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The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) is a membership organization whose goal is to provide leadership, services and assistance to members enabling them to effectively serve relocated families by addressing issues that impact workforce mobility both domestically and internationally. CERC has a clearly defined vision of the future and is guided by an important set of values.

Founded on October 22nd, 1982 the Council has over 600 members from across Canada, the United States and internationally. Through our programs, publications and services, CERC helps members increase their expertise in the field of workforce mobility and provides a forum for corporations and service organizations to effectively communicate and provide a more efficient and cost effective relocation.

CERC was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in 1982. CERC operates its activities in accordance with the By-Laws of the Corporation.



Read this profile of CERC and President & CEO Stephen Cryne by Andrew Kittel, ACS International Schools

CERC Facts
The relocation industry directly contributes over $2.5 billion to Canada’s economy, and employs thousands of people across many diverse industry groups.

CERC membership represents organizations and government departments that transact almost half of the more than 130,000 employer sponsored relocation's in Canada each year, at a value of more than $2 billion.

CERC membership includes many of Canada’s industry leaders, as listed in the 2016 Financial post Top 500 Report:
2016 Financial Post Top 500 Report, including:
  • 3 of the top 5 Profit makers

  • 7 of the top 10 oil & gas companies
  • The top 5 banks
  • The top 4 accounting firms
  • The top 3 high-tech manufacturers
  • 7 of the top Crown Corporations
  • 3 of the top 5 telecommunications companies
  • 4 of the top 5 biggest profit gaining companies
  • 4 of the top 5 Asset Holders

More than half of the Top 20 organizations in 2016 FP500 are CERC members.

CERC represents the relocation issues facing these industry leaders that collectively generate over $420 billion in annual revenues. Their success will continually depend on how effectively they can acquire and deploy talent; CERC is committed to helping them meet that challenge.

Labour shortages, relocation issues and talent concerns impact virtually every occupation group and industry. That’s why industry leaders turn to CERC as a trusted source of information, research and education, and a voice that represents their concerns before government.

Download the CERC Fact Sheet

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