It is with great pride that Veterans Affairs Canada is launching consultations to inform the development of a National Veterans Employment Strategy.

Finding employment opportunities when transitioning from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) can be a new challenge. Our Government is committed to helping Veterans and those releasing from service with all aspects of transitioning to post-military lifeincluding supporting them to find meaningful employment. The National Veterans Employment Strategy will set out specific actions to help connect Canadian Veterans with Canadian jobs.

To build the strategy, we want to hear directly from those with insight into Veteran employment. This includes Veterans, CAF members, stakeholder groups, family members and employers.


As the first stage of consultation, we are launching an anonymous survey for Veterans and CAF members on the Let’s Talk Veterans platform that will run from August to September. We want to hear your personal perspectives, your employment preferences and any barriers you face.

Additional consultations for stakeholders and employers will take place in the coming months. I encourage you to join the consultations to share your knowledge and influence the National Veterans Employment Strategy.

Anyone with an interest in Veteran employment is also welcome to reach out with ideas for the strategy by emailing Visit Let’s Talk Veterans to participate in this and other consultations related to Veterans’ issues.


The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence