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Relocation notices sent to over 400 CRA workers in Surrey

Last Updated Jan 19, 2017 at 8:22 am PDT

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Summary

75 people did not receive a relocation letter; and have been laid off

Some employees will be able to move to a local office

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is transitioning its Surrey Tax Centre into a National Verification and Processing Centre – meaning over 400 employees are receiving relocation notices.

Some employees will be able to transfer to other offices in the Lower Mainland, but Member of Parliament for South-Surrey White Rock Dianne Watts says that option won’t be available to everyone. “There’s a limited amount of jobs in the Lower Mainland. That’s why they’re telling people that they need to go to Prince Edward Island or Quebec.”

The new centre is meant to help the CRA handle the increasing number of collection files and their ability to get money from outstanding tax debts.

Employees have six months to decide if they want to relocate for the work.