The Department of National Defence opens the Military Spouse Employment Initiative across the federal Public Service

October 14, 2020 – Defence Stories

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The initiative aims to provide military spouses and common-law partners opportunities to develop their skills and pursue their careers.

The employment inventory of the Military Spouse Employment Initiative is now open to all federal government departments, providing military spouses with a wider range of opportunities from across the federal Public Service. The initiative aims to provide military spouses and common-law partners opportunities to develop their skills and pursue their careers.

The inventory is open exclusively to civilian spouses and common-law partners of serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, who either live at the CAF member’s place of duty or live separately for military reasons. The CAF member must belong to the Regular Force or to the Reserve Force on Class C service or Class B reserve service of more than 180 consecutive days. Spouses and common-law partners of CAF members who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply online to the inventory.

The inventory of talent includes many streams such as administration, language teacher, IM/IT, health services, procurement, materiel management, general services and procurement services, as well as general trades and labour.

Applicants benefit by gaining experience working for Government of Canada departments, gaining skills and building reputations, and accessing professional networks that help build their careers.

If you are a military spouse or a common-law partner and want to apply to the inventory, visit the Military Spouse Employment Initiative webpage. If you have any questions, contact DND’s National Staffing Operations Team.

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