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November 6, 2012

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting our Veterans by providing them with the support they need, when and where they need it. This includes providing them with skills and job opportunities to transition from military to civilian life, while keeping Canada’s economy strong.

The Helmets to Hardhats program is designed to help Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and Reservists access a range of careers within the construction industry including on-site construction jobs, apprenticeships and job openings in administration, engineering, and human resources.

The program benefits Veterans and Canadians by: 

  • Providing transitioning Veterans with exclusive access to jobs and training opportunities in the construction industry, where they can apply the skills they developed in the Canadian Armed Forces;
  • Helping them provide for their families and to contribute to their communities in a new way;
  • Helping to meet labour needs in the construction sector; and
  • Helping to generate employment that continues to fuel Canada’s long-term economic growth.

Approximately 5,200 men and women – on active service, disabled or in the reserves – leave the military each year in Canada. The Helmets to Hardhats program enhances job placement and training efforts to help our Canadian heroes find new ways to transition to civilian life, contribute to their families and to their communities.

Click here to read more about the Helmets to Hardhats program.

For more information on how to apply for the Helmets to Hardhats Canada program, call 613-238-2300 or, toll free, 1-855-238-9707.

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