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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Military House Hunting Trip
Congratulations on receiving your
military relocation to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital City.We are honoured and pleased to have you for the duration of your
posting.The National Capital Region is
home to approximately 1,200,000 people and is the 4th largest
metropolitan area in Canada and located only 5 hours from Toronto and 2 hours
is, for the most part, a public service city with the Federal Government being
the largest employer though there is also a good-sized high tech component,
located predominantly in the West End in Kanata. Many jobs, especially public sector jobs,
require fluency in both English and French.There major school boards – English Public, English Catholic and French
Catholic (English schools do offer French Immersion).
is a beautiful city with rivers, canals and parks, bicycle paths, ski hills
within a 30 minute drive and lots of great restaurants, museums, and cultural
offerings.Mont Tremblant, Quebec is
located within a 3 hour drive and offers world class skiing and golf, nestled
in a European chalet styled oasis.
You are entitled to a House Hunting
Trip (HHT). The HHT shall normally be taken 30 – 60 days in advance of Change
of Strength date (COS). HHT bookings must be made at least 14 days prior to
departure dates, except when operational requirements prevents it and the Base
Commander authorize the last minute bookings. The HHT must be authorized by
your Base Commander at least 14 days prior to your trip.
What is covered on my HHT?
A standard HHT as a Core Benefit
includes up to 5 days and 5 nights at the new location, for the member, or
spouse, or both.The total duration,
including travel time, should not normally exceed 7 days and 6 nights.Your meals will be reimbursed for the total 7
days of your HHT including travel days.Members are entitled to a rental car and all expenses related to it such
as gasoline, insurance and parking while on your HHT.
Other expenses covered by the
All your legal and other fees
associated with your purchase will be covered. You may use only approved
suppliers from your list for such services as real estate agents, lawyers,
house inspectors, surveyors etc. If needed, you will pay for water tests, well
and septic inspections and radon gas inspection etc and be reimbursed later by
IRP. Please note, if you are buying a property on a well and septic you should
count on about $1000 for the various tests, but these properties are rare within the city of Ottawa.