Life After Service Survey

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Pre- and Post-Release Income: Life After Service Studies, 1998 to 2011

The study, Pre- and Post-Release Income: Life After Service Studies, analyzes the pre- and post-military incomes of Canadian military personnel who were released from service between 1998 and 2011. It was prepared by staff from Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of National Defence and Statistics Canada.

It includes an analysis of the income of 51,990 Regular Force Veterans (released between 1998 and 2011), 15,596 Class A/B Reservists and 3,185 Class C Reservists (released between 2003 and 2011), including total income and earnings, rates of receiving Employment Insurance and Social Assistance or Guaranteed Income Supplement, and the prevalence of low income.

A summary of the report Pre- and Post-Release Income: Life After Service Studies is available on the Reports page of the Veterans Affairs Canada website.

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Jennifer Yuen (613-951-1701; jennifer.yuen@statcan.gc.ca), Income Statistics Division, Statistics Canada.

For a copy of the full report, or for more information about policy analysis related to the report's content, contact Veterans Affairs Canada (research-recherche@vac-acc.gc.ca). For media enquiries, contact Media Relations (613-992-7468), Veterans Affairs Canada.

Health and Well-being of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: Findings from the 2013 Life After Service Survey

The Life After Service Survey is a national survey that sheds light on the transition experience from military to civilian life of Regular Force Veterans, Reserve Force Class A/B Veterans and Reserve Force Class C Veterans, who were released from service between 1998 and 2012. The survey provides a picture of their general and mental health, chronic conditions, labour force participation and use of health care.

The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada and the Department of National Defence.

A summary of the report Health and Well-being of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans: Findings from the 2013 Life After Service Survey is available on the Reports page of the Veterans Affairs Canada website.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca), Statistics Canada.

For a copy of the full report, or for more information about policy analysis related to the report's content, contact Veterans Affairs Canada (research-recherche@vac-acc.gc.ca). For media enquiries, contact Media Relations (613-992-7468), Veterans Affairs Canada.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number5172.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca), Statistics Canada.