Welcome to the Forces@WORK website and our "un-gala" fund-raising campaign.
Instead of an exclusive gala, we're running an inclusive fund-raiser. No fancy ballroom or "mystery-meat" dinner. All proceeds go to helping us find jobs for veterans and their families. Here's how it works:
- Click the donate button and give what you can.
- Enjoy your own dinner with family and friends.
- During your dinner, toast to veterans, current service military personnel and their families.
- Using the hashtags #ForcesatWORKunGala and #unGala, post photos of your dinner and toast for veterans.
Thank you, from Forces@WORK and the people we serve.
We’re a proud partner with the Veterans Service Centre
Prospect’s Forces@WORK initiative is proud to offer a vital facet of the Government of Alberta’s Veterans Service Centre in Edmonton. With our track record of helping more than 1000 Alberta veterans find good civilian careers, we have proven that employment is a vital part of recovery and stability.
To discover hours, eligibility, and all the excellent services provided by the VSC, visit https://www.alberta.ca/veterans-service-centre.aspx
Are You Eligible?
Forces@WORK provides employment services to:
- Medically releasing CAF members or those facing a complex transition (first priority)
- Spouses of Veterans
- Transitioning Regular Force Members
- Spouses of Serving Members (Families dealing with a medical release are priority)
- Spouses of Fallen Members
- Youth of Serving Members (ages 15 – 25)
To discuss your eligibility, make an appointment to meet with us at your convenience. We look forward to working with you.
What We Offer
Forces@WORK is the only program of its kind, offering rapid and hands-on direct employment placement support, retention supports for individuals and employers, and follow-up services. Forces@WORK participants get a personalized plan with mutual responsibilities, clear actions, and reasonable time frames to help achieve employment goals.
Forces@WORK participants have given the program an average satisfaction rating of 4.8 out of 5. Here are some of the other outcomes of the program:
- 83% Placement Rate
- 82% Met/Exceeded Career Goals
- 81% Achieved Higher Civilian Rank and Salary
- 75% Placed into Employment in less than 3 Months
- 96% Client Satisfaction Rate
Harsh Reality? OR Good To Know?
In a survey of 850 employers, just 13% said that their HR departments know how to read a resume from a military applicant and only 3% knew where to receive training on how to read one. Forces@WORK can help you make your skills understood, providing rapid job placement and retention supports for stability.
There are a number of good reasons why you should enlist the help of Forces@WORK. Prospect worked with former and serving members of the military to design the program. We work with more than 250 employers who appreciate military experience. We know who is hiring, and have forecasts for hot job sectors in the future. And we provide placement and retention supports that make sense for both the employer and employee.
Forces@WORK is the only hands-on placement and retention service for ill and injured veterans and those facing a complex transition. Our service is based on rapid and direct placement and retention supports for both individual and employer. All aspects of the program have been informed by users.
Forces@WORK is proven effective and backed by rigorous evaluation framework. Candidates receive customized one-one support and a combination of in-person and web-based service access.
Prospect’s Forces@WORK program works with employers to help them understand how to recognize the skills you bring to the table. Our broad network of 250+ employers offers opportunities ranging from trades and labour to professional positions. We will customize our services to your individual requirements. We offer personal and online services. You can communicate with us anytime, anywhere. And remember, Forces@WORK is offered to eligible candidates and employers at no cost.
We Also Help Employers
Prospect has another program that helps transitioning members of the Canadian Armed Forces even if they’re not participants in Forces@WORK. Our BaseToBusiness program works with employers, ensuring that they know where to find candidates with military experience, understand qualifications, and are aware of cultural differences between military and civilian workplaces.
By working with employers we can smooth the road for all transitioning members of the Canadian Armed Forces looking for civilian jobs. Because let’s face it, if an employer can’t tell a BMQ from an AMSC, there’s bound to be a SNAFU.
News, Events, And FYI
New Donation – MINISO
On November 23, 2019 Prospect’s Director of Military Employment Services, Major (retired) David Blackburn was presented with a check in the a...Read More
New Funding - Veterans Affairs Canada
On October 22, 2019 Prospect was informed that our Forces@WORK program had been selected for funding through the Veterans Affairs Canada, Veteran a...Read More
Schlumberger & Prospect - Empowering Veterans Through Employment
On November 14th, Prospect and Schlumberger collaborated to deliver the Effective Strategy Session called Empowering Veterans Through Employment at...Read More
True Patriot Love approves additional support for Forces@WORK
Prospect is pleased to acknowledge additional support of $90,000 from True Patriot Love (TPL). The TPL Board of Directors approved the funding in r...Read More
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For Civvy Street?
Corporate citizens who wish to exemplify their commitment to helping Canada’s veterans can do so through the Forces@WORK Founders Brigade.
To be referred into the program, contact your local IPSC Services Coordinator
Suite #102, 9940 106 Street,
Toll free: 1-855-712-2184
E-mail: Melissa.VanDerLeek@prospectnow.ca – Service Coordinator
E-mail: Lincoln.Brierley@forcesatwork.ca – Employment Placement Specialist