Are you relocating?

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Are you posted this year and eager to start your move? Whether this is your first or 15th move, you’ll have many questions and we can help. You can have peace of mind knowing that you have the best relocation package in government. Your move could range from simple to complex depending on your personal circumstances. You’ll have many things to consider and decide on when moving to a new location.    

Taking your first steps

  • Read your posting instruction.
    • Paragraph 5 covers critical information for initiating your relocation process.
  • Pre-register.
    • You must wait two days after receiving your instruction for your BGRS (formerly Brookfield Global Relocation Services) file to be created.
  • Register.
    • You must complete within 21 days of receiving your instruction by following the steps emailed from BGRS upon pre-registration.
  • Book your planning session.
    • Your BGRS agent will contact you to book your first session.

Preparing for your planning session

List your questions on your relocation process, requirements, and entitlements.

  • Wait to enter into contracts until after you’ve met with your BGRS agent and discussed your maximum pre-negotiated rates/fees. These include contacts with:
    • Real Estate Agents
    • Appraisers
    • Home Inspectors
    • Lawyers/Notaries; and
    • Rental Search Agents
  • Read the Tax Smart section in It’s Your Move guide. Your objective is to minimize payable taxes and maximize after-tax benefits.
  • Review the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program (CF IRP) Directive.
  • Review the General Relocation Information Package (GRIP), provided by BGRS within two days of registering.

Simplifying your process

  • Group your move into small manageable tasks;
  • Use all your available resources;
  • Follow policy and avoid delays or out-of-pocket expenses; and
  • Ask for assistance when needed.

Your BGRS representative and your CF IRP Coordinators can provide all the tools and guidance regarding relocation policy and entitlements.

Before you know it, you’ll be settled in to your new surroundings. 

Are you relocating?

Are you relocating?

  

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