The ABCs of military postings


Please note that currently we are updating this educational information given that the new Canadian Armed Forces Relocation Directive (CAFRD) came into effect on April 1, 2021. This new directive applies to all moves that take place on or after April 1, 2021.

Learn more by consulting CANFORGEN 019/21 CMP 011/21 032209Z MAR 21 or the CAFRD FAQ page.




to learn about changes to the Canadian Armed Forces Relocation 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 information presented in this document differs from the Treasury Board’s official policy, the official policy will prevail.
  • This military postings information is based on Compensation and Benefits Instructions (CBI) Chapter 208 and the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program (CFIRP) Directive, valid from April 19, 1018 until March 31, 2021. As a result, at present the changes introduced in the new CAFRD are not included in this documentation.
  • 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 before you take any decision. This includes any financial commitment.
  • This information will help you and your spouse or partner make informed choices. It does not cover all options that may be available to you as a CAF member or a military family member.

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Date modified : 2021-04-01

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