Relocation Cost Assistance & Movers

Assistance with UBC Relocation Expenses

To facilitate hiring and internal transfer of outstanding faculty members and senior management staff, Policy HR6 – Relocation (formerly Policy #82) and Policy FM8 – Business Expenses (formerly Policy #83) outline eligibility and extent of allowable financial support for a range of travel and relocation expenses including those related to:

  • house-hunting trips
  • temporary lodging upon arrival
  • travel from old to new residence
  • moving company expenses for furniture and household goods
  • automobile shipping expenses
  • customs and immigration expenses
  • Healthcare insurance far family members to cover the 3 month waiting period before the MSP applies

Relocation Funding for Faculty & Senior Management

Designated Moving Companies

As of July 1, 2019, there are three moving vendor options available to eligible relocating faculty members and senior management staff:

Quality Move Management (QMM)

QMM has been UBC’s designated relocation and moving vendor since 2007 and must be used in order to access relocation funding from Policy HR6 – Relocation (formerly Policy #82).

If you are not eligible for UBC funding for relocation from your department and/or under Policy HR6 – Relocation (formerly Policy #82), UBC offers competitive rates to all newcomers through QMM.

Armstrong Moving and Storage/Armstrong International Movers Ltd. and AMJ Campbell 

Through its membership in the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO), UBC offers two additional moving companies: Armstrong and AMJ Campbell. The agreements with these two moving vendors are managed by CAUBO. If they are selected, you must work directly with CAUBO.

CAUBO moving vendors are eligible for reimbursement from Policy HR6 – Relocation (formerly Policy #82).