The ABCs of military postings


Review CANFORGEN 049/20 – Active Posting Season 2020 Direction in Response to COVID 19 for new direction on APS 2020.

Review CANFORGEN 52/20 – Compensation and leave entitlements in relation to COVID-19 and The Maple Leaf article for new direction on changes to the Canadian Forces Relocation Program Directive, temporary duty, leave, release, dependent education, evacuation, and pay.

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Getting on the road to sound financial, housing, and military life decisions for Canadian Armed Forces members and their families

Notes about this information 

  • If the information in this document differs from the official policy approved by the Treasury Board, the official policy will prevail.
  • This information focuses on military postings. It is based on Compensation and Benefits Instructions (CBI) Chapter 208, and the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program (CFIRP) Directive. For information on a move to an Intended Place of Residence, refer to the CFIRP Directive - Chapter 14.
  • This information is meant to help you and your spouse or partner make informed choices. It does not cover all options available to you as a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member or family member. 
  • You should discuss any information marked by an asterisk (*) with your BGRS service provider for CFIRP moves, or with your orderly room staff for CBI Chapter 208 moves. Have this discussion before making a decision or any financial commitment.

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Related Information

Relocation benefits have changed effective April 19, 2018 (CANFORGEN 126/18). For more details on the changes, see the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Relocation Policy/Benefit Changes for 2018 - Questions and Answers.

The service delivery model for relocation services has changed as of December 1, 2017 - The New Service Delivery Model for the Canadian Armed Forces Relocation Program.

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