Military Community

Employment Service has a team of professionals who understand the unique challenges of military life.

If you are a military spouse we can:

  • tell you about the local labour market 
  • help you to tailor your resume and cover letter to make it attractive to local markets 
  • offer information about programs, services and training that are available to you
If your profession requires a unique license (i.e. hairdresser, teacher, nurse, etc.) we can tell you more about the requirements in our area, and how you can apply. For more information, call us at either location. 

If you are a past or present military member, we can help you with your transition to a civilian career. You can drop-in or make an appointment with one of our career counsellors, or register for one of our monthly Military Transition Workshops to find out more about: 

  • writing a resume that effectively conveys your military experience and value to potential employers 
  • developing effective job search skills 
  • refining interview techniques 
Your military career has given you marketable skills that employers are looking for, and we can help you to build a resume that matches your experience to a civilian workplace. 

To find out about any of these programs and services, call our offices at (613) 687-1717 (Petawawa) or (613) 584-1717 (Deep River). We're glad to help.



Are you a military spouse looking for employment? Thanks to a generous donation from Canada Company, the METSpouse Program is now available in Petawawa. 

METSpouse helps to empower remarkable military spouses by providing access to career and employment opportunities. 

The METSpouse Program includes a group of employer partners, service providers and mentors to help translate the unique skill set and experiences of Military Spouses, while providing the Canadian workplace with an exceptional and untapped employee resource.

For more information, you can call the Employment Service office in Petawawa at (613) 687-1717.

The Veteran Friendly Transition Program

The Veteran Friendly Transition Program is a 52-week service that supports you, the Veteran, during your transition from service. It includes career coaching, employment counselling, Veteran peer support, and training classes on all aspects of transition.