Explore Career Training for Veterans.

Study at a Regulated Career College with the Education and Training Benefit

Are you looking for training to pivot into your next career after serving in the military? Through the Education and Training Benefit, Canadian veterans can receive up to $96,549.95* towards training to achieve their career goals.

This site will help you find eligible and approved Regulated Career Colleges, but you can also work with Veterans Affairs Canada to receive an exemption for funding to attend another regulated career college.

*Funding amounts vary based on years of service. Visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Applicant Guide for more details.

What is the Education and Training Benefit?

The Education and Training Benefit provides financial support to veterans interested in pursuing education or training after their military service. As a veteran, you can use the benefit to pay for full-length programs leading to a diploma, degree, or certificate, or for a short course (such as a bootcamp, workshop or seminar).

After successfully completing your program, you can even apply for a $1,000 completion bonus!

You can learn more and apply for the Education and Training Benefit by visiting the Veterans Affairs Canada website.


Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Education and Training Benefit (ETB), you must:

  • Have been honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular Forces or Reserves) on or after April 1, 2006
  • Have served for a minimum of six years

The value of benefit will vary depending on your length of service and you have up to 10 years following your release date to access this funding. Please consult the Veterans Affairs Canada website for additional criteria.

How do I apply for funding?

Visit the Education and Training Benefit – Applicant Guide on the Veterans Affairs Canada website for step-by-step instructions to apply.

You can use this website to find a training program eligible for funding. Begin your search here!


Why Choose a Regulated Career College?

There are many reasons to choose a Regulated Career College, including:

  • Flexibility: Programs are available close to home and on-line, many of which are offered on the weekends or during the evenings, to accommodate your work schedule and family life.
  • Proximity: Regulated career colleges are in communities all across Canada, so you don’t have to leave your community to study.
  • Employability: Regulated career colleges train learners for the workforce and the careers needed today and tomorrow.
  • Smaller class sizes: Allowing you to have individual attention from your instructors.
  • Hands on, practical experience: This experience increase your chances of getting a job, faster.
  • Credibility: All Regulated Career Colleges are regulated by the provincial government in which they operate, and meet or exceed rigorous quality education standards.
  • Continuous enrollment: For many programs, you can start at frequent times throughout the year, instead of having to wait until the Fall to begin your studies.

Use this website to find a Regulated Career College in your community, and start your career training journey today!