National Transition exCHANGE 2017 Going Digital in 2017!

Join us on September 15, 2017 for the National Transition exCHANGE (NTE)!

September 15, 2017 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hilton Lac Leamy
3 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Quebec

The 2017 National Transition exCHANGE offers a morning session of relevant keynote speakers, panel discussions and the launch of the innovative METPathfinder digital platform.  The afternoon features the successful CareerConnect fair– where 70 to 80 Employer Partners with current career opportunities are available to meet Military Members, Veterans and Spouses in transition.

This year, Canada Company has taken an exciting new turn in technology:  enter METPathfinder!  More exciting than ever, MET is going digital and this year at the NTE, we will be launching full force this online and digital application accessible to all Military Members in transition, Veterans and Military Spouses who are seeking support and guidance in their career transition journey.

Registration is now open!  

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Register as a MET Member, Military Member, Reservist, Veteran and Military Spouse

Register as an Employer Partner

Conference Agenda


Get the Inside Scoop on How to Find Your Dream Job

In advance of our CareerConnect Job Fair, we are once again proud to offer our MISSION READY workshop! This 4-hour intensive and interactive session will provide you with tips and tricks to improve your odds of getting hired. From the truth about job fairs, to targeting employers, targeting your resume and leveraging the power of LinkedIn to gain an advantage and get noticed.  This year we have added Dress for Success, to the workshop, learn from custom clothes designer Jeff Alpaugh how to dress for this type of event.

Friday, September 8, 2017
9:00 am to 1:15pm
150 Elgin Street, Suite 1800
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2P8

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IBM i2 Training

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services and CAF Transition Services are pleased to announce a partnership with IBM Canada to offer training and certification in the

i2 Analyst’s Notebook software


IBM’s i2 Training Program has been delivered in the US, UK and Canada. It is being offered to transitioning CAF members and honourably released Veterans. i2 certification presents an advanced analytical skillset that is in growing demand across the country.


The i2 Analyst’s Notebook is used by militaries, law enforcement, public safety organizations and private sector companies for intelligence, crime, fraud and cyber security analysis purposes. The CAF and GoC agencies are key i2 users. You can learn more about Analyst’s Notebook on the following websites:

Included in the i2 training:

  • 5 Days of training at IBM’s office in Ottawa  23 October to 27 October 2017
    • If you are still serving, you must have prior approval of your Chain of Command
    • IBM provides the training at no cost, however travel, meals and/or accommodations are the responsibility of the member or your unit training budget
    • Priority enrolment will be given to members in the course vicinity who are released or nearing retirement age
    • Notebook Essentials provides the critical skills required to use IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook; while focusing on analytical search, analyze, data dissemination, and link analysis
      • Advanced Importing, & Analysis provides a deeper understanding of the Analyst's Notebook importing and analysis tools; while concentrating on association, timeline charts, and analysis tools
      • Each student will take the certification exam at the conclusion of the training
      • Certificates to be awarded to passing students.

Review the information for the ideal i2 candidate and if you think this is for you, send an email to . Write IBM’s i2 Training Program and your last name in the subject line. Include your Full name, Service Number and a civilian email address. Your information will be verified and used for selection. Online assessments may be used during the selection process. Note that spaces are limited for each session. Please apply by 02 October 2017.


Below is a list of highly sought after skills and attributes to help you decide if you are an ideal i2 candidate. Given the nature and evolution of the field of data analytics, there is a vast spectrum of possible careers. If you think your experience and skills are a good fit and you have a genuine interest after reviewing the lists below, we invite you to apply. Don’t have all the attributes listed below?

Don’t count yourself out, apply! We have created an industry-driven assessment that will measure your ability to obtain IBM certification and increase your ability to gain employment in this field.


  • Experience in performing data mining and data analytics on data-sets
  • The ability to see data and reports in terms of their business and commercial value, displaying key findings to the management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Business acumen to understand client's needs and their relationship with vendors and internal departments
    • Experience participating on a team to gather, create and analyze data to establish key findings and develop specific recommendations around results; identifying and recommending process improvement measures based on data analysis
    • Adherence to project deadlines and schedules
    • Understanding the necessity of project, data, and standards and how to apply them consistently
    • Effective prioritization of multiple tasks
    • Effective, efficient, accurate, high quality, and on time completion of assigned tasks
    • Critical thinking, creativity, and independent judgment are expected
    • Ability to build and maintain strong peer relationships within a team and across an organization


  • Systems experience: diverse systems, mining data between systems
  • Experience with high volumes of data
  • Experience with Data Center terminology
  • Ability to gather business requirements, develop reports, metrics, scorecards, dashboards, adhoc pivot tables, models
  • Exceptional data analysis, data management and problem solving skills
  • Able to look at the big picture, speculate and conceptualize outcomes and identify trends
  • Intermediate proficiency with Business Intelligence reporting and analysis applications
  • Strong verbal and written communication/documentation skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Highly detail-oriented, analytic, energetic and self-motivated individual
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and foster mutual trust within the team and clients
  • Ability to work and cooperate with a variety of people and personalities and achieve results
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; assumes additional responsibility without prompting
  • Comfortable working in an environment in which businesses processes, tools, deadlines etc. are continually evolving


  • Exposure to Data Analytics Software
  • Advanced Excel Visual Basic Macros /Pivot tables and V-Lookup
  • Microsoft Power Point experience
  • Understanding database relationships and concepts for mining/extracting data from environment
  • Familiarity with SQL commands for queries
  • Security Clearance

The course will be held at IBM Canada, 103 – 1803 Douglas Street, Victoria BC V8T 5C3