Minister Commends Queen’s for Its Commitment to Hire Veterans

Published on: 2013/02/27 - in News

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Eve Adams, and  Principal Daniel Woolf announced today Queen’s University’s stated commitment to give Canada’s Veterans priority in hiring employees.

“We commend Queen’s University for committing to give priority to Veterans when hiring new employees,” said the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Steven Blaney, in a government release. “The university is spearheading a new sector of job opportunities to help our Veterans flourish in their civilian lives, which complements the recent work by our Government and corporate Canada to promote the skills of Veterans.”

Parliamentary Secretary Adams reiterated the country’s commitment to assisting veterans during their transition from military to civilian life, adding “Our veterans are well trained and they work hard. They were willing to make sacrifices for our country… I would call on corporate Canada to join leading employers like Queen’s University and CN Rail to make the hiring of Veterans a priority.”

“At Queen’s University, we know the value of the skills that veterans bring with them when they leave the military and we are happy to count among our staff, said Principal Woolf.

The work of the university complements the Veterans Transition Action Plan, launched last fall by Minister Blaney.

The plan includes new measures that includes the reduction of ‘red tape’ paperwork for Veterans, improvements in the delivery of services, career opportunities for veterans after their military service, new research on the needs of releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel, and an increase in cultural awareness.

For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada’s programs and services, visit their website.


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