Moving Expenses: Can one claim when they relocate to SEEK work?
I recently got laid off and I've decided to move to another province (Alberta) to seek work. I'm trying to determine whether or not I'll be able to claim my trip across the country and it would really affect how I travel - currently I'm being frugal and plan to tent across the country; but if I am confident I can claim the move perhaps I'd treat myself to a couple of hotels along the way.
CRA's website, as well as most blogs and new articles, state the 40KM limit over and over - that part is no problem. But CRA's website seems to imply that you have a job lined up BEFORE you go.
They also say that one can't claim job hunting trips; but to me, a job hunting trip would be a return trip to a new city where you have an interview for a position and obviously this isn't covered.
So, in short, my situation: I plan to relocate. I'm confident I'll find work, but I may spend 2 months looking. It's just not reasonable to line up the job from the other side of the country.
My question: Should I (Can I) claim expenses for this trip?
Thanks for any advise you can offer!