Military Spousal and Veteran Employment Challenges in Ontario

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Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development is aware that Canadian Armed Forces military spouses and veterans encounter employment challenges due to frequent relocations and transitioning into civilian life respectively. This consultation aims to gather feedback to better understand these challenges in the province and determine how the ministry can improve employment outcomes for Ontario's military community.

Over 35 % of Canadian Armed Forces members reside in Ontario and the province hosts six major military bases. Ontario also has one of the highest populations of military spouses and veterans in the country. This makes this an important issue for the province to support those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf and to address labour shortages in the province.

The ministry invites input from various stakeholders, including members of the military community, workforce development partners, and the public to guide its understanding of the challenges and inform the development of an appropriate response.

To participate, please read the attached consultation paper and provide your comments and responses to the consultation questions in the paper through Ontario's Regulatory Registry platform by clicking the 'Comment on the proposal via email' button below.

Please note that the submissions and comments you provide are part of a public consultation process and may involve the ministry publishing or posting your submissions, comments, or summaries of them to the internet. The ministry may also disclose your submissions, comments, or summaries of them to other parties during and after the consultation.

Therefore, you are encouraged not to provide any identifying information about yourself or other parties in the submissions and comments you provide and in the process of providing them. Although the page asking for your submissions and comments asks for contact information, this is voluntary, and you are not required to provide this information to submit your response.

For more information, please refer to the Privacy Notice to Consultation Participant section of the attached consultation paper.

You may also contact if you have any questions regarding the consultation.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no administrative or other costs to individuals or entities from this consultation at this time. The feedback from this posting could inform the development of interventions that may lead to the introduction of regulations. The ministry will provide its analysis of the regulatory impact at that time.
Further Information:
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Posting Date:
November 10, 2023
Comments Due Date:
December 27, 2023
Contact Address:
Strategic Partnerships and Evaluation Branch
Workforce Policy and Innovation Division
Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
315 Front Street West - 17th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 0B8