The ABCs of Military Postings

Information to Facilitate Sound Financial, Housing and Military Life Decisions for Canadian Armed Forces Members and their Families


The ABCs of Military Postings series was created based on feedback from you, our constituents. It is a direct response to calls for information and complaints that this Office of the Ombudsman, has received regarding relocations and equity losses on sales of houses.

Please note that this document does not cover in its entirety all options available to you as a Canadian Armed Force member or family. It aims to provide accessible information for you and your spouse/partner to make informed decisions.


  • For relocation benefits, any discrepancy between this document and the official policy approved by the Treasury Board, the latter shall prevail.
  • When there is an asterisk (*) you should discuss your options with your service provider (relocation or household goods and effects (HG&E) as applicable), before making a decision or any financial commitment.
  • Users should be aware that information offered by non-Government of Canada sites are not subject to the Official Languages Act and may therefore be available in only the language(s) used by the sites in question. The Office of the Ombudsman does not ensure the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content of those sites. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information.
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