Support for Families

We will help families settle in when duty forces them to relocate.

Every year, about 10,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are relocated, along with their families, to work in a different part of Canada. This may mean a promotion or a chance to try new things – but it can also be a time of tremendous stress as families adapt to new routines and partners look for new work.

To help family members more easily adjust to their new homes, we will move forward with a national employment and training support service. This service will provide career counselling, job matching, and other employment help tailored to the unique needs of military and policing families. We will also give families a tax-free $2,500 benefit every time they relocate, to help with retraining, recertification, and other costs of finding new work.