Project Partner: In collaboration with Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group
Languages: English and French


As a follow up to the successful Military to Civilian Employment: A Career Practitioner’s Guide, CERIC will be publishing a revised edition to support Canada’s career service professionals on meeting the unique and evolving needs of transitioning veterans. The new edition will reflect changes within the Canadian military ecosystem and ensure that career professionals have an up-to-date resource to help clients navigate smoothly from military roles into the civilian workforce or further education. 

The demand for support with employment transition for veterans remains high. The 2021 Statistics Canada Census of Population shows there are more than 450,000 veterans in Canada (with ages between 17 and 59). Additionally, each year in Canada, approximately 8,000 military members are released from service (up from 5,000 each year when the original book was published) and increasingly at a younger age. The challenges and opportunities this continues to pose will require a current and well-versed career professional. 

Details of the Guide

  • Researched and authored by career development expert Yvonne Rodney
  • Career coaches, counsellors, HR professionals, hiring managers and others working with ex-military personnel will all benefit from this specialized resource
  • Available in print, ebook and free pdf
  • Publication: January 2025
  • Launch: Cannexus25 National Career Development Conference, Ottawa


  • New content on Military Competent Cultural Counselling (M3C) based on an evolving understanding of military culture and systems
  • Updated content on military structures/processes/programs and current research and statistics relevant to the Canadian military sector
  • Up-to-date insights on translating military experience and training into civilian terms, including “demilitarizing” resumes and matching skills with the right employers
  • Most effective interventions today for helping veterans move to civilian employment: Career planning, job search, as well as coping and adaptation strategies
  • Latest trends in occupations for which transitioning armed forces personnel have immediately transferable skills and training
  • Content will again be dedicated to the distinct and dynamic career development needs of military spouses and families
  • New chapters on reservists as well as the transformation in military recruiting, applicable for clients considering a career with the military
  • Revised lists of veteran-friendly employers, education/training providers and supports


The development of the guide will include consultation and collaboration with the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group, Veterans Affairs Canada, Military Family Services as well as the Chief of Reserves and Employer Support, military-friendly employers and educators, and front-line career professionals.

Knowledge Champions

Knowledge Champions consist of a select number of organizations supporting the development and dissemination of this book. Our special thanks to the following Knowledge Champions for their leadership:

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Knowledge Champion, please contact Sharon Ferriss, CERIC’s Senior Director of Marketing Communications at