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Your assignees need to get the ArriveCAN app as of November 21.

Assignees and expatriates (hereafter assignees) relocating to Canada will soon be required to use the ArriveCAN app in order to be allowed entry into Canada.  This is as part of efforts to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. This free app was introduced in April, 2020, but it has not been mandatory, and TBSA…

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Did you know some relocating assignees are not having to quarantine? However, they may not be able to do much anyway.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. Did you know some relocating assignees are not having to quarantine? However, they may not be able to do much anyway. It hasn’t happened too much, but All Points has seen a small number of international assignees on work permits, not only be deemed essential workers, but essential workers that do…

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5 Things To Do With Your Relocation Program Now! Duty of Care takes on greater Significance During Covid.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. There have always been relocation considerations related to an employer’s “duty of care.” However, duty of care has become super-sized during COVID, and it behooves HR’s to look at 5 key aspects of their relocation practices Interview your relocation management company – Pssst. It is different if you are a low…

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Provincial registration offices opening – but confusing

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. As provinces begin to open, so do their registration offices.  However, with a near complete shut down of the vast majority of these offices since mid-March, there is significant pent-up demand for registrations, address changes, etc. In addition there is some confusion or challenges in some of these offices, so All…

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Bank Lending Tightening Up – Affecting Relocating Homeowners -PS Relocation is the Solution to any possible decline in house prices.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. All Points is starting to see signs of lenders tightening up their guidelines when assessing new mortgage applicants. This is affecting both those sellers (either through a Guarantee or directly to a buyer) and buyers. We have spoken to our mortgage broker partners and there have been two main changes…

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rental rates decreasing

All Points Relocation Service Canada Sees Huge Spike in Toronto Rental Prices

All Points Relocation Service Canada Sees Huge Spike in Toronto Rental Prices Toronto rental rates are at all-time highs. The average monthly rent for a condo in the city is now $2,385, according to Urbanation Inc. This is a 7.6% jump in rental rates in one year. Such eye-popping figures create challenges for those relocated…

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relocation data security

Data Security Session at CERC – good start, but not enough time. We need to do more work.

Data Security Session at CERC – good start, but not enough time. We need to do more work in relocation. I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel at the recent Canadian Employee Relocation Council’s annual conference: Protecting Assignee Data Through the Supply Chain.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Mirela Marin…

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temporary accommodation

Extreme Shortage of Temporary Housing in Toronto causing immediate Troubles for Corporations

Extreme Shortage of Temporary Housing in Toronto causing immediate Troubles for Corporations This is an important relo-lert to our clients and anyone relocating transferees or assignees to Toronto at this time.  All Points Relocation Services Canada is experiencing an extreme shortage of temporary housing options in Toronto. All Points Relocation Canada wants to keep all…

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montreal relocation

Grand Prix wreaking havoc on Montreal temporary accommodation; rental market hot.

Grand Prix wreaking havoc on Montreal temporary accommodation; rental market hot. It is that time of year again where the Grand Prix is wreaking havoc on Montreal temporary accommodation.  Availability is at an extreme low. All Points Relocation Canada recommends that clients delay assignee and transferee arrivals until after the Grand Prix is over.  Hotel…

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eTA

Beware eTA Assistance Providers – they aren’t required.

Beware eTA Assistance Providers – they aren’t required. For many Visa-exempt foreign nationals, traveling to or transiting through Canada by air means having to apply (before actually travelling) for and receive an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).  In August of 2015, the Canadian government softly launched this travel mandate and, by March of 2016, it became…

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