Understanding the transfer pathways and patterns of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans in Ontario


In April 2018, the Canadian government released the Education and Training Benefit aimed at helping veterans achieve their education and career goals after they have transitioned out of active service. This benefit means that veterans could be eligible for up to $80,000 in funding to further their education journey or start a new educational journey. Post-secondary institutions can expect to see a significant increase in their veteran student population as a result of this funding, but to date, little is known about this population. There is very little information about the characteristics of these learners, what pathways they are currently seeking and what barriers they might be facing when accessing transfer pathways. This project intended to involve a comparative analysis to see how institutions in Ontario can better support this population who are seeking transfer pathways, either directly from their military training or between post-secondary institutions.