The Minister of National Defence, , Executive Director of Coding for Veterans Jeff Musson and HMCS York joined Loui Anastasopoulos, CEO of Toronto Stock Exchange and Global Head of Capital Formation, to open the market. This event was held in honor of Remembrance Day, and to highlight the value that Canada’s military veterans can bring to companies in Canada’s tech sector.

The opening raised awareness of the important work of Coding for Veterans – an organization that enables Canadian military veterans’ transition to the Canadian technology sector. In particular, Coding For Veterans offers an intensive 8-month online program in partnership with the University of Ottawa, that provides graduating military veterans with job-ready training and certification in software development and cyber security. For CAF veterans who qualify, program tuition is fully paid for by Veterans Affairs Canada.

Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honor the sacrifices of past and present Canadian Armed Forces members – and to highlight efforts to ensure their meaningful employment in the tech sector after they leave the military.