OTTAWA, June 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Veterans have served our country with bravery, honour and dignity—putting their lives at risk to protect our freedom. Canadian Armed Forces members and their families deserve our gratitude and continued support when they transition from military to civilian life.
Enhancements introduced to the Government of Canada's Job Bank website will help Veterans in finding the information they need to plan their career or find good, well-paying civilian jobs. The new updates make the website more user-friendly and also include resources and tools to help employers and organizations that help Veterans in transitioning to civilian employment.
Job Bank, the Government of Canada's free and bilingual website helps connect job seekers and employers across the country. It provides access to timely, reliable, and comprehensive labour market information to help ensure that all Canadians can make informed career decisions. Since 2015, the website has given employers the option of marketing their job postings to apprentices, Indigenous Peoples, newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities, seniors, students and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces.
"After serving our country and defending our freedom, our Veterans deserve support as they transition into the civilian workforce. The new improvements to Job Bank will make it easier for our Veterans to find good, well-paying jobs, which will help grow our economy and strengthen our middle class. Veterans have transferable skills that will help our economy grow stronger."
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
"Helping Canada's Veterans find good jobs in the private sector is truly a win-win for everyone. Veterans get to put their training and hard-earned skills to good use, while Canadian businesses benefit from the unique skills Veterans offer."
- The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of the Department of National Defence
- In 2016, close to 10,000 Regular and Reserve Force members released from the military. While many of them transition successfully, we recognize that some struggle.
- Job Bank is Canada's online employment and labour market information service. It receives 180,000 site visits and 1,250,000 views per day. In 2016, over 600,000 jobs were posted through Job Bank.
- Labour market information includes any data, information or analyses that can assist Canadians in making informed decisions or plans related to: learning, training and skills development; employment, job searches and career planning; staff recruitment, retention and related business decisions; and workforce investment strategies.
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