Project Partner: Canada Company

Languages: English and French


CERIC has commissioned a set of guides (one English and one French) for Canadian career service professionals on the unique needs of transitioning veterans into civilian careers.

On average 5,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel will exit the military each year. The challenges and opportunities this will pose to successfully transition to civilian careers and further educational opportunities will require a well-versed career professional. This guide will equip career professionals with what they to know to assist former military personnel in moving to prosperous careers after serving their country.

Military to Civilian Employment: A Career Practitioner’s Guide


D’une carrière militaire à un emploi civil : guide de l’intervenant en développement de carrière



  • Understanding military culture and systems
  • Career development needs of ex-military personnel: transition and adaptation
  • Effective interventions for helping veterans move to civilian employment
  • Military training and education and determining civilian equivalencies
  • Helping ex-military personnel translate military skills/jobs into civilian workplace language
  • Trends in occupations for which transitioning armed forces personnel have immediately transferable skills and training
  • Employment and implications for military families
  • Lists of veteran-friendly employers, education/training providers and support programs



The development of the guide is being undertaken in partnership with Canada Company. Canada Company is a charitable organization. Founded, funded and supported by the Canadian business community, to serve our military. A non-profit organization exclusively supporting the military with a direct line on the specific needs of Canadian businesses, and how military resources can be the secret weapon.

It will include consultation and collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, Military Family Services, military-friendly employers and front-line career professionals.

Knowledge Champions

Knowledge Champions consist of select number of key organizations supporting the development and dissemination of the guides.

Our special thanks to the following Knowledge Champions for their leadership:

To learn how you can become part of our exclusive group of Knowledge Champions, contact

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