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Re: Priority Hiring in Fed Pub Svc (info, news, hints, tips, etc. - merged)
« Reply #200 on: January 11, 2017, 08:49:27 »
Complaining to MVAC? You'd have better luck with a piece of drywall listening to your concerns.

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Re: Priority Hiring in Fed Pub Svc (info, news, hints, tips, etc. - merged)
« Reply #201 on: January 11, 2017, 10:54:15 »
Recently applied to a position with a department.  The job posting clearly stated "All eligible veterans and CAF personnel may apply".  After completing the on-line application process I received an email stating that I had been de-selected because I did not indicate yes to all of the screening questions.  The questions that I had said no to were questions about whether I had experience working in said department.  I find that a bit dis-ingenuous and mis-leading to say that veterans and CAF personnel can apply, however if you have no experience working in the Department you are applying for, then you don't even get your application in the door for consideration, no matter how qualified you are for the job.  My perception now is that they tag the job posting with "All eligible veterans and CAF personnel may apply" just so that they can say, yes we consider veterans and CAF personnel. 

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Re: Priority Hiring in Fed Pub Svc (info, news, hints, tips, etc. - merged)
« Reply #202 on: January 11, 2017, 10:59:48 »
Recently applied to a position with a department.  The job posting clearly stated "All eligible veterans and CAF personnel may apply".  After completing the on-line application process I received an email stating that I had been de-selected because I did not indicate yes to all of the screening questions.  The questions that I had said no to were questions about whether I had experience working in said department.  I find that a bit dis-ingenuous and mis-leading to say that veterans and CAF personnel can apply, however if you have no experience working in the Department you are applying for, then you don't even get your application in the door for consideration, no matter how qualified you are for the job.  My perception now is that they tag the job posting with "All eligible veterans and CAF personnel may apply" just so that they can say, yes we consider veterans and CAF personnel.

I can believe that as being a credible and accurate analysis of their practices.  Technically, in their books, they were following the intent by advertising, but in reality, not following the intent in their screening process.  Door is only open to apply, but not to enter.
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Re: Priority Hiring in Fed Pub Svc (info, news, hints, tips, etc. - merged)
« Reply #203 on: January 11, 2017, 13:00:53 »
Anyone screened out is (or should be) provided the contact information of the person running the process, and they can have the application reviewed.  If it doesn't say "You must have experience working with this department" in the essential qualifications of the poster, then they cannot use that question in the screening process.

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« Reply #204 on: January 11, 2017, 14:24:52 »
Anyone screened out is (or should be) provided the contact information of the person running the process, and they can have the application reviewed.  If it doesn't say "You must have experience working with this department" in the essential qualifications of the poster, then they cannot use that question in the screening process.

Ah. So naive of you.
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Re: Priority Hiring in Fed Pub Svc (info, news, hints, tips, etc. - merged)
« Reply #205 on: January 11, 2017, 15:24:57 »
Ah. So naive of you.

It worked for me.  YMMV.

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« Reply #206 on: January 11, 2017, 15:35:02 »
It worked for me.  YMMV.
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Re: Priority Hiring in Fed Pub Svc (info, news, hints, tips, etc. - merged)
« Reply #207 on: January 11, 2017, 15:40:28 »
I am currently in 2 pools after interviews and tests, so fingers crossed.

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Re: Priority Hiring in Fed Pub Svc (info, news, hints, tips, etc. - merged)
« Reply #208 on: January 11, 2017, 15:42:24 »
I am currently in 2 pools after interviews and tests, so fingers crossed.

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I was 3B rel in Sep 15.  I just applied for VAC1002 "Medical Release Attributable to Service Determination" for Statutory Priority.  I ack that it will take some time (likely months) to get a response from VAC. I also ack that I should have done this a long time ago.  So, I am not making complaints about timelines.

However, until I get a decision from VAC, I do believe that I am automatically eligible for Regulatory Priority hiring since my rel was 3B.  Does anyone know how I can get set up for this?  My convo with VAC about this was practically useless as the friendly (really was -- I'm not being sarcastic) indiv kept getting the two special hiring processes mixed up. 

Oh, and just so I don't start up the same confusion again, here are the defs (etc) for the two diff status:

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There are two types of priority:

Statutory Priority – for those medically-released with a service-related injury or illness. and

Regulatory Priority – for those medically-released for other reasons. Regulatory priority is only available to Regular Force, Reserve Class B (> 180 days) and Reserve Class C.

Medically-released Veterans with a statutory entitlement have the highest level of priority entitlement. They must be considered and, if qualified, appointed before all others. If no qualified persons with a statutory priority entitlement are identified, those who have a regulatory priority entitlement are considered next. Organizations must consider persons with a priority entitlement first, before initiating an appointment process.

To qualify for a statutory priority entitlement Veterans Affairs Canada is required to review your medical release to determine if it was due to a service-related injury or illness. Please request the priority within five years after the date of release; be certified as able to return to work; and not employed in the public service for an indeterminate period. Both priority entitlements are for five years.


As you can see, instr on how to get the stat priority entitlement is stated, but not the reg priority.  And, the www.jobs.gc.ca website is looking for a Priority Reference Number (PRN).

HELP :)

EDITED: to change my error in rel date to year 2015 (vice 2009).  Sorry about that  [:-[
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Anyone screened out is (or should be) provided the contact information of the person running the process, and they can have the application reviewed.  If it doesn't say "You must have experience working with this department" in the essential qualifications of the poster, then they cannot use that question in the screening process.

Not everyone who writes Job posters understands the requirements, if the job interests you and you think you have the qualifications, contact them and politely point out the error, if honest they will fix it. If they are trying to exclude you, they just opened up their posting for a challenge and you should challenge it, always be polite because if you win you might have to work with them afterwards.

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Your regulatory priority is no longer in force.  If you released in '09, the five year period has expired.  Per the PSER:

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Canadian Forces — release for medical reasons

8 (1) The following persons who are released from the Canadian Forces for medical reasons are entitled to appointment in priority to all persons, other than those referred to in sections 39.1 and 40 and subsections 41(1) and (4) of the Act, to any position in the public service for which the Commission is satisfied that the person meets the essential qualifications referred to in paragraph 30(2)(a) of the Act:

(a) a member of the regular force;

(b) a member of the special force; and

(c) a member of the reserve force on Class B Reserve Service of more than 180 consecutive days or on Class C Reserve Service.

Marginal note:Conditions

(1.1) The priority applies if

(a) the person requests the priority within five years after the day on which the person is released;

(b) the person is not employed in the public service for an indeterminate period at the time the request is made;

(c) within five years after the day on which the person is released, the person is certified by a competent authority to be ready to return to work on the day specified by the authority; and

(d) the day specified is within five years after the day on which the person is released.

Marginal note:Entitlement period

(2) The entitlement period begins on the day on which the person is ready to return to work, as certified by a competent authority, and ends on the earliest of

(a) the day that is five years after the day on which the entitlement period begins;

(a.1) the day on which the Minister of Veterans Affairs determines that the person was released for medical reasons that are attributable to service;

(b) the day on which the person is appointed to a position in the public service for an indeterminate period; and

(c) the day on which the person declines an appointment to a position in the public service for an indeterminate period without good and sufficient reason.

Marginal note:Interpretation

(3) In subsection (1), Class B Reserve Service and Class C Reserve Service have the same meaning as in sections 9.07 and 9.08, respectively, of the Queen’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces.

SOR/2007-11, s. 5; SOR/2010-89, s. 4; SOR/2015-115, s. 4.
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Sorry @dapaterson:  my error (which I have since corrected)... I released in 2015 (vice 2009), so I am in that 5 yr range.  Thank you for going to the effort of adding the info that you did!

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I went through this a while back, so here is an excerpt from the email that I received:

As per our telephone conversation, I could explain to you how to get on the system but in order to register you need a letter from the Directorate of Casualty Support Management (DCSM) who actually will brief you on your rights and privilege with all up to date information, so I will give you their link here DCSM-DGSB@forces.gc.ca Send them your Name, SN, telling them that you were Medically release and provide them with a phone number, they will call you back and give you all the necessary information.

I was 3B rel in Sep 15.  I just applied for VAC1002 "Medical Release Attributable to Service Determination" for Statutory Priority.  I ack that it will take some time (likely months) to get a response from VAC. I also ack that I should have done this a long time ago.  So, I am not making complaints about timelines.

However, until I get a decision from VAC, I do believe that I am automatically eligible for Regulatory Priority hiring since my rel was 3B.  Does anyone know how I can get set up for this?  My convo with VAC about this was practically useless as the friendly (really was -- I'm not being sarcastic) indiv kept getting the two special hiring processes mixed up. 

Oh, and just so I don't start up the same confusion again, here are the defs (etc) for the two diff status:

As you can see, instr on how to get the stat priority entitlement is stated, but not the reg priority.  And, the www.jobs.gc.ca website is looking for a Priority Reference Number (PRN).

HELP :)

EDITED: to change my error in rel date to year 2015 (vice 2009).  Sorry about that  [:-[

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Well, I am back with some info.  Thank you so much, esp @DA Patterson for helping me to "help myself."

So, I sent an RFI to the OPI (for lack of a better acronym) DCSM (Director Casualty Support Management) on 18 Jul 17.  I actually got back a response on 20 Jul 17.  I list the dates as actually DCSM was reasonably fast with its response to my inquiry, but I am actually negligent in posting this excellent info in this thread.

Anyhow, essentially I received a "form" email, but all of the relevant info is in the email, plus a POC was provided for a personal follow-up.  What I REALLY liked about the email is that it does give some great advice about things for us 3B'ers to check-off &/or consider BEFORE  activating priority hire.  Since it is a generic email, I have no issues with copying & pasting it here.  Naturally, I have deleted the POC info.  Plus, I have not included the three attachments that came with the email.  My goal here is to provide some general, great info that I have received.  Interested personnel can contact DCSM on their own to get the full, most recent info.

Email:

DCSM-DGSB@forces.gc.ca

Anyhow, here is the generic email info that I received.  All of the below is in "quotation marks":

Last update 14 July 2017
 
If you are a medically released former full-time CAF member (i.e., Reg Force, Res Class C, or Res Class B > 180 days) you can access your regulatory priority entitlement simply by contacting DCSM CAF Transition Services when you are ready to do so. If you wish, you can activate the regulatory priority first while awaiting the VAC determination for your eligibility for the higher statutory priority.
 
Note that you can activate your priority entitlement at any time within the five-year period following your final date of release from the CAF. When you are ready to activate the priority entitlement please call me between 1000 and 1430 EST at 613-944-4039 (Please advise me by email if you don’t have a good long distance phone plan and I will call you). I will need about 30 minutes to go through some info with you about the process and after that I will send you the documents and information you need to activate the entitlement.  In the meantime please take a look at the following information and action as you see fit. You do not have to have this completed when we set up the call; it is something for you to work on now if you wish.
 
This email contains some planning information to help you get a head start on the steps you need to take in order to activate your priority entitlement.
 
·         General Guidance and document templates

o   Fitness Letter
o   Priority Person Résumé
o   VAC 1002 application – for statutory priority eligibility determination if you have a service-attributable medical release
 
·         BEFORE ACTIVATING YOUR PRIORITY ENTITLEMENT

·         HOW TO ACCESS PUBLIC SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION

·         SERVING CAF MEMBERS - Career transition information and services *

·         DND Learning and Career Centre (LCC) courses *

·         SISIP’s CAF Job Search Assistance

·         PSC Records of Second Language Testing Results
 
* - This information will not be applicable to released members, as noted in the text below.
 
 
Note that the earliest date that you can start the administrative part of the priority activation process is thirty (30) days prior to the latter of:

·         The date listed as your final date of release (DOR) on the RTNM message generated by your Release Section, or
·         The date during the five-year period following your DOR that you wish to have the priority active.
 
Regardless of any preparation you make in advance of the priority entitlement activation, your first step in activating the entitlement should be to contact DCSM Transition Services. DO NOT contact a DND HR office as your first step.
 
 
If you are starting to think about what you will need to do to activate your CAF medically released priority hiring entitlement, here are some things you can do now.

DO NOT SEND THESE DOCUMENTS TO DCSM – YOU WILL BE GIVEN DIRECTION DURING THE PHONE BRIEFING

1.       Fitness Letter  (Serving members) When you are setting up the appointment for Part 2 of your release medical, ask the CDU to advise the CAF treating clinician that you want the fitness letter for the priority hiring entitlement. They may have a copy of the template available – if they do not have a copy, see the attached files and provide the CDU with a copy before you go for Part 2. (see attached examples - Fitness Letter template - post release (2016-06-09 ENGLISH).doc and Fitness Letter - Completed Example Fitness Letter - Completed Example 2016-06.pdf).

NOTE: Some CAF CDUs use a CF Sick Chit/CF2018 for this purpose; generally speaking this is usually acceptable for this requirement, provided that the CAF treating clinician’s certification in the sick chit contains the same language as seen in the letter template.
 
For released members, you may also obtain this letter from a civilian doctor or other health care professional; this is a good idea for those persons who are not planning to activate the priority shortly after release. The costs for obtaining this fitness letter from your civilian doctor or other medical professional after release are covered by your own resources.

You must obtain and submit this letter within the five-year period following your date of release from the CAF, even if you are still waiting for the VAC determination letter at the end of the five-year activation period. If you do not obtain and submit the letter before the end of the five-year period you will lose your priority entitlement(s).

IMPORTANT: If you are a released member, the certification date in the CAF treating clinician/civilian doctor's letter starts the 'five-year clock' for your priority entitlement period.   

VERY IMPORTANT: The medical professional providing the letter should stay close to the format provided in this email.  Additional detail or background info is not necessary and can cause problems for the priority activation process.
 
2.       Priority Person Résumé – (see attached for the alternate format template - PIMS Resume-cv-eng - 2013-04-04.rtf)
Members must  submit their résumé in MS Word or other Windows-compatible word processing format (do not send a PDF document). 
If you do not already have a well-prepared public service style résumé you may, if you wish, use the attached template and submit it with your documents. 
If you need help preparing a résumé, after release it may be available from SISIP and/or VAC-Career Transition Services (see below).  Note that the PS application system limits your documentation to:
 
·         Résumé (mandatory), maximum 30,000 characters permitted
·         Cover Letter (if required for the position), maximum 30,000 characters permitted
 
PLEASE NOTE:
·         It is very important to keep in mind that your CV/résumé and cover letters will be read by civilian managers who will not understand military short forms or jargon.  You must make sure that you 'translate' your CAF skills, qualifications and experience into civilian terminology.
 
·         As much as possible you should use public service language and terminology to describe your CAF experience and qualifications. You can find good examples by searching through descriptions for job opportunities you will find through your account on www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs.html.
 
3.       VAC 1002 application. A CAF member or former member who believes that their medical release is attributable to their military service must make a specific application to VAC to initiate this determination process. This process cannot be started until after you have received a medical release AR/MEL decision from DMCA and it must be initiated with VAC within five years of the final date of release. If you do not initiate the determination process within this period you will lose access to this entitlement.
Visit veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/transition/ps-hiring for details and to start the determination process.

IMPORTANT: If your medical release is related to a medical condition for which VAC has not yet rendered a final award decision, you should indicate this on page 2 of the VAC 1002 form in the section entitled ‘Information about Applicant’. In order for VAC to make a fully-informed determination, please insert the phrase: “NOTE – this application is related to a VAC disability award claim that is still in progress with VAC.” as part of you description of the medical condition(s) that you believe are related to your medical release from the CAF.

This request and form should be submitted to VAC through your ‘My VAC’ account; We strongly encourage you to submit the form via the online method. If that is not possible, the alternate method for submission is by mailing the completed VAC 1002 form by Canada Post to
Veterans Affairs Canada, PO Box 6000, Matane, QC G4W 0E4.
 
When VAC sends you the favourable determination, carefully read and follow the instructions given in the two-page cover letter.
Note: Do not obtain an unsigned copy of the letter from your local VAC office. It will not be accepted by the Public Service Commission as verification of the entitlement. You must receive the ink-signed copy of the letter and send in a scanned/fax’d copy of it.



BEFORE ACTIVATING YOUR PRIORITY ENTITLEMENT:

Please carefully consider the following as free advice to do a 'reality check' before activating your priority entitlement:

► It is strongly recommended that you do not activate your priority entitlement until you are both medically ready and vocationally ready to seek employment.
 
► Regardless of any extenuating circumstances, within the five-year period following your date of release you must obtain both the ‘fit to return to work’ letter described below, and you must initiate the process of activating your regulatory and/or statutory priority entitlement, also described below. If you do not do so, you will lose your priority entitlement(s).
 
► You have up to five years from your final date of release (DOR) within which to activate your priority entitlement(s). Once activated, you can be in the priority pool for a maximum of five years.
 
► A priority entitlement is a 'one-shot deal'; once activated it cannot be switched off or deferred.  If you are unsuccessful in obtaining an indeterminate position within the five-year period, there is no second chance.
 
► You are in the same regulatory or statutory priority pool as all other public service civilians who are in the priority system because of their own personal situations.
 
► Regarding all aspects of the priority entitlement, you have the same rights, the same obligations, and must meet the same standards as civilian public service priority persons in the priority pool.
 
► In order to be considered for priority appointment to a position falling under the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA)  and Public Service Employment Regulations (PSER), you MUST meet all the essential qualifications listed in a position's Statement of Merit Criteria, along with the Conditions of Employment. This includes requirements such as second language proficiency and/or being able to obtain a security clearance.
 
► There is no guarantee or entitlement to the same pay you were making while serving in the CAF.  Regardless of the position and pay level you are seeking for a Public Service position, you must still meet the essential qualifications listed in the Statement of Merit Criteria for any job under consideration. This pay level may be lower, higher, or similar to what you were earning in the CAF.
 
 
HOW TO ACCESS PUBLIC SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION

You can view all public service job advertisements and staffing notifications on
www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs.html.

Specific information for CAF members and Veterans is available on ‘Veterans and CAF Members’ at www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html
 
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT
EXTERNAL APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES (for jobs that are open to the public, former CAF members and priority persons (including CAF priority persons))
and
INTERNAL APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES (for jobs that are open to PS employees, serving or former CAF members, and priority persons (including CAF priority persons))
 
Changes under the Veterans Hiring Act now allow serving and former CAF members (for up to five years after release) to have access to all Public Service job opportunities via the link:
www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs.html.
Note that you do not need to activate your CAF medically-released priority entitlement in order to start monitoring internal job opportunities.
 
If you wish to view external and internal public service job opportunities, you can create a Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account by following these steps:
 
1. Go to www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs.html;

2. Select "Create an account";

3. Follow the steps needed to create your account.

4. In the ‘Identification’ section, make sure that you:
·         use your full legal name on record with the CAF (e.g., Daniel, not Dan; Christine, not Chrissy).The biggest problem with verifying your application is that you must insert your ‘Given Names’ exactly as they appear in your CAF MPRR.
·         enter your CAF Service Number in the appropriate data field.
 
5. When you are setting up your email alerts, ensure that you select both ‘jobs open to the public’ and ‘internal jobs’.
 
NOTE: As a serving or former CAF member, you can create a full-access PSRS account on www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs.html  before activating a priority entitlement. This will give you access to useful information about public service job opportunities which may help with your planning for when you do decide to activate your priority entitlement.
 
 
FOR SERVING CAF MEMBERS - Career transition information and services

Contact your local BPSO for further details on SCAN and other in-service transition assistance.
 
(Serving members only) If available in your area, these DND Learning and Career Centre (LCC) courses may aid you in your preparation for transition to the public service:
 
·         Resume Writing
·         Interview Preparation
 
 
SISIP’s CAF Job Search Assistance (JSA) is available to
Releasing/Released CAF Members who qualify for SISIP LTD
 
JSA Services include :
·         Resume writing
·         Cover letter preparation
·         Personal job searches
·         Priority Hiring Resume preparation
·         Priority Hiring Cover Letter
·         Assistance with your Priority Hiring Activation
·         Job interview preparation
·         Teaching you how to tailor your resume, conduct cold calls, plus other job search strategies
Contact your SISIP Vocational Rehab Counsellor for details
 
 
FORMER CAF MEMBERS - Veterans Affairs Canada - Career Transition Services (CTS)
 
What services could I be reimbursed for?
·         Career assessments
·         Aptitude testing
·         Job market analysis
·         Resume writing
·         Job search skills
·         Interview techniques
·         Individual career counselling
·         Job finding assistance
·         Services of a professional recruiter agent
Please consult VAC Career Transition Services veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/transition. For more information or to ask if you qualify, contact:

Veterans Affairs Canada:
            Toll free at 1-866-522-2122 (service in English)
            Toll free at 1-866-522-2022 (service in French) or visit
           www.veterans.gc.ca/
 
 
PSC Records of Second Language Testing Results
 
If you have a current second language proficiency and wish to obtain a copy of the results, or you need to provide a copy of the results to an HR advisor responsible for an appointment process to which you have applied, you may submit an application to the Public Service Commission at the following link:  www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/ppc-cpp/test-examen-result/result-eng.htm . The second language test names begin with ‘SLE’.
 

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http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/minister-oregan-announces-an-initiative-to-support-veteran-hiring-in-the-public-service-and-issues-a-corporate-challenge-648473513.html

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Veterans and service men and women are known around the world for their skills, abilities and expertise. The Government of Canada is committed to helping Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel find meaningful employment to help ensure a successful transition to post-military life.

During the Veterans Career Summit at the Invictus Games in Toronto, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence issued a challenge to corporate Canada and the Public Service to recognize the valuable skills Veterans have acquired through the Canadian Armed Forces and to help welcome them into the civilian workforce.

Minister O'Regan also announced the launch of the Veterans in the Public Service Unit (VPSU) while addressing attendees of the Career Summit. This new unit within Veterans Affairs was formed to help Veterans navigate the Federal Public Service hiring process. The VPSU also works with managers from across the public service, in promoting the training, experiences and skill-sets of Canadian Veterans for employment within the Public Service.

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"While in service to Canada, Veterans have gained the skills, experience and leadership that make them ideal employees. I encourage and challenge corporate Canada and the Public Service of Canada to recognize the value of the skills that our brave men and women have acquired, and commit to joining us in our efforts to encourage the hiring of Canada's Veterans."
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Quick Facts

The VPSU was formed in 2017 and is the first dedicated service of its kind in Canada to assist Veterans navigating the public service hiring process.
The VPSU will help Veterans understand and make the most of their entitlements under the Veterans Hiring Act and express their skills, military education and experience in terms that public service hiring managers will understand.
The VPSU will help Veterans with the technical skills of applying for a job, including: editing their resumes and cover letters; understanding the terminology and application process for applying to Public Service jobs; and help translating military skills and experience to public service hiring managers.
Veterans in the Public Service Unit responsibilities include: educating Veterans on the public service hiring process; assisting Veterans in applying for jobs in the public service; connecting Veterans and federal employers; and, advocating for Veterans and the skills they bring.
The VPSU will work with Veterans to provide possible Public Service opportunities that may be a match to their skills, education and desired location.
The VPSU is made up of Veterans who understand the needs of a releasing Veteran looking for meaningful employment.
The five person VPSU team is funded from VAC's existing budget.
Veterans who have any questions or require assistance can contact the VPSU by sending a message through My VAC Account or by calling the Department at 1-866-522-2122.

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