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Career Transition Services Rev 1.1

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Title
 VPPM
-
Re-establishment and Compensation Programs
 VOLUME FIVE
Chap./Sect./Subsect.Chapter 
Career Transition Services (Formerly the Job Placement Program)2.1.1
Section
Career Transition Services
DatePageSub-section
General Program DescriptionModified2010-081 of 5
1.0SYNOPSIS
1.1PurposeThe purpose of this policy is to provide an overview of VAC’s Career Transition Services(CTS) - formerly the Job Placement Program. This document aims to establish policy,provide instructions, and set forth the basic principles to be followed in the administration of VAC’s CTS.1.2Readers should also refer to the relevant business processes which can be found at thefollowing site:http://dm.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=workplace/business_process/nvc/job #03
2.0AUTHORITY
2.1
Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act (CFMVRC  Act),
Part 1, sections 3 to 5; Part IV, sections 76 and 77.
Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Regulations(CFMVRC Regulations),
Part 1, sections 2 to 5
3.0 DEFINITIONS
3.1For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply. Active Participation3.2
“Active Participation”
in CTS means that a participant is actively engaged in an activity thatwould be expected to lead to a successful outcome of the established career transition plan.3.3
“Suspension” of CTS
means that CTS are being withheld temporarily and for a specifiedperiod of time. Once the participant addresses the reason(s) for the suspension, he / she willcontinue with the career transition plan and will not be required to re-apply. (See paragraphs4.10 to 4.12 of this policy for complete details.)3.4
“Cancellation” of CTS
means that CTS will be terminated; the participant will be required tore-apply in order to receive further CTS. (See paragraphs 4.13 and 4.14 of this policy for complete details.)3.5
Suitable Civilian Employment (or self-employment)
means employment post militaryservice, which is reasonable in light of each individual’s aspirations, qualifications, experience,
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Title
 VPPM
-
Re-establishment and Compensation Programs
 VOLUME FIVE
Chap./Sect./Subsect.Chapter 
Career Transition Services (Formerly the Job Placement Program)2.1.1
Section
Career Transition Services
DatePageSub-section
General Program DescriptionModified2010-082 of 5
education and intended geographic area of residence. It is not tied to a proportion of pre-release salary and should not be confused with “
Suitable Gainful Employment 
” as defined inVPPM, Volume Five, Chapter 3.1.5 - Totally and Permanently Incapacitated.3.6
Successful Completion of Career Transition Services
means that in collaboration with theparticipant, a career transition plan has been developed to the extent possible, identifiedcareer transition plan outcome(s) has been achieved, or the participant has been suitablyemployed for a reasonable period of time. (See paragraphs 4.7 to 4.9 of this policy for further details.)
4.0POLICY
4.1 ObjectiveThe objective of CTS is to ease the transition to civilian life of CF members (Regular andReserve Forces), Veterans and survivors by providing services that will assist them in havingthe knowledge, skills and plan necessary to prepare for and obtain “suitable civilianemployment”.4.2Governing PrinciplesThe
governing principles
of the CTS are:The provision of support will be based on need for the services.VAC's program will build on transition supports provided by the Canadian Forces (CF),as well as services and programs available through other government departmentsand agencies.The provision of support will be contingent on the participant's ongoing involvement indeveloping and completing his or her career transition activities/plan.4.3DescriptionThere are 3 components to CTS:1) workshops;2) individual career counselling; and3) job finding assistance.CTS will be delivered by a contracted national service provider, with policy guidance fromVAC.4.4Applications An application for CTS shall be made in writing and shall include, at the request of theMinister, any information that is necessary to enable the Minister to assess whether theapplicant is eligible. Supporting documentation, that may be required, could include relevant
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Title
 VPPM
-
Re-establishment and Compensation Programs
 VOLUME FIVE
Chap./Sect./Subsect.Chapter 
Career Transition Services (Formerly the Job Placement Program)2.1.1
Section
Career Transition Services
DatePageSub-section
General Program DescriptionModified2010-083 of 5
military release documentation and/or other information from the Canadian Forces or other sources.4.5Participants are not required to submit a VAC application form in order to participate in theCTS workshops. However, participants are required to register with the national contractor prior to participation.4.6 Delayed ApplicationsCTS applicants must apply within prescribed time limits in order to be eligible for CTS (seeVPPM, Volume Five, Chapter 2.1.2 - Eligible Participants). As per subsection 76(3) of the
Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Reestablishment and Compensation Act 
, “theMinister shall refuse to consider an application made after that time unless the Minister is of the opinion that the reasons for the delay are reasonable in the circumstances.” Each“delayed application” will be considered based on its own merit. Supporting documentationand/or other evidence as required by the Minister must be presented.Examples of reasonable delays may include, but are not limited to:a)long-term illness or accident post-release and unrelated to military service,b)illness in family – such as care of elderly parents,c)participant waits to apply until after his/her final relocation after release, and / or d)participation in VAC’s Rehabilitation and Vocational Assistance Program. Approval of delayed applications may be made in consultation with the National Manager of Career Transition Services.4.7Successful Completion of CTSCTS may be considered successfully completed when it is determined, in collaboration withthe participant, that the following circumstances are met:the participant has obtained suitable employment while participating in CTS, whether heor she received all or part of the available services,the career transition plan outcome(s) has been achieved where the outcome(s) was notnecessarily suitable employment (such as , but not limited to, a serving member hascompleted one-on- one counselling and identified a further need for training, which he/she can obtain through the CF), or CTS plan has been completed to the extent where all available services have beenimplemented and exhausted, but the participant remains unable to obtain suitableemployment.4.8After successfully completing CTS, the participant may re-apply at a later date to receiveadditional CTS. At the time of re-application, it will be determined if eligibility requirements for CTS are met (see VPPM, Volume Five, Chapter 2.1.2 - Eligible Participants).
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