Veterans Research

De-Mystifying Veterans as a Hidden Talent Pool

Veterans are one of Canada’s most adaptable, versatile, and hidden talent pools. Every year, between 4,000 and 5,000 highly skilled Veterans enter the job market-ready and eager for civilian work. Yet employers across sectors often don’t consider Veterans to be a viable talent pool, despite facing labour and skills shortages of their own.

Challenge Factory aims to close this gap. Through our consulting and research, we work to bring these two groups together – educating employers about the benefits of hiring Canada’s Veterans, giving them tools to make hiring easier, and drawing on Veterans’ knowledge to make sure we get it right.

A Question of Style

Does working style impact hiring success among Veterans in Canada? This groundbreaking study, generously partially funded by CERIC, identified important key learnings for career professionals, recruiters, and hiring managers.

The SME Veterans Hiring Playbook

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

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