Education and Training Benefit

Value: Up to $80,000
Type: 
Other Funding
Special Audience: Canadian Forces

Thinking of going back to school after your career in the military? Get financial help to go to college, university, technical school, or a short-term program.

You should apply for the Education and Training Benefit if:

  • you were honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular Forces or Reserves) on or after April 1, 2006, and;
  • you meet the “length of service” requirement:
    • at least 12 years of authorized paid days of CAF service (4,382 days) to receive the full amount, or
    • at least 6 years of authorized paid days of CAF service (2191 days) to receive 50% of the full amount.

You have up to 10 years following your release date to access this funding. If you released from the Canadian Armed Forces between April 1, 2006 and March 31, 2018, you will have until March 31, 2028 to access the funding.

Get help with your application

The staff at any VAC office or Transition Centre can assist you, or call them at 1-866-522-2122.