Free IT training for veterans



A pilot project to train transitioning Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Veterans for civilian information technology (IT) jobs is underway.

Entitled the Cyber Workforce Enablement Program, or CWEP for short, the project provides high-demand, cyber-career training to hundreds of transitioning members and Veterans, leveraging their existing military skills and preparing them to work in the IT sector with both the Federal Government and businesses across Canada.

The pilot project started in May and is the result of a partnership between the CAF Transition Group, the social impact company WithYouWithMe, and the multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young.

IT training being offered can be taken individually at one’s own pace, with training usually taking about six to 12 weeks depending on the course, or via scheduled virtual “boot camps” during which the training is completed over the course of an intensive week, including live sessions with an online instructor. In either case, all courses and training are offered free of cost, with the partners’ goal being simply to assist military personnel in their transition back to civilian life.

For more information on the training available or to express an interest in joining the Cyber Workforce Enablement Program, visit


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