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Federal Government jobs for Armed Forces Veterans

Post by Trooper on Thu 26 May 2016, 05:55

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans, who do not currently hold an indeterminate position in the federal public service, have a preference for appointment when they apply, and are found qualified, for externally advertised jobs in the federal public service. In addition, CAF Veterans, for a five-year period beginning from your date of release, and active members can apply for internally-advertised positions.

To be eligible for the preference and to apply to advertised internal positions, veterans must have been honourably released and served for a minimum of 3 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular, Reserves, COATS or Rangers). To be eligible to apply to advertised internal positions, active CAF members must have served for a minimum of 3 years.

Applying for postings
If you are a currently serving Regular Force member, you can apply for public service job postings, but if you are the successful applicant you must release from the Canadian Armed Forces before you can start the position.

Priority status
If you are medically-released from the Canadian Armed Forces, you may qualify for priority hiring status.

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.

How do I request a determination?
Please fill out the medical release attributable to service determination form (VAC1002e) and include a proof of identification as described in the form. You can get a form through any of the following:

Download the form
Apply through My VAC Account
Contact us to have it mailed to you.
Visit one of our offices. To find the office nearest you, view our map.

How to apply for public service jobs
To apply for public service job openings, please set up your account at www.jobs.gc.ca. You will need your service number to complete your registration. If you have any difficulties setting up your account, please contact the Public Service Commission at 1-888-780-4444 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-465-7735.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/transition/ps-hiring

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Federal government departments have a ‘dismal’ record of hiring wounded veterans, senator says

Post by Trooper on Fri 16 Dec 2016, 20:13

Federal government departments have a ‘dismal’ record of hiring wounded veterans, senator says

DAVID PUGLIESE, OTTAWA CITIZEN  12.16.2016


Commanders salute during National Day of Honour ceremonies at CFB Edmonton in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday, May 9, 2014

Sen. Percy Downe

Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr

Just over 25 per cent of veterans who were given priority hiring status in the federal public service because the military released them for medical reasons weren’t able to find jobs, according to newly released statistics.

Five hundred and eighty-five individuals released from the Canadian Forces for medical reasons between 2005 and early 2016 were unsuccessful in finding work with federal departments within the period for which they were allotted priority status for employment appointments, and as a result lost that status.

That has prompted one Liberal senator to call on federal departments to step up. “There’s no reason why more of the injured aren’t being hired,” said Senator Percy Downe, who obtained the job statistics from the government. “Most departments have a dismal record of hiring veterans.”

Canadian Forces veterans, who do not currently hold an indeterminate position in the federal public service, have a preference for appointment when they apply, and are found qualified, for externally advertised jobs. Those veterans who are medically-released from the Canadian Forces, with a service-related injury or illness, have the highest level of priority. “They must be considered and, if qualified, appointed before all others,” the Veterans Affairs website says.

That priority must be requested within five years of being released from the military. Priority entitlements are for a five-year period.

Since 2005, when those medically released from the Forces have been eligible for priority status, the bulk of hiring of those eligible has been by the Department of National Defence. Since 2005, it has been responsible for 70 per cent of the hires of those with priority-status, some 928 veterans. Correctional Service Canada hired five per cent, or 66 veterans, according to the figures provided to Downe.

Employment and Social Development Canada has been responsible for 4.2 per cent of the hires of those eligible, or 56 individuals, while Fisheries and Oceans, the RCMP, and Public Services and Procurement Canada were each hovering at around two per cent of the hires.

Downe noted that Veterans Affairs Canada has hired 34 individuals — or 2.6 per cent of those medically released — while the Veterans Review and Appeal Board had only hired one individual, or .1 per cent. Many other federal departments have .1 per cent hiring figures as well.

Sarah McMaster, press secretary for Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr, stated in an email that the department is dedicated to helping veterans and those members of the military who leave after their careers are cut short. “We are currently concentrating on facilitating veteran employment opportunities both within our department and across the public service,” she added.

McMaster noted that a position to lead the recruitment of veterans within the department has now been created and a veteran appointed to that job. Hehr recently sent a letter to his cabinet colleagues “challenging their departments to lean in on this initiative and to look for more ways to give veterans and people leaving the CAF a real opportunity to be a part of the public service,” she added.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/federal+government+departments+have+98dismal+record+hiring/12539545/story.html
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Re: Federal Government jobs for Armed Forces Veterans

Post by teentitan on Fri 16 Dec 2016, 22:49

If "lean in on this initiative" means stop giving PSAC transfers and promotions to their members before qualified vets applying for the same job Hehr's challenge might work.

Until PSAC agrees to let vets have real priority hiring this will never work. But gov't being gov't they forgot to "negotiate" with PSAC on this program.
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