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They’re Back! Welcoming our returning Reservists.

By | CAF

Since launching the Canadian Armed Forces Reservists Paid Internship Program, we have had the opportunity to visit Reservists at the companies where they are completing their internships, and have heard nothing but good things, from the Reservists and their employers alike.

Some of the reservists who have secured sustainable internship opportunities through Career Edge’s CAF Reservists’ Paid Internship Program. From left: Roy L., Craig S., Andres L.

Our employer partners have shared with us how impressed they are with their interns’ performance, and are looking for other opportunities to have more Reservists join their teams. The good news is, September is one of the best months to start hiring Reservists.

Many Primary reservists attend training courses through the summer months, and after spending a few weeks away at Canadian Forces training centres, Reservists return in September, ready to work in corporate civilian occupations that allow them to leverage the portable skills they have augmented through their training, such as leadership, communications, teamwork, and time management.

If you’re looking for Reservists to join your team, contact us.

InternSHIFT: Episode 1

By | CAF, Podcast

We have officially jumped on the podcasting bandwagon with InternSHIFT, a podcast hosted by Career Edge that aims to shift the way people think about internships.

For our very first episode, we dove into our newest paid internship program for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reservists. Speaking with Lieutenant Colonel Derek Cheff, Executive Director at the Canadian Forces Liaison Council, along with our internal CAF team, listeners will get a deep understanding of the program, and how it supports the Canadian Forces as a whole, subsequently building employers’ military-friendly recruitment strategies and national pride. Tune in now…

ICYMI: “Reservist internship program launches” in Canadian HR Reporter

By | CAF

In case you missed it, the launch of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reservists’ paid internship program was featured in the November 16, 2015 issue of Canadian HR Reporter. Read the article below, or learn more about the program on our website.

Reservist internship program launches
Federal government-funded program offers subsidies for participating employers

By Liz Bernier, News Editor
Canadian HR Reporter

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Introducing Your Team for the CAF Reservists’ Paid Internship Program

By | CAF

Since celebrating the launch of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reservists’ Paid Internship Program, we have assembled a dedicated team that is ready to help organizations hire reservists into corporate roles that leverage their exceptional levels of training and transferable skills.

Your CAF Team at Career Edge is ready to answer any questions you may have about the program, in addition to following FAQs:

What is the CAF Reservists’ Paid Internship Program?

Supported by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), in partnership with Department of National Defence (DND), the CAF Reservists’ Paid Internship Program is aimed at helping reservists secure paid internship opportunities that align with their civilian career goals, while also enabling them to continue serving their local reserve unit. Learn more…

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Career Edge paid internship program aims to launch careers of Canadian Reservists

By | CAF

Career Edge has launched a paid internship program for Canadian Armed Forces Reservists with support from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in partnership with the Department of National Defense (DND).

Career Edge will receive close to $3M from ESDC to launch an important pilot project for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reserves in three major geographic cities/regions yet to be determined. The project is intended to help Reservists get the skills and experience needed to overcome barriers to meaningful and sustainable employment within their communities, while continuing to serve their reserve unit.

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