About The Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group

The new Transition Group of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF TG) has a mandate to support all members with professional services as they transition from active duty to post-military life.  We will work in close collaboration with our numerous partners to support all CAF members and their family to prepare for and, at the appropriate time, complete a seamless and successful transition.

With the stand-up of the CAF TG, the former regional Joint Personnel Support Units (JPSU) and Integrated Personnel Support Centres (IPSC) have  become Canadian Armed Forces Transition Units and Transition Centres (CAF TU and CAF TC), respectively.

Once fully established, the CAF TG will provide fully professional, personalized, and standardized transition services aligned across the CAF, VAC and other supporting agencies to all CAF members, Veterans, and their families, with special care and attention provided to those who are ill or injured. Ultimately, all CAF members and their families will have confidence that the CAF is focussed on their well-being, and that they are informed, prepared, and empowered as they navigate toward their life after service.

Before making the decision to transition to civilian life, members should be aware that other options for transitioning, internal to the CAF, are available within the CAF. You could apply for an Occupational or a Component transfer or to a Commissioning Plan. You will find more information related to this subject in the In-Service Transition Options section.

This guide is a first step towards providing comprehensive guidance for transitioning members1. CAF members, or their chains of command, with questions about transition, should contact their local CAF TU Command Team. 

For more information, visit https://www.canada.ca/military-transition


Special acknowledgement and thanks to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) for providing their equivalent guide, which assisted greatly in the development of the CAF My Transition Guide.


1 It is important to note that not all benefits and services detailed in this guide are available to ALL CAF members. Some members may not be eligible for some of the benefits discussed as many benefits and services depend on years of service, components of service, and/or sub-component of service. Members are encouraged to review the applicable policies to verify their eligibility for the service or benefit identified.


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