VAC Course Application Process

Veterans Affairs Canada will fund career training opportunities for veterans. Follow the steps below to sign up for your VAC account and apply for career training today.

Let us take you through the process

Confirm you meet the requirements:

The first step is to ensure that you meet the Veterans Affairs qualification requirements. You will need one of the following:

  • CAF service number or RCMP regimental number
  • VAC file number
  • VAC Health ID number
  • CSDN ID number

Confirm your identity:

    You will be asked to respond to five questions online, based on information you have been given in the past

Get a VAC enrollment code by:

    • Calling Veteran Affairs
    • Canada Revenue Agency¬†(CRA) – You will be temporarily re-directed to the CRA website to either register for or log in to CRA My Account. If you need to register, it could take 5 to 10 business days.

    For more information, see VAC page here:

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    Apply for a course

    Apply to ReTrain Canada and get accepted into the course.

    View our courses, or reach out to us to discuss custom course options.

    Fill out application for My VAC

    Apply to Veterans Affairs Canada for a VAC Account to secure funding.

    Apply for the ‘My Vac’ account

    Apply for the ETB

    The Education and Training Benefit will be used to fund your training.

    Apply for the ETB – Forms 1537

    Apply For a ‘Short Course’

    Apply for a ‘short course’ – form 1549 (short course application which needs an acceptance letter).

    Access the form here

    Get approved

    Wait for VAC acceptance, get approved.

    Apply your funding to the course

    Use your ETB proceeds to pay for the ReTrain Canada course.

    For any questions, or for assistance, get in touch with us.

    Complete your course

    Take the course and do amazing! Get your certificate for completing the course.

    Apply for your bonus

    Apply to Veterans Affairs Canada for a course-completion bonus.

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