job bank for Veterans


Information and postings for Veterans looking for a job and for employers looking to hire Veterans.


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Jobs in the federal government


As a CAF member you get improved access to federal government jobs. Find out how.


Further reading

Families transition, too


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To be that Sergeant again


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Your new mission


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John's story


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Building your next career


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One Veteran speaks about leaving the Forces


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A releasing Veteran goes back to school


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After service

Maybe you are thinking of starting a new career or you may be managing uncertain health issues; see what transition services are available even after you've left the military.

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My VAC Account


A simple and secure way to do business online with Veterans Affairs Canada


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Education and Training Benefit


A grant to help you achieve your education and career goals after your military career.


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Information for families


Services and information for the families of members, Veterans or the fallen.


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Veteran Family Program


Supports for medically-releasing CAF members and their families.


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Military death benefits


Claims and reimbursements for the family, spouse or estate of a deceased Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member.


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Compensation for illness or injury


Financial payments to Veterans who have a service-related injury or illness.


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Soldier On


Overcome physical or mental health illness or injury through physical activity and sport.


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Income Replacement Benefit


Monthly payments to maintain your income while you are in the rehabilitation program.


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Rehabilitation services


Health care experts work with you to improve your health and adjust to life after service.


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Vocational Rehabilitation


Coaching, support and any other training you need to return to work or find a new job after an injury.


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Case Management


One-on-one support for you and your family to cope with a significant challenge such as a serious injury.


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Career Transition Services


Counselling, interview preparation and resume writing services to help you find a career.


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Job bank for Veterans


Information and postings for Veterans looking for a job and for employers looking to hire Veterans.


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Jobs in the federal government


As a CAF member you get improved access to federal government jobs. Find out how.


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Prince's Operation Entrepreneur


Interested in starting your own business? This national program offers the education, tools and resources needed to succeed.


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Veteran's service card


An ID card to recognize your previous service in the Canadian Armed Forces.


Further reading

Who are you when you leave the Canadian Armed Forces?


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Veteran entrepreneurs build on their military experience


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Natacha's story


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