CFIRP 2010 - Clarification Bulletin 6

Clarification on Eligibility application limitations

Releasing Authority: Director of Compensation and Benefits - Administration-19 May 10

Reference: CFIRP 2009

The following clarification is provided to the CFIRP 2009 Policy article 1.1.03

Background

Normally, CF members must be minimally qualified within their trade to become eligible for CFIRP relocation benefits. This provision does not recognize the challenge faced by members of the clergy who must vacate employer provided accommodations on enrolment. As fully qualified professionals only lacking basic military training the requirement to wait until after training to move poses a serious impediment to join the CF. While the NJC recognizes that some untrained employees may be hired and be granted relocation benefits in certain circumstances as detailed in the Initial Appointees Relocation Program addendum to the NJC (para 1.15 Ab Initio), the CFIRP makes no such allowance. The intent of this change is to enlarge CFIRP eligibility to include professionally-qualified clergy recruits.

Note: this change incorporates 2009 Clarification Bulletin 4

Clarification

(Limitation) CF members who enrol or re-enrol, or transfer from the Reserve Force to the Regular Force, and have not successfully completed the basic military occupation or trade training or its equivalent for the occupation or trade for which they enrol, re-enrol or transfer are not entitled to relocation benefits under the CFIRP, unless they are:

  • on their first posting after graduation from a military college;
  • on their first posting after graduation from a civilian university for which their education was paid by the Canadian Forces;
  • dental, medical or legal officers who have successfully completed basic officer training; or
  • Chaplain recruits, who by virtue of their ecclesiastical mandate received by their respective religious authorities, are authorized to exercise pastoral care.

Note: CF members who have changed dependant status since their release from the CF must provide proof of dependant status (ie marriage certificate, birth certificate). If common law status is required, CF members must see release section with appropriate documentation for statutory declaration.

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