Veterans Research

Demystifying Veterans as a Hidden Talent Pool

Every year, thousands of highly skilled Veterans enter the job market—ready and eager for civilian work. Yet, despite facing labour and skills shortages, employers across sectors often don’t consider Veterans to be a viable talent pool.

Challenge Factory aims to close the gap between Veterans and employers. Through our consulting and research, we work to 1) raise awareness about the benefits of hiring Canada’s Veterans, 2) give employers tools that will make hiring easier, and 3) draw on Veterans’ knowledge to make sure we get it right.

The Canadian Guide to Hiring Veterans
Coming Fall 2020

With the generous support of Veterans Affairs Canada’s Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund, Challenge Factory is developing an easy-to-use guide to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) find, hire, and retain Veterans. Stay tuned!

A Question of Style

Does their military service affect how Veterans work in civilian workplaces? Do hiring managers have preconceived notions about Veterans? This first-of-its-kind study, generously funded in part by CERIC, identified important learnings for hiring managers, recruiters, and career professionals.