Many military spouses face a number of challenges when it comes to employment, careers and educational pursuits. They are often disrupted due to new postings, changing labour markets, and credentials not being recognized inter-provincially/internationally, leaving military spouses restarting the process over again. 

Employment and education status can impact ones feeling of self-worth which is why we have a number of programs available to assist you.

  • One-on-one career and education counselling
  • Portfolio development
  • Job search marketing strategies
  • Exam proctoring
  • Summer Job Workshops for students
  • Employment Cafes
  • Guest speakers offer a light hearted look at employment challenges and the resources available
  • Employment and Education resources and so much more…


What if there was a tool that could…

  • Provide a more clear and concise educational/employment direction
  • Take pieces and parts of unfinished formal education, combined with everyday learning to assist towards the completion of a diploma/degree/certificate from an accredited educational institution
  • Be used by people in all ages and stages of their lives; bringing light to their own unique learning history and used towards whatever goal they choose
  • Provide a stable foundation of information and documentation

Well there is! It’s called a Portfolio!

Portfolio development can benefit people who are facing transition, whether you are releasing from the military or a military spouse looking for a new opportunity.  It is the perfect tool for job seekers, small business owners, someone considering further education or unsure of their next step. Portfolio development provides a platform to demonstrate formal and informal learning towards a specific goal. Career, education, master/mini, entrepreneurial and self-discovery are amongst the many types of portfolios we assist with.  In addition, we are pleased to announce that we have formalized a partnership with Loyalist College accrediting our portfolio course.  Those seeking to challenge further educational credentials may receive a course credit for this session and everyone completing the course and submitting a portfolio will receive a Loyalist/MFRC Certificate.  We also have an MOU with Centennial College and are building a Community of Practice nationwide with various other educational institutions!

We offer two separate Portfolio Development courses, one for Military Spouses and one for Canadian Forces Members who are or have been medically released in conjunction with the Veteran’s Family Program.

Workshops run every April and October.

Childcare may be available and must be requested in advance.  Space is limited so register early by contacting Elizabeth or Priscilla.


Helping Entrepreneurs Reach Complete Success started in partnership with Loyalist College Enactus students and has grown to national status. Offered online through WebEx with funding from MFS. This award winning program offers a series of workshops to members of the military community  who are interested in becoming small business owners.

  • October 29, 31 and Nov 2nd - (Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • January 14, 16 and 18 – (Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • March 18, 20, 25  (Mon, Wed, Mon)
  • French session February   11, 13, 15  (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Job Shop

  • Free service for military spouses looking for work
  • Free service for local employers who are looking to hire

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Nicholas, Employment & Education Coordinator / HR Support

  • 613-392-2811 ext. 3852
  • elizabeth.nicholas@forces.gc.ca

Priscilla Tremblay, Employment & Education Assistant

  • 613-392-2811 ext. 4655
  • priscilla.t@trentonmfrc.ca 

Helping Entrepreneurs Reach Complete Success

  • Are you tired of job searching every time you are posted?
  • Do you want a career than can travel with you?
  • Are you interested in your own business?
  • Do you want to know how to get started?

Let HERCS be your gateway to entrepreneurship!

Open to all members of the Military Community, this program seeks to empower its participants to create businesses of all types, especially “portable” businesses which can be easily relocated due to postings. Why start over if you have a business that can move when you do?

Whether it is direct sales, a franchise, your own business idea, or even if you just want to learn what being an entrepreneur is all about, this program is for you!

Join us for this MFS endorsed program. Each session will include three two hour workshops offered online covering topics including:

  1. Small Business Ownership
  2. Marketing
  3. Social Media
  4. Financing Options
  5. Business Canvas
  6. Resources and more…

For more information, please contact priscilla.t@trentonmfrc.ca.

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Latest Job Postings

A Casual Youth Centre Facilitator

Employer: Trenton Military Family Resource Centre / Closes On: October 26, 2018

The Trenton MFRC Youth Centre provides a safe, accepting and engaging atmosphere to allow Military Youth ages 6-18 to connect, meet new people, and integrate into the local community. Through our Youth Centre Facilitators and Volunteers, we provide youth with the means to build positive relationships, assist in creating a sense of belonging, and help respond to the unique stressors of the military lifestyle while having fun! Although Military Youth are our primary focus, we invite all youth to participate in our Youth Centre because together we are stronger!

Assistant Cook

Employer: Cafétéria de l'école Cité-Jeunesse

The Cite-Jeunesse Elementaty School’s canteen is currently seeking for an individual to work in the kitchen part-time. Hours each week will vary.

The candidate needs to be able to communicate in French and possess a valid Police Record Check. Experience working in kitchen and Food Handling Training are an asset.

Please submit your resume to Kathleen at toblou.kb@gmail.com

Home Support Worker Training

Employer: Saint-Elizabeth Health Care

There are opportunities for anyone from a non-medical background looking to start a career in healthcare they have a training program called Home Support Worker Training, which is 4 weeks long offered to candidates who are interested free of cost, we also compensate them during the training session which would be $14( minimum wage) Once the training is completed successfully they would be eligible to work with us a HSW .

The link to this HSW Training Program is- https://bit.ly/2Q09FF7.

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Employer: Saint-Elizabeth Health Care

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Customer Service / Sales Associate

Employer: S&P Data

We are building a team of fantastic Customer Service Specialists who will answer the calls from our Fortune 500 client’s customers and assist them with their customer service needs. You will be using your listening, problem resolution, and decision-making skills with the goal of providing one-call resolution on every call.

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