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Archive for: April, 2016

WHITE PAPER – Spring 2016

WHITE PAPER: Enrolling in BC Health Care   Is Enrollment in BC Health’s Medical Insurance Plan required of employees who are not on local payroll or have global health insurance plans?   All Points often gets asked the above question by our clients. There is wording on the BC Health website which can lead to…

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UK Government announces changes to the Tier 2 skilled visa category

All Points originally reported that the UK Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) had met and made recommendations to immigration changes that would affect the Tier 2 visa category in 2016. The changes are in and they do make things harder for those with global mobility of intra-company transfers, although are not as bad as they…

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Calgary homes can sell this spring, but they must be priced aggressively.

Recently, Ann-Marie Lurie, chief economist at the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), noted that Calgary detached home sale prices are expected to drop 3.2% in 2016 on an annualized basis. All Points has spoken with appraisers who believe that in some pockets, housing prices may drop as much as a 0.5% per month. We are…

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Navigating Relocation – Spring 2016

What is the historical origin of your lump sum program and which “type” is it?   April 6, 2016 By: Michael Deane Co-Owner and Vice-President, Client Service Lump sum approaches to relocation are typically inherited by HR departments without a clear understanding of their origin. How was that first $10,000 amount arrived at? When was…

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CIC announces eTA Leniency Period.

As of March 15, 2016, the expectation is that all visa-exempt foreign nationals will have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Even though this is the expectation, CIC has announced a NEW Leniency Period. From March 15, 2016…

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