Are you relocating?
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 crit- ical 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 foll owing t he 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 prenegotiated rates/fees. These include contacts with: Real Estate Agents Appraisers Home Inspectors Lawyers/Notaries 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 i nto small manageable tasks;
Use al l y our avail able resources;
Follow policy and avoid del ays or out- of- pocket expenses; and
Ask for assistance when needed.
Your BGRS representative and your CF IRP Coor- dinators can provide all the tools and guidance regardi ng relocation policy and entitlements. Check out the resources above f or more information to help you plan a smooth and successful relocation. Before you know it, you’ll be settled in to your new surroundings.