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 12 June to 16 June 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 26 May 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, 3755 Riverside Drive, Ottawa ON K1G 4K9

METSpouse National Launch

On 19 April 2017, Canada Company, in collaboration with Military Family Services, will be holding a celebration to formally launch the METSpouse Program. We sincerely hope you will be able to join us! All military spouses of Active, Reserve, and Veteran military service members are welcome!

As you know, the METSpouse program has been developed to connect spouses like you to a network of national Military Spouse Friendly Employers. We are happy to have our online-portal up and running. Spouses who have registered for METSpouse online through their Military Family Resource Centre are now able to access career development tools, Hot Jobs, Employer profiles and much more. The launch will serve as a great opportunity to celebrate the work that has been done and build program momentum with employer partners, spouses and the larger CAF community.

AGF Ltd. in Toronto has graciously offered to host the event, to publicly announce this valuable program to both the military family constituency and the Canadian public at large. The launch ceremony will take place from 0900 – 1600, and will include brief remarks from senior officials from the MRFC and Military Family Services.

Following the launch ceremony, you are invited to participate in our mini CareerConnect™ where you will have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers, discuss employment opportunities, and circulate your resume. Please forward this invitation onto other military spouses that you think may be interested. Spouses who have not yet registered for METSpouse will have an opportunity to do so at the launch event.

The METSpouse Program has already exceeded many of our goals, including the number of Employer Partners who have joined, and the number of mobile career opportunities they have promoted to military spouses. We sincerely appreciate your support of this program and hope that you are able to join us for this incredible event. The event is free. Come to AGF Ltd. on 19 April, meet prospective employers, other military spouses, and enjoy lunch and refreshments!

Please do not hesitate to contact Kerry Wheelehan, METSpouse Program Director, at, or Marram Mohammad, METSpouse Assistant, at should you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!

9am-12pm: Workshop
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-2pm: Launch ceremony
2pm-4pm: Job Fair/Career

National Transition Exchange

Aviation Museum

Canada Company's second annual National Transition Exchange, which took place on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa was a great success.

The event brought together 70 Employer Partners, and over 250 members of the military community for a full day of educational sessions, panel discussions, and a CareerConnect job fair.

For pictures from the 2016 National Transition Exchange, visit our Facebook page or click here.

We would like to thank all of our participants and attendees for making the event the success it was. In particular, Canada Company would like to thank our keynote speakers for the day:

  • The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
  • Karen McCrimmon, MP (Kanata-Carleton) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
  • David Allan, Founder of the Chris Allan Legacy Fund
  • Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Chief of Military Personnel

The conference also included the second annual MET Top Employer Award ceremony, which was created in order to recognize the outstanding efforts of our Military Friendly Certified Employer Partners. We would like to thank Geoff Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto who was the Master of Ceremonies, as well as Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, and Karen McCrimmon, MP (Kanata – Carleton) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, who presented the medals and awards. This year’s top five MET Top Employer Award recipients were:

  • Aerotek
  • belairdirect
  • Bell Canada
  • Calian Ltd.
  • United Rentals
Awarded Employers

Congratulations to these five companies, who have shown their dedication to serving our men and women in uniform, and the families that support them. We look forward to another year working alongside out MET Award winners!

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We would also like to thank our sponsors for their contributions and continued support:

Thank you to our 2016 National Transition exCHANGE Sponsors who help empower and educate our Military Members, Reservists, Veterans and Spouses!