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Guide to Moving to Ottawa for Military Families

A successful HOUSE HUNTING TRIP takes experience, local knowledge, dedication and care.

We offer fully bilingual services.

For most people, moving is an event that occurs only a handful of times in their lives. But for the men and women serving in the military, relocation is a constant presence for them and their families.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful.

What our military clients think about our services:


As a military family you practically need a miracle to be able to have a successful house hunting trip in the short amount of time provided and purchase a home you love instead of just settling for the first one you see. Alvina from Details Realty Inc. was that miracle for us. During the initial viewings her organization skills helped us weed out the homes we knew we wouldn't like which saved us very precious time. Even before our offer was accepted she  had the inspection pre-book, lawyer ready both of whom were on the third party list and put us in contact with a great mortgage specialist to finalize our finances. Her hard work is what enabled us to win our home which already had an accepted offer. If you are a military family who is selling or buying you want her working with you and not on the other side of the offer. She is amazing. 

Jason Lee and Chantal Allard

Brookfield Relocation to Ottawa

If you have been posted to Ottawa and need to find a home, we are here to help you. As listed suppliers on the IRP list for military members, we are familiar with local conditions and mindful of your need to find a home in a timely manner.  We will also help you find  home inspectors, the bankers, the lawyers, and any other associated professionals you require approved by Brookfield.

We have put together a list of resources for military families that will help make your transition as smoothe as possible. 

Read more about our services provided to Military Families for relocations.

The following are military specific resources.

You can also find more information in our Guide to Moving to Ottawa.


Military Specific Resources:


DND Locations

Ottawa's Department of National Defence has seven headquarters in the city. This resource shows you how far each of these offices are from the major areas of Ottawa.

Community Information

New to Ottawa? The following resources can help you to connect.

Ottawa's Best Neighbourhoods
Canadian Forces Support Unit Welcome to the National Capital Region
Orderly Room
Military Family Resource Centre - National Capital Region Facebook Page
Community Family Appreciation Days
Deployment Support

Recommended Brookfield Registered Referrals

Brookfield is a government relocation program which assists military families with many aspects of their move. In this document we have listed several Brookfield registered professionals whom we recommend.

Brookfield Registered Real Estate Agents, Lawyers and Inspectors.


The Military Family Resource Centre has a number of Child and Parent Programs (CAPP) that offer weekly playgroups, outdoor activities and workshops:

Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers
Childcare and ECE
Pre Teens and Teens Youth Programs

School Information

Ottawa has a great mixture of public, catholic, private and french elementary and secondary schools. Check out information under Schools in Kanata, Public and private Schools in Ottawa, Fraser School Rankings: Elementary schools, Secondary schools. Grades included and much more.

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How to find a job in Ottawa
Canadian Forces Employment Information
MFSP Education and Training

Health and Medical

Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Ottawa
Health Promotion - Workshops and resources for military families
Operation Family Doc
How to Find a Doctor in Ottawa
Walk in Clinics in Ottawa


The Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) manages housing locations that are available for military families to live in. This document outlines who qualifies for DND housing.

DND Housing Application
Types of DND housing available in Ottawa (and prices)
PSP Military Housing


General Information on CFSU Fitness Programs
Membership Information
CFSU Golf Tournament


Understanding Ottawa's Bus System
Ottawa's Trains
Uber vs. Taxi in Ottawa

Shopping - Official Discount Program of the Canadian Forces Community
Discounts and Offers for National Capital Region Military Families

Financial and Banking

Canadian Defence Community Banking
CFMWS Insurance and Investment information
CFMWS Financial Planning Services
Child Tax Benefits
Loans - 613-760-3406 (SISIP Financial Services)
Child Care Supplement for Working Families
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Obtaining Military Family ID Cards

Military Family Identification Cards (MFID) can be obtained for members of your family through PSP.
For more information about MF ID cards please contact:
PSP Recreation 
330 Croil Pvt., Building 471
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 998-8216

Read more about our services provided to Military Families for relocations.

Check out our Listings in Ottawa