by Heidi Riley
The Veterans Review & Appeal Board provides hearings to ensure that veterans, armed forces and RCMP members with service-related disabilities and their families receive the benefits they are entitled to. The board operates at arms-length from Veterans Affairs Canada.
Values of the board
Accountability – The board is open and transparent so that veterans and Canadians can hold the board accountable for its actions and decisions. They provide diversity and inclusion and are committed to both in the service they provide veterans and strive to be a workplace of choice and excellence, with continuous improvement and innovation.
Impartiality – The board treats veterans in a fair and unbiased manner.
Independence – The board provides veterans with hearings and decisions that are free from outside influences.
Integrity – The board enhances public confidence and trust in the appeal process by being professional and ethical.
Respect – The board treats veterans and one another with courtesy and respect.
The work environment offers flexibility and the opportunity for hybrid model, working two days at the office and three days at home. Staff have the option to work a compressed work week to enjoy time off, and as well there are flexible work start and end times to provide work/life balance.
There is an active social committee that plans fun activities such as golf tournaments, potlucks, bake sales, and more. As the board is much smaller than most government departments, staff have the opportunity to see their co-workers on a regular basis and get to know the members of the senior leadership team.
The board provides staff with ample opportunities to participate in courses that will develop their skills and knowledge and further their careers.
Salary and benefits
The government of Canada offers competitive salary, health and dental benefits, pension plans, as well as union membership. The board often seeks to fill entry-level bilingual positions.
Potential opportunities with the board Typically, all federal government jobs are posted at www.jobs.gc.ca Sign up for an account and set notifications for openings at the Veterans Review and Appeal Board to see job postings that become available.
There are opportunities for those who speak English only, French only, and those who are bilingual.
The Federal Student Work Experience program (FSWEP) allows post-secondary students to work with the government of Canada while gaining an education. To be eligible for this program, students must be registered in full-time studies and plan to return to full-time studies in the next academic term.
When you apply, you can indicate if you identify as a woman, an Indigenous person, a member of a visible minority, or a person with a disability.
How to apply
Visit www.jobs.gc.ca to register. Sign up for notifications so that you will see when new jobs are posted.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
about Veterans Review and Appeal Board, visit www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca
For more information about applying to the federal government, visit https://employmentjourney.com/public-service-of-canada-the/