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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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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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Work Permit Review at Airport becoming Crucial to Canadian Business

January 13, 2014: When assignees and transferees, coming to Canada, arrive at the destination city airports, they are filled with a combination of excitement and, frequently, fatigue. Fatigued or not, they must still clear through immigration and obtain their work permits. If properly prepared, they will have all their documentation, and know what to say…

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WHITE PAPER – Summer 2015

WHITE PAPER: Securing a US Social Security Number   July 9, 2015   Many new arrivals into the US are keen to apply, as soon as possible, for their Social Security Number which is the closest US equivalent to Canada’s SIN number. It is widely perceived to be a ‘magic number’ which opens doors to…

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The Challenges of Bringing Cars into Canada from the US

July 9, 2015: Many transferees and temporary assignees coming to Canada get confused about how to bring their car from the United States into Canada. First it is important to remember that there are two tasks required of someone either driving or having their vehicle moved across the border: a) Tasks at the US border…

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Pluck the Goose! The Legacy Relocation Benefit that creates the greatest inequality

January 29, 2015: On Monday, January 19, Oxfam published a study which concludes that, based on current trends, by 2016 one percent (1%) of the world’s population will own more wealth than the other 99%. What else did the Oxfam study say? Oxfam added that the richest 1% would own more than 50% of the…

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Do you have a Stand-by Guarantee Home Sale Program, even (or especially) if you don’t want Guarantee Home Sale in your policy?

January 13, 2014: The Guarantee Home Sale program has played a significant role in North American relocations for over three decades, but its presence in relocation policies is generally accepted to be in decline. All Points Relocation has observed that each year more and more companies remove the Guarantee Home Sale program from their policies…

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Back to basics Immigration Series: Business Visitor Class

June 19, 2013: Given recent newsworthy events in the world of Canadian immigration, we thought it was a good idea to go back to basics on some Canadian immigration principles. Various jurisdictions around the world – some of them long ago, some of them just recently – all have developed systems of admission for foreign…

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Loss on Sale is with us again in Canadian relocation

June 19, 2013: With a number of regionally specific real estate markets softening, employers who relocate employees domestically within Canada, are likely to have already, or will soon experience a transferee that is in a loss on sale position. This means that the employee is unable to sell his/her home for the same price at…

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International Compensation – Split Pay Delivery

April 26, 2012: Our last article in the series, Putting Together the Right International Compensation Package, explored the elements that make up an international compensation package and what you will need to consider when selecting the right elements for your global mobility program. In this article we will begin to discuss the various international compensation…

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