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Recruiters looking to hire military spouses at two virtual career fairs

On 26 October and 1 November, Military Family Services will host a two-part virtual career fair for military spouses across the country as part of the Military Spousal Employment Network.

“The benefit of a virtual career fair is that regardless of location, people from coast to coast will have access to multiple employers looking to hire,” says Augustina Charles-Frederiksen, Community Development and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Military Family Services. “This is an opportunity to connect people with opportunities – and not just in their communities – but with remote work options too.”

The job bank currently has more than 3,590 positions that participating recruiters are looking to fill as well as several remote positions available. This is in addition to new opportunities added to the Network daily. Recruiters from nine Network employers including Bayshore Medical, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, BMO – Bank of Montreal, Calian Group, Bell Canada, Commissionaires Canada, NTT, Language Research Development Group, and Strongest Families Institute will be looking to fill a large number of jobs in military communities across the country including several work-from-home opportunities.

Representatives from the Military Spouses Employment Initiative (Federal Civil Service) will also be participating alongside network employers. These national employers have agreed to offer military spouses with equal and fair access to employment opportunities within their organizations.

Following the conclusion of a similar employment network, Military Family Services saw the need for a dedicated network for military spouses as spousal employment remains one of the top three issues for approximately 50,000 Canadian military spouses.

Growing steadily, the Military Spousal Employment Network has more than 5,200 users since it launched in 2018. The Network is a self-directed online resource with access to job postings, tools, resources, and events such as training sessions and virtual and in-person career fairs.

Military spouses can register for the Military Spousal Employment Network at http://msen.vfairs.com and the virtual career fairs at https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/Fall_hiring_event.

Breakdown of available jobs by Province and Territories on the network as of Oct 17, 2022:

  • Alberta – 292
  • BC – 293
  • Manitoba – 159
  • Multiple Locations – 22
  • New Brunswick – 121
  • Newfoundland – 82
  • Northwest Territories – 8
  • Nunavut – 1
  • Ontario – 2,738
  • PEI – 39
  • Quebec – 1,210
  • Remote – 107
  • Saskatchewan – 83
  • Yukon – 6